Photos: A look at City Centre progress as construction end nears

first_img Kelsey O’Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor. More by Kelsey O’Connor Rents start at $1,565 for 500 square foot studios and peak at $3,265 for two bedroom apartments facing The Commons. All of the highest price units were pre-leased by September, and a project representative said the rest of the two bedrooms are filling up faster than the smaller units.Related: City Centre applies for tax breaksRelated: After delays, Harold’s Square project on Ithaca Commons will resume constructionWith about 70 parking spaces offered for a $200/month fee, the project team is counting on many residents using alternate modes of transportation. While the location is walkable to downtown, the sales team also touts its bike storage room and proximity to several bus stops.City Centre has been offering regular tours of the new space. Here’s a peek inside the building as of Wednesday, Feb. 6.A look into one of the modeled two-bedroom apartments. Your Economy & Development news is made possible with support from: Kelsey O’Connor ITHACA, N.Y. — With upward work done, the City Centre project has turned inward.Construction on the building at 301 E. State St., facing the Ithaca Commons, is on track to complete in the next couple of months. The ground floor, which will contain three big retail spaces including The Ithaca Ale House and Collegetown Bagels (the third hasn’t been announced yet), a fitness center, lobby, common kitchen, dog wash station among other spaces, is beginning to take form.About 35 percent of the building’s 192 apartments are currently reserved with leases starting June 1. The units are marketed as “luxury apartments,” with features like stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and in-unit laundry, as well as access to shared amenities like wine storage space, a rooftop terrace and a business center. center_img Tagged: city centre, development, market-rate housing last_img read more

Jamestown Woman Arrested For Allegedly Allowing Youngsters To Fight In The Street

first_imgShare:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) WNY News Now Stock Image.JAMESTOWN – A Jamestown woman was arrested after allegedly allowing two juveniles to fight in the middle of a city street on Tuesday night.Jamestown Police say officers responded to the area of Newland Avenue and Myrtle Streets just before 11:30 p.m. for a reported fight.When they arrived on scene, police say they witnessed two juveniles in the middle of the street attempting to fight others and being disorderly.Police say this was the third time responding to the area for similar issues where 33-year-old Nichole Verrett allegedly let her children run wild. Officers say Verrett was arrested and her kids turned over to another party.Verrett is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child and taken to Jamestown City Jail pending arraignment in the case.last_img read more

Long Island Chick-fil-A to Open This Fall

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Chick-fil-A, the controversial Atlanta-based chain of fast food chicken restaurants, plans to open this fall its first location on Long Island, in Port Jefferson Station, the company said in a statement Friday.Brookhaven town officials previously approved the location on Route 347 on the site of a former auto dealership. Local gay rights activists have protested the move on the grounds that Chick-fil-A founder Dan Cathy has publicly opposed marriage equality. Company officials have said it’s expected to be the first of many local Chick-fil-As.“We…look forward to serving our customers fresh, hand-crafted food with genuine hospitality,” the company said in a statement, adding that it will be locally owned and operated. A representative declined further comment.The restaurant will be one of more than 1,700 in 38 states, with the closest current location at New York University in Manhattan. Three years ago, Cathy said in an interview that he opposes gay marriage—a statement that sparked protests nationwide and highlighted his donations to groups sympathetic to that position.“Chick-fil-A has a long history of being taken to task for its donations,” David Kilmnick, CEO of the Long Island GLBT Services Network, had told Brookhaven officials during a 2013 public hearing on the planned LI location, which Kilmnick opposes.Cathy, who has made no secret of incorporating Christian values into his eatery—it’s closed on Sunday, so workers can attend church, for example—later expressed regret that his sandwiches became a symbol of the gay marriage debate.At the public hearing for the LI location, a company representative tried to appease the critics who spoke out against Chick-fil-A, known for their cow mascots urging patrons to “Eat Mor Chikn”“We’re not anti-anyone,” Scott Thigpen, Chick-fil-A’s director of restaurant development, said at the hearing. “We’re literally here to serve everyone with honor, dignity and respect. It doesn’t matter about their race, creed, sexual orientation.”KOR, the developer behind the restaurant, plans to build a 4,600-square-foot eatery with seating for up to 120 customers and 20 more outside. The plan also includes a drive thru, indoor playground for children, a 186-space parking lot and another restaurant not affiliated with Chick-fil-A.—With Rashed Mianlast_img read more

Brazil’s Bahia blank Uruguay ‘s Atletico Cerro in Copa Sudamericana First Leg

first_imgSalvador, July 26: Bahia beat Uruguay ‘s Atletico Cerro 2-0 here in the first leg of their Copa Sudamericana second-round tie.Neither team was especially impressive on Wednesday night at Salvador’s Roberto Santos Stadium, where police had to break up brawls in the stands between Brazilian and Uruguay fans, reports EFE news agency.Gilberto opened the scoring with a header off a corner kick in the 53rd minute and Regis converted a penalty 20 minutes later to seal the outcome of a match characterized by constant interruptions. IANSlast_img