Asbury Park is set to receive $6M condos. Is the sleepy beach town ready for them?

first_imgiStar CEO Jay Sugarman and a rendering of the Asbury Ocean ClubIn Asbury Park, New Jersey, the oceanside town known for Bruce Springsteen and good surf, a developer is betting he can sell $6 million condominiums in a place that still has a high poverty rate and low median house price.Jay Sugarman, who leads the New York-based real estate investment trust iStar, has bought 35 acres of land in the town, and is planning a $1 billion redevelopment there, with up to 20 new projects to be built over the next decade, according to The Wall Street Journal.One of those towers, the 17-story Asbury Ocean Club, is set to open in the summer. Its 130 residential condominiums are priced from $1 million to $6 million and will feature a spa and terraces.Whether these price points are achievable remains to be seen. While Asbury Park has undergone significant redevelopment over the past decade, it still has a high poverty rate, and its median house price hovers around $362,000, according to Zillow.The demand for luxury residential condos may be premature, as an oversupply exists in Manhattan, which has recorded a steady decline in sales over the past three years.iStar, which is developing in Coney Island and also recently bought an office tower in Jersey City, has reportedly spent $300 million in Asbury Park on a hotel and a renewed bowling alley with an attached music venue. But some residents feel sidelined by the glitzy redevelopment, which includes a members-only beach club.“We’re saying create this economic driver, bring those tax revenues to the town,” Sugarman told the Journal. “Then you have a suite of options to play with that you didn’t have before.” [WSJ] — David Jeans  This content is for subscribers only.Subscribe Nowlast_img read more

Interbike 2011: Fondriest SF1 inox (stainless) frameset

first_imgAt 980g for the frame, this Fondriest shows that steel can hang with more modern materials, and the addition of a 375g carbon fiber fork, Ritchey Classic seatpost and headset up the balance of this $4,900 package.  Can I justify it?  No.  Would I have come home with it if my budget allowed? It’s another fragrant morning here in Las Vegas as the Bikerumor crew pore through the images from the first day of 2011’s Interbike Expo.  From day 1, the one object that drew me in from the aisles more strongly than anything else had to have been Fondriest’s SF1 stainless steel frame, distributed in the US by Albabici. Hit the jump for more photos and the weight & cost bottom lines…Despite what seemed like impossibly thin-walled tubes, sand blasted logos, and joints that look to have been applied by a syringe, the SF1 could have be described as understated- save for the polished stainless steel finish.  The seat clamp area comes together very nicely, as seen in the photos.last_img read more

InterUrban ArtHouse acquires Overland Park Post Office building across the street to provide space for expansion

first_imgRendering of the new gallery space planned for the InterUrban Arthouse.The InterUrban ArtHouse, a cultural anchor in downtown Overland Park for five years, has bought the post office building across the street to allow a major expansion of its arts programs and studio space.Angie Hejduk, chief operating officer for the ArtHouse, said the acquisition of the 10,000 square-foot post office building at 8010 Conser St. was completed with the help of a $160,000 grant from the City of Overland Park.Other funding for the purchase: Anonymous, $100,000; Regnier Foundation, $75,000; Howard Jacobson, $20,000; Hal Shapiro, $10,000, and Sunderland Foundation, $100,000.Plans call for the U.S. Post Office to downsize its current operation and continue to operate a 1,000 square-foot retail facility in the building.Rendering of the community porch planned for the new InterUrban Arthouse.The remainder will be converted to a dozen studios, classroom and exhibition space, and a coffee shop. The loading dock will become a “community porch.” The move also will allow InterUrban to meet the needs of people with disabilities.Hejduk estimated the cost of the renovation at about $500,000. A fundraising effort is underway. The InterUrban ArtHouse purchased the post office building debt-free and wants to complete the renovations without debt as well. The organization currently is in rented space across the street at 8001 Conser.Owning its own space and avoiding the uncertainty of rent increases was one of the goals when Nicole Emanuel founded the ArtHouse. “She came to Kansas City with her family and found that there were only a few artist spaces in this area,” Hejduk said. “She reached out to the community and over 100 artists showed up…by owning the building, we can control our rent.”Hejduk said the InterUrban ArtHouse has been a contributor to the renaissance currently occurring in downtown Overland Park. The retail district is thriving and developments totaling more than 500 apartments are in the pipeline.“We’ve been here for several years and feel we’ve been a key component of the cultural landscape,” she said. “That’s why people are developing and creating more living options.”Hejduk also praised the City of Overland Park for its help acquiring the post office building.“The city made a substantial endorsement of arts programming in this community,” she said.The ArtHouse will continue utilizing its former rented space at 8001 Conser. A new middle school for the arts is in the works there as well, and students at the school are expected to take classes at InterUrban ArtHouse.The first event planned for the new space will be a TEDxOverland Park grand opening on the theme of Systems. It will be March 2, 2017 at 2 p.m.The InterUrban ArtHouse has acquired the post office building at 8010 Conser St. in downtown Overland Park.last_img read more

DFA award successful teams and individuals

first_img Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Share 252 Views   2 commentscenter_img DFA President Glen EtienneThe Dominica Football Association (DFA) on Saturday August 12 2017 awarded outstanding teams, clubs and individual athletes during its 2017 awards ceremony at the Fort Young hotel. Hosted under the theme ‘Developing Football through Partnership and Cooperation’, Chad Bertrand walked away with the award for Male Footballer of the Year while Romelcia Phillip was named Female Footballer of the Year and Charvis Delsol, Referee of the Year. Premiere Division trophies were awarded as follows: Player with the most goals Chad Bertrand, Most outstanding striker Joslen Prince, Most outstanding Midfielder Chad Bertrand, most outstanding defender Euclid Bertrand, most outstanding goal keeper Glenson Prince, runners up Caribbean Cool Harlem United and champions CCCUL Dublanc Football Club. President of the DFA Glen Etienne said a celebration such as the conferring of these awards is necessary as they show the players in a tangible way their achievements are recognized and their hard work appreciated. “We have every reason to celebrate as on occasion such as these we take time to recognize the achievements of our players and to show in a very tangible way that we appreciate their level of success which is directly related to the hard work that they have put in during the period under review,” he said. In relation to the theme Etienne said, “We must quickly be reminded that the business of football development rests squarely on the shoulders of all stakeholders.”The responsibility of football development he added does not lie with only a few persons saying, “While I agree that a few persons or an organization must take the lead role in developing that football product, we must all work towards the common goal which is to see a desired level of improvement in football.”He explained that football’s improvement is dependent through partnership and cooperation and so called on stakeholders to “take their rightful place at the table”. “We will all appreciate that different individuals and organizations bring different skills and mindset to the planning table,” he said continuing, “This is so true since knowledge does not reside with one individual or a group of individuals.” Etienne asked stakeholders to contribute to the development of football on the island by becoming a partner of the DFA. “Now more than ever football and the footballers need us all to play a part and to make positive contributions,” he said. Meanwhile Etienne said the clubs must partner with DFA to play a more meaningful role in the affairs of football by making it a point of duty to attend annual general meetings and courses organized by the DFA. “The clubs must also ensure that there are systems in place within the club that will enhance efficiency and productivity thereby creating an enabling environment for players to be coached properly which will result in better on field performance,” he said adding that positive work ethics must be demonstrated by club members which will in turn attract potential sponsors. Awardees:Division One: Jerran Sebastian (most outstanding striker and player with the most goals), Gylles Mitchel (most outstanding defender), Elwin Jean Louis (Most outstanding goal keeper), Group A winner Harlem, Group B winner RC Doctors, runner up NJFA Harlem United and the champion team Mahaut Soca Strikers Football Club. Women’s Division: Romelcia Phillip (player with the most goals and most outstanding striker), Alijah Titre (most outstanding midfielder), Keandra Francis (most outstanding defender) and Christina Sobers (most outstanding goal keeper); New Generation Sports Club (runner up) and New India Goodwill Runners Football Club (winner). Under 15 Boys: South Stars United (winners), Central Overcomers (second place) and North Strikers (third place). Audell Laville (MVP and best striker), Jerome Burkard (best goal keeper award), Jamal Augustine (best defender) and Turram Toussaint (best midfielder). Western Youngsters (most disciplined team) and Lennox Walsh (winning coach). Secondary Schools Girls League: Dominica State College (winner) and the Dominica Grammar School (runner up). DCS students Michlyn Morgan (most outstanding midfielder) and Romelcia Phillip (player with the most goals and MVP); DGS students Serrina Etienne (most outstanding goal keeper ) and Rachel Seraphine (most outstanding defender) and Star Humpherys of the Portsmouth Secondary School (most outstanding striker). – / 75 Share FeaturedLocalNewsSports DFA award successful teams and individuals by: Dominica Vibes News – August 14, 2017last_img read more

Live: CSKA 1948 – Montana (teams) – efbet League

first_imgCSKA 1948 reached its first victory in the elite of Bulgaria after beating Montana 2-0 at the National Stadium “Vasil Levski”. Both goals for the “reds” were the work of Galin Ivanov. The former Slavia player scored his first goal for CSKA 1948 in the 30th minute, and minutes before the end he doubled the lead of the hosts.The match did not offer any interesting situations, as the guests from Montana managed to make only 1 accurate and 6 inaccurate shots on the door of Daniel Naumov.The first minutes of the match were quite equal, as there was no danger in front of either door. In the 13th minute Daniel Naumov failed to box the ball well and it reached Stefan Tsonkov, who, however, with a strong shot sent it over the door.In the 30th minute Galin Ivanov brought the hosts ahead in the result. A mistake by Dimitar Iliev just behind the center allowed Serkan Ussein to bring out Ivanov, who with a great performance gave an advance to CSKA 1948.In the 52nd minute Alexander Bashliev shot from over 30 meters, but his shot went well over the door of Daniel Naumov. Ten minutes later, goal scorer №2 in the elite Martin Kamburov failed to overcome Blagoy Makenjiev, shooting right in his body.In the 88th minute a double pass between Denislav Alexandrov and Galin Ivanov ended with a second goal by Ivanov in the door of Makenjiev. The 32-year-old football player dribbled between three Montana players, overcoming Makenjiev for 2: 0.CSKA 1948 – Montana 2: 0 (1: 0 33. Galin Ivanov 30 ‘, 22: 0 33. Galin Ivanov 88’)Yellow cards: Ventsislav Vassilev, Ivaylo Klimentov, Lazar Marin, Alexander Alexandrov (C)Starting lineups:CSKA 1948: 29. Daniel Naumov, 21. Ventsislav Vassilev, 87. Simeon Petrov, 24. Lazar Marin, 25. Alexander Alexandrov, 26. Serkan Ussein, 8. Ivaylo Klimentov, 10. Vasil Shopov (46 ’20. Angel Bastunov), 33 Galin Ivanov, 17. Daniel Mladenov (72 ’70. Georgi Rusev), 9. Martin KamburovReserves: 1. Dimitar Todorov, 11. Denislav Alexandrov, 20. Angel Bastunov, 70. Georgi Rusev, 30. Dimo ​​Atanasov, 7. Mario Topuzov, 5. Mikhail MinkovMontana: 30. Blagoy Makenjiev, 25. Alexander Bashliev, 33. Stefan Tsonkov, 13. Yordan Yordanov, 10. Vladimir Aitov, 20. Dimitar Iliev, 6. Yanko Angelov, 23. Sergey Georgiev (68 ‘9. Bilal Bari), 8. Toni Tasev, 16. Nikolay Tsvetkov, 11. Nikolay Minkov (77 ‘7. Ivelin Iliev)Reserves: 1. Marin Orlinov, 15. Preslav M. Petrov, 7. Ivelin Iliev, 5. Ryan Senhaji, 22. Stefan Kamenov, 9. Bilal Bari, 2. Valeri HristovThe response:Nikola Spasov: Galin Ivanov’s individual class made the differenceKrassimir Balakov: Clash with Levski is the sweetest matchlast_img read more