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White Plains startup is re-inventing what an office is

The Journal News, Richard Liebson and Akiko Matsuda, January 30, 2017

 

KOI Creative Space, a coworking startup, opened five months ago on Mamaroneck Avenue.

As the city's office space vacancy rate improves, two young professionals are looking to re-invent what an office actually is.

Ryan Doran, 31, and Jonathan Manierre, 34, spent months looking for space for their advertising agency, and didn't like anything they found.

White Plains hosting Art in Vacant Places

The Journal News, Richard Liebson, January 5, 2017
 

A group of SUNY Purchase design students have turned downtown eyesores into eye candy, creating artistic displays in empty East Post Road storefronts that capture the spirit city of residents through the use of poetry.

New York Life Insurance Company Relocating to White Plains

New York Life Insurance Company has announced that it will relocate its Westchester office to Westchester One, located at 44 South Broadway in White Plains. The company has leased several floors of the building, approximately 150,000 square feet, and is expected to bring more than 500 new employees to the City. The move to White Plains’ Central Business District is expected to occur throughout this year and into 2018.

Heineken offering free rides home on New Year’s Eve in White Plains

Westfair Communications, Aleesia Forni, December 20, 2016
 

Heineken USA will partner with the city of White Plains and the White Plains Business Improvement District for its “New Year. Safe Ride.” program.

White Plains restaurant, Mediterraneo, opens on Main Street

The Journal News, Karen Roberts, November 12, 2016
 

Farm-to-table restaurant takes over three floors of long vacant White Plains building.

New White Plains Plaza owners invest $30 million in upgrades, boost leasing

Westfair Online, Ryan Deffenbaugh, October 20, 2016
 

White Plains Plaza owner Ivy Realty plans to renovate this courtyard off Main Street as part of its $30 million investment in property improvements.

In the first 18 months that Greenwich-based Ivy Realty has controlled the 700,000-square-foot White Plains Plaza mixed-use complex, the real estate firm has committed to $30 million in upgrades to the two buildings that comprise an entire block of the city’s central business district.

Koi leverages its coworking space for special events

Westfair Online, Bob Rozycki, October 11, 2016
 

While Koi has competition in the shared-office sector in Westchester and Fairfield counties... because of its open floor plan, Koi can leverage the space for use for after-hours events.

One recent event was hosted by Heineken for 40 of its employees for a training session.

“By keeping the space flexible, we’re able to be fairly nimble and shape it to the needs of an event while still maintaining the core needs of the coworking space during our general 9-to-5,” Doran said.

Long Term Development Scenarios for the Transit District

The City of White Plains has launched a web application which focuses on potential long-term development scenarios for city-owned parcels in the Transit District. The web application can be accessed via the Transit District website, www.wptransitdistrict.com, and consists of a slideshow which focuses specifically on potential long-term development scenarios and an 11-minute summary video which explains the potential long-term development scenarios. 

 

Mamaroneck Avenue Road Resurfacing (Livingston Avenue to Waller Avenue)

The Department of Public Works (DPW) has awarded a contract to PCI Industries, Inc., for the above captioned work. Preparation work for the milling and paving, consisting curb work, casting replacement and minor sidewalk upgrades, will begin on or about October 5th. Once the preparation work is complete the road surface will be milled (removing the existing damaged road surface) and a new final top course of asphaltic concrete pavement will be placed. Work is expected to be completed in approximately four weeks, barring unforeseen circumstances.

WPETC Offering Tech Courses in Fall 2016

Here is your chance to improve your technology skills! White Plains Education & Training Center is now offering a wide range of tech courses/workshops this fall (only). Offerings include: Microsoft Office, Google Drive, Gmail, calendaring, resume writing, and much more!

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