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Archive for April 2015

The passing of Ambassador Meir Rosenne

It is with great sadness that we mourn the passing of Ambassador Meir Rosenne.  Ambassador Rosenne, shown in the attached photo at an Israel Bonds Holocaust Remembrance Award Dinner with Henry Kissinger, Elie Wiesel and Sigmund Strochlitz, was widely recognized as an accomplished diplomat who represented Israel with distinction in Paris and Washington.

Ambassador Rosenne  was  also appreciated for his role in forging peace between Israel and Egypt.  As the Foreign Ministry’s legal advisor, he played an essential part in drafting the Camp David Accords.

And, I remember Ambassador Rosenne’s dedicated leadership with Israel Bonds, for which he served as president & CEO from 1989-1994. His time at Bonds coincided with historic and crucial events for Israel, including Operation Desert Storm and the influx of hundreds of thousands of Soviet Jews.  He responded to these events by helping to lead the organization to significant sales.

I applaud Ambassador Rosenne’s achievements on behalf of Israel and the Israel Bonds organization, and I send my condolences and prayers to his family.

Israel Bonds Holocaust Remembrance Award Dinner.  From left to right: Meir Rosenne, Henry Kissinger, Elie Wiesel and Sigmund Strochlitz.

Israel Bonds Holocaust Remembrance Award Dinner.
From left to right: Meir Rosenne, Henry Kissinger, Elie Wiesel and Sigmund Strochlitz.

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April 27, 2015 at 2:53 pm

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Halstead Property Annual Meeting

This past April 6th, Halstead Property hosted our annual meeting in the magnificent Cipriani space on 42nd Street, the former grand banking hall of the Bowery Savings Bank. Over 1200 of our agents participated in an uplifting atmosphere celebrating the magnificent year that Halstead achieved for 2014.
Diane Ramirez, Halstead’s CEO, led the meeting along with the participation of Richard Grossman, Halstead’s Executive Vice President/Managing Director, and with many other executives presenting along the way.
I am so proud to be apart of Halstead for the past 14 years, and I am looking forward to a wonderful 2015!
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Kent Swig against the Halstead Property "step and go" backdrop".

Kent Swig against the Halstead Property “step and go” backdrop”.

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April 20, 2015 at 11:57 am

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A New 180,000 Square Foot Lease

Recently, my family’s company, The Swig Company, in conjunction with our partner Himmel + Meringoff Properties, signed a new 180,000 square foot lease at one of our New York City properties at 1460 Broadway with the tenant WeWork. This lease spans for 19 years and the tenant will occupy the entire building except for 35,000 square feet which includes the ground, second and third floors which will be occupied by a major retail tenant. I wish my heartfelt congratulations to Leslie Himmel and Steve Meringoff for their incredible efforts and hard work to make this wonderful deal happen!

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1460 Broadway Corner

1460 Broadway Corner

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April 16, 2015 at 9:44 am

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Dia Beacon

This Saturday April 4th, I visited Dia Beacon, a contemporary art museum that opened in May 2003 that occupies 300,000 square feet within a former industrial building situated on the  banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, New York. Dia presents a vast range of artworks by an array of some of the most significant artists from the last half century in an incredible venue comprised uniquely and largely of all natural and indirect lighting. Dia’s space allows the works of art to be curated within a large and open setting and affords the museum the opportunity to show a depth of works from each artist that is rarely seen in other museums; the result is spectacular!

Self-reflection within the art work by the artist Joseph Beuys.

Self-reflection within the art work by the artist Joseph Beuys.

Richard Sera sculpture.

Richard Sera sculpture.

Works by John Chamberlain.

Works by John Chamberlain.

A work by Dan Flavin against the back drop of the former industrial building in Beacon.

A work by Dan Flavin against the back drop of the former industrial building in Beacon.

Monuments by the artist Dan Flavin.

Monuments by the artist Dan Flavin.

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April 12, 2015 at 10:32 am

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