Simone Development Announces KOLAMS: Memories and Patterns Exhibit at The Gallery of ARTFul Medicine

Shanthi Chandrasekar Explores the Meditative and Mathematical Beauty of Traditional Kolam Art, Creating Patterns that Intertwine Cosmology, Neuroscience, and Anatomy

BRONX, NY (June 5, 2024) – Simone Development Companies announced the opening of Shanthi Chandrasekar’s KOLAMS: Memories and Patterns exhibit at The Gallery of ARTFul Medicine, located in the lobby of Simone Development’s Hutchinson Metro Center’s Tower One at 1250 Waters Place in the Bronx. Ms. Chandrasekar’s unique and very personal exhibition is now open to the public and will run through September 6th from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

KOLAMS: Memories and Patterns exhibit, Photo Credit: Lori Adams

Shanthi Chandrasekar’s KOLAMS: Memories and Patterns exhibit at The Gallery of ARTFul Medicine (Photo Credit: Lori Adams)

Ms. Chandrasekar is a multidisciplinary artist who experiments with drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and papermaking. She has also been trained in the traditional art forms of Kolam and Tanjore-style painting. While many of her works are influenced by her Indian heritage, Ms. Chandrasekar’s true inspiration comes from the mystery and majesty of the world around her; her muse lives at the intersection of the scientific and the spiritual.

“My artistic journey is a search toward understanding life and its place in the cosmos- questioning everything around me, exploring new ideas and experimenting with mediums, to create work that combines ancient traditions and current science,” said Shanthi Chandrasekar. “Making art is a thought provoking, contemplative and meditative process for me.”

Kolam is a traditional Indian drawing done by women in front of their homes at dawn and dusk as a daily ritual. For Shanthi Chandrasekar, Kolam took on new significance upon her move to the US, serving as a means to cope and navigate her new surroundings while reconnecting with her heritage. Inspired by the teachings of her mother and grandmother, Ms. Chandrasekar views the dots in Kolam as life’s challenges and the patterns as paths to navigate them. The repetitive drawing process is both meditative and intellectually stimulating, revealing mathematical aspects like geometries and fractals. KOLAMS: Memories and Patterns intertwines themes from cosmology, neuroscience, and anatomy, making it a profound and multifaceted medium of expression.

“We are thrilled to present Shanthi Chandrasekar’s exhibit at the Gallery of ARTFul Medicine,” said Jodi Moise, director of the Fine Art Program and Collection at Montefiore Einstein. “The exhibit both showcases the intricate beauty and cultural significance of traditional Kolam art and highlights Shanthi’s unique ability to blend this remarkable ancient practice with modern scientific concepts and her own personal journey. Visitors will be captivated by the work’s depth and complexity; it’s an honor to host such a thought-provoking exhibit.”

The Gallery of ARTFul Medicine encourages artists to interpret scientific/medical research and create works of art depicting issues of cultural, political, and technological significance. The Gallery is a key component to Montefiore’s Fine Art Program and Collection, an innovative visual arts program that fosters a life-affirming, restorative and supportive environment for patients, families, caregivers, students, faculty, and staff. Montefiore’s Fine Art Program and Collection at Montefiore Einstein is now one of two healthcare entities with art programs featured on the Bloomberg Connects app.

“Shanthi’s KOLAMS: Memories and Patterns perfectly embodies our vision for the gallery by merging cultural heritage with contemporary scientific exploration,” said Joe Simone, president of Simone Development Companies. “Her work is a testament to the power of art to inspire and heal, making it a wonderful addition to our space.”

2024-06-13T13:37:44-04:00June 11, 2024|

Dello Russo Laser Vision Inks 3,000 SF Lease for First Westchester County Location at Simone Development’s 71 Nardozzi Place

71 Nardozzi Place, New Rochelle, NY

71 Nardozzi Place, New Rochelle, NY

NEW ROCHELLE, NY (May 8, 2024) – New Rochelle residents will soon be seeing things more clearly, as Simone Development Companies announced that Dello Russo Laser Vision has signed a lease for 3,000 square feet of retail space at 71 Nardozzi Place in New Rochelle, NY. This is the clinic’s first location in Westchester County. Dello Russo Laser Vision joins LA Fitness, My Salon Suite and PXG (Parsons Xtreme Golf) in the complex. The property is also adjacent to several popular retailers including Costco, Home Depot, CVS, Bank of America, and Land Rover & Jaguar.

Katelin Van Voorhis and David Scotto of RM Friedland represented ownership in the lease negotiations, while Dello Russo Laser Vision was repped by Marshall Wade of Conquest Advisors.

Dello Russo Laser Vision is a dedicated LASIK center that’s performed LASIK eye surgery since the 1990s when the first Dello Russo Laser Vision center opened in Bergenfield, NJ. With multiple locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Long Island, New Jersey, Westport CT and now Westchester County, each eye care center is outfitted with a dedicated top-of-the-line surgical suite.

“We are delighted to welcome Dello Russo Laser Vision to their very first Westchester location at 71 Nardozzi Place,” said Joanna Simone, President of Leasing & Property Management Operations at Simone Development Companies. “Our property’s convenient location just off I-95 with abundant parking and a mix of service-oriented and experiential retail make this an ideal home for medical tenants.”

“We have some of the most experienced and dedicated LASIK surgeons in the Northeast along with a unique position in the market as one of most respected and well-known practices in the tri-state region and the largest family-owned practice in the country. We now look forward to providing outstanding LASIK care to patients in Westchester County in this wonderful new space,” said Dr. Jeffrey Dello Russo, CEO of Dello Russo Laser Vision.

The adjacent building has remaining medical/retail space available for lease, with 20,224 square feet available at 80 Nardozzi Place as well as 8,890 square feet at 110 Nardozzi Place. Both are divisible.

2024-05-15T13:33:33-04:00May 15, 2024|

Simone Development Signs 10,300 SF in New Leases at Hutchinson Metro Center in The Bronx, NY

BRONX, NY – December 13, 2023 – Simone Development Companies has signed two new long-term leases totaling 10,300 square feet of medical and office space at the Hutchinson Metro Center in the Bronx, NY.

North Bronx Orthopedic and Spine Group has signed a long-term lease for 5,121 square feet of medical and office space at 1200 Waters Place while MJHS Health System (MJHS) has signed a long-term lease for 5,179 square feet of office space at Tower One at 1250 Waters Place. Simone Development Companies was represented by in-house leasing and legal teams for both transactions. North Bronx Orthopedic and Spine Group was represented in-house and CBRE’s Bill Jordan represented MJHS.

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With roots dating back to 1907, MJHS is a premier not-for-profit provider of quality care across the greater New York area, including: home care, hospice and palliative care for adults and children, as well as Isabella and Menorah Centers for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care. Elderplan, which offers Medicare Advantage plans and HomeFirst, its managed long-term care plan, are also members of the MJHS family. MJHS is committed to helping care for, support, and guide patients, residents, and members of all backgrounds along their healthcare journeys and to closing gaps in care.

North Bronx Orthopedic and Spine Group is a fully licensed orthopedics and spine group providing outpatient care.

“The Hutchinson Metro Center, our mixed-use campus of medical, office, retail, hospitality and academic space, is currently home to over 80 leading businesses, healthcare and educational institutions as well as federal, state and city agencies, and we are thrilled to welcome North Bronx Orthopedic and Spine Group and MJHS to our tenant roster,” said Joanna Simone, Principal & President of Leasing and Property Management Operations for Simone Development Companies.

Tower One at 1250 Waters Place at Simone’s Hutchinson Metro Center is a 285,000-square-foot Class A building with nine floors of prime medical, office and retail space, as well as conference centers and abundant free and valet parking and 24/7 security. In addition to MJHS Health System, Tower One is home to various other medical offices including Montefiore Medical Center and Motion PT. The property is also home to the popular Tower Café.

1200 Waters Place is a 433,000-square-foot modern building with three floors of Class A medical, academic, and office space as well as various amenities including a landscaped courtyard, fitness center, a teleconference center and free parking. North Bronx Orthopedic and Spine Group is joined at the property by major tenants including Mercy College and several city, state, and federal agencies.

2023-12-21T15:07:06-05:00December 13, 2023|

Simone Development’s 63,000 Square-Foot Retail Center at 260-262 Boston Post Road in Port Chester, NY, Is Now Fully Leased with the Signing of Two New Leases Totaling 4,485 SF

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PORT CHESTER, NY (December 12, 2023) – Simone Development Companies has signed two new leases totaling 4,485 square feet of prime retail space at Post Road Plaza at 260-262 Boston Post Road (US Route 1) in Port Chester, NY. The 63,000 square-foot retail center is now fully leased.

Mercadito Farm has signed a new long-term lease for 3,485 square feet. It is a farmer’s market offering fresh produce, poultry, meat, fish, cold cuts, and other customary foods found in grocery stores, as well as beer and wine coolers.

H&R Block, the worldwide tax preparation company, has leased 1,000 square feet.

Representing Simone in both deals was Scott Meshil and Karnit Mosberg Royal Properties, Inc.

Located minutes off of I-95 and I-287 with close proximity to the Hutchinson River Parkway, Post Road Plaza was recently renovated, with new pylon signage, and includes free parking with parking lot upgrades in progress. In addition to anchor LA Fitness, existing tenants include European Wax Center, Mattress Firm, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Domino’s Pizza, Subway, Nailed It Spa, Pet Spa Center, Ella’s Beauty Lounge, and Wei Wong Kitchen.

“We are very pleased to have fully leased this 63,000-square foot retail center with a mix of service retail, national chains, and local businesses. Its close proximity to major highways and abundant free parking makes this an attractive location for today’s leading retailers,” said Joanna Simone, Principal & President of Leasing and Property Management Operations for Simone Development Companies.

2023-12-21T15:13:14-05:00December 12, 2023|

70-110 Nardozzi Place

70-110 Nardozzi Place

New Rochelle, NY

Located directly off Interstate-95 North & South and in close proximity to Main Street and the Hutchinson River Parkway in New Rochelle, 70-110 Nardozzi Place is a thriving retail complex with experiential and service-oriented tenants. 70-75 Nardozzi Place is a two-story, free-standing structure completed in 2021 and anchored by LA Fitness. The adjacent building, 80-110 Nardozzi Place, underwent a complete façade renovation in 2020 and offers excellent highway visibility. Both buildings total 210,000 square feet and the complex is adjacent to several national retailers including Costco, Home Depot, CVS, Dunkin’, Bank of America, Jaquar Land Rover, and more.

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