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07.02.2020

“Bedford Union Armory Preparing to House Nonprofit Groups”

Seven non-profit groups will call the Bedford Union Armory home, including Digital Girl, which focuses on bridging the digital divide by providing computer instruction and workforce training; the James E. Davis Stop the Violence Foundation; the Brooklyn Community Pride Center; the West Indian American Day Carnival Association; and the Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, which empowers youth and families of African descent to achieve high levels of educational, professional, and artistic excellence.

06.08.2020

17-21 Redfern Avenue Makes “10 Biggest NYC Projects” List

The Real Deal named Phipps Houses’ new development at 17-21 Redfern Avenue as one of the top 10 largest projects filed in New York City in May. Part of the Rockaway Village complex, the 12-story building will include 354 residential units.

5.5.2020

“New Looks at Bronx Point”

CityRealty gives a preview of Bronx Point, a 585,000-square-foot mixed-use project that will feature 540 permanently affordable housing units, educational and community space, acres of parkland, and the Universal Hip Hop Museum.

03.10.20

Slater & Beckerman P.C. Merges Into Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP

Effective March 10, 2020, the law practice of Slater & Beckerman P.C. has merged into Hirschen Singer & Epstein LLP (HSE).

For decades, Slater & Beckerman P.C. has been widely recognized as one of the premier zoning and land use firms in New York City, representing real estate developers, property owners, lending institutions, architects, contractors, and educational and cultural institutions.

As part of HSE, the Slater & Beckerman team will enable the firm to provide a broad spectrum of zoning and land use services to their clients, seamlessly integrated into HSE’s existing foundation in government assisted real estate and real estate finance transactions. HSE’s zoning and land use services will include all matters zoning and land use-related, including zoning due diligence and analysis, zoning lot mergers and transfers of development rights, and applications to New York City land use agencies, including the City Planning Commission, the Board of Standards and Appeals, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission.

“We are thrilled to have the zoning and land use team from Slater & Beckerman join us at HSE,” said HSE partner Christine A. Coletta. “In addition to being extremely skilled and diligent lawyers, they share our mission driven culture, which makes this an ideal match. Both firms value the opportunity to use our knowledge, experience and creativity to galvanize transactions and developments that foster an inclusive, vibrant and affordable New York City. This merger will put us in position to offer a more comprehensive array of services to our clients in furtherance of that ultimate goal.”

The zoning and land use attorneys joining HSE from Slater & Beckerman are Stuart Beckerman, Esq., Carole Slater, Esq., Stefanie Marazzi, Esq., and Benjamin Stark, Esq.

“Like the attorneys at HSE, we care deeply about the people and the built environment of New York City and are dedicated to doing the best work possible for our clients, which include developers of residential and commercial projects, as well as lenders and non-profit institutions,” said Stuart Beckerman, new partner at HSE and former managing principal at S&B. “The energy, passion, creativity and experience of HSE’s attorneys were a huge draw for us. We see this merger as a win-win for us and an added bonus for our clients, who can now draw from a larger pool of expertise.”

Founded in 1978, HSE specializes in the representation of for-profit and not-for-profit developers in a wide variety of complex real estate transactions, including the development and operation of affordable housing, community facilities, transitional housing and shelters, charter schools and mixed-use projects under federal, state and city programs. Their experienced attorneys have shaped significant real estate developments throughout the New York City metro.