(Getty)In New Jersey, office supply far outweighs demand for that space.The Garden State’s office availability rate in the first quarter climbed to 21.6 percent, up 4 percentage points compared to the same time last year, according to a report from Avison Young New Jersey.“Absorption continues to be negative for the third quarter in a row, a trend that reflects the tremendous effect the pandemic has had on the sector,” said Jeff Heller, the brokerage’s principal and managing director.The jump in availability has driven prices down slightly, with office rents in the first quarter going for $29.38 per square foot, down $0.27 compared to a year ago.Read moreMack-Cali Realty sells Metropark complex for $254MOnyx Equities acquires massive New Jersey office portfolio for $160MKushner Real Estate, Stro to develop 200K-sf industrial buildingE Major transactions during the first quarter include Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals’ 102,000-square-foot sublease in the Perryville Corporate Park at 53 Frontage Road in Hampton. St. Joseph’s Medical added 80,000 square feet at 169 Minnisink Road in Totowa, making its total footprint at 140,000 square feet.In the office investment sales arena, Liberty Properties, an Opal Holdings Group affiliate, acquired Mack-Cali Realty’s four-building Metropark complex in Edison and Iselin for $254 million. The 946,000-square-foot property consists of 99 and 101 Wood Avenue South and 333 and 343 Thornall Street, and is more than 90 percent leased, according to Mack-Cali.The industrial sector had the opposite problem: shrinking vacancy. But warehouse vacancy rates appeared to have bottomed out in the first quarter at 2.5 percent, which is the same rate as a year ago, according to Avison Young.After experiencing eight consecutive months of positive absorption, the rent for industrial properties in the first quarter rose to $10.03 per square foot, a 14.3 percent year-over-year jump.Major industrial leases in the first quarter include Bob’s Discount Furniture’s 622,230-square-foot lease at 150 Old New Brunswick Road in Piscataway. In addition, Lincoln Equities Group announced UPS would lease 880,000 square feet at its planned industrial park at the former Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne.Contact Akiko Matsuda Email Address* Full Name* Message*
The cover of the new biography of Nobel Prize-winning chemist Harold Urey (1893–1981), The Life and Science of Harold C. Urey, by Matthew Shindell. Courtesy/LAHS Smithsonian Curator Matthew Shindell discusses Manhattan Project scientist Harold Urey online at 6 p.m., Oct. 13 as part of the Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture Series. Courtesy/LAHSLos Alamos Historical Society News:The community is invited to join the Los Alamos Historical Society online at 6 p.m., Oct. 13 for a fascinating look at the life of Manhattan Project scientist Harold Urey.Smithsonian Curator Matthew Shindell discusses how the Manhattan Project shaped Urey on his path from farm boy to scientific celebrity.Historical Society lectures are free, but registration is required to receive a Zoom link. Lectures are limited to 100 participants, so sign up early to reserve a spot.To register, visit www.losalamoshistory.org/events and follow the links to the EventBrite page.This talk draws from Shindell’s new biography of Nobel Prize-winning chemist Urey (1893–1981), The Life and Science of Harold C. Urey.Urey was one of the most famous American scientists of the 20th century and participated in some of the century’s most significant moments, including the Manhattan Project and NASA’s lunar exploration program.Shindell shines new light on Urey’s achievements and efforts to shape his public and private lives. He follows Urey through his orthodox religious upbringing, the scientific work that won him the Nobel Prize, and his subsequent efforts to use his fame to intervene in political, social and scientific matters.By exploring those efforts, as well as Urey’s evolution from farm boy to scientific celebrity, listeners can discern broader changes in the social and intellectual landscape of twentieth century America.Shindell is curator of Planetary Science at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. He co-hosts the museum’s podcast, AirSpace. He holds a PhD in History of Science and Science Studies from the University of California, San Diego, an MS in Biology and Society from Arizona State University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop.Shindell has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Harvard University, Georgetown University, the University of Southern California and UC San Diego.The lecture series will continue with a 6 p.m. presentation Nov. 17 when Alex Wellerstein will present “The ‘Best-Kept Secret of the War’? The Successes and Failures of Manhattan Project Secrecy.”The Los Alamos Historical Society lecture series is made possible by the generous sponsorship of Enterprise Bank & Trust, Member FDIC; the National Endowment for the Humanities; the New Mexico Humanities Council; and Robin and Richard McLean.The Los Alamos Historical Society preserves, promotes and communicates the remarkable history and inspiring stories of Los Alamos and its people for our community, for the global audience, and for future generations. More information about the Historical Society can be found at www.losalamoshistory.org.Stay up to date with the latest news from the Historical Society by following @LosAlamosHistory on Facebook and Instagram. Members make the work of the Historical Society possible. Become a member today at https://www.losalamoshistory.org/membership.html.
Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — John Singleton’s legacy will officially live on in his hometown of Los Angeles, California.According to the Los Angeles Sentinel, Los Angeles City Council President Herb J. Wesson Jr. has declared May 21, 2019 “John Singleton Day” in Los Angeles.The announcement is set to take place today at a celebration of Singleton’s life at Bovard Auditorium at the University of Southern California, where Singleton studied film and graduated from the university’s School of Cinematic Arts in 1990.Singleton died on April 29 in Los Angeles after suffering a stroke on April 17. His family chose to remove him from life support, and a spokesperson said Singleton passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and friends. “There is not enough that can be said about John Singleton and the profound impact he made in his 51 years of life,” said Wesson in a statement. “In a time and in an industry where all the odds were stacked against him, John overcame and became the best at his craft. And more than maybe anyone, he opened people’s eyes to a reality and an experience of South Los Angeles that had been overlooked by society.”He continued, “Now in Los Angeles this day is a time to celebrate John and his legacy. It’s far sooner than we should have to, but there is so much to celebrate.”Singlegton, who was well-respected in Hollywood for his work in both film and television, made history as the first black person and the youngest filmmaker ever to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director, for his critically-acclaimed film Boyz In The Hood. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
Roberto Soriano secured the three points in stoppage time as victory lifts Villarreal a point above Atletico and up into fourth place.“We have to improve and we have to work hard. That is the only way we know to get through difficult moments and accept the reality,” Atletico boss Diego Simeone told BeIN Sports Spain.“The reality is we are not in good form, but there is desire, a will to work hard, the players are still running and, whilst there are those things, it will get better.”Atletico were also hit by injuries to goalkeeper Jan Oblak and midfielder Tiago as both had to be replaced before the break.Villarreal were fresh from sealing their place in the last 32 of the Europa League on Thursday, where they will face Roma, and started brightly despite taking just one point from their last three La Liga matches.Stefan Savic had to head clear off his own line from a dos Santos volley after Oblak rushed from his goal to punch a dangerous cross.Atletico will rue not taking their chances to go in front as a fierce drive from Angel Correa was turned behind at his near post by Sergio Asenjo before Koke’s deflected shot from the resulting corner came back off the post.“We need to be more clinical in front of goal,” added Simeone.“We are lacking the precision we’ve on plenty of other occasions and we will work to make sure that reappears.”A slack pass from Tiago to Diego Godin teed up Villarreal for the opener on 28 minutes as Trigueros latched onto the loose ball before firing low past the helpless Oblak.Tiago was replaced whilst Villarreal were still celebrating with a right knee problem.Antoine Griezmann was voted the third best player in the world for 2016 before kick-off as Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo won the Ballon d’Or.Atletico Madrid’s midfielder Yannick Ferreira Carrasco (L) vies with Villarreal’s midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos during the Spanish league football match Villarreal CF vs Club Atletico de Madrid on December 12, 2016 © AFP / Jose JordanYet a year of big disappointments for the Frenchman after defeat in the Champions League and Euro 2016 finals is ending on another low as he was held scoreless for an eighth consecutive La Liga game.Griezmann had a big chance to equalise for Atletico when he raced through on Asenjo, but on his weaker right foot his shot wasn’t accurate enough to beat the goalkeeper.Moments later it was 2-0 thanks to a rare slip from Oblak.The Slovenian dislocated his shoulder after dropping a simple cross and dos Santos was on hand to prod into an empty net from close range.And an awful night for Atletico was rounded off in stoppage time when Soriano found the far corner for Villarreal’s third.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Atletico Madrid’s forward Antoine Griezmann (L) takes on Villarreal’s midfielder Roberto Soriano on December 12, 2016 © AFP / Jose JordanMADRID, Spain, Dec 13 – Atletico Madrid’s feint hopes of challenging for the La Liga title evaporated as they fell to sixth, 12 points adrift of leaders Real Madrid, with a 3-0 defeat at Villarreal on Monday.The hosts capitalised on rare defensive errors from Atletico to go 2-0 up before half-time thanks to goals from Manu Trigueros and Jonathan dos Santos.
If you’re one of the many freelancers hustling to get your taxes done by this Thursday, take a break for a bit of humor by reading this New York Times Op-Art piece: “A Tax Form for the Marginally Employed”. This piece is for you if you meet any of the following criteria (as written by Sam Potts): • You spend more than 8 hours of daylight in your pajamas. • You are known by name at more than 4 public Wi-Fi hot spots. • Your wallet has alphabetical category dividers for receipt filing. • You ghostwrote a book for Sarah Palin, Rod Blagojevich or Bernard Madoff’s mistress. (Thanks to Freelancers Union member Abbe E. for sharing this with us!)