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|

Healy Electric Contracting Signs New Lease for 16,750 SF at 1 Zeiss Drive in Thornwood

1 Zeiss Drive, Thornwood, NY

1 Zeiss Drive, Thornwood, NY

THORNWOOD, NY (March 2024) — Simone Development Companies has announced that Healy Electric Contracting has signed a new lease for 16,750 square feet of space at 1 Zeiss Drive in Thornwood, NY.

Ownership was represented by Michael Rao and Frank Rao from New York Commercial Realty Group (NYCRG) and the tenant was represented by William Cuddy from CBRE.

“We are very pleased to welcome Healy Electric Contracting to our growing roster of tenants at 1 Zeiss Drive who are attracted to the many benefits this outstanding building has to offer in terms of practical facility needs as well as amenities” said Josh Gopan, Vice President of Leasing for Simone Development Companies. 

Located on over 12 beautifully landscaped acres, 1 Zeiss Drive is a 120,000-square-foot, two-story prime industrial/flex/office building. The elevatored building features six loading docks, 3 drive-in doors, 14’-18’ ceiling heights, direct loading from the second floor with two overhead doors, and 190 parking spaces in a campus-like setting with an atrium lobby, conference rooms, cafeteria, and office space. Current tenants include Home Depot, DiBari Engineering and Piedmont Plastics. 

The building currently has approximately 55,000 square feet of warehouse and office space on the second floor available with flexible divisions remaining. The second-floor space features reinforced floor loads and two drive-in doors. 

2024-03-28T09:31:22-04:00March 28, 2024|

Simone Development Companies and Fareri Associates Join with Release Recovery to Celebrate Ribbon Cutting at Purchase Professional Park for Release Recovery’s First Outpatient Facility

3020 Westchester Avenue Ribbon Cutting

From left to right: Neal Hoontis, Charles Lerner, Margaret Ross, Joe Zappone, Rick Goldstein, Caryn Rude, Matt Rinklin, Joanna Simone, Joe Simone, Zac Clark, Michael McCormick, Laura Sorte, Jordan Rabner, Blake Porter, Scott Apgar, Howard Murray, Westchester County Board of Legislators Chairman Vedat Gashi and Westchester County Legislator Nancy Barr

First Outpatient Facility for Release Recovery in NY State

PURCHASE, NY (March 20, 2024) — Simone Development Companies and Fareri Associates joined with Release Recovery today at Purchase Professional Park to celebrate the ribbon cutting of the mental health company’s new 7,698 SF outpatient facility at 3020 Westchester Avenue. This is Release Recovery’s first outpatient treatment facility in New York State.

Release Recovery is an organization that helps individuals and their families recover from substance use and mental health disorders through best-in-class, bespoke treatment and transitional living.

At the 3020 Westchester Avenue location—which now features multiple treatment spaces, a yoga room, and a lobby boasting mid-century modern furniture and a living moss wall—Release will offer intensive outpatient programs for substance use and mental health disorders. Counseling services such as individual, group, family, and experiential therapy will also be provided, as well as medication management and Medication-Assisted Treatment with Release’s board-certified chief medical officer, Dr. Michael McCormick.

“We are very pleased to welcome Release Recovery’s first outpatient treatment facility to our roster of prestigious medical tenants at Purchase Professional Park and we are proud to help provide an exceptional space for those in recovery to receive clinical and medical services,” said Joanna Simone, Principal and President of Leasing and Property Management Operations for Simone Development Companies.

“For nearly a decade, we’ve been creating safe, structured transitional living programs. To be able to enter a new category like this—to amplify the work we’re already doing by pairing it with exceptional clinical and medical services—is a dream come true. We’ll now be able to utilize out-of-network insurance benefits, which will allow us to cast a wider net and ultimately help more people,” said Release Recovery CEO Zac Clark.

Located on Westchester Avenue in the heart of Westchester’s “Medical Mile” along I-287, Purchase Professional Park combines Class A medical and professional office space, exceptional amenities and one of the most convenient office locations in the region. The campus is located directly off I-287, the Hutchinson River Parkway and I-684, and is 10 minutes from Westchester County Airport.

The beautifully landscaped campus features four modern buildings (3000, 3010, 3020 and 3030 Westchester Avenue) totaling 220,000 square feet of Class A medical and office space. 3030 Westchester Avenue is an 85,000 square-foot medical building that is fully leased to Westmed Medical Group/Summit Health, a large multi-specialty group medical practice.

Purchase Professional Park offers a wealth of tenant amenities including an on-site BoBo’s Cafe, fitness center, 24/7 building access with state-of-the-art camera security, a landscaped courtyard with seating areas, on-site owner management and abundant complimentary parking.

Matthew Lisk of Cushman and Wakefield and Sean Heneghan, Assistant General Counsel at Simone Development represented Simone Development Companies in the lease transaction.

2024-03-22T09:34:31-04:00March 22, 2024|
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