New York

Plans for a new climate center hub on Governors Island moving ahead

A request for proposals (RFP) to turn a former elementary school operated by the U.S. Coast Guard on Governors Island into a new hub of a climate change center was issued Wednesday. The Trust for Governors Island and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio issued the RFP to turn Building 301, a 23,000-square-foot historic structure on the island into ...

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MANH Lawmakers on the Move, Oct. 20, 2020

De Blasio Makes New Appointments to HHS, OMB Mayor Bill de Blasio Yesterday, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced the appointment of two new officials to the Department of Health + Human Services (HHS) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). De Blasio has appointed Melanie Hartzog as Deputy Mayor for HHS; in that role, she will help guide the City’s ...

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Another Covid Casualty: Bus Shelter Advertising

City staff is urging City Council to nail down a two-year extension of its bus shelter advertising contract with its current supplier, Outfront Media. The company has been the city bus shelter advertising supplier since 2002 and the staff recommendation is to sole-source the extension because of poor market conditions. The staff report says they were all set to issue ...

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Kingston Land Bank seeks plans to redevelop three homes

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The Kingston City Land Bank is seeking proposals for the redevelopment of three single-family homes in Kingston. Proposals are due by Tuesday, Dec. 1, and site-walkthroughs will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, and Friday, Oct. 30. Interested contractors can download the request for proposals package online at https://kingstoncitylandbank.org/rfp.  In July, the land bank purchased the homes at 248 ...

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Long-Time Transit Advocate Eyes New York City E-Scooter Pilot

Link e-scooters on the move New York City is about to solicit bids for a new electric scooter sharing program that could eventually transform the city’s micro-mobility landscape. One firm that plans to seek a city contract believes it has the track record to prove itself and create a network of e-scooters that will be sustainable and accessible to communities ...

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All Things Political Local Governments Are Not Tightening Their Belts

Two weeks ago, on October 1, I had the honor of participating in a Zoom panel of distinguished speakers. Hosted by Steven Blank, CEO of Blank Slate Media, panelists were asked to respond to this question: “What should Nassau County, school districts and local governments do to keep their financial houses in order?” Joining me was Chris Wright, a long-time ...

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Legal Notice Town of Seneca Falls

LEGAL NOTICE TOWN OF SENECA FALLS The Town of Seneca Falls is seeking proposals from experienced and qualified firms to provide selected SCADA and systems integration services and assistance under a terminal services agreement in support of the Town’s Water and Sewer Department operations. The selected Control Systems Supplier/Integrator would provide the Town with these services for a two-year period ...

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De Blasio and CM Eugene announce housing plan for former School and Historic Burial Site

Mayor Bill de Blasio along with Councilmember Mathieu Eugene (D-Crown Heights, East Flatbush, Flatbush, Kensington, Midwood, Prospect Park, Prospect Lefferts Gardens) announced plans to develop 130 ‘affordable’ homes at 2274-2286 Church Avenue in Flatbush, which was once the historic Flatbush District No. 1 School or Public School 90 (P.S. 90). “We know that there is an urgent need for housing equality in Brooklyn, and ...

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Common Council re-issues RFP for trash collection

GLOVERSVILLE — The city has reissued a request for proposals to contract out the collection of trash and recycling after only two bids were returned in response to an earlier RFP. The Common Council in July authorized the city to issue an RFP to determine the cost of contracting out trash collection services after Mayor Vincent DeSantis suggested that privatizing ...

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Mayor De Blasio And Council Member Eugene Announce Plans To Transform Flatbush Site Into Affordable Housing

City Launches Request for Qualifications to develop affordable housing and youth services at the former PS90 site in Flatbush NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and Council Member Mathieu Eugene today announced plans to develop affordable housing in Flatbush, Brooklyn at 2286 Church Avenue, the site of the former Public School 90 (P.S. 90). The site will now give rise to ...

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Rochester-Genesee RTA looking for consultant, custodian

Rochester-Genesee Regional Transportation Authority, Rochester, N.Y., is searching for a discretionary investment consultant and custodian for its two non-union pension plans. The transportation authority is seeking a firm to provide investment management services, custodial and trustee services for the two plans, according to an RFP emailed by Sarah Clark, junior procurement officer. Which firm currently provides the services and whether ...

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Making headway

The care center’s future gets a bit closer to a resolution Posted Wednesday, October 7, 2020 8:44 am MONTICELLO, NY — The requests for proposals (RFPs) are being prepared. There’s a general timeline in place. The role of outside counsel was discussed. Wednesday, September 30’s meeting of the LDC for the Care Center at Sunset Lake and Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) demonstrated ...

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P’ville’s Manville Road, Civic Space Projects Postponed Until 2022

The Manville Road improvement project is going to have to wait another two years after concerns about financing forced the Pleasantville Village Board to postpone the work. The long-awaited Manville Road streetscape and civic space project has once again been put on hold after fiscal uncertainties caused by the pandemic have driven Pleasantville officials to postpone the work until 2022. ...

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Warren County terminates contract with glamping provider at fairgrounds

Seen here is a “glamping” campsite by Adirondack Safari. The business was not able to operate at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Warrensburg this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic and the county terminated its contract.  QUEENSBURY — Warren County will be putting a request for proposals to seek alternative uses for the fairgrounds after the “glamping” excursions did not ...

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Seneca IDA pressed by supervisors over the sale of Hillside campus

The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency was well-represented at the Sept. 22 Board of Supervisors’ Government Operations meeting, which was held at the County Office Building.  Executive Director Sarah Davis, who came into that role this year, was present along with two other representatives to answer questions about the former Hillside Campus in Romulus. The property, which is owned by ...

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Sizing up the coming surge of financial distress

If people with preexisting medical conditions have increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, companies with weak balance sheets also have a higher risk of financial vulnerabilities from the COVID-19 crisis. In 1968, a professor from New York University by the name of Edward Altman claimed that one can predict the risk of a company’s financial distress simply by following ...

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Black leaders seek role in Ossining response to police reform mandate

OSSINING – A group of 23 community leaders in Ossining has petitioned the Village Board of Trustees, seeking a seat at the table in the process set forth by Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order 203, the New York State Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative. The leaders were responding to a decision by the board of trustees to enter into a contract ...

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Account News In Brief (September 28, 2020)

New business for Magrino, PAN, Rainier and Diffusion. NEW YORK — Housewares retailer Sur La Table has handed its PR business to Magrino. The move comes a month after Marquee Brands and CSC Generation bought the high-end culinary chain out of bankruptcy for $88.9 million and is in the process of shuttering 51 of its 121 stores. BOSTON — PAN ...

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Landlords and Retail Tenants Compromise to Emerge Stronger Post-COVID-19, says NRF and PJ SOLOMON Survey of retail executives highlights industry’s resilience

WASHINGTON and NEW YORK — With close to zero revenue coming in the door for many brick-and-mortar retail operations during the COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, retailers and their landlords are working together to address outstanding rent obligations, the National Retail Federation and PJ SOLOMON said today. “We started to see some encouraging signs for the retail industry with June’s positive sales ...

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Albany Requests Consultants To Provide Drone Piloting And Launch Program Services

The City of Albany is requesting proposals (RFP 2020-26) from qualified consultants. Press release from the City of Albany: September 23 2020 The City of Albany is requesting proposals (RFP 2020-26) from qualified consultants to provide Drone Piloting and Launch Program Consulting Services. This Request for Proposals may not be the same as previous Requests for Proposals intended for this ...

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