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Celebrating Yonkers ADVERTORIAL RE SOURCE GUIDE

FAIRFIELD COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL | WESTCHESTER COUNTY BUSINESS JOURNAL | AUGUST 26, 2019


SUPPORTERS AMS ACQUISITIONS 595 Madison Ave. Suite 1101 New York, NY 10022 718-702-8705 amsacquisitions.com

RELIANCE AMERICA 495 Central Park Ave., Suite 204 Scarsdale, NY 10583 914-512-1200 reliancerealtyusa.com

CITY OF YONKERS Office of Economic Development 87 Nepperhan Ave., Suite 307 Yonkers, NY 10701 914.377.6150 generationyonkers.com

SAIL AT FERNCLIFF MANOR 1154 Saw Mill River Road Yonkers, NY 10710 914-968-4854 ferncliffmanor.org

DELI XPRESSION 618 Saw Mill River Road Yonkers, NY 10710 914-377-4999 FAX 914-377-4989 EMPRESS AMBULANCE SERVICE LLC / EMERGACARE NY 722 Nepperhan Ave. Yonkers, NY 10703 914-965-5040 empressems.com HUDSON PROPERTY TAX REDUCTION, INC. 495 Central Park Ave., Suite 204 Scarsdale, NY 10583 94-512-1200 hptgroup.com PS&S One Larkin Plaza, Second floor Yonkers, NY 10701 914-509-8600 psands.com

SPOLZINO SMITH BUSS & JACOBS, LLP 733 Yonkers Ave., Suite 200 Yonkers, NY 10704 914-476-0600 ssbjlaw.com THE PIZZA PLACE 92 Main St. Yonkers, NY 10710 914-709-1050 thepizzaplaceinc.com TRANSIT CONSTRUCTION CORP. 618 Saw Mill River Road Yonkers, NY 10710 914-476-0465 transitcorp.com VENERUSO, CURTO, SCHWARTZ, & CURTO, LLP 35 E. Grassy Sprain Road Yonkers, NY 10710 914-779-1100 vcsclaw.com

ROYAL PROPERTIES INC. 850 Bronx River Road Bronxville, NY 10708 914-237-3400 royalpropertiesinc.com

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The City of Yonkers is undergoing a renaissance unlike anything it has experienced in its history. With more than $3.5 billion in private development and thousands of new residential units completed, Yonkers is ideally positioned as the next great urban center on par with Brooklyn, Jersey City and Hoboken. The secret’s out — Yonkers is the city to live, work and play in. That’s why major national and regional developers such as RXR Realty, Extel, Avalon, Rose Associates, National Resources, AMS Acquisitions, Simone Development and Ginsburg Development, to name a few, are making significant investments in our city. They clearly see the opportunities for growth in an urban location that offers a diverse population, an abundance of affordable loft space, a lively restaurant and arts scene, and a scenic Hudson River location that is less than 30 minutes by train to Grand Central Station. They are also attracted to the city’s business-friendly environment that encourages smart development and offers financial incentives through its Industrial Development Agency. The exciting future of Yonkers is happening right now — I invite everyone to be part of it.

Mike spano Mayor

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YONKERS: THE PLACE TO INVEST

IN SIX YEARS NEARLY $1.3 BILLION IN PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT THE

EXTRAORDINARY

RENAISSANCE

under way in the city of Yonkers continues at a tremendous pace with over $3.5 billion in development and nearly 9,000 residential units under construction, approved, renovated or built new. Major developers are attracted to the city’s new urban vibe where millennials, as well as empty nesters, enjoy the city’s hip new restaurants, trend-setting art galleries, stunning Hudson River views and easy access to Metro-North service that is less than 30 minutes to Grand Central Station. Much of the new development in Yonkers is taking place along the city’s waterfront. RXR Realty has begun leasing Sawyer Place, which features two towers with 440 luxury rental units. Just a few blocks away, Strategic Capital completed the final phase

“MGM Resorts is all in on Yonkers.”

Uri Clinton

President & COO of Empire City Casino

What is Generation Yonkers? It’s the renaissance well underway in New York’s 4th largest city. Generation Yonkers is MGM Resorts, which invested $850 million in Yonkers with its acquisition of Empire City Casino. Yonkers is attracting a whole new generation of innovation. Be part of it.

Learn more at GenerationYonkers.com  

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of Hudson Park River Club, a 213-unit tower. Other riverfront developments include Extell Development’s mixed-use complex that will include 1,394 residences and 48,280 square feet of commercial space. Nearby, AvalonBay Communities is building a 609unit rental project. Manhattan-based Rose Associates has approvals to build a 440-unit rental on the waterfront. AMS Acquisitions of Manhattan is planning to build a mixed-use residential center and luxury hotel on a downtown parcel known as Chicken Island. Ginsburg Development Companies has two major projects completed and leased in the northwest section of Yonkers. River Tides at Greystone features two towers totaling 330 luxury rental units overlooking the Palisades. “Yonkers’ transformation is happening in every corner of our city, especially along the waterfront,” said Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano. “From new housing opportunities and new businesses to new urban parks and green spaces, Yonkers has become Westchester’s place to live, work and play.” Millennials and empty nesters are discovering the city’s abundance of affordable loft space; its lively restaurant and arts scene and the scenic Hudson River views. And all less than 30 minutes by train to Grand Central Station. To build upon Yonkers unique selling points, the city launched its highly successful Generation Yonkers marketing campaign, an innovative economic development initiative created by the Westchester-based advertising agency Thompson & Bender. Now in its sixth year, the campaign is credited with putting Yonkers on the map and positioning it as the region’s next great urban frontier. “Thanks in part to the Generation Yonkers marketing campaign, Yonkers has enjoyed enormous growth over the past six years,” said Mayor Spano. The latest campaign — titled “We Are Gen Y” -- features Uri Clinton, president and COO, Empire City Casino; Yonkers muralist Nancy Mendez; Aurea Roman, owner, How Sweet It Is; and Yonkers residents Jonathan Rios and Saul Caguao. The key factor behind the city’s renaissance is the business-friendly environment created under the leadership of Mayor Spano that encourages smart urban development. By providing financial incentives through the Yonkers Industrial Development Agency, the city has fueled an unprecedented development boom. From 2012 to 2018, the IDA provided incentives for 40 projects representing a private investment of nearly $1.3 billion. Those projects created more than 2,700 residential units, over 5,000 construction jobs and more than 1,800 full-time jobs. A message from the city of Yonkers.

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Proud of our city:

YONKERS

For nearly three decades we’ve been part of the exciting growth in the city bringing our insight and experience to help create solutions. We're Spolzino Smith Buss & Jacobs LLP, the largest law firm in Yonkers representing businesses, residents and government. We commend and congratulate all who have brought about the renaissance in the “City of Gracious Living.”

Westchester 914.476.0600

New York City 212.688.2400

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VENERUSO, CURTO, SCHWARTZ & CURTO, LLP. INNOVATIVE, PRINCIPLED & RESOURCEFUL

Partners of the Firm, from top left: James J. Veneruso, Renata Casella, Joseph Curto, Michael Curto, Stephen Schwartz and Steve Accinelli.

THE LAW FIRM OF VENERUSO, CURTO, SCHWARTZ & CURTO, LLP. is dedicated to providing businesses and individuals with exceptional legal services customized to each client’s needs and objectives. Our ability to deliver excellent service is based on experience, teamwork and talent. The firm strives to exceed client expectations while balancing client goals with cost considerations. Our firm is regarded as an industry leader in corporate, land use, commercial and residential real estate, condominium and cooperative, as well as trust and estate practice areas. As a firm: • We invest in understanding client organizations, their operating context and the opportunities and challenges they face. • We give practical advice: we draw on the

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depth of our expertise to develop commercial, cost-effective solutions for clients. • We invest for the future: we have always taken the view that we must plan today in order to build the firm our clients will need for years to come. Having been members of the lower Hudson Valley community for decades, the firm and its members have an established presence and history of serving not only our clients, but also the communities in which we work through pro bono services and charitable contributions. Individual attorneys, by their personal choice and with the firm’s encouragement, participate in numerous public, bar association, educational, cultural and governmental advisory endeavors. Members of our firm proudly serve on many boards, including Yonkers Partners in Education, Yonkers Chamber of Commerce, St Joseph’s Medical Center and the Fuller Center for Housing of Greater New York City.

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The City of Yonkers is experiencing a renaissance in development and spirit. We thank Mayor Spano for his inspired leadership and we thank the City Council for working together for the good of our City. Proud to be a part of the Yonkers Community where members of our law firm have lived and worked for over thirty years. Zoning Land Use • Development • Commercial Real Estate and Financing • Corporate • Trusts & Estates The Sterling National Bank Building 35 East Grassy Sprain Road, Suite 400 Yonkers New York 10710 p: (914) 779-1100 f: (914) 779-0369

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The School for Adaptive and Integrative Learning, S.A.I.L. at Ferncliff Manor is private boarding school for children on the Autism Spectrum who require skilled care for their unique needs. Our dedicated staff and programs offer award winning special education, individual supports and services to children with profound developmental disabilities as we teach them to achieve their highest level of independence, wellbeing and self-esteem. We prepare our students for bright futures as young adults who will live and thrive as welcomed members of the future communities of their choices.

ACADEMIC AND LIFE-SKILL SUPPORTS • Activities for Daily Living • Academic and Vocational Training • Adult Residential Alternative Place-ment • On-site Medical and Nursing Care • Social Services • Nutritional Services

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SAIL at Ferncliff Manor 1154 Saw Mill River Road Yonkers, NY 10710 (914) 968-4854 Find more information or support us at: www.ferncliffmanor.org

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TRANSIT CONSTRUCTION CORP.

BUILDING TOMORROW TODAY CLIENT SATISFACTION * QUALITY CONSTRUCTION * ON TIME * ON BUDGET Norman C. Fell

William Mascetta

Executive Vice President

President

Warehouse

Main Office 618 SAW MILL RIVER ROAD YONKERS, NEW YORK 10710

TEL. [914] 476-0465 * FAX [914] 476-2051 WWW.TRANSITCORP.COM

Saw Mill River Daylighting Park

1015 SAW MILL RIVER ROAD YONKERS, NEW YORK 10710

About the Daylighting of the Saw Mill River at Larkin Plaza The Saw Mill River was buried beneath the City of Yonkers at the beginning of the 20th Century. “Daylighting” the river is returning the river to a more natural, open-air condition, providing many community and ecological benefits — a focus of Yonkers’ plan for social and economic progress. PS&S created an award-winning design that included daylighting of the river within a beautiful new urban park. It features two dynamic pools and three strategically placed waterfalls, a diverse habitat filled with aquatic life transformed from an old parking lot. The design also preserved the existing underground flume. Peak flows will be diverted to the flume, to avoid potentially hazardous flooding in the urban park and make economical re-use of the existing, viable asset.

ARCHITECTURE • CIVIL • ENVIRONMENTAL • SURVEYING • MEPF • LANDSCAPE • GIS

Our expertise and commitment to excellence has helped us evolve into a leading architecture and engineering firm in the region — providing our neighborhoods with family and community focused landmarks such as the Saw Mill River Daylighting Park located in the heart of Yonkers. With our integrated planning and design services, we are your single source for architectural and engineering excellence. Please visit us at www.psands.com and explore how we can transform your next project into a reality.

One Larkin Plaza, 2nd Floor • Yonkers, NY 10701 William Schneider • wschneider@psands.com • 914.509.8600

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AMS Acquisitions Launches Newly Renovated Office Building

Leasing of space in the newly renovated office building at 86 Main St. in Yonkers is underway. The Class A 6-story office building is across the street from the Metro-North Railroad station. The building contains more than 70,000 square feet and features a brick exterior with large windows. The available spaces have high ceilings and open floorplans with floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook the Hudson River and Jersey Palisades. There are 3,000 square feet of retail space available on the first floor and Floors 4, 5 and 6 are fully vacant, with 12,273 square feet each. Individual office suites are also available. With 86 Main, we are meeting the needs and demands of today’s businesses. For more information, please call (718) 702-8705.

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