Charter school inks 70K sf lease in Downtown Brooklyn

first_img Message* Email Address* Prospect Schools CEO Dan Rubenstein. (Prospect Schools, Google Maps)A charter school is taking over a former Catholic high school building in Downtown Brooklyn.The Brooklyn Prospect Charter School inked a 30-plus year lease for 70,000 square feet at the former St. Joseph High School at 80 Willoughby Street, Crain’s reported.United American Land recently acquired the building from the Sisters of St. Joseph for $23.2 million. It will be renovated and open as a charter school in time for the next school year, according to the report.St. Joseph’s shut down at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year due to declining enrollment, according to the Tablet, a Catholic newspaper.Read moreCharter school expansions pick up amid pandemicCharter school takes 85K sf in Queens condo buildingCharter school developer buys Brooklyn site out of bankruptcy Since the onset of the pandemic, office leasing activities have significantly slowed down. But educational facilities, such as charter and private schools, remain active in the market, providing a lifeline to landlords.“Charter school development will continue to play a critical role in meeting the demand for modern public school seats in neighborhoods where new supply is constrained,” Newmark’s Justin DiMare, who, along with Ross Kaplan, represented the school in the transaction, told the publication. “Investor appetite for charter school development has also grown, due to the long-term nature of their occupancy.”Recent charter school deals include a 85,000-square-foot lease by the Central Queens Academy Charter School in Elmhurst. On Staten Island, Hellenic Classical Charter School secured $44 million in bond financing to construct its new 36,000-square-foot building.[Crain’s] — Akiko MatsudaContact Akiko Matsuda Full Name*last_img read more

Engineering skills college to support High Speed 2

first_imgUK: A dedicated engineering training faculty for students aged 16 and over is to be opened by 2017 to support construction of the planned High Speed 2 network.According to the Department for Transport, the HS2 skills college will require a ‘multi-million pound investment’ to train ‘a generation of world-class engineers’. More than 2 000 apprentices are expected to be taken on during the construction of HS2. Work on the first phase of the route between London and the West Midlands is expected to begin by 2016, subject to parliamentary approval.last_img read more

Robins become ‘Trojans’ to close out QPR win

first_imgFamara Diédhiou’s 16th-minute header from Jack Hunt’s cross separated the teams as City secured their fourth successive victory and clean sheet.And it was again valiant defending as QPR pressed hard that earned the plaudits as much as the Robins’ bright start.Here’s what the head coach told Robins TV:last_img

QPR confirm signing of Carroll

first_imgSee also:QPR decide they want to sign CarrollQPR trio expected to be fit for Forest game He has signed a one-year-contract with the option of a further year.AdChoices广告Carroll, 28, was a free agent, having recently been released by Swansea City.He featured for Rangers in a pre-season friendly against Arsenal this week.“He brings Premier League experience and Premier League quality, in terms of his technical ability,” Rangers manager Mark Warburton told the club website. “He’s had a frustrating time over the last couple of months, but I think we have a very experienced and very talented player who is hungry to prove a point.“My question to Tom was, ‘How hungry are you?’ Clearly, there is a really strong desire to come and play football. He should be entering his prime and I think he will be a great addition to the squad.“He’s added a different level of passing ability – he sees a pass that opens up the opposition. He finds pockets of space that we work hard to create and maximise, and I think we play in a style that suits Tom.”Warburton is keen to add more signings to his squad and hopes to bring in at least one forward before next weekend’s Championship opener against Nottingham Forest.Enquiries have been made about a number of players. QPR have confirmed the signing of Tom Carroll.The midfielder, who spent the 2013-14 season on loan at Loftus Road from Tottenham, has been training with the R’s.last_img read more

MLB plan saves big-spending teams $100M each

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US COMMENT The New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers would each save more than $100 million on player salaries as part of management’s proposal to start the coronavirus-delayed season than they would under the union’s plan, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.Top stars accustomed to eye-popping salaries that set them apart from mere All-Stars would experience by far the steepest cuts. Set to earn $36 million each, Mike Trout and Gerrit Cole would get $25.3 million under the union’s plan and a base of $5.6 million under the team’s proposal with the chance to get back to about $8 million if the postseason is played. A rookie at the minimum would get $396,537 from the union plan and $256,706 from the MLB proposal — not much more than the $222,222 per game Trout and Cole originally were slated to earn.The Yankees project to pay $155 million to players under the union’s plan, according to the AP analysis based on frozen March 28 rosters, and spend $48 million on salary under management’s proposal. The Astros drop from $149 million to $46 million and the Dodgers from $147 million to $46 million.Lower-spending teams save, too, but not nearly as much because their starting points are lower. Miami is at $33 million under the union’s plan and $16 million under MLB’s. Pittsburgh’s salaries would drop from $36 million to $17 million and Baltimore’s from $43 million to $18 million.A player with a $20 million salary, like St. Louis All-Star catcher Yadier Molina, would get be guaranteed just below $4 million under the MLB plan and about $14.1 million under the union plan. Tampa Bay pitcher Charlie Morton’s $15 million salary would be cut to a $3.2 million base under the MLB plan and $10.6 million under the MLB proposal.Philadelphia catcher J.T. Realmuto’s $10 million salary would drop to a $2.4 million base as part of the MLB proposal and to $7 million under the union plan.Milwaukee pitcher Brett Anderson would fall from $5 million to $1.4 million in MLB’s plan and to $3.5 million in the union’s formula.“Interesting strategy of making the best most marketable players potentially look like the bad guys,”MLB and the union have been making plans to start the season next month in ballparks without fans, and teams say they will sustain huge losses. In response to the union’s stance, MLB is considering proposing a much shorter schedule,The pandemic-induced stoppage has wrecked baseball’s finances. MLB say that by playing in empty ballparks, teams would combine to lose $640,000 for each additional regular-season game.Teams also say they fear extending play deep into the fall, as the union proposes, would risk a second wave of the coronavirus that would prevent the postseason from being played.Both sides have said they hope to start the season around the beginning of July, and talks may intensify next week. Some on the players’ side fear teams may attempt to implement a relatively short schedule, which could provoke the threat of a grievance and to play while seeking money damages.The AP study looked solely at 2020 salaries and did not include prorated shares of signing bonuses, which are guaranteed when a contract is signed and approved by the commissioner’s office. Written By Last Updated: 6th June, 2020 07:00 IST MLB Plan Saves Big-spending Teams $100M Each The New York Yankees, Houston Astros and Los Angeles Dodgers would each save more than $100 million on player salaries as part of management’s proposal to start the coronavirus-delayed season First Published: 6th June, 2020 07:00 ISTcenter_img LIVE TV Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW USlast_img read more

‘Red eye’ outbreak in Region 2

first_img…no eye drops at hospital – health officialDue to the lack of drugs and essential services at the two public hospitals on the Essequibo Coast, health-care delivery in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) has been on the decline, and residents have been made to shoulder the financial burden of providing for their health-care needs.This is according to the Chairman of the Region Two Health and Sanitation Committee, People’s Progressive Party Councillor Arnold Adams, whose comments came in light of residents being turned away from the hospital’s pharmacy, since no eye drops are available for patients suffering from viral conjunctivitis (Red Eye).Region Two Health Officer Afarah Khan, confirming an increase in the number of Viral Conjunctivitis (Red Eye) cases reported in the region over the past few weeks, told Guyana Times in an interview that Suddie Hospital staff have, since the start of June, reported a high number of Viral Conjunctivitis cases; and as at Thursday last, the number of such cases had risen to the hundreds.She cautioned that residents must be mindful of the presence of the bacteria around them, as the infection spreads easily throughout the household; and she urged that necessary precautions must be taken to prevent contracting the disease.Lack of drugsKhan disclosed that the Suddie Hospital does not have the requisite eye drops to treat the virus because the Public Health Ministry (MPH) has not provided the hospital with any; but she noted that the region was able to procure some by means of its health budget.Against the backdrop of there being an increase in cases of the virus, Chairman of the Health and Sanitation Committee, Arnold Adams, has confirmed that there is a major drug shortage at the region’s hospitals.Several residents suffering from the disease have expressed dissatisfaction at the untimely manner in which the Public Health Ministry is procuring drugs. One single mother has said that she is “broke” (has no money) and cannot afford to purchase drops for her child’s eye. She said she had gone to the hospital with the hope she would receive the drops, but was surprised to instead be given a prescription and told to purchase the item.“The poor are suffering. I went to the public hospital cause I couldn’t afford to go to a private pharmacy, but I was told that they don’t have drops,” the young mother related.SymptomsThe symptoms of Viral Conjunctivitis making the rounds include a gravel and sticky feeling in the eye, severe redness of the eye, and pain if the infection is prolonged. (Indrawattie Natram)last_img read more