first_imgThe Brodsky Organization’s Daniel Brodsky and a rendering of 664 Pacific Street in Brooklyn (Credit: Getty Images and Pacific Park Brooklyn)The Brodsky Organization landed more than $140 million in construction financing from Bank of New York Mellon to develop one of the Pacific Park apartment buildings it snapped up last year.The bank provided Brodsky with $144 million to develop the 312-unit rental building at 662 Pacific Street, property records filed with the city Wednesday show.A representatives for Brodsky was not immediately available for comment and a spokesperson for BNY declined to comment.Brodsky bought the site, at the corner of Dean Street and Sixth Avenue, in September of 2018 from Greenland Forest City Partners, which had struggled to develop the massive complex, once known as Atlantic Yards.Brodsky doubled down earlier this year when it formed a joint venture with Greenland Forest City to develop another rental building nearby at 18 Sixth Avenue with 859 units.ADVERTISEMENTThe developer reportedly broke ground on both projects in April.Correction: An earlier version of this article misstated the number of units at 662 Pacific Street. This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

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first_imgManuel Strlek asks Federation to forgive him Strlek and Cupic again for Croatia! Croatian left wing from Polish champion Vive Targi Kielce, Manuel Strlek (24) is almost ready to play handball again! He broke his hand during World Championship in Spain and spent six weeks out of the court after surgery. Now, “Manu” slowly take action during training sessions and prognosis are that he will be ready for TOP handball in next two weeks.That will be really good news for Bogdan Wenta before most important clashes in EHF Champions League, where Kielce will face Pick Szeged in TOP 16 phase.photo: vivetargi.pl Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmailComments WORLD BEST LEFT WING 2020?center_img Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Related Items:Manuel Strlek, Vive Targi Kielce Click to comment ShareTweetShareShareEmaillast_img read more

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first_imgIt was a big day for the Harvard men’s lacrosse team this past Saturday (April 5). The Crimson club, after all, was in the enviable position of playing the first-ever lacrosse game at Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium (along with league rival Cornell). There, in the enormous 68,000-seat venue, Harvard and Cornell attracted 2,705 lacrosse fans — roughly four times the number of the Crimson’s standard Jordan Field crowd.On the field, though, the eighth-ranked Big Red spoiled Harvard’s big day in a big way, building a six-goal lead at the half to ultimately overwhelm the Crimson, 11-7. The loss marked Harvard’s fourth in as many games, dropping the men to 4-5 overall (0-2 Ivy).Max Motschwiller ’09 of Harvard tallied the go-ahead goal at 12:25 of the first quarter, before Cornell rattled off seven unanswered goals in the first and second quarters to build an 8-2 advantage. A balanced effort in the second half helped Harvard put together a scoring frenzy of its own. All told, four Crimson players, including freshman Dean Gibbons (who also picked up a game-high three assists), notched a goal in the closing minutes to help Harvard close the gap to four goals before the final whistle.Next up, the Crimson take on Princeton (5-4; 2-0 Ivy) at Harvard Stadium April 12. The opening faceoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.last_img read more

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first_img“It’s a work in progress in a sense,” Smith said Wednesday. Officials from Rural/Metro Medical Services and Teamsters Local 375 confirmed Wednesday that they hope to return to the bargaining table soon. Rural/Metro is Buffalo’s exclusive provider of ambulance service. It also provides emergency medical services to many neighboring localities, including Niagara Falls, Lockport, Medina and the towns of Cheektowaga, Hamburg and Evans. The company would work with “municipal partners,” nursing homes and local hospitals to try to avoid service disruptions in the event of a strike, Smith added. “That’s the last thing we want,” he said. “We have not sent the company a strike notice, even though we haveauthorization from the union to strike.” Last week, the company’s emergency medical technicians and paramedics overwhelmingly rejected a proposal advanced by a federal mediator. Employees took a strike vote in June, but union President Joseph Sorrento said all parties are hoping a walkout can be avoided. Rural/Metro spokesman Jay Smith said company officials are hopeful the labor dispute can be resolved.center_img “We’re still confident they’re going to work things out,” said Smith. Working conditions have been the main points of contention, said Sorrento. Negotiators haven’t even started to address wages and other economic issues. However, the union and Rural/Metro have come to terms on health insurance coverage. Buffalo officials have been monitoring the labor struggle. First Deputy Mayor Steven M. Casey said Wednesday it’s premature to speculate on what steps might be taken if emergency services workers go on strike, because all parties are hoping to avoid such an action. But he said one option might involve reaching out to other private ambulance companies to help grapple with any gaps in service. If EMTs and paramedics walk off the job, what type of contingency plan does Rural/Metro have in place? BUFFALO, N.Y. — Negotiations are expected to resume next week as bargainers try to avoid a strike by workers who provide ambulance service to many localities in Erie and Niagara counties, including Buffalo.last_img read more

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first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMoreI had to call Betty. I hadn’t talked to her in a while. I had met Betty a few years ago when I toured her factory in Hollidaysburg, Pa., a blip of a town tucked into the folds of the Allegheny Mountains. Betty’s factory, James Industries, is where the world-famous Slinky is made. Betty’s husband, Richard, invented the Slinky 51 years ago. Betty came up with the name. At 77, she’s still running the company.As soon as I met Betty I wanted to adopt her as a hero. So I did.Anyway, I needed to call her because I was worried. I had just read an Associated Press news story about Betty and her Slinky family. Particularly the Slinky dog, which made it to the big screen in “Toy Story.” Good Movie. Great movie, in fact. People went nuts. People rushed right out and bought talking Buzz Lightyears, stuffed Woody the Cowboys, special edition Mr. Potato Heads. All the toys from the movie sold like crazy over Christmas. Except the Slinky dog. Why not the Slinky dog? Because it wasn’t available.Shame on the company. That was the tone of the Associated Press news story.As if Betty James had committed a mortal sin against merchandising. How could any self- respecting business miss out on its one chance to profit from a trend handed down by Hollywood itself? A toy industry analyst was quoted as saying, “When Disney is ready to roll, you’d better be ready too.”I thought, Poor Betty. I wondered if she was all curled up in a ball of public embarrassment. So I called her, feeling the way you do when offering condolences to a friend.What happened? I asked.“Mold Troubles,” she said. The original Slinky dog had been out of production for about five years, and she wanted the new one to look exactly like the one in the movie. “And oh, it is cute,” she said. “Wait till you see it. It’s tan with a yellow snout.” She said the dog should hit stores by the end of this month.Wasn’t she upset about missing out on the zillions of dollars that the dog could have brought in?Was she upset she didn’t get it out for Christmas?“I feel bad for the children,” she said. “But they’ll get it in time.”I thought: children? I said: “I mean aren’t you upset that you missed out on the buying hysteria associated with the movie?”“Oh, these people are working very hard,” she said. “I can’t get upset with them.”I thought: people? I’m talking profits here. Wasn’t she upset about missing out on the zillions of dollars that the dog could have brought in?“Oh that.” She laughed. “I can’t get upset about those things. Really, dear. Life is much too short.”I thought: Duh. And I remembered what it was about Betty James that had so captivated me in the first place.Growing up, all she ever wanted was a family. She fell in love with Richard, got married and had six kids. Richard, an engineer, invented the Slinky, made a lot of money. Life was good.She could have caved in. But she didn’t.But then Richard met some strange people. One day in 1960, he announced he was up and moving to Bolivia. He had joined a religious cult, had handed over a lot of money to it. He left Betty with a bankrupt company, six kids and a shattered heart.She could have caved in. But she didn’t. She paid off the bills within four years, sending along thank you notes to people for waiting so long. And more than that, she ran a business with a heart.James Industries became quite profitable. Toy conglomerates offered to buy the Slinky from Betty. “Oh, I was wooed by some of the best,” she would say. “And if I sold, I’d be much better off now. Much better.” But she didn’t. She refused to close the factory. “How could I turn my back on the people who had helped me survive?”Even now, she could do a lot of things to increase profits. She could downsize. She could outsource to some country with cheap labor. She could make the Slinky smaller, or out of cheaper steel. But she doesn’t. “Slinky is like your child, and you don’t exploit your child.”In 1945, a Slinky cost $1. You can still get one for less than $2. “My theory is, if it’s a child’s toy, make it affordable.”I asked her if she’d read the AP news story about the Slinky dog. “It was silly, wasn’t it?” she said. “Honestly, if it was good news they wouldn’t have taken the time.”Then we drifted off the subject. We caught up. She told me that her two old Yorkies, Mork and Mindy, finally died.I told her I got a new dog, too. My dog’s name is Betty. I wasn’t aware I was naming her after anybody. It’s funny the way heroes just get into your system.(Used with kind permission of Jeanne Marie Laskas – January 28, 1996, the Washington Post Magazine)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailEmailShare to RedditRedditRedditShare to MoreAddThisMorelast_img read more

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first_img Any event sponsored or permitted by Jefferson County shall cease and events greater than 10 people shall cease at all public facilities across Jefferson County, according to the order.Branick said this can apply to church services.Bishop Curtis Guillory of the Catholic Diocese of Beaumont on Wednesday suspended all liturgical and sacramental services in light of the coronavirus.Some churches, including Catholic, offer live streaming of services. City council, county commissioners and school board meetings may be covered by a decree set forth by the Governor on Tuesday morning, but Branick had not had time to study the information at press time.Other changes include the operation of grocery stores and convenience stores, which are encouraged to remain open, but citizens are urged to use the delivery or curbside services of local supermarkets.Nursing homes and seniors living facilities shall limit visitation.A 24-hour curfew is ordered in Jefferson County for all under the age of 18, those not in school, those not accompanied by an adult or guardian and those not going directly to their place of employment or home.A person is ordered not to sell any goods or services for more than the price a person was charged for them before March 12, 2020. The order also affects funerals and weddings, Branick said via phone interview with The News Wednesday evening.One issue he expects to be addressed soon by the Texas Department of State Health Services is childcare facilities.Industry, obviously a large part of the local economy and a major employer, will be allowed to operate as long as there is some type of screening at the gate for fever and other coronavirus symptoms.Media can operate as long as there are no more than 10 people in one room at a time. The media, he said, has an option to work from home and that may be a better course of action.center_img Many changes are coming to Jefferson County with the implementation of the latest amended emergency order that shutters bars and nightclubs, orders restaurants to close their dining rooms and limits gatherings to 10 people or less.Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick signed the third amended emergency order at 5:38 p.m. Wednesday, hours after the public learned that a Beaumont resident had contracted COVID-19, or coronavirus.The order shall remain in effect until amended or terminated. It’s the latest government-sanctioned restriction in response to the spread of COVID-19 that began Friday with the first disaster declaration in Jefferson County.last_img read more

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first_imgJBER-ELMENDORF FITNESS CENTERThe spacious 107,000-square-foot fitness center at 9510 22nd St. offers three full-length basketball courts, six racquetball courts and a weight room that includes weight machines, plate-loaded benches and dumbbell sets from 5 to 150 pounds. There are three specialized training areas with treadmills, cross-trainers, upright and recumbent bikes, and stepmills and steppers.An 1/8th-mile indoor running track with Olympic-quality running surface and banked corners was added with the renovation. The track has been certified for physical training testing. Aerobic conditioning can include classes in spinning, circuit training, kickboxing, water aerobics and step aerobics, yoga, fit ball core conditioning and Pilates. The men’s and women’s locker rooms have stadium lockers with lockable areas to secure valuables, and there are saunas in both locker rooms.The fitness center is also the point of contact for intramural, extramural and varsity sports. The center has a 25-yard, seven-lane swimming pool for lap swim times. Outdoor fitness facilities include a football and soccer field and two softball fields. Call 907-552-5353 for more information.Elmendorf Fitness Center hours are 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. holidays and family days. For the pool, lap swimming is scheduled 5:30 to 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4 to 9 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; 5:30 to 9 a.m., 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. (limited lap), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4 to 5 p.m. and 7:30 to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday (limited lap); and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and holidays.JBER-RICHARDSON BUCKNER PHYSICAL FITNESS CENTERThe Buckner Physical Fitness Center, Bldg. 690 at Sixth and D streets, offers a six-lane, 25-yard, indoor swimming pool with a 3-meter platform, 1-meter diving board, water slide, hot tub and an aquatic center. The pool has open swimming, swim classes for adults and children including water aerobics, a master swim team, lap swim, and military training-related activities. It also has three basketball and volleyball courts, two racquetball courts, circuit-weight training areas, a free-weight area and cardiovascular exercise machines. Sauna and steam rooms are available in both men’s and women’s locker rooms, and certified personal trainers are available on a fee basis.The sports office’s complete intramural sports program for Soldiers includes events for men and women in the annual Commander’s Cup competition. The fitness center operates year-round and includes popular seasonal sports such as flag football, basketball, softball, soccer, volleyball, racquetball, swimming, broomball and more.For more information, call 907-384-1308 (front desk), 907-384-1304 or 907-384-1312 (sports office), or 907-384-1301 (pool office).The fitness center is open 5 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. holidays. Call 907-384-1302 for lap swim hours and 907-384-1309 for Aquatic Center Hours.EAGLEGLEN FITNESS PARKCross-country skiing enthusiasts will find about 11.5 miles of marked, groomed cross-country ski trails in the winter for the Fit to Fight Cross Country Ski Program. Skis are issued at the park clubhouse free 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week, with the skis required to be turned in no later than 3 p.m. During the cross-country ski season, joggers, walkers and cyclists must stay off the marked and groomed ski trails. Trails are always open, making the park a ski-at-your-own-risk activity.During spring, summer and fall, walkers, runners or bikers can enjoy the marked 5K and 1.5K routes, and the park is adding picnic tables, Frisbee golf and other items. Pets must be leashed, and owners must clean up after them. The park closes at sunset.last_img read more

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first_imgJill Paice(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) View Comments Broadway alum Jill Paice is among the complete cast of the upcoming off-Broadway debut production of Jerry Springer — The Opera. The show featuring a book and lyrics by Stewart Lee and Richard Thomas and music by Thomas will begin previews on January 23 and open on February 22 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Tony winner John Rando directs the previously announced production that will feature choreography by Chris Bailey.Paice will take on the role of Baby Jane, with the full cast including Jennifer Allen as Irene/Mary, Florrie Bagel as Peaches, Sean Patrick Doyle as Tremont, Luke Grooms as Dwight/God, Nathaniel Hackmann as Chucky/Adam, Billy Hepfinger as Steve, Justin Keyes as Montel/Jesus, Beth Kirkpatrick as Zandra, Elizabeth Loyacano as Andrea/Valkyrie and Tiffany Mann as Shawntel/Eve. The musical’s ensemble will comprise Brandon Contreras, Bradley Greer, Kim Steele and Nichole Turner. As previously announced, Tony nominee Terrence Mann will take on the title role alongside Tony nominee Will Swenson as Warm-Up/Satan. Jerry Springer — The Opera features The Jerry Springer Show as you’ve never seen it before, with passionate arias, soaring ballads and giant production numbers. While the studio audience cheers, a parade of bickering guests fight and curse until violence breaks out and Jerry must face his trickiest guest ever.The production will feature set design by Derek McLane, costume design by Sarah Laux, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, sound design by John Shivers and projection design by Olivia Sebesky. Jerry Springer — The Opera will play a limited engagement through March 11.last_img read more

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first_imgMinnesota softball sweeps Iowa with record crowdThe Gophers set a new record Sunday with 1,383 fans in attendance at home.Chris DangThe Gophers congratulate Freshman catcher Kendyl Lindaman after she hits a home run on Friday, April 21, 2017 at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium. The Gophers won 5-0 against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Kyle SteinbergApril 24, 2017Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThree wins over the weekend culminated in a record-breaking home crowd for the Minnesota softball team.The fifth-ranked Gophers softball program (43-3, 16-1 Big Ten) capped off a three-game sweep of the Iowa Hawkeyes (15-27, 7-10 Big Ten) in front of a record crowd of 1,383 on Sunday.“Today’s crowd was unbelievable,” head coach Jessica Allister said. “We are fortunate to have who I think are the best fans in the country.”The series finale turned into a pitcher’s duel with neither team able to get much offense going early on. Senior Sara Groenewegen paced the Gophers in the circle and took a no-hit bid into the sixth inning. Groenewegen now boasts a record of 22-2 along with a 0.52 ERA and 203 strikeouts.“I do have an added little bit of motivation just knowing I’m no-hitting a team into the sixth inning,” Groenewegen said. “I’m going to try anything it takes because obviously a no-hitter is a pretty big deal, but I’m happy with a win at the same time.”The Gophers were able to get on the board in the bottom of the third when, after third baseman Danielle Parlich reached on a single, right fielder Maddie Houlihan hit a sinking liner to left that bounced past a diving Cheyenne Pratt and rolled all the way to the wall. Houlihan was able to round the bases for an inside-the-park home run, which gave Minnesota a 2-0 lead.“I was just looking to make an adjustment from my first at-bat,” Houlihan said. “Once I was rounding second and I saw [the ball] was still at the wall, I knew there was a chance I could get home. It was exciting to be greeted by my teammates.”Houlihan would score Parlich once again with a fifth inning single, which provided an extra cushion heading into the final two frames. But the cushion wasn’t needed. Groenewegen — with a bit of help from her defense — shut down the Hawkeyes for a complete-game shutout, her 15th full outing of the season.Friday’s game contained a major milestone for a Gophers freshman.Catcher Kendyl Lindaman tied the program’s single-season home run record at 15 with a blast to left field.As if the display of power as a freshman wasn’t enough, Lindaman tied the record with eight games left in the regular season.“I think it’s pretty cool to see how easy [Lindaman’s] transition has been from high school ball to here,” said Groenewegen. “She’s done a tremendous job, and I’m really proud of her.”MaKenna Partain hit a two-RBI triple. Sam Macken and Sydney Dwyer added RBIs to boost Minnesota’s offense. Saturday’s tilt was more one-sided as the Gophers won 9-1 in their shortest game of the season at one hour and ten minutes.Minnesota jumped to an early lead with a three-run first inning and didn’t look back. The Gophers scored in each inning, highlighted by home runs from Houlihan and Dani Wagner.Freshman Amber Fiser earned the win in the circle in four innings and gave up one unearned run on four hits.The Gophers remain in first place in the Big Ten and have swept two rivals in the last two series.“I think it’s huge that we’ve gotten two sweeps in the past week,” Groenewegen said.last_img read more

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first_imgCOMMUNITY News:Ten Moons Collective invites the community to take the Los Alamos County Community Birth Care Survey. Ten Moons created this survey to foster understanding among community members and stakeholders around local birth preferences and needs.The information collected from this survey will be reported in aggregate—without personally identifying features—to community stakeholders, such the Los Alamos County Council, Los Alamos Community Health Council (LACHC), BabyNet Subcommittee of the LACHC, Los Alamos Medical Center and any other interested parties. Results will be provided at tenmoonscollective.com for anyone to view. Neither Ten Moons Collective nor its members are benefiting financially from the administration or outcome of this survey.There are 16 questions, 11 multiple choice and five open-ended questions, that should take 10 minutes or so to complete. Please answer as many questions as you feel comfortable. All survey responses will be kept completely anonymous.To take the Survey click here.last_img read more

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