New Commercial Projects Coming to NYC

While the New York City real estate market has been considered one of the strongest in the country for decades, 2016 will mark one of the biggest years that the city has ever had. While it seems like the city would have run out of land or development sites by now, there are suddenly many big real estate projects that are coming online or ending development in 2016.

One exciting project coming to New York City will be taking place in the Bronx. The real estate firm Omni New York will be building a new 154-unit residential apartment building in the Melrose neighborhood of the Bronx. The building will have about a 150,000 square foot footprint and will be about 15 stories in height. According to the permits filed, it will likely have some level of affordable housing component, although the exact amounts are not yet known. The building will also have some retail square footage located on the ground floor, which will help to serve the residents of the building and the other local communities located nearby.

Another project that will be coming online will be taking place in Manhattan. Located on 48th Street, Hidrock Realty will be developing a new 31-story hotel in Midtown East. This hotel will have about 161 guestrooms in total and will have a ground floor retail space. While the ultimate operator of the hotel is not yet known, it will likely be a higher-end operator. Hidrock bought the land in 2014 for around $50 million.

If you are looking to invest in New York City real estate or to purchase a new home in the city, a great place to start your search would be with Town Residential. Town Residential is a boutique firm that specializes in luxury apartments for rent in New York City. The company provides a variety of services to clients, homebuyers, developers, and property managers. They also provide the marketplace with up to date market information through their regular newsletters. This will help to ensure that any of their clients are provided with the most current market information.

Thor Halvorssen Continues His Fight Against Authoritarianism

Thor Halvorssen is the president of Human Rights Foundation (HRF) in New York. He started the foundation in 2005. Thor is half-Norwegian, and half-Venezuelan. He was born and grew up in Caracas. He grandfather was the consul in Venezuela for the Norwegian King, during World War II. His mother is a descendant of the first president of Venezuela. Thor takes human rights, and individual liberties very seriously.

While Thor worked as a drug czar in Venezuela, his father was in a prison in Caracas. His mother was shot during a demonstration against Hugo Chavez. However, Thor loves people. He cares about people who are having their freedom and personal liberties taken away from them.

At HRF, Vadav Havel was chairman until his death in 2011. Garry Kasparov is the current chairman. In 2012, Kasparov was beaten when he was protesting the guilty verdict of Pussy Riot, a punk band that was convicted of singing a song against Putin.

Thor Halvorssen is thought of as a radical over his criticism of Latin American dictators. He considers himself to be a liberal although many class him as a conservative. He doesn’t look at people by their political leanings, he just looks for those who want to rid the world of tyrants.

HRF’s staff of 12 covers various corners of the world, shedding light on cruel dictators and the political prisoners they maintain. They seem to go after only big fish, even though they are a small organization. HRF offers an annual Oslo Freedom Forum, which is covered by most human rights reporters. Major donors to HRF include Peter Thiel of PayPal, and Sergey Brin of Google.

More information for Thor Halvorssen:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/troublemaker-for-tyrants/article/899824

George Soros New Rising

The famous billionaire and investor George Soros, who has been scaling down into political philanthropy after the unprecedented $27 million dollars spending spree tat, was aimed at defeating George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election, has been quietly emerged as the leading Democrats politics funder – he is the very main boogeyman of the conservatives.

George Soros has been donating and committed more than $25 million in an attempt to boost Hillary Clinton as well as other democrat’s candidates and other causes. This is according to the Federal Elections Commission that interviews and records with his Democratic and associate fundraising operatives. Other associates together with him say that they are expecting that Soros, who has amassed a fortune that is estimated to be more than, $24.9 billion through his very risky trade in currency is set to give more and more as the elections day are nearing.

The 85-year-old George Soros, who was born in Hungary and currently resides in New York, planned to be part of the attendees of the Democratic convention and watch Clinton on wsj.com, with whom e has known for more than twenty-five years now and accept her as the Democratic nominee for the president. But one of the associates in the meeting said that he decided to have the trip cancelled this week because he has recently returned to active trading and has felt that he has to monitor the economic situation in Europe.

Read more: The Greatest Investors: George Soros

Never the less, the people that are so close to George Soros say that he seems to be more engaged in politics tan even in the active trading over the past few years. He says by the combination of faith in Clinton, as well as the fear of her rival Donald Trump, who has been accused of doing the ISIS work by George Soros is currently stocking fears.

Michael Von, George Soros political advisor, said that his boss has been for a long time now a consistent donor to all the issues that are facing the Democrats. He also says that this year’s the stakes in politics are very high, and that explains why he has been engaged in active and numerous giving’s this year. They were high even before Trump was a nominee of the Republicans because there was stiff competition in the presidential candidates. This was because of the kind of hostility that was experienced in the way people were engaged with the things that George Soros cared most about. He has always worked to care about things that include immigration reforms, criminal justice, as well as religious tolerance for many years now. George Soros is now willing to turn in more cash to ensure that Hillary Clinton beats Trump. See: http://www.cnbc.com/george-soros/

New Brunswick Devco’s Involvement In Financing For The Heldrich

Early this year, the Middlesex County Improvement Authority failed to honor its obligations on a $20 million loan issued by Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). The loan was made in 2005. For five years, the Improvement Authority had racked up almost $7 million in non-payment. The loan funded the construction of The Heldrich. The New Brunswick Development Corporation developed this hotel and conference center based in Brunswick. The New Brunswick Development Corporation played an instrumental role in financing for The Heldrich. However, the Middlesex County Improvement Authority borrowed the $20 million.

According to Stephen Sweeney, Senate President, funneling public dollars through private organizations has positive outcomes, especially on large-scale constructions. The Heldrich was opened in 2007. Since its inception, the hotel has been struggling to attract guests. In 2015, its occupancy rate stood at 63.5%. Johnson & Johnson had the largest account. This is because its executives sat on the board of directors of New Brunswick Development Corporation. At some point, the Heldrich was so cash strapped that it used nearly $776,000 of its income to pay for basic capital expenses.

While commenting on the repayment of the $20 million loan, John Palmieri, executive director of CRDA, said that the agency issued the loan knowing that it would rank last in terms of repayment. He continued to state that CRDA makes risky loans but allows other lenders to participate. This information was originally written on Press of Atlantic City as explained in the following link

  • http://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/breaking/unpaid-million-crda-loan-raises-questions-about-new-brunswick-devco/article_a03318e2-dcdb-11e5-a563-67611bc7b7bc.html

About Devco

New Brunswick Development Corporation is also known as DEVCO. This is a private company engaged in development of urban real estate. It was founded in the 1970’s with the objective of revitalizing the city. The corporation has invested over $1.6 billion in New Brunswick. Devco has attractive structures of project financing. It also maintains strong public-private partnerships and strategic alliances. Irrespective of the challenging times, Devco has succeeded with its development agenda for the city because of its distinctive focus on redevelopment.

 

A Brief Guide to Crystal Hunt

Crystal Hunt is one of the many actresses who has been in and around the entertainment business in Hollywood for a long time.

Crystal Hunt was born on February 5, 1985. A native of Clearwater, Florida, Hunt took an early liking to being in show business, the earliest example came in the form of her starting off in pageants by the tender age of two, mostly for acting. As she grew older she moved on from acting in simple pageants to acting on television. Her first television roles were involving commercials, a major one saw her starring in ads for the 25th anniversary celebration of The Walt Disney Company and anti-drug commercials alongside pop band *NSYNC.

Crystal Hunt’s first big name role came when she was cast as Lizzie Spaulding in the CBS soap opera, Guiding Light. She worked on the show from three years, from 2003 to 2006 and even earned herself a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series in 2005. She was also nominated for a Soap Opera Digest Award for that same year. Her time on Guiding Light is what Hunt is most widely known for, though it was not her only role. The other major role that she landed was on ABC’s One Life To Live, where she played the character of Stacy Morasco starting in 2009, but leaving the show a year later and returning as a recurring role until 2012.

Apart from starring in two major daytime soap operas, Crystal Hunt has been involved in several other television shows and movies. Some of these roles include being featured in The Derby Stallion in 2005, Sydney White in 2007 and in Magic Mike XXL in 2015, the sequel to the original Magic Mike. Hunt has also recently been a part of Queens of Drama, a scripted reality television series that debuted in 2015. Follow Crystal on Facebook for more information.

Helane Morrison: Ready to Take on the World

Helane Morrison is a woman of the world. She is someone that believes in the old-fashioned American way of hard work and giving it all that you have when it comes to your job. Your job, in a lot of ways, defines who you are as a person. It defines what you stand for, what you believe in, and what you care about and where your passion lies. Helane Morrison is filled with passion. Each and every morning that she gets up, she knows she is making a difference with her numerous job titles. That means something to her. How many people can say that about her job?

Helane Morrison is currently the General Counsel, Managing Director, a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, and Managing Director of Hall Capital Partners. This is not a job that was handed to her or a job that came easy. She has been with the firm since 2007, which is almost ten years. In today’s economy, that type of longevity is rare. However, she is someone that is impossible to replace. She never becomes complacent, lazy, or content at her job. Helane has the type of mentality that you must treat each day and each job task with the utmost importance.

You know how when you are starting out you have that hunger inside of you? You are young, hungry, and you want to prove to the world what you have and that you have what it takes. That is what Helane Morrison has started with it and it has stayed with her throughout her career. She has stayed hungry and stayed with it. Of course, life is always going to present challenges and obstacles to you. You can either let these things make you or break you. Helane Morrison has learned from everything in her career.

If it was good, she took that and remembered it and falls back on it when times can get tough. If it was bad, she remembered how she handled it and tries to handle it differently or learn from what went wrong. She is always learning and has always had a thirst for learning and knowing as much as possible. That is why she takes on so many job titles. They all intersect with each other and work hand-in-hand. What is most exciting to me is I don’t know what the future holds for Helane Morrison. Whatever it is, I know she will pass it with flying colors.

A Time For Whistleblowing

Unethical practices in financial climes have gutted America. It happened in the earlier part of the twentieth century. Then it was called the Great Depression. In 2008, the Great Recession hit. Both of these events happened as a result of unethical business practices. These practices came from the highest echelons of business and leadership. Oftentimes they were done as a means of getting around the law. Sometimes they deliberately exploited legislation against its initial purpose. In most scenarios, had there been someone able or willing to blow the whistle at the right time, economic collapse could have been curtailed. So, in the wake of the Great Depression, legislation was enacted to help make ethical governance and conduct a reality. Likewise, in 2010, similarly extensive measures have been taken.

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act guarantees protections for whistleblowers. It also incorporates incentives to help get people that need to blow the whistle to do their part. Incentives include between ten and thirty percent of recovered monetary sanctions that are in excess of a million dollars, U.S. Additional incentives may become available based on additional recoveries. Also through this historical act, employment is retained for the individuals willing to come forward. No organization employing them is allowed to take an recriminatory steps based on a blown whistle, as it were. The only downside is reputation loss, and there’s a way to curtail that.

Labaton Sucharow is the country’s first Whistleblower Representation Practice. It is led by Jordan A. Thomas, who is primarily responsible for authoring the Dodd-Frank Act. Thomas previously worked for the SEC as the Assistant Director. In the Enforcement Division, Thomas also held the Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel title. Bringing inside expertise to the table, Thomas ensures that clients will receive the best possible reputation. Additionally, through such legal representation, the highest possible incentives may be achieved. Finally, to protect reputation, in many cases anonymity is possible.

Initial consultations are entirely free at Labaton Sucharow. They can be anonymous as well, though the firm encourages clients to reveal their identity. Legal protection will necessarily require certain information, and it’s easier to determine whether or not a client’s case has potential if everything is fully disclosed.

Unfortunately, America’s economy needs services like this right now to get back on its feet. Thankfully, whistleblowers can be compensated for doing the right thing, retain their job, and remain anonymous.

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Darius Fisher Wins Top Prize At PR World Awards

This year the “Business Development Individual of the Year” prize was awarded to the Co-founder and CEO of Status Labs Darius Fisher. As the winner of this prize, Darius is the envy of everyone in the worlds of investment relations, public relations, marketing, and other corporate fields that deal with the communication in business. The prize that Darius has won is also respected in all of the world’s major business industries.

Status Labs grows ever more successful with each passing year. Since Darius founded the company back in 2012 it has experienced meteoric growth and has seen an increase in revenue of more than 900%. In order to bring about this growth Darius Fisher used innovative business strategies. He created a new breed of service offerings in the digital space and built a massive client base that includes Fortun 500 companies and many of the world’s elite public figures. Status Labs can claim to be the most innovative PR and reputation management company in the world because of it unique formula for approaching business. Status Labs prioritizes marquee customer relationships, strategic planning over the long term, exceptional management skills and public relations expertise as the pillars of its approach.

When notified that he had won the award Darius Fisher said that he was deeply honored to be named the winner. Furthermore, he felt that it was an important recognition of the hard work his company invested into relationship building, and forming key brand partnerships. He also thanked his team because without them he could not have succeeded. Fisher keeps top employees at his company by motivating them with performance bonuses, incentives for performing well in sales, and by creating a workplace culture where people feel inclined to give back to the community through monthly team building events that allow community service.

The prestigious PR World Awards are held annually. It is the world’s most recognized program for honoring top performers in the world or public relations, marketing, investor relations, corporate communications, and other related fields. Follow Status Labs on Instagram @statuslabs to learn more about the company.

Doe Deere and Doll Maker Make Art

 

Doe Deere, founder of Lime Crime, has caught the attention of more than her dedicated Unicorn fans. Her look and her doll twin caught the attention of 66-year-old artist Richard Prince of Gagosian Gallery. She posted the picture of her and her doll to her Instagram account to give Joshua David McKenney exposure. Prince took a screen shot of the delicate beauty and her doll, making a print of the image without mention of the doll makers name. The print sold for 90,000 dollars in New York. This print sale and the auction at Christie’s Auction House was enough to put Mr. McKenney on the map.

The blue-haired Mr. McKenney is a Brooklyn based dollar maker that has a cult following similar to that of Doe Deere. His fans include Grace Jones, Mariah Carey, Dita Von Teese,and Taylor Swift. It’s amazing to realize that he only has been making the 23 inch dolls for three and a half years. Mr. McKenney was flattered and a little bewildered that he didn’t receive credit for the doll, but he knows that his work will be credited through his unique style.

Mr. McKenney loves to use his work as a way to express his style and the style of others. He called these dolls the Pidgin doll, because he wants them to be a way to communicate between the different parts of himself. Doe Deere backed her friend up, making sure to post another image and giving him credit. Pidgin dolls are intended to express the different sides of a person.

Doe Deere, founder of Lime Crime, is an amazing beauty who loves to inspire her fans. She started the company as an Ebay store, but it quickly grew to massive success. She still uses the internet based roots of her Ebay store. Instagram is a way she uses to market her latest creations. Her customers post real life pics of their looks to the site or Instagram to show how real women use her product. Doe Deere wants make up to be an expression of who the woman is not just a cover up.

Dallas-Based Hedge Fund Investor Kyle Bass Likes The Gold Market

The gold and silver markets are enjoying a lot of investment activity lately. Hedge fund investors like Paul Singer, George Soros, Kyle Bass and others are selling stocks and buying gold and silver. When the news that the UK was leaving the European Union, the price of gold and silver went crazy. It seems investors like Bass, Soros, and the other rich investors know what’s going to happen before average investors do. Kyle Bass, the man behind Dallas-based Hayman Capital, seems to have an inside track on a lot of investments, but not all of those investments have paid off. Bass is best known for betting that the subprime mortgage industry was filled with bad deals and would collapse. That bet made Bass an overnight investment guru and his firm a sought after investment vehicle.

Bass has become a media star. He is one of the people that the media likes to interview because there is always a bit of controversy surrounding Mr. Bass. Bass got in the middle of the fight between Argentina’s former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, and the hedge funds that she fleeced when she defaulted on debt bonds. Bass sided with Argentina. The hedge fund managers involved in the battled were not thrilled with Bass or his comments, but Bass didn’t back down. Bass did the same thing when he sided with GM over the airbag and steering mechanism accidents. Bass blamed the victims instead of GM.

When the news that Hayman Capital was the largest GNM stockholder, people began to question Bass and his choices. But the controversy didn’t stop there. Bass is under fire again. This time, he is betting that drug stocks will drop once the news gets out that they are being investigated. Bass is fed information before the news is released and some drug company executives are calling Bass unethical. The widow of American Sniper Chris Kyle is chiming in, and she is calling Hayman Capital unethical.

Even China has something to say about Bass and his recent bet that they Chinese yuan would be devalued by 15 percent over next 12 months. It seems Bass is losing some of that hero shine he earned when he started Hayman Capital.