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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Apple Bank Signs Retail Lease At Cammeby’s Neptune/Sixth In Coney Island

Press Release - 

Bank Becomes Latest Retailer for New Mixed-Use Neighborhood Destination


Cammeby’s today announced that Apple Bank for Savings has recently signed a lease to become the latest retailer at Neptune/Sixth, Cammeby’s new mixed-use neighborhood destination at 532 Neptune Avenue and 626 Sheepshead Bay Road in Coney Island.


The lease will enable Apple Bank to continue servicing the Coney Island community, where it has had a presence for several years. Currently, Apple Bank is occupying temporary space at 532 Neptune Avenue while its new space within Neptune/Sixth – totaling approximately 2,800 square feet at the corner of Neptune Avenue and W. 5th Street – is being constructed. 


The lease comes on the heels of Cammeby’s announcement that CVS Pharmacy has also committed to ground-floor retail space at 532 Neptune Avenue within Neptune/Sixth. Both CVS and Apple Bank had previously been tenants of the former shopping center property that Neptune/Sixth will encompass.


“We’re thrilled that Apple Bank has decided to be part of the revitalized neighborhood we’re creating at Neptune/Sixth,” stated Jacob Cohen, Executive Vice President of Development at Cammeby’s.“This lease is further validation of our original vision for this project as a modern, high-quality community development that will provide residents with a variety of important services to meet their daily needs.”


In addition to Apple Bank and CVS, Neptune/Sixth is planned to house a diverse mix of services and retail options, while adding new amenities that the community can use and share, including ample parking. The development will also feature brand new office space for a variety of businesses.


Construction on the development’s first phase – a standalone seven-story, 161,000-square-foot retail and commercial building at 626 Sheepshead Bay Road – is underway, and is expected to be completed by summer 2017. Site work for the retail at Neptune Avenue – comprising 90,000 square feet – has also recently commenced.


“As a result of the commitment by both Cammeby’s and Apple Bank to working together, we were able to orchestrate a lease agreement that ensures Apple Bank’s ability to provide uninterrupted service to the Coney Island community throughout construction on Neptune/Sixth,” stated Lee Block, executive vice president at Winick Realty Group, the exclusive retail leasing agent for Neptune/Sixth.

 “This has historically been a very successful branch for Apple Bank and we’re very pleased to retain such a valuable business for the neighborhood.” 


Designed by New York-based S9 Architecture, Neptune/Sixth is the comprehensive redevelopment of the former Trump Village Shopping Center and Royal Palace Baths. For more information, visit www.neptunesixth.com


About Cammeby's

Founded in 1967 by Rubin Schron, Cammeby's is a privately held real estate company with a portfolio of office, residential and industrial real estate assets throughout 14 states. The company is headquartered in New York City and manages its business through operating platforms, each focused on a specific real estate asset class.


Bank Becomes Latest Retailer for New Mixed-Use Neighborhood Destination
Cammeby’s today announced that Apple Bank for Savings has recently signed a lease to become the latest retailer at Neptune/Sixth, Cammeby’s new mixed-use neighborhood destination at 532 Neptune Avenue and 626 Sheepshead Bay Road in Coney Island.
The lease will enable Apple Bank to continue servicing the Coney Island community, where it has had a presence for several years. Currently, Apple Bank is occupying temporary space at 532 Neptune Avenue while its new space within Neptune/Sixth – totaling approximately 2,800 square feet at the corner of Neptune Avenue and W. 5th Street – is being constructed.
The lease comes on the heels of Cammeby’s announcement that CVS Pharmacy has also committed to ground-floor retail space at 532 Neptune Avenue within Neptune/Sixth. Both CVS and Apple Bank had previously been tenants of the former shopping center property that Neptune/Sixth will encompass.
“We’re thrilled that Apple Bank has decided to be part of the revitalized neighborhood we’re creating at Neptune/Sixth,” stated Jacob Cohen, Executive Vice President of Development at Cammeby’s. “This lease is further validation of our original vision for this project as a modern, high-quality community development that will provide residents with a variety of important services to meet their daily needs.”
In addition to Apple Bank and CVS, Neptune/Sixth is planned to house a diverse mix of services and retail options, while adding new amenities that the community can use and share, including ample parking. The development will also feature brand new office space for a variety of businesses.
Construction on the development’s first phase – a standalone seven-story, 161,000-square-foot retail and commercial building at 626 Sheepshead Bay Road – is underway, and is expected to be completed by summer 2017. Site work for the retail at Neptune Avenue – comprising 90,000 square feet – has also recently commenced.
“As a result of the commitment by both Cammeby’s and Apple Bank to working together, we were able to orchestrate a lease agreement that ensures Apple Bank’s ability to provide uninterrupted service to the Coney Island community throughout construction on Neptune/Sixth,” stated Lee Block, executive vice president at Winick Realty Group, the exclusive retail leasing agent for Neptune/Sixth. “This has historically been a very successful branch for Apple Bank and we’re very pleased to retain such a valuable business for the neighborhood.”
Designed by New York-based S9 Architecture, Neptune/Sixth is the comprehensive redevelopment of the former Trump Village Shopping Center and Royal Palace Baths. For more information, visit www.neptunesixth.com.

About Cammeby's
Founded in 1967 by Rubin Schron, Cammeby's is a privately held real estate company with a portfolio of office, residential and industrial real estate assets throughout 14 states. The company is headquartered in New York City and manages its business through operating platforms, each focused on a specific real estate asset class.
- See more at: http://newyork.citybizlist.com/article/387879/apple-bank-signs-retail-lease-at-cammebys-neptunesixth-in-coney-island#sthash.DIDIJtUu.dpuf

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Big Apple Soccer - BROOKLYN BOUND? Cosmos may wind up at MCU Park in '17

Excerpt - 

Ten days ago on Saturday, Nov. 5 the Cosmos won a North American Soccer League semifinal playoff game at Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, N.Y. on Long Island.

Two days ago on Sunday, Nov. 13 they celebrated winning their second consecutive Soccer Bowl triumph and third in four years at Belson Stadium in Queens, N.Y.

And sometime next April, they could be playing their first game of the 2017 season at MCU Park in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The Cosmos are leaning closer to selecting the minor-league baseball park as their 2017 home field, according to local soccer sources. The Brooklyn Cyclones call MCU home.

No final decision has been made yet, a source said.

After Hofstra University officials told the Cosmos that they were not interested in hosting games next year, the team was forced to look for a new venue. Local options of finding a medium-sized stadium in the metropolitan area are slim and none.


http://www.bigapplesoccer.com/teams/cosmos2.php?article_id=46496

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Cosmos in Coney

Fifty Five One Excerpt -

Additionally, a source confirms that there are serious negotiations in progress for a move to MCU stadium for 2017. 

http://fiftyfive.one/2016/10/hofstra-ruled-nasl-exploring-options-soccer-bowl-final-site/


Monday, October 17, 2016

Neptune/Sixth - 4 Phases of Development

From Neptune/Sixth Website -














Phase 1
626 Sheepshead Bay Road
161,000 SF of Retail/Office/Medical/Parking
Phase 2
Neptune Avenue at West 5th Street
70,000 SF of Retail with Rooftop Parking
Phase 3
Neptune Avenue at West 6th Street
95,000 SF of Retail/Community Facility/Parking
Phase 4
Neptune Avenue at West 6th Street
575 Residential Units with Parking Garage

http://neptunesixth.com/

Saturday, October 15, 2016

New Aquarium update

From the Aquarium picture blog -



The installation of the precast concrete panels is almost complete on the Ocean Wonders: Sharks! exterior. The next major milestone will be the installation of the steel framework that will eventually hold the building’s Shimmer Wall a beautiful piece of kinetic artwork which will span 1,100 feet and wrap the outside of the building with 30,000 movable aluminum tiles.

https://newsroom.wcs.org/Home/NY-Aquarium-Picture-Blog.aspx

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Big Tent over Trump Village Shopping Center this winter

Bay News excerpt-

Utility company National Grid, under state oversight, plans to excavate enough toxic dirt to fill up two Olympic-sized swimming pools from the lot near the corner of Neptune Avenue and W. Fifth Street before developers can build a new retail center and 41-story tower there.

A gas-manufacturing plant occupied the site at the turn of the 20th century, leaving the land laden with coal tar, cyanide, and a host of nasty stuff.

Officials plan to start excavation in January, when frigid air keeps foul smells at bay and most people don’t leave their windows open, but even with the cold air and the tent, neighbors may smell something funky once work begins, Cross said. A little stank is par for the course, but dangerous levels of airborne toxicants would make the nabe smell so bad that it would be impossible to miss them and not sound the alarm before someone gets hurt, he said.

“The thing to remember is it stinks to high heaven. It smells really bad, so it’s hard to get exposed to a dangerous level,” Cross said.

Plus there will be inspectors on site whose sole job is to keep their noses to the ground and stop work if things get dangerous, he said.

Cross is encouraging locals to drop a dime if the reek gets out of hand.

http://www.brooklyndaily.com/stories/2016/42/bn-tent-for-trump-cleanup-2016-10-14-bk.html