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Fifth Avenue’s Childs Building sells for $45M

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first_img604 Fifth Avenue and Minamoto Kitchoan president Kemmei Okada (Photos via Google Maps, Minamoto Kitchoan)UPDATED, April 16, 2021, 2:55 p.m.: An iconic — if not well-loved — Fifth Avenue building has changed hands.The Childs Building at 604 Fifth Avenue sold to the Japanese snack chain Minamoto Kitchoan for just under $45 million, according to a deed filed with the city on Friday. The six-story building was previously home to an 18,000-square-foot TGI Fridays. Now, Minamoto Kitchoan will use the space for a new flagship.“With the retail and sales landscape evolving, I am seeing a surge in owner users stepping up to purchase real estate for their own businesses,” Compass’ Adelaide Polsinelli, who brokered the deal, said in a statement. The Riese Organization, which owns and operates restaurant chains, sold the building, with its chairman and CEO, Dennis Riese, signing the deed. A representative for Riese did not immediately respond to a request for comment.ADVERTISEMENTRead moreOne year into pandemic, Fifth Avenue blighted by empty storesNBA owes Moinian $7.5M in rent for Fifth Ave storeMAC wants to sublease 4 NYC stores Email Address* Share via Shortlink Full Name* Minamoto Kitchoan describes itself as a “fruits confectionery that emphasize[s] the appearance, shape and taste of the fruit itself.” The store has seven locations in the U.S., including an outpost on Madison Avenue that’s just a few blocks from the Childs Building. The retailer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.The Fifth Avenue building has a storied past: It was created for the Childs restaurant chain in 1924 and designed by architect William Van Alen, the architect of the nearby Chrysler Building. The New York Times said that the building would be “one of the finest buildings along Fifth Avenue,” but it has been overlooked by the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission, which has not designated it a landmark.Fifth Avenue retail has been wounded by deflated tourist numbers. In February, a survey of the corridor by The Real Deal found that there were 32 vacant storefronts on the stretch between 42nd and 59th streets.UPDATE: This story has been updated with more details about the deal. Contact Sasha Jones Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Commercial Real EstateNYC RestaurantsRetail Real Estatelast_img read more

Linda Gail Wittkorn

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first_imgLinda Gail Wittkorn 75 of Moores Hill passed away at her residence on Wednesday August 9, 2017.  Linda was born Wednesday August 27, 1941 in Marion, North Carolina the daughter of William R. and Kitty V. (Hutchins) Mues Sr.   She married Heinz A. Wittkorn May 5, 1959, who survives.  Linda was a former employee of Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati working in the medical records department.  Linda enjoyed animals, especially her cats.Linda is survived by husband, Heinz of Moores Hill, son Josef (Valerie) Wittkorn of Delaware, Ohio, brother William R. Mues Jr. of Cincinnati, and 4 grandchildren, Amber, Ethan and Aaron Wittkorn and Erika Basil.Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Memorials may be made in her memory to the Salvation Army through the funeral home.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill entrusted with arrangements; Box 156, 47032;  (812)744-3280.  Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Howson progress earns new deal

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first_img Press Association Howson, 25, joined the Canaries from Leeds in January 2012 and has made 60 appearances, scoring five times including a fine individual effort on the final day of last season at Manchester City. Hughton – who brought in half-a-dozen new signings in the summer – has selected Howson in each of Norwich’s 16 Premier League matches so far this season, and is delighted with the midfielder’s development as the Canaries have slowly started to climb the table. Norwich manager Chris Hughton is confident there is more to come from Jonny Howson after the midfielder signed a new four-and-a-half-year deal at the Barclays Premier League club. “A new contract comes in line with Jonny’s form this season, which has seen him be a mainstay of the team and put in some impressive performances,” Hughton said on the club’s official website, www.canaries.co.uk. “In the period of time that Jonny’s been here, there’s been progression in his influence in the team and in the matches, and we’re delighted to be able to secure his services for the next four-and-a-half years.” Howson joins team-mates John Ruddy, the England goalkeeper, and club captain Sebastien Bassong in penning contract extensions to commit their long-term futures to the Norfolk club. The former Leeds trainee hopes to build on his promising start to the 2013/2014 campaign. He said: “As soon as I found out there was an offer there I was very interested in getting it signed. I am very settled here and happy to sign. “I have really enjoyed the season so far and have had a good run in the side. I just want that to continue, and obviously staying here longer gives me the chance to do that.” Norwich drew 1-1 with Swansea on Sunday to edge up into 14th place, five points clear of the relegation zone and head to bottom club Sunderland this weekend. Club-record signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel could be involved at the Stadium of Light, having been sidelined since the end of October by a toe problem. Winger Robert Snodgrass continues his recovery from a knee injury sustained in the build-up to the Newcastle match last month, and the Scotland international may well come back into contention for the festive fixtures against Fulham on Boxing Day and Manchester United. “I am progressing nicely, but I don’t want to put a timescale on it. I will leave it to the head physio to tell me when I am ready,” Snodgrass said on the club’s official website. “We got it scanned and the outcome was four to six weeks, these things happen, but I am big enough to just work hard and look forward.” Snodgrass is confident he will rejoin a side now looking up the table after slowly building some positive results. “I know the players are ready for the challenge ahead. I am sure the supporters have not been happy with some of the performances like at Manchester City and Liverpool, but we have also picked up some decent results and I think you can see every point is vital in this league.” last_img read more

Crowd Stages Protest Against Fort Lauderdale Beach Closure

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first_img“I declare this an autonomous zone!” he declared. “I’m the white, privileged guy who worked 60 hours a week. My father worked more. Is that what white privilege is?” A group of nearly three-dozen South Florida residents are not happy about the holiday beach closures, and took time Saturday to voice their opinions.The crowd defied the county’s decision to shutter the beaches for the 4th of July, and planted an American flag on Fort Lauderdale beach while waving protest signs.Fort Lauderdale police officers made no arrests and did not say anything, as some of the protesters drank from open champagne or beer bottles.Other protestors went for a swim, while another group waved signs in support of President Trump, or wore his campaign hats. “It is wrong. It’s unconstitutional,” he said. “We are here to walk on this beach.” He added that the shutdown over COVID-19 had gone too far, and is prompting suicides, and joblessness. He was denied for unemployment and food stamps, he said. Another person held a sign that read “Cover up AmeriKKKa. Your racism is showing.” The woman, who is a Plantation resident, said that she is from the Caribbean. Organizer Chris Nelson of Fort Lauderdale, a security guard, said that closing the beach because of the COVID-19 pandemic was wrong.He and others also said they oppose mask mandates and business closures. A nearby man on a bike held a poster declaring that all “Democrats are terrorists.”In addition to no arrests, no injuries were reported. “She’s a jihadist terrorist!” he yelled. “She’s not an American. She’s a Muslim!”center_img Meanwhile, a Boynton Beach construction manager named Alan, who declined to give his last name, said he there because he was offended that Black Lives Matter protesters could create autonomous zones where they did not acknowledge the powers of police. Andrew Brett, who is a Trump supporter and head of the Broward Log Cabin Republicans, saw a black wrap around her face and head, and said she was Muslim.However, the woman said she was not. Two men yelled at her, calling her a “terrorist.” She held a sign that depicted a masked face and the words “I can’t breathe,” which is a twist on the final words of George Floyd, whose death at the hands of Minneapolis police led to the Black Lives Matter protests.“I’m a nurse,” she said. “The only time I think a mask is needed is with my patients. It’s ridiculous and it’s a sign of being subservient to the powers that be.” Signs at the protest read “Freedom over fear,” “Open the beach, no masks,” and “.01% not a pandemic.” “Say no to tyranny!” yelled Maria Pinzon, who is a nurse.last_img read more

Nelson Figure Skating Club presents A Century On Ice

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first_imgIt’s a great opportunity for figure skating fans to see local skaters live in action.The Nelson Figure Skating Club presents A Century On Ice Saturday at 2 p.m. in the NDCC Arena with music and dance from the past hundred years.The 90-minute end of the year gala showcases many of skaters from the Heritage City club in single and group performance.There is also a special guest performance scheduled.Admission is by donation.There is also a bake sale and refreshments.last_img

ALMOST €2.5 MILLION ALLOCATED TO UPGRADE HOUSES UNDER DISABLED SCHEME

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first_imgAlmost €2.5 million has just been allocated under Housing Adaptation Grant Schemes for Older People and People with a Disability for Donegal.The allocation has been welcomed by Labour party Senator Jimmy Harte.” I have been in contact with Minister Jan O Sullivan and she has informed me today of the allocations for the county. I’m hopeful that this money will be welcomed by those who require special assistance. ” A total of €1,958,517 will come from the exchequer while a further €489,629 will come from the local authority making a total of €2,448,116.  ALMOST €2.5 MILLION ALLOCATED TO UPGRADE HOUSES UNDER DISABLED SCHEME was last modified: February 24th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Senator Jimmy Hartelast_img read more

Manipulating the Invisible Spectrum With ND Filters

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first_imgWhen it comes to the finer points of ND filters and the resulting color shift, things can sometimes seem overwhelming. Here’s everything you need to know.Photo via Photography ElementPlaced in front of the lens, ordinary neutral density (ND) filters reduce light with no effect to image color or contrast while giving more control over exposure and depth of field. For celluloid film, ND filters only need to block light in the visible spectrum. However, many of today’s silicon-based digital sensors are sensitive to wavelengths the human eye cannot see, including the infrared spectrum, resulting in the need for “far-red” filtration as well.Without ND filters, the IR wavelengths are typically a non-issue. However, upon adding heavy ND, compensation for the IR spectrum becomes necessary. For example, if you add a 1.8 ND, providing six stops of non-infrared blocking exposure, you gain an imbalance in frequencies. In essence, your sensor is effectively being contaminated by the far-red, resulting in a muddy color shift across your image, particularly in the blacks and reflective synthetic materials. With proper IR filtration, however, the dark areas of your image are rendered crisp and clean.In the digital era, there has been a sizable array of ND options, but until fairly recently, no manufacturer has produced a truly neutral infrared ND filter. How is this far-red filtration achieved? There are a few different methods:1. DyesMany manufacturers will place a film of specialized green resin on top of (or sandwiched between) panels of optical glass. These types of filters are called Infrared Neutral Density Filters (IRND) and have been optimized for digital sensors. When light passes through the dye, it filters out an amount of the infrared spectrum by absorbing unwanted frequencies. Unfortunately, all IRND filters come with their own set of colorcast problems, and there is a varying degree of consistency across manufacturers and ND intensity.2. Hot MirrorsThe second method of infrared filtration is called a hot mirror. Hot mirrors are essentially infrared cut-offs and work through reflective interference: transmitting the shorter wavelengths and reflecting the far-red. Hot mirrors are made by placing fine dichroic coatings onto the surface of optical glass. Unfortunately, their high reflectivity is also a major drawback, as they have a tendency for ghosting. For this reason, they should be placed farthest from the lens in front of any other filtration.3. Carbon CoatedThe third and most recent form of infrared-blocking ND filtration utilizes a carbon metallic coating, which creates a truly neutral ND. The coating is bonded to the glass and provides impressively neutral color while blocking out infrared contamination. Unlike dyed IRND filters, carbon-coated IRNDs do not suffer from dye variance and thus produce the most color-consistent image available.Some digital sensors already have an amount of internal infrared filtration built in through the Optical Low Pass Filter (OLPF) placed directly in front of the sensor. So it is important that you research and perform tests ahead of time before deciding whether or not dyed IRND, hot mirrors, or carbon-coated IRND filters are right for your project.Here’s a great video from B&H that covers the basics of ND filter usage in both video and photography.Got any thoughts on ND filters? How many do keep in your kit? Let us know in the comments below!last_img read more

Clippers clinch playoff spot with win over Timberwolves

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first_imgGoogle Philippines names new country director Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event LATEST STORIES Clippers: At the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.Timberwolves: Host the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Towns led Minnesota with 24 points and 13 rebounds. Andrew Wiggins scored 22 and Dario Saric added 18.Montrezl Harrell helped the Clippers pull away after the Timberwolves got within single digits late in the game. Ten of his 18 points came after Minnesota made it a six-point game in the fourth quarter.“It’s going to be a different guy every night,” Williams said. “Trez was having a slow game, and then the last 5 minutes he made all the big plays that we needed to keep some distance there. I think that’s just a testament to how we’re built.”Los Angeles, which entered as the second-most accurate 3-point shooting team in the NBA, thrived from deep. The Clippers shot 16 for 32 from downtown. Gallinari hit a team-high six 3s, which matched his season high.“They might be playing the best basketball out of anybody in the league right now,” Timberwolves interim coach Ryan Saunders said.Minnesota was once again short-handed, as several key players — including Derrick Rose, Robert Covington and Jeff Teague — have been shut down for the remainder of the season.TIP-INSClippers: G Landry Shamet did not play due to an ankle injury. Shamet is averaging 11.2 points per game since he was traded to the Clippers in early February. Rivers said Shamet would’ve played if it were a playoff game. … Garrett Temple scored 15 points, his highest total since he was acquired by the Clippers in early February.Timberwolves: F Taj Gibson missed his third straight game with a calf injury. … Towns didn’t convert his first field goal until there was 4:53 remaining in the third quarter. Before that, he was 0 for 7 from the floor. … Towns’ double-double was his 50th of the season. … Minnesota was 20 of 33 from the free throw line.UP NEXT Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Lou Williams added 20 points off the bench for the Clippers, who outscored Minnesota’s reserves 53-25. Williams had 45 points the last time Los Angeles played at Target Center.The Clippers have won six in a row, the longest active streak in the NBA, and are 11-1 in March.“It’s so hard to make the playoffs in the West,” said guard Patrick Beverley, who said he was fine after exiting the game with a hip pointer. “To be in the category with some of the teams that we’re in the category with, it’s truly a blessing.”Los Angeles led by 25 before Minnesota trimmed the deficit to 104-98 in the fourth quarter on a 3-pointer by Karl-Anthony Towns. It was the closest the Wolves had been since the first quarter.“Something that I think has failed us in a lot of our losses is just our execution,” Towns said. “It hasn’t been the effort, and it hasn’t been the determination. It has just been the execution.”ADVERTISEMENT Danilo Gallinari scored 25 points and Los Angeles clinched a postseason spot Tuesday night with a 122-111 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves.Rivers’ club is back in the postseason after falling short a year ago. The Clippers finished 42-40 last season, missing the playoffs after making it six straight years — four under Rivers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“I’m just really happy for our guys,” Rivers said. “Before the year, we went through all the articles about us and how bad we were going to be. . I just told them, they don’t know us.”The Clippers (45-30) became the fifth Western Conference team to secure a postseason berth. With seven regular-season games to play, Los Angeles still has a shot at earning home-court advantage in the first round. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Los Angeles Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari, left, eyes the basket as Minnesota Timberwolves’ Dario Saric defends in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Minneapolis. Gallinari led the Clippers with 25 points in their 122-111 win. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)MINNEAPOLIS — Doc Rivers read the preseason predictions that said his team might win 35 games, at best. Neither the Clippers coach nor his players took much stock in all that.Now, they’re playoff-bound.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag View comments MOST READ PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Column: Cleaning up the mess in boxing’s heavyweight class Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more

Lori Saldana on her race for Board of Supervisors in District 4

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first_img June 4, 2018 Lori Saldana on her race for Board of Supervisors in District 4 Posted: June 4, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsThe June Primary is Tuesday and Democrat Lori Saldana is running for County Supervisor of District 4.She sat down with KUSI with the latest on her campaign. Categories: Local San Diego News Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom last_img read more