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Disney to Spend $650 Million on Development Rights for Downtown New York City Site As It Sells Upper West Side Holdings

In preparation for the relocation, Walt Disney has actually sold holdings on the Upper West Side along West End and Columbus opportunities to Silverstein Properties for about $1.155 billion, the property manager validated to CoStar news. The parcels consist of ABC’s headquarters at 77 West 66th St. (above).

Walt Disney Co. is selling holdings on the Upper West Side and plans to build its next New York head office to host early morning talk programs and other programs over a complete downtown city block at 4 Hudson Square in a deal that might spark increased demand for commercial realty in the area.

Disney is paying Trinity Church Wall Street $650 million for the rights to establish the block bordered by Hudson, Varick, Van Dam and Spring Streets for 99 years. The job will house an advancement with 1 million square feet of area in an LEED-certified building with a maximum height of 290 feet, according to a source close to the offer, who warned the company was in the early phases of advancement.

Disney President Rob Iger stated its consolidation will consist of Disney Streaming Providers leaving Chelsea Market and the addition of ABC News, and morning talk reveals Cope with Kelly and Ryan and The View. The move would attract employees, audiences and increase the profile of the neighborhood, which normally increases need.

In preparation for the move, Walt Disney has sold holdings on the Upper West Side along West End Opportunity and Columbus Avenue to Silverstein Residence for about $1.155 billion, the property owner verified to CoStar news. The parcels consist of ABC’s head office at 77 West 66th Street.

The West End Avenue homes cover 148,000 square feet of website location and 517,000 in rentable square feet. They incorporate 125 West End Avenue, 320 West 66th Street and the 64th Street Parking Lot.

The Columbus Avenue properties total 115,000 square feet of site area and 1.148 million rentable square feet. They include 149 Columbus, 147 Columbus, 77 West 66th Street, 30 West 67th Street, 47 West 66th Street and 7 West 66th Street.

Deutsche Bank holds the mortgage for the Upper West side deal, on which Silverstein took $900 million in debt.

Disney stated it will rent back those facilities for as long as five years while the brand-new head office at 4 Hudson Square is under building and construction.

Industrial property services firm Eastdil Secured recommended Disney on both deals.

Trinity Church Wall Street partnered with Norges Bank in 2015 on a joint endeavor partnership covering 11 structures and 4.9 million square feet downtown. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the parish, according to an agent for Trinity. The church said it initially got the residential or commercial property in a land grant in 1705.

Boyd School of Law Releases Edward M. Bernstein & & Associates Kid’s Rights Program

The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law formally introduced the Edward & M. Bernstein & Associates Children’s Rights Program where lawyers and law trainees interact to represent unaccompanied kids in migration procedures.

During a ceremony Nov. 16 at the Law School’s Thomas & & Mack Moot Courtroom, university management, chosen officials and neighborhood supporters acknowledged a transformational $250,000 present from Edward M. Bernstein & & Associates that will allow the school to continue its work on behalf of local unaccompanied immigrant kids.

“A core objective of the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law is to act as a legal resource and partner for our regional community, which we might not satisfy without the assistance of individuals and companies throughout the community,” said Daniel W. Hamilton, dean of the UNLV Boyd School of Law. “We are honored and humbled by Edward M. Bernstein & & Associates ‘generous present, and are delighted this will allow the personnel and students to continue this crucial work.”

Three years back, the UNLV Immigration Center was one of just 7 organizations– and the only law school– to receive an AmeriCorps grant to supply legal defense to kids leaving violence and abuse in Central America who got here alone in the United States. However, the AmeriCorps program has been terminated causing UNLV’s AmeriCorps grant to end in October. The Bernstein’s donation will money the center for the next five years and guarantee its work will continue uninterrupted.

“I am proud of our UNLV Boyd School of Law which has taken a leadership role in securing the rights of the most susceptible of our society and insuring that justice is available to all of us,” stated Ed Bernstein. “My wife Claudia emigrated from Peru 25 years back and that individual connection makes migration problems near and dear to my heart, in addition to civil liberties and law-related matters.”

The Kid’s Rights Program works closely with the Legal Help Center of Southern Nevada to represent unaccompanied children in both household court and in their immigration cases.

“The Bernstein’s commitment to the kids of the Las Vegas neighborhood will guarantee our mission to represent minors who have actually run away abuse find safety and stability in the United States,” said Michael Kagan, Teacher of Law and director of the Immigration Center. “The Clinic provides direct representation to as many of these children as it can, and trains other pro bono legal representatives to do the exact same.”

Today’s ceremony consisted of welcome remarks from Senator Harry Reid and a keynote address by Tyler Moran, managing director of the D.C. Immigration Hub, previous senior policy advisor for Sen. Harry Reid, and previous Migration Deputy Policy Director for the White Home Domestic Policy Council under President Obama. Additional speakers and fans, consisted of: Barbara Buckley, Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada Executive Director; Yvanna D. Cancela, Nevada State Senate; Edgar Flores, Nevada State Assembly; Jason Frierson, Speaker of the Nevada State Assembly; Michael Kagan, Teacher of Law and Director of the UNLV Migration Clinic; Sam Lieberman, Nevada Board of Regents; and Tom Thomas, Thomas & & Mack Company.

The work of the Children’s Rights Program is closely connected to the nationally acknowledged Kids’ Court School, which educates child witnesses– a number of whom are victims of abuse– about court and teaches them techniques to minimize stress and anxiety while testifying. The Kids’ Court School has served over 1,200 children in the previous decade and has just recently expanded to the National Judicial College in Reno. The program is broadening its award-winning operate in informing child witnesses to educating kids and youth about immigration proceedings.

“I initially became involved since I felt the need to help a lot of immigrants who lack resources to win the right to remain securely in this nation,” said Claudia Noriega-Bernstein, marketing director at Edward M. Bernstein & & Associates and children’s rights advocate. “After discovering whatever that the UNLV Kids’ Court School provides for our regional kids, I became a lot more passionate about offering all kids in our community a voice specifically due to the fact that if these kids are deported to their native nations they are often subjected to horrific violence.”

A fundraising occasion is planned for May 2018 to secure extra financing for the UNLV Children’ Court School.

Rev. Donald Clark, civil rights activist in Las Vegas, dies at 84


Sun archives From left, Fletcher Jones Jr., Jerry Mack, Clark County Commissioner Donald Clark and Robert Mayer Evans participate in an Israel Bonds event at the Riviera on Dec. 9, 1984.

When Rev. Donald Clark didn’t show up for Sunday services at Life Care Center, his friends sensed something was wrong. In 18 years at the center, he was rarely absent.

They called the fire department to his home on Tonopah Drive, the very same West Las Vegas house he had actually lived in since the 1960s, to find an ailing Clark. He died 6 days in the future Saturday at age 84.

Clark, who pertained to Southern Nevada in 1952 from his native New Orleans when he was stationed at Nellis Flying force Base, made his mark as a civil liberties activist. He was the head of the local NAACP, served on the Clark County commission and worked tirelessly for equal rights, including the combination of black employees on the Strip.

Clark, together with other activists James McMillan and Charles West, lobbied Gov. Grant Sawyer and other authorities to start integration in Las Vegas. It became his life’s work– and a responsibility he desired little credit for.

Clark was designated to the Clark County Commission in 1984 to fill the unexpired regard to Woodrow Wilson, who had resigned after being founded guilty in an FBI bribery sting called Operation Yobo. Clark served out the term but did not look for election to the commission.

“To this day he [Donald Clark] remains steadfast in his refusal to accept public acknowledgment for his pioneering activities that have contributed so strongly to black development in Nevada,” wrote Everett Louis Overstreet in his 1999 book “Black Steps in the Desert Sands” that narrated African-American influence in the development of Las Vegas.

Clark was the owning force behind the local Economic Opportunity Board, which introduced the Operation Independence program under his management. That used day-care services, a head start program for young children and legal aid to bad households.

To fulfill westside families and to comprehend their requirements, Clark in the 1960s took a job as a milkman with Anderson Dairy.

“That is how he was familiar with people. That was a method to become knowledgeable about people,” stated Yolanda Clark Brandon, his daughter. “He came to Las Vegas and struck the ground running.”

Clark was preceded in death by his spouse of 53 years, Louise. She was his high school sweetie. The had four children — Donna Clark, Cornell Clark, Yolanda Clark Brandon and Betty Clark Crane.

“The focus was constantly education and being the very best person we could be,” Brandon said. “He demanded quality. He constantly stated you have to know your helpful purpose– when you go someplace, why are you there and what are you doing.”

Clark, among six children, is endured by his sis, Lois Washington. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Miles Brandon, Taylor Brandon, Tiffani Peoples and Anastasia Dextra.

Providers are arranged for 10 a.m. Saturday at Second Baptist Church, 500 Madison Ave. Visitation is 3 p.m-7 p.m. at Bunkers Mortuary, 925 Las Vegas Blvd.


Much Ado About Women’s Rights

William Shakespeare, through Hamlet, informs us that the function of the theater is “to hold, as ’twere, the mirror as much as nature.” The theater, like all popular media, is a reflection of our society. Take, for example, a musical like Hair (1967), which was a representation of American counterculture, a lot so that the tunes from the musical became radio hits. Yet, the converse is equally true: existing social and cultural trends form the theater.

More than other theatrical item, the works of Shakespeare are particularly prone to adaptation based upon modern cultural values. Actress Ellen Terry, in her lecture on Shakespeare’s “Triumphant Ladies,” asserted her belief that theater experts could not “avoid bringing exactly what is part and parcel of ourselves, personality and culture” to their performances.

In the late 19th century, perhaps the most potent social change influencing the culture of both the U.S. and Britain was the push for females’s rights. Shakespeare’s works have actually always had a mutual relationship with contemporary political movements. As such, the phase interpretation of Shakespeare’s ladies was (and is) straight impacted by gender politics.

Beatrice, from Much Ado about Absolutely nothing, was at the heart of this 19th century cultural battle. Witty and outspoken, increasingly independent yet loving, Beatrice can be viewed as an example of an early modern-day feminist. For lots of 19th century critics and audiences, Beatrice was troublesome. She was a disturbing mix of “manly” intellect and “womanly” sensation. Thomas Campbell, in his 1838 edition of Shakespeare, called her an “an unpleasant woman” adding that if she is, indeed, “a natural lady, [she] is not a kindlying representative of the sex.” Theatrical manufacturers, in order to form Beatrice into a 19th century heroine, tended to focus more on her heart– her compassion for her cousin– instead of her active mind.

However, as the female’s suffrage movement held in the latter part of the century, a new icon of femininity emerged: the New Lady. The New Female was an independent, assertive woman, who explored the public sphere. With this cultural shift, Shakespeare’s Beatrice started to re-emerge.

This lecture will certainly chart theatrical representations of Beatrice throughout the 19th century, showing how changing mindsets about women had a direct impact on interpretations of this cherished character. The talk will certainly demonstrate how female stars began to combat versus custom to modify attitudes about Beatrice and the nature of all ladies.

Transgender student pleas with CCSD to step up, secure her rights

Kristina Hernandez waited nearly a year prior to she might utilize the woman’s bathroom at Harney Middle School.

A sixth-grader at the time, Kristina spent the summertime after elementary school preparing to transition from male to female– something she had preferred for several years. She experienced no intolerance from other students and said no dad and mom lodged a single complaint about their youngster sharing a bathroom or locker room with her.

The administration at the campus on Hollywood Boulevard north of Sahara Opportunity, nevertheless, required Kristina to make use of the toilet in the school nurse’s office, frequently making her late for class.

“After a while I stopped consuming and consuming at school to avoid needing to go,” she stated during a Clark County School Board meeting last month. “I had to ask, plead and fight for months just to be enabled to be called by my picked name and pronouns in class.

“I needed to be the one to discuss myself and my situation to substitute teachers, lunch ladies and support staff because my school did not protect me,” Kristina, now 12, informed school board members in April. “It is your obligation to make sure that students are safe in school. You are failing me.”

After transferring to another public middle school, Kristina stopped losing sleep during the night. A name and gender change on legal files also helped, since administrators at her new school couldn’t challenge her gender.

Kristina and 2 other transgender students shared their experiences with the school board at an April 23 meeting, pleading with them to enact a policy that provides guaranteed security and equal treatment for transitioning students throughout the Clark County School District, the fifth-largest system in the nation.

The students prepare to continue pushing for change at Thursday’s board meeting, but numerous of their father and mothers expect the calls for action to landed on deaf ears.

“We’re going to make it clearly clear that we’re severe, and we’re not going away,” stated Kristina’s mom, Laura Hernandez. “I am going to be heard no matter how loudly I have to scream.

“Whether that indicates I have to file a claim, I am prepared to do that. We have actually passed the point of playing great, and something has to occur and take place now.”


For several years, the district has actually fielded demands for a policy that accommodates all students, regardless of gender identity and expression, in public facilities such as restrooms and locker rooms.

Transgender students and their father and mothers also have asked for districtwide training to teach professors and staff the best ways to properly address and support transitioning individuals throughout such an attempting stage in their lives.

The problem likewise recorded the interest of state legislators, who just recently passed anti-bullying legislation and thought about a so-called “restroom expense” to segregate transgender students into separate washrooms.

On the federal level, the U.S. Department of Education has actually threatened to pull financing from schools without nondiscrimination policies that secure transgender students. However the district has yet to customize

its policies, even after the much smaller Washoe County School District in February enacted a sweeping regulation to secure transitioning students. Rather, the district has actually adopted a piecemeal technique that has

families guessing what level of approval and help they will find at any provided campus. “Typically what we do is the parent approaches the school administration, then we take care of that on a case-by-case basis and attempt to find out what works best for that youngster with the father and mothers promoting for that child,”stated Carlos McDade, basic counsel for the district.”At this point in time,” he included, “we believe our approach actually offers more defense and consideration for the family, due to the fact that we tailor the solution for each kid. “A NONTRADITIONAL FOCUS District officials have actually detailed numerous new efforts that aim to increase sensitivity and understanding of transgender and gender-nonconforming students. Beginning in October, principals, assistant principals and deans from every school attended a series of training sessions on the topic. The

district also holds 5 to 7 training sessions monthly for teachers on different concerns, consisting of transgender and gender nonconformity, and 24 schools this year participated in Operation Respect, a three-year program that focuses on nontraditional households and students. However, McDade acknowledged the district has focused on the federal government’s current steps and the regulation adopted in Washoe County.

In June 2014, his office distributed an internal draft of an administrative guidance that, to name a few things, proposed reporting bullying based upon gender stereotypes, identity and expression; referring to all students by their preferred name and gender pronouns; allowing students to make use of the washroom that corresponds to their”sincerely held “gender identity; and avoiding using gender as an unique for department in sports, clubs and more. No principals who evaluated the plan provided any modifications or issues. However McDade said the district selected not to formally introduce the guidance after state legislators presented an expense in the current session that would have needed students to utilize restrooms representing their biological sex. Although that legislation ultimately failed, McDade decreased to point out a specific timeline for presenting the guidance.” I truly have no idea,”he said, including,” I don’t think we’re taking too long.”We are a public entity. These things have to be exercised with all dad and moms– not simply those of transgender students.” EXPECTED ARGUMENT Whenever the district looks for public input on the management

guidance, the dispute likely will not be a quiet one.

The sheer size of the district occasionally makes it tough to reach an agreement throughout a lot of various neighborhoods, said Michael Green,

a teacher of history

at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.” If Rock City had its own school district, where Stone City individuals feel a specific

way, it may or might not enact something Las Vegas or Henderson would,”Green stated.”So, countywide, there are numerous political constituencies.” And I’ll head out on this limb: Mormon politicians and teachers have a great deal of impact in and on education here.”While the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints just recently has actually softened its tone on social issues like homosexuality, Environment-friendly recalled the Mormon community’s advocacy when a constitutional ban on same-sex marital relationship appeared on Nevada tallies in 2000 and 2002. He likewise indicated Clark County’s growing Hispanic population, which has the tendency to identify as Catholic, and the libertarian section of the state that thinks government should not dictate policy on issues like gender identity. That mix of viewpoints in Southern Nevada may strike some viewers as odd, Eco-friendly stated, particularly considering the distance of legal hooking, the abundance of strip clubs and the large

gay and lesbian neighborhood.” Las Vegas and Southern Nevada would reasonably be anticipated to take the lead on concerns like this,”Environment-friendly stated,”however the conservatism and household values that exist side by side with this image has actually worked versus it.

“‘I ‘M A PERSON ‘At a park in Henderson, Kristina escaped from her mom to run through some sprinklers. Hernandez watched her little girl with a smile, before pointing out how, before the transition, her previous child made use of to struggle with extreme stress and anxiety. “Panic attacks, headaches, you call it,”Hernandez stated.”She would bite off the skin in her mouth(and)get these dreadful sores around her mouth. “All of those signs disappeared over night.”So too did the confusion and depression that pestered Kristina throughout primary school. As she had fun with the hem of her flower print outfit, the seventh-grader talked

about that dark period of her youth. “I had no concept if I was gay or just a lady, “Kristina said. “Imagine for any children not knowing that one important point everyone pretty much knows: gender.” I couldn’t find out ways to be myself.” Now, Kristina feels comfy in her own skin and clothes.

She also can confidently proclaim that she is not”

unusual” or, as some moms and dads might worry, attempting to slip a take a look at ladies in the toilet.”I

‘m not simply a word. I’m a person,”she said. “I’m a regular woman, not a guy in a dress.”I’m simply Kristina.

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