Arverne By the Sea is a Major New Residential Project in the Rockaways

With a shot in the arm from Mayor Ginliani, Arverne By the Sea, a major new residential project in the Rockaways, was launched last month at City Hall in New York. The developers picked, the Benjamin Development Company of Garden City and the Beechwood Organization of Jericho, have formed a joint venture to develop the […]

Unexpected Surge in New Home Construction Nationwide

Unseasonably warm weather, a weak stock market and low interest rates contributed to an unexpected surge in new home construction nationwide last month, experts said yesterday. Housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.645 million in November, up 8.2 percent above the revised October estimate of 1.521 million and 6 percent above […]

Strong Demands for New Homes After 9/11

December 7, 2001 IN THE MIDST of an economic slowdown and post-Sept. 11 anxiety, there is still a strong demand for new homes in a wide price range, as evidenced by the plans for developments in both Queens and on Long Island. On Monday, for example, New York City officials announced a $350-million development of […]

Arverne-by-the-Sea Construction to Begin in June

City officials yesterday tapped two Long Island developers to undertake the $350 million development of Arverne-by-the-Sea, a 100-acre oceanfront community in the Rockaways. At a City Hall news conference, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and other city officials said that a plan by Benjamin-Beechwood LLC, a joint venture, was selected from among several competitive proposals for the […]

Mayor Giuliani Announces Designation of Developers for Construction of Arverne-by-the-Sea

Up to 2,300 Homes, Retail, Recreation Center, and Charter School to be Constructed on the Rockaway Peninsula. Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani today joined Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Jerilyn Perine and Queens Borough President Claire Shulman to announce the designation of developers for the construction of Arverne-by-the-Sea, an approximately 100-acre oceanfront site […]

7 Tips for Finding a New Construction Home

IN RECENT YEARS, the Rock Development Corp. has built about 35 two-family homes annually in the Far Rockaway and Arverne sections of Queens. But if you are looking to purchase one of these homes this year, you’re out of luck: Contracts for those under construction were signed months ago. Buyers coming in now are committing […]

Michael Dubb Secures Parcel of Several Hundred Acres

NOWADAYS, a parcel of several hundred acres is almost unheard of in local builders’ circles.Yet that’s exactly what developer Michael Dubb, a partner in the Beechwood Organization, secured several months ago in Manorville, two miles south of the Long Island Expressway in eastern Suffolk. Last week, he broke ground on that property and hopes to […]

Builders Aim For Broader Appeal in New Developments

ASK MICHAEL DUBB whom he is trying to appeal to in the Beechwood Organization’s new project, Country Pointe, and he’ll tell you: everyone. The Melville development has 82 attached town homes. In the end units, priced at $240,000, the master bedroom is on the main floor, to attract senior citizens who don’t want to climb […]

Some of Dubb’s Top Ten Tips on Making a House a Better Place to Live

RANCH HOUSE or colonial, a man’s / woman’s home is his / her “castle” — but sometimes even castles need improvements. Just ask Michael Dubb, chairman of the board of the Long Island Builders Institute. Whether you’re investing time and money to sell your home or just enjoy a better lifestyle, here are some of […]

Route 110 to Offer Affordable Multi-Family Housing

FOR A GENERATION, a hard hat sighted on former farmland in the Route 110 area of Melville meant a new office tower was going up. This spring, after several years of inactivity, there will be development again not offices this time but multi-family housing. Four projects that would add 633 housing units to the Route […]