Friday, April 17, 2015

Bronx News ( Soccer

Bronx News ( Soccer: NYCFC –Philadelphia Union Match Tied at 1 at Yankee Stadium By Howard Goldin BRONX, NEW YORK, APRIL 17- The second of NYCFC’s...


NYCFC –Philadelphia Union Match Tied at 1 at Yankee Stadium

By Howard Goldin

BRONX, NEW YORK, APRIL 17- The second of NYCFC’s (1-2-3) home and home matches with the Philadelphia Union (1-3-3) was played on Thursday night at Yankee Stadium five days after the first of the set was played in Philadelphia. 

Jim Curtin, the Union coach explained the emotions of the rare occurrence in the schedule, “It’s strange. It’s almost like a home and away game in a play-off series…There’s a real familiarity; the film sessions are a little shorter the second time around having just played them…this is the schedule that we have; it’s a unique one in that you play NYC back to back, but probably good to get them when [Frank] Lampard’s not here. You can look at that as a positive.”

Five days earlier Philadelphia was victorious, 2-1, on a goal scored in stoppage time. NYC’s experienced goalie Josh Saunders remarked, “Whenever you play back to back, there is some vengeance." 

New York City’s coach Jason Kreis was critical after the last several games of his club’s slow start during the first half of play. This was not the case on Thursday in the Bronx. 

Although neither club scored during the first 45 minutes, NYC was in possession of the ball for 61.5 percent of the period. Its passing accuracy was 76.3 percent and it won 63 percent of the duels. 

Saunders commented on the first half’s play of his teammates, “We played very well in the first half.” Midfielder Mehdi Ballouchyconcurred with his teammate, “In the first half we pressed them.”

NYC started the second half strongly. Saunders explained, “We built on the good start in the first half.” The game’s first goal was scored in the 57th minute by Ballouchy, 10 days after his 32nd birthday, on a pass by Khiry Shelton. The crowd of 20,461 cheered excitedly in the hope they would see their team’s second victory of the season.

Ballouchy was named the player of the game, but the native of Morocco had a different opinion, “I thought AJ [Andrew Jacobson] was our best player tonight. He did everything. I was impressed.”

As the game neared its end, Philadelphia scored to tie the contest. In the 88th minute of the 90 minute match, C. J. Sapong scored on assists by Maurice Edu and Cristián Maidana. 

Both the crowd in the stands and the players on the field for NYC were very disappointed by the late game action that resulted in a tie rather than a win. Saunders expressed his emotional reaction, “It feels like a loss, but we got a point [for the tie] if you want to take the positive. It’s too tough to take. I won’t sleep tonight. We need to stay positive and band together.”

NYCFC will remain at home for its next contest on Sunday, April 19 at 7 pm against the Portland Timber.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Bronx News ( Health Centers Fill Metro Center

Bronx News ( Health Centers Fill Metro Center: Health Centers Fill Metro Center BRONX, NEW YORK, APRIL 16- Simone Development Companies announced that Affinity Health Plan, a leading man...

Health Centers Fill Metro Center

Health Centers Fill Metro Center

BRONX, NEW YORK, APRIL 16- Simone Development Companies announced that Affinity Health Plan, a leading managed care organization serving more than 267,000 members in the New York metro area, and Fresenius Medical Care North America, a premier health care company focused on delivering quality care to people with renal and other chronic conditions, have taken additional space at Simone's new Metro Center Atrium mixed-use complex in the Bronx, bringing the brand new facility to full occupancy.

Metro Center Atrium is a new 370,000-square-foot office/retail/hotel complex at Simone's 42-acre, multi-building Hutchinson Metro Center campus. Retail tenants include LA Fitness, Applebee’s, Duncan Donuts and a Children’s Corner day care center. Just one 2,000 sf retail space remains available at the property, which is also home to the Bronx’s only Marriott hotel. The new building is located less than a mile from five major hospitals, making it an ideal location for medical practices and healthcare companies.

Affinity leased 95,954 sq. ft. at the Metro Center Atrium back in July, consisting of the entire 3rd floor, a portion of the 2nd floor and a portion of the 1st floor for their new headquarters,relocating from 2,500 Halsey Street in the Bronx. In January they expanded into an additional 6,553 sq. ft. on the second floor and last week they signed for another 2,000 sq. ft. of warehouse storage space on the Hutch Metro Center campus.

Fresenius Medical Care Northeast originally signed a lease for approximately 17,105 sq. ft. of space on the ground floor of the Atrium for a dialysis center. They signed a lease for an additional 4,000 sq. ft. on the second floor for the opening of a Home Training Center for Dialysis Patients that instructs patients on how to administer dialysis treatments in the privacy of their own homes.

Other healthcare tenants leasing space at the complex include Montefiore Medical Center, Calvary Hospital, Hanger Prosthetics, Parkchester Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Ophthalmologist Dr. Eric Wolf. 

“We are thrilled to announce these lease transaction that now bring the Metro Center Atrium office portion to full occupancy,” said James D. MacDonald, vice president/director of leasing for Simone Development.  “The Metro Center Atrium is one of the most successful new commercial real estate developments in the region. This is great news for the Bronx, which is enjoying an unprecedented economic renaissance. The leasing activity that we have experienced has been phenomenal, and the Metro Center Atrium has emerged as the premier location for healthcare companies and medical practices looking for state-of-the-art space in a convenient and central location with first-class amenities.

Located within Simone Development’s highly successful Hutchinson Metro Center complex in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx, Metro Center Atrium features three floors of Class A office and medical space, as well as further retail and restaurant opportunities. The architecturally distinctive building features a spectacular glass atrium and lobby and is set in a beautifully landscaped suburban-style campus setting. Abundant parking is provided on-site with more than 1,100 spaces. For leasing information, call 
(718) 518-8600.

Conveniently located off the Hutchinson River Parkway, Metro Center Atrium is easily accessible to major highways, bridges and airports. Manhattan is less than 20 minutes away and Westchester County is 10 minutes away. LaGuardia, JFK, and Westchester County airports are less than 30 minutes from the site. 

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Bronx News ( Celebs To Be Inducted Into The Bronx Walk of Fame

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