The seller hasn’t set an asking price for the property, but its pricing guidance is in the mid-$40 million, with the initial cap rate of about 5 percent, according to the sources. The property is under the 421a tax abatement until 2035.Daniel Parker, Paul Gillen, Anthony Ledesma and Allie Boyan at Hodges Ward Elliott are the exclusive sales brokers for the property located next to the Brooklyn Lyceum and atop the Union Street subway station.“This section of Park Slope is the corner of classic and cutting edge, which is why I think 223 Fourth Avenue has enjoyed a strong pandemic performance,” Parker said.The building has mostly studios and one-bedroom apartments, and includes has a roof-deck with Manhattan views. A Starbucks store occupies part of the ground-floor retail space.Brooklyn’s rental market has shown resilience during the pandemic compared to Manhattan. August’s year-over-year median rent in Brooklyn was down only by 0.7 percent, while Manhattan’s median rent was down by 3.9 percent, according to the Douglas Elliman’s recent rental report.Brooklyn’s multifamily investment market has been active, too.Goldman Sachs recently bought the 19-story residential building at 1 Flatbush Avenue from Slate Property Group and Meadow Partners for about $100 million.Private equity giant KKR, in partnership with Dalan Management, is buying the 14-building multifamily portfolio in Brooklyn from Joseph Brunner and Abe Mandel’s Bruman Realty, for $860 million, according to Bloomberg.And American Realty Advisors sold a Williamsburg apartment building at 111 Kent for $45.3 million, which was $11 million less than what it paid for the building in 2012. The buyer was Beijing-based property developer Yihai Group.Contact Akiko Matsuda Message* Share via Shortlink Email Address* Full Name* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Greystone Development CEO Thomas Ryan and an image of the project (Courtesy of James Hooker, Greystone)Greystone Development is looking to get north of $40 million for its new luxury rental apartment building in Park Slope.The development firm built the 63-unit, 13-story property at 223 Fourth Avenue, dubbed 223 Park Slope, in 2018.The tail end of the lease-up period for the building was caught by the pandemic. But sources close to the property said the demand remained strong, and the current occupancy is about 91 percent. More than 30 leases have been signed in the past six months, averaging $66 per square foot, with an average concession of one-month free-rent. A monthly rent for a typical one-bedroom is at around $3,650.Read moreGoldman reactivates real estate platform in NYC with big DoBro buyRecord-setting multifamily deal comes together in BrooklynAmerican Realty Advisors eats $10.7M on Williamsburg sale TagsbrooklynCommercial Real EstateMultifamily MarketPark Slope
Wuxi Suntech to invest $2.5 billion in Japanese expansionThe revitalized Chinese group is looking to build large-scale solar plants in Japan and sell power to electric companies through the feed-in program. September 4, 2014 Edgar Meza Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share China’s Wuxi Suntech Power is set to invest up to $2.5 billion to expand its activities in Japan. In an interview with Japanese business newspaper The Nikkei, Wuxi Suntech CEO Eirc Luo said the company planned to invest heavily in the country’s retail electricity market, including money raised through bank lending. Wuxi Suntech will expand operation in the country though its Japanese unit. Plans include constructoin of large-scale solar farms and the sale of generated power to electric companies by way of Japan’s feed-in tariff program. While the government has lowered solar energy FIT rates, they remains among the highest in the world. According to Wuxi Suntech’s chief exec, the company is aiming to install between 800 MW and 1 GW of capaciy in Japan in the next three years. While Luo admitted that achieving 1 GW — equivalant to the output of a nuclear reactor — would be difficult in the short term, he said the company was eyeing possible acquisitions, including power plants built by foreign companies, that would surpass the group’s target in the country. Wuxi Suntech, which recently became a debt-free part of China’s Shunfeng following bankruptcy proceedings last year, appears eager to expand its operations globally with the support of its new parent company. 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KSTP-TV(BLOOMINGTON, Minn.) — The 5-year-old who was thrown from the third floor of the Mall of America in Minnesota continues to be treated for life-threatening injuries as details emerge about the attack, police said.“This was a tough one,” Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts said in a press conference on Saturday afternoon, describing the scene upon his arrival at the mall on Friday as “gutwrenching.”On Friday, 24-year old Emmanuel Deshawn Aranda allegedly threw the child, who has not been identified, from the third floor of the mall, police said. The child was with at least one of their parents at the time of the incident.“This is just under a 40-foot fall,” Potts told reporters. He noted that there were many eyewitnesses and video of the incident.Police do not think there is a relationship between Aranda and the child, but the Minneapolis resident has a history with the police, including a July 2015 incident where he threw an object from one of the floors at the same mall. Aranda was arrested for obstruction, disorderly conduct and damage to property, according to the Bloomington Police.Later that same year, he had two altercations at local restaurants, including one in which he refused to pay his bill. In a separate 2015 incident, Aranda threw a glass at an employee at a restaurant and was arrested and charged with trespassing, fifth-degree assault, obstructing the legal process and disorderly conduct, police said.On Saturday, Potts declined to give specifics about Aranda’s mental health but said some of the previous cases had been handled in mental health courts. Potts also pointed out that there had been prior convictions, and said that Aranda had previously been on a trespass notice at the Mall of America but that such notices usually expire after six-month or one-year increments — Aranda’s prior arrests were in 2015.Potts said prosecutors would finalize charges by Monday at noon.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
ABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Cristobal is over Mexico Thursday, bringing deadly flash floods and mudslides to Central America and Mexico.Cristobal is weaker Thursday morning; it is barely holding on to its tropical storm strength. It is forecast to weaken further throughout the day and will become a tropical depression as it drifts over land.By Friday, Cristobal will move back over the Gulf of Mexico and will begin moving north towards the U.S.Cristobal is forecast to re-strengthen as it heads toward the U.S., but due to the unfavorable atmospheric conditions in the northern Gulf, this tropical cyclone is not expected to become very strong.At this point it will be a tropical strom with winds of 60 mph when it moves onshore in Louisiana, west of New Orleans.Cristobal will be a large storm and will pick up a lot of tropical moisture with it, this means flooding rain will be the biggest threat for the U.S.Already, flood watches have been issued from Florida to Louisiana, where some areas could see more than a half a foot of rain in a short period of time.The European model shows that even though the center will be in Louisiana, the tail end of the storm will stretch all the way to Florida.Meanwhile, a day after a deadly squall line killed three people in the Northeast, the same storm system has stalled and once again damaging winds from Philadelphia and Washington D.C. are in the forecast.Wind gusts reached 93 mph in Beach Haven, New Jersey, 83 mph in Redding, Pennsylvania, and 68 mph in Philadelphia 68 on Wednesday.The Northeast will not be the only region that will see severe weather Thursday — a new storm system will move into the Upper Midwest and the Plains. There, damaging winds, hail and a few tornadoes are possible. Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
A research team at the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has uncovered a vast new class of previously unrecognized mammalian genes that do not encode proteins, but instead function as long RNA molecules.Their findings, presented in the Feb. 1 advance online issue of the journal Nature, demonstrate that this novel class of “large intervening noncoding RNAs” or “lincRNAs” plays critical roles in both health and disease, including cancer, immune signaling, and stem cell biology.“We’ve known that the human genome still has many tricks up its sleeve,” said Eric Lander, founding director of the Broad Institute and co-senior author of the Nature paper. “But, it is astounding to realize that there is a huge class of RNA-based genes that we have almost entirely missed until now.”Standard “textbook” genes encode RNAs that are translated into proteins, and mammalian genomes harbor about 20,000 such protein-coding genes. Some genes, however, encode functional RNAs that are never translated into proteins. These include a handful of classical examples known for decades and some recently discovered classes of tiny RNAs, such as microRNAs.By contrast, the newly discovered lincRNAs are thousands of bases long. Because only about 10 examples of functional lincRNAs were known previously, they seemed more like genomic oddities than critical components. The new Nature study shows that there are actually thousands of such genes and that they have been conserved across mammalian evolution.“The challenge in finding these lincRNAs is that they have been hiding in plain sight,” said John Rinn, a Harvard Medical School assistant professor at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an associate member of the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT. “The human and mouse genomes are already known to produce many large RNA molecules, but the vast majority show no evolutionary conservation across species, suggesting that they may simply be ‘genomic noise’ without any biological function.”To uncover this large collection of new genes, the Broad scientific team looked not at the RNA molecules themselves but at telltale signs in the DNA called chromatin modifications or epigenomic marks. They searched for genomic regions that have the same chromatin patterns as protein-coding genes, but do not encode proteins. By surveying the genomes of four different types of mouse cells (including embryonic stem cells and cells from various tissue types), they found an astounding 1,586 such loci that had not been previously described. The researchers also found that the vast majority of these genomic regions are transcribed into lincRNAs, and that these are conserved across mammals.“The epigenomic marks revealed where these genes were hiding,” said Mitch Guttman, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) graduate student working at the Broad Institute. “Analysis of their sequence then revealed that the genes are highly conserved in mammalian genomes, which strongly suggested that these genes play critical biological functions.”By correlating the expression patterns of lincRNAs in various cell types with the expression patterns of known critical protein-coding genes in those same cells, the scientists observed that lincRNAs likely play critical roles in helping to regulate a variety of different cellular processes, including cell proliferation, immune surveillance, maintenance of embryonic stem cell pluripotency, neuronal and muscle development, and gametogenesis. Further experimental evidence from several of the identified lincRNAs verified these observations.Because of the stringent experimental conditions imposed by the researchers in identifying the 1,600 lincRNAs in the Nature study, it is likely that there are many more lincRNA genes hiding in plain sight in the genome, as well as other RNA-encoding genes that are as important to genome function as their better-recognized protein-coding counterparts.
Occassionally referred to as “The Mother Teresa of Africa,” Marguerite Barankitse spoke on Monday on her humanitarian work, sparked in response to a genocide she witnessed in her native country, Burundi. Fr. Emmanuel Katongole, associate professor of theology and peace studies, interviewed Barankitse in a lecture titled “Love Has Made Me an Inventor.”According to Barankitse, a Hutu politician arranged for the murder of several of her family members due to social conflict between Hutus and Tutsis; her family members being Tutsis. She lost 60 percent of her family to the massacre that day and a few days later, Barankitse, a Tutsi herself, took refuge at her bishop’s house with a group of both Hutus and Tutsis. However, a group of Tutsis came to take revenge on the Hutus for the killings from a few days before.“Hutu and Tutsi were together but they came to [take] revenge,” she said. “But I said to them ‘Why do you [take] revenge [on] these mothers and fathers and children who are here? They didn’t kill.’”Barankitse was tied down by her fellow Tutsis and forced to watch as they killed Hutus who were hiding in the bishop’s buildings. She said this experience inspired her to want to bring change and peace to the world.“ … That was why I wanted to create a new generation,” she said. “When I was there, watching, I couldn’t stop them. I knew all the killers. Some of them were members of my family and they killed my friends.”Barankitse started an organization called Maison Shalom, a home for orphaned children. In addition to functioning as a living community, the home featured a school, businesses run by the children, a swimming pool and a cinema.The swimming pool was built as sort of a “revenge” against the military, Barankitse said. After buying land for the construction of the pool, the Minister of Defense opposed her decision to use the area. The reason for his opposition was that the military had put the bodies of their massacre victims on the land.However, she decided to build the pool despite this and invited military members to join her in clearing the land and swimming in the newly built pool.“At first, I invited the military to come, and we swam together and we cleaned our land … ” Barankitse said. “I put a cinema, I put a library there and also a hall for waiting for friends to celebrate and to turn the page together.“This was … because I want to show that it’s possible … where there was much death, I wanted to put much life and celebrate together — perpetrators and victims together. ”Though she said she experiences anger at the injustices perpetrated throughout the world, Barankitse retains hope in God’s love.“To see, since I was young, to repeat always this war—massacres in Rwanda, massacres in Uganda—it’s a shame,” she said. “And then I feel in my heart a holy anger, but I am not bitter. Because I know that I will win. I know that love will win. We pass, but God is an eternal love.”Eventually exiled from Burundi by a government who tried to assassinate her, Barankitse moved to Rwanda where she started a community center to help victims of mass atrocities heal.“I said ‘Oh God. I know that you give me … my mission. I went in the refugee camp. I have seen miserable, tortured children, raped women,’” she said. “Then I said ‘we are builders of hope.’ I decided to [build] a community center I called ‘Oasis of Peace’ where people can come and express their suffering.”Barankitse was also able to help students earn an education, she said.“I [have] sent more than 400 young students to the university in Rwanda and 10 in France … “ she said. “I want to create a community center where Rwandans, Congonese and Burundians will celebrate the victory of the love over hatred.”Barankitse said the most powerful and important force in life was love.“The treasure we have it’s not houses, it’s not car[s], it’s our capacity to love,” she said. “ … With love, you can change the world. But with money, I don’t know.“If you have no love, even [if] they give you the money, will you buy drug[s]? Weapons? You will destroy. But if you have love and they give you even one hundred dollars, then you [can] change the life of people.”Tags: Berundi, Hutus, Marguerite Barankitse, Rwanda, Tutsis
St. Joseph County police arrested a Saint Mary’s janitor Friday and charged him with nine felonies “related to the possession of child pornography and child exploitation,” according to press release from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s office. College students, faculty and staff received an email Friday afternoon from College counsel Rich Nugent notifying them of the arrest.“Building services employee Luis Morales was taken into police custody at his home yesterday for allegedly downloading and distributing child pornography from his personal computer. The St. Joseph County Police Department Cybercrimes Unit attributed the criminal activity to a single IP address on our campus. Police would later determine that Morales used the College’s wireless network during his overnight shift when he was scheduled to clean the library,” Nugent stated in the email.Nugent said the College acted promptly to identify the person responsible for the crimes. Both Nugent and the St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s office stated there is no evidence that students, faculty or staff were in danger or harmed by Morales.“The charges against Morales are very troubling. Such activity is heinous and deplorable and will not be tolerated by this administration. The College suspended Morales without pay pending the outcome of our own investigation. He has also been informed that he is not to come to campus,” Nugent said.A Saint Mary’s maintenance worker was fired and arrested in April 2014 for voyeurism at the College. David Summerfield pled guilty to misdemeanor voyeurism and criminal mischief in August 2014, and he was sentenced to 30 days in prison and a 30-day probation period following his prison sentence.Tags: SMC
A visitation is scheduled from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel. Graveside service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Wednesday at Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home. Survivors include: spouse, Marleny Portillo; parent, Juana Trevino; children, Pedro Portillo, Sofia Portillo, Daniela Portillo, Amy Portillo, Anita Portillo and Alma Portillo; sisters, Ana Gazaway and Theresa Turcios; four nephews, 2 nieces, and a host of other relatives and friends. Pedro Portillo, 42, of Port Arthur died Saturday, November 2, 2013 at his residence. A native of Port Arthur, Texas, he was a resident of Port Arthur for 27 years.
Along with four groups within the 509th Bomb Wing — Maintenance, Medical, Operations and Support — Whiteman is proud to serve as host to a number of mission partners. These include: the Air Force Reserve’s 442nd Fighter Wing, the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing, the Missouri Army National Guard’s 1-135th Assault Helicopter Battalion and the 20th Attack Squadron, among others.Whiteman estimated population:Active duty 3,900Family members 5,200Retirees in local area 5,000Civilian employees 2,000Reserve and Guard 1,800