Monthly Archives: July 2015

Wrap-Up: YLG Mobile Workshop: How the Second Avenue Subway Sparked a Restaurant Revolution in the UES

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Nightlife Rebounds above New York’s Unfinished Second Avenue Subway BY MATTHEW SINGH The renaissance of hip restaurants on Second Avenue in Manhattan’s Upper East Side can be attributed to more than the coming of the Second Avenue subway, the Urban Land Institute’s Young Leaders Group (YLG) learned at their July 23 Mobile Workshop, “How the Second Avenue Subway Sparked a Restaurant Revolution.” Contrary to the popular narrative, the revival gained momentum as a result of the area’s building stock, retail rents, and the demographic changes underway despite the disruptiveness of … Read More

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Webinar- Building for Resilience: Strategies to Prepare for Extreme Events

Register now for this members only webinar and learn how communities can implement preventive measures to eliminate or reduce damage from extreme events. ULI New York Housing Council Chair, John McIlwain will be a featured speaker, as well as Byron Stigge, ULI New York member. When: August  6 Time: 11:00 A.M. Cost: FREE Click here to register.

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Registration is Open for the 2015 Fall Meeting

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Registration is now open for the 2015 ULI Fall Meeting, October 5-8, 2015 in San Francisco. Join more than 6,000 leaders from around the world and from every sector of real estate and land use to share best practices and get the latest information on trends affecting the industry. Register now for the best price and to have your pick of optional tours and hotel rooms. Register for the Fall Meeting Keynote Speakers Condoleezza Rice Former U.S. Secretary of State Brian Chesky CEO and Co-Founder Airbnb John Stumpf Chairman, President, … Read More

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Norwalk Redevelopment Agency Seeks RFQ

The Norwalk Redevelopment Agency, Norwalk, CT is seeking Statements of Qualifications from qualified Planning and Urban Design firms, or teams of firms, with demonstrated urban design, parking,  and engineering experience to develop a concept design and development program for Webster Street Block.  The project team should reflect the skills required to achieve these project objectives. Interested parties should submit Statement of Qualifications by Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Request for Qualifications is available at: http://norwalkct.org/DocumentCenter/View/8407 http://www.norwalkct.org/index.aspx?nid=652

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ULI Offers Scholarships to attend Fall Meeting

The ULI Fall Meeting, taking place in San Francisco from October 5-8 is a tremendous educational opportunity and the biggest networking event of the year. ULI offers numerous scholarship opportunities to public sector members, young leaders, students, and rising women leaders in the industry. To learn more and to apply, click here.

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Wrap Up- Borough Development Series: Transforming Staten Island’s Waterfront

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BY KAYODE OLA On June 25, ULI New York’s first Borough Development Series, Transforming Staten Island’s Waterfront, was held in a packed conference room inside the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. The panel consisted of Joseph Ferrara, Partner at BFC Partners, Elysa Goldman, Director of Development at Triangle Equities, Rich Marin, President and CEO of New York Wheel, James S. Oddo, Staten Island Borough President, and Marilyn Schlossbach, Chef and future tenant of the New Stapleton Waterfront, and was moderated by Lynn Kelly, President and CEO of Snug Harbor Cultural Center … Read More

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