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  • More redevelopment ahead on Harrison’s Platinum Mile

    December 7th, 2016

    At the height of office-park occupancy by corporations on the so-called Platinum Mile that straddles Interstate 287 in Harrison and White Plains, businesses were paying 68 percent of Harrison’s property taxes, while homeowners accounted for slightly less than one-third of the town’s tax revenue.

    But that was decades ago. By the turn of the century, those numbers had flipped, according to Harrison Supervisor and Mayor Ron Belmont. “So we realized something had to be done,” Belmont said.

    How the town attempted to reposition its zoning and find new uses for its emptying office parks along the I-287 corridor was the focus of a Nov. 17 presentation hosted by the Commercial Investment Division of the Hudson Gateway Association of Realtors in White Plains.

    Belmont was joined by Frank S. McCullough Jr., a senior partner at McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt LLP in White Plains, to discuss the ongoing efforts of the town to drive new development in the Platinum Mile corridor. McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt represents several of the real estate firms and companies that have converted or demolished former office buildings for new uses.

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    Westchester Parks Foundation Welcomes Volunteers

    September 15th, 2016

    L-R: Mark Yamamoto, President, Fujifilm Holdings America Corporation, and President & CEO, Fujifilm North America Corporation; Kathleen O’Connor, Commissioner, Westchester County Parks Department; Seth Mandelbaum, Board Vice Chair, Westchester Parks Foundation; Sara Cavanaugh, Volunteer Coordinator, Westchester Parks Foundation; and Christine La Porta, Director of Operations, Westchester Parks Foundation. Photo provided


    The Westchester Parks Foundation recently welcomed more than 50 employees from Fujifilm, located in Valhalla, for their annual Volunteer Day.

    Fujifilm donated their time to help maintain and preserve the beauty of the Kensico Dam Plaza as part of their commitment to the Westchester Parks Foundation and the community.

    During the event, held on Wednesday, September 7, staff members of Fujifilm cleaned and polished the “Circle of Remembrance” that rings The Rising, Westchester County’s September 11th Memorial. This volunteer effort was done to prepare for the annual memorial ceremony on September 11. The “Circle of Remembrance” includes the group of granite blocks that have the names of Westchester County residents who perished in the 9/11 attacks. In addition to cleaning and polishing the “Circle of Remembrance,” Fujifilm staff members mulched and cleaned other areas of the park.

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    Town of Harrison, NY Votes to Allow Multi-Family Housing on Platinum Mile

    September 12th, 2016

    Normandy Real Estate Partners

    Two 1970s Office Buildings owned by Normandy Real Estate Partners to Make Way for
    421 Unit Rental Apartment Housing Development

    Harrison, NY – September 1, 2016 – Normandy Real Estate Partners, a leading real estate operator and fund manager, today announced that the Town of Harrison Town Board has approved an important “first” for the Platinum Mile of the Interstate 287 (Cross Westchester Expressway) corridor by voting to approve a Special Exception Use Permit that will allow creation of 421 rental apartments, including 42 affordable units, on a site that for nearly 50 years has been occupied by two corporate office buildings.  This will be the first multi-family housing in the so-called “teardrop” area of the I-287 corridor (between I-287, I-684, the connector road from I-287 to I-684, and the Hutchinson River Parkway), what has long been known as an epicenter of corporate offices.
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    McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP is pleased to be working with Iona College

    July 28th, 2016

    McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP is pleased to be working with Iona College as it modernizes and transforms its New Rochelle campus. MGS Partner James Staudt represented the College in obtaining land use approvals from the City of New Rochelle for a new Student Residence Hall, located at the corner of North and Summit Avenues.

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    McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP obtains approvals for innovative solar project

    June 29th, 2016

    Installation at Manhattanville College to begin in July is expected to supply 20% of campus electricity needs

    TOWN OF HARRISON, NY (June 2016) –  Thanks to the timely, thorough work of Seth M. Mandelbaum, a partner with the White Plains law firm of McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP, a state-of-the-art solar carport project will begin to take shape this summer on the Purchase campus of Manhattanville College.

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    WCBF Annual Benefit

    February 7th, 2016

    We are proud to have been part of Westchester County Bar Foundation’s 5th Annual Benefit recently held at the Coveleigh Club in Rye. Read the rest of this entry »

    Friends of Parks and FUJIFILM Team Up at Kensico Dam

    October 9th, 2015

    Seth Mandelbaum, a partner with McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, was on hand when FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation presented Friends of Westchester County Parks with a $7,500 check in honor of Volunteer Day at Kensico Dam in Valhalla.

    During the event, staff members of FUJIFILM cleaned and polished the “Circle of Remembrance” that rings The Rising, Westchester County’s September 11th Memorial. Read the rest of this entry »

    Frank S. McCullough, Jr. honored at the Ninth Annual “Above the Bar Awards.”

    June 16th, 2015

    Frank S. McCullough, Jr., a partner with McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP, was honored recently at the Ninth Annual “Above the Bar Awards.”

    The ceremony was held at Pace Law School in White Plains on June 4 where McCullough was recognized as Westchester County’s “Leading Real Estate Attorney.”
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    Seth Mandelbaum Elected Vice Chair of Friends of Westchester County Parks

    May 3rd, 2015

    White Plains resident and attorney Seth Mandelbaum was recently elected Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Friends of Westchester County Parks, the group announced Wednesday.

    “We are very pleased to welcome Seth as Vice Chairman of Friends of Westchester County Parks,” said Joanne Fernandez, Chairperson of Friends of Westchester County Parks, in a statement. “His insight and passion for Westchester County parks is a great asset to the Board.”

    Mandelbaum, a partner with McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP in White Plains, was appointed to the Board of Trustees for Friends of Westchester County Parks in 2011. He practices in the areas of land use and environmental law, municipal law and not-for-profit organizations. Mandelbaum is one of only a handful of attorneys in New York to be certified by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED® AP).
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    MGS Of Counsel Charles A. Goldberger Named to Board of Directors of Legal Services of the Hudson Valley

    April 27th, 2015