Mayor fund hikes East Harlem blast aid by $333K

REBNY, Con Edison among first to pledge funds aimed at helping victims of explosion

New York /
Apr.April 01, 2014 03:50 PM

A nonprofit headed by New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray has gathered more than $333,000 in donations from 400 private groups to fund counseling and assistance for East Harlem blast victims.

The members of the Real Estate Board of New York and gas utility company Con Edison were among the first to pledge funds to the nonprofit Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, which McCray heads, Capital New York reported. Other donors included the Mount Sinai Health System, which gave $15,000, and the UJA-Federation of New York, which gave $10,000. The money will go towards the cost of funerals, food, clothing and transitional housing for victims, according to the news site.

Developers with REBNY were also among the first to come to victims’ aid, offering 34 apartment to house residents displaced by the explosion that claimed eight lives earlier this month. Real estate executives coordinated with the New York State Association for Affordable Housing to provide the temporary and long-term lodging, in a move seen by some as a show of support for the de Blasio administration. [Capital New York]Angela Hunt


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
John Banks
High expectations: A look at John Banks’ 4 years at REBNY
High expectations: A look at John Banks’ 4 years at REBNY
John Banks
John Banks to step down as REBNY president
John Banks to step down as REBNY president
REBNY Awards
Newmark Knight Frank wins REBNY retail award for Alamo Drafthouse deal in FiDi
Newmark Knight Frank wins REBNY retail award for Alamo Drafthouse deal in FiDi
(Getty)
A December to forget: Multifamily projects slow to a trickle
A December to forget: Multifamily projects slow to a trickle
Eric Adams, Kim Darga
Basement apartment pilot fizzles, showing need for state action
Basement apartment pilot fizzles, showing need for state action
From left: BTEA's Louis Coletti, Assembly member Rodneyse Bichotte Hermelyn and Sen. James Sanders Jr. (Getty; Illustration by Kevin Rebong for The Real Deal)
Hochul signs bill to raise fines for construction companies
Hochul signs bill to raise fines for construction companies
Compass CEO Robert Reffkin and REBNY president James Whelan (Compass, REBNY, Getty)
REBNY slams Compass for ending its own lawsuit
REBNY slams Compass for ending its own lawsuit
(Photo Illustration by The Real Deal with Getty)
Manhattan retail rents stagnant even as foot traffic returns
Manhattan retail rents stagnant even as foot traffic returns
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...