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E. Virgil Conway Dies at 85

Jennifer Yeboah : October 28, 2015 11:58 am : Association News

E. Virgil ConwayCONWAY–E. Virgil,  of Bronxville, NY on October 21, 2015. Beloved husband of Elaine, loving father of Allison Worthington, Sarah Conway, William Gay and John Gay, devoted grandfather of five. Mr. Conway served as Chairman of the MTA from 1995 to 2001. He also served as Chairman and CEO of The Seaman’s Bank for Savings from 1968-1988. At the time of his death he was on the Board of Urstadt Biddle Properties and was on the Board of the New York State Thruway Authority. He spent over 50 years of his life serving the public in many facets, including Chairman of the New York Housing Partnership, Trustee of Colgate and Pace Universities, Elder of The Reformed Church of Bronxville and was a Honorary Board Member of the Hundred Year Association .

Mr. Conway was a driving force behind the Association’s college scholarship program and are named after him. Today, both the College Scholar Awards and the Isaac Liberman Public Service Awards have given close to $2 million to deserving scholars and outstanding New York City career employees. Mr. Conway was a true New Yorker, dedicated to community service and the preservation of New York City history.

Mr. Conway was also committed to Montauk and its famous lighthouse, where he was born and raised and spent summers in his vacation home. Calling hours at the Fred H. McGrath & Son Funeral Home, Bronxville between the hours of 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

A memorial service will be held at The Reformed Church of Bronxville on Thursday, October 29 at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to either a) the Montauk Community Church, P.O. Box 698, Montauk, NY 11954 or b) Colgate University, 13 Oak Drive, Hamilton, NY 13346.

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Recap: 2015 Gold Medal Award Dinner

Jennifer Yeboah : October 26, 2015 3:14 pm : Association News

The Hundred Year Association would like to thank all those who supported this year’s Gold Medal Award Dinner. Here are a few highlights from the event:

Supporters and guests mingle during the cocktail reception.

Supporters and guests mingle during the cocktail reception.


The festivities commence with a special performance by an FDNY bagpiper.

The festivities commence with a special performance by an FDNY bagpiper.


Supporters and guests enjoy dinner; toy centerpieces where donated to the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club.

Supporters and guests enjoy dinner; toy centerpieces where donated to the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club.


JB&B’s Managing Partner, Mitchel Simpler (center left) and associates accept this year’s Gold Medal Award.

JB&B’s Managing Partner, Mitchel Simpler (center left) and associates accept this year’s Gold Medal Award.


Commissioner Nigro congratulates the FDNY on their success and service to the City of New York and accepts the Excellence in Public Service Award on behalf of all members of the Department.

Commissioner Nigro congratulates the FDNY on their success and service to the City of New York and accepts the Excellence in Public Service Award on behalf of all members of the Department.

The Paul Errico band kicks off the rest of the night with classic hits.

The Paul Errico band kicks off the rest of the night with classic hits.


Attendees liven up the dance floor as the night comes to an end.

Attendees liven up the dance floor as the night comes to an end.

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5 Ways JB&B is Building NYC’s Future

Jennifer Yeboah : October 8, 2015 7:49 am : Association News

Jaros, Baum & Bolles has been helping to build the great city we know today since 1915. Here are some of the top projects JB&B is lending their expertise to:

1) The Whitney Museum of American ArtWhitney Museum

The Whitney, now in its new location in the Meatpacking District, introduces more New Yorkers to a bigger and better cultural destination. The $720 million project includes state-of-the-art facilitates for enhanced education and performing arts programs. The 9-floor, 200,000 square foot building offers a more extensive collection of modern art with spaces designed to better connect the viewer to the art.

2) Moynihan Station
Moynihan Station

Finally, an easier way to send that letter and catch your train. The Moynihan Station project, which is now underway, will convert the James A. Farley Post Office on 31 Street and Eighth Avenue into the city’s next transportation hub.

The project, which broke ground in 2010, is set to complete its first phase of construction in 2016, with a proposed $1 billion budget to improve the city’s infrastructure and make the commute for the 9.5 million annual riders a little smoother.

3) Hudson Yards
Hudson Yards

The new neighborhood, Hudson Yards, will bring office space, residential buildings and retail opportunities closer to the Far West Side. The site, which is currently being constructed along Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Avenues, will sit on top of the Hudson Rail Yards.

The neighborhood is also the site of the 7 Line subway expansion, which will make access to developing communities on the Far West Side easier. Hudson Yards is set to be completed in 2018.

4) World Trade Center

The revitalization of Lower Manhattan is a mainly attributed to the reconstruction of the World Trade Center. The site, which holds tremendous meaning for all New Yorkers, is now home to a new wave of businesses.

JB&B’s work on WTC One, 2, 3, 4 & 7 as well as on the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, has helped to reclaim an area that has come such a long way and redefined what it means to be a New Yorker.

 5) Public Safety Answering Center II
Public Safety and Answering Center II

Safety is what keeps our city running. The city’s second emergency communications dispatch center, located in the Bronx, is meant to provide support to NYC’s bravest in the event of a natural disaster or large-scale emergency. The joint operation, led by the NYPD, FDNY,  and NYCDOITT,  provides a centralized location for emergency response throughout the entire city. The blast-resistant building was designed as a perfect square with minimal windows for security.

To get your tickets to this year’s Gold Medal Award Dinner honoring JB&B on October 23rd email, call 212-922-0791 or click below to purchase through Eventbrite today.

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Celebrate the FDNY’s Sesquicentennial

Jennifer Yeboah : September 1, 2015 7:49 am : Association News

This year marks the sesquicentennial or 150 anniversary of the FDNY. In recognition of this extraordinary milestone the Hundred Year Association will  honor New York’s bravest at the Annual Gold Medal Award Dinner with its Excellence in Public Service Award. The award will be presented to FDNY Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro.

The award is given to organizations whose unique history and contribution to New York City merit recognition. The FDNY has overwhelmingly exceeded this standard for more than 150 years. We are honored to award the FDNY with the 2015 Excellence in Public Service Award.

For a look at how the FDNY has kept NYC safe click through pictures and videos from the past 150 years:


To get your tickets to this year’s Gold Medal Award Dinner recognizing the FDNY on October 23rd email, call 212-922-0791 or click below to purchase through Eventbrite today.

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E-J Electric Lights Up Time Square

Jennifer Yeboah : August 3, 2015 1:22 pm : Association News


Hundred Year member E-J Electric has completed a stand-out electrical project at the crossroads of the world: a centerpiece billboard on the Marriott Marquis in the middle of Times Square’s “bow-tie” at Broadway between 45th Street and 46th Street.

This LED billboard measures 80 feet tall and 280 feet wide. It is the largest and most expensive digital billboard in the area, and 300,000 pedestrians are estimated to see billboard each day.

index_07The project is owned by Vornado Realty Trust, and E-J Electric was contracted by Turner Construction to install a new 15K Service to power the entire sign.

The sign has nearly 24 million LED pixels, each containing red, blue and green lights, giving the billboard its unprecedented display resolution. During the testing phrase, E-J Electric’s logo was used on the billboard.


Original article from E-J Electrics


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Hundred Year Welcomes New Board Members at Annual Meeting

Jennifer Yeboah : June 11, 2015 12:55 pm : Association News

The Hundred Year Association welcomes our new Board Members. Each has been a leader in their own industries and we are honored to have them as part of the 2017 and 2018 elected board.

Class of 2017

downloadCraig Buckstien
Chief Operating Officer
Geneva Worldwide

Craig Buckstein joined the Geneva Worldwide team in 1998 and is the current chief operating officer and partner of the company. Geneva Worldwide is a full-service language service provider specializing in interpretation and translation for government and private industries. Under Craig’s leadership, Geneva has experienced continued double digit growth and is proud to be listed on Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in the United States for the second year in a row. The company is a third generation, family-owned business and is the oldest business of its kind, founded in 1903.

Mr. Buckstien graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a bachelor of science degree in communication and rhetorical theory. He later earned his MBA in strategic planning/management from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch.

Class of 2018

td-ar2010-annual-stories-customer-nychurchCasey Kemper
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Collegiate Church Corp.

Casey Kemper has over 30 years of experience in the fields of real estate and finance, holding positions that include Chief Financial Officer of the Equitable Life Real Estate Group, Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Olympia & York (USA), and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Deutsche Bank Capital Realty. He is currently the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Collegiate Church Corporation, where he is responsible for management of the church endowment and business affairs.

Mr. Kemper is a member of Urban Land Institute, the Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), Real Estate Board of New York, and the Downtown Association. He is also a board member of the Housing Action Council, Blanton Peale Institute, the Women’s Project and the New Amsterdam History Center. He is past President of Habitat for Humanity of Westchester. Casey resides in Scarsdale, New York, with his wife, Mary.

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Hundred Year Members to be Awarded at the 2015 New York Construction Awards

Jennifer Yeboah : June 10, 2015 1:03 pm : Association News

hp-slider-logo3 logo1Hundred Year members Jaros, Baum & Bolles (JB&B) and John Gallin and Son, Inc will be awarded with the Legacy Award at this year’s New York Construction Awards. The ceremony hosted by Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP will be held on June 11th and also honor several other leaders within the Construction, Architecture & Engineering industry.

NEW YORK, May 21, 2015  Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP, host of the annual New York Construction Awards, has announced this year’s winners. The awards honor Construction, Architecture & Engineering Industry innovators, leaders and rising stars. The awards event will be held on June 11, 2015 at Club 101 in New York City.

Presented in cooperation with the New York Building Congress (NYBC) and industry partners, American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC New York) and the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIA-NY), this event is designed to highlight Construction, Design, and Development industry leaders while providing an incredible opportunity to network with other industry colleagues and professionals.

“We aim to honor the companies that are making a difference in the city and the industry,” said Frank Schettino, Managing Partner at Anchin, Block and Anchin. “I thank and congratulate this year’s Construction Award winners, along with all of our nominees, for their valuable contributions to the industry.”

Twelve awards will be presented by Anchin and industry partners at this year’s event, based upon applications submitted by companies and judged by an illustrious panel of industry executives.

After reviewing all of the entries, the judges recognized the following companies:

Industry Impact Award

  • Dattner Architects
  • Perkins Eastman
  • Syska Hennessey Group

Legacy Award

  • Jaros, Baum & Bolles (JB&B)
  • John Gallin and Son, Inc.
  • Henegan Construction Co., Inc.

Outstanding MWBE Award

  • Melcon General Contractors

Outstanding Public Service

  • Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF)
  • Turner Construction

Rising Star Award

  • Dixon Advisory
  • ODA

For more information on this event, or to register, please contact or visit

Anchin, Block & Anchin LLP  is recognized as one of the top accounting firms in the country, a Best Place to Work in New York City, and a Best Place to Work in New York State. The full-service firm, with a staff of approximately 350, serves privately-held businesses and high net worth individuals with a wide range of traditional and non-traditional advisory services, including accounting and auditing services; tax planning and compliance services; tax credits and incentives; management and succession advisory services; litigation support, forensic accounting and valuation services; and, merger and acquisition services. Additional information is available

Congratulations to all of the 2015 New York Construction award winners.

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Open! Applications for the E. Virgil Conway College Scholar Awards

Jennifer Yeboah : June 4, 2015 3:56 pm : Association News

Application Deadline: June 12th

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The deadline for the 2015 E. Virgil Conway College Scholar Awards application is just around the corner. To submit your college scholarship award application visit the DCAS site. Each year the Hundred Year Association and the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services partner together to award exceptional college students who have demonstrated commitment to their academic careers and community. The college scholar and public service awards programs together has distributed over $1.5 million in awards since its start. Remember to get your application in by June 12th to be considered for these awards.

Children of city employees who are current college students and high school seniors starting their college career in fall 2015 may apply.

To start your application click here.

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Support the Hundred Year Through AmazonSmile

Jennifer Yeboah : May 20, 2015 1:06 pm : Association News

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You can now donate a portion of your Amazon purchases to the Hundred Year Association at no cost to you! Support our E. Vigil Conway College Scholarship and Isaac Liberman Public Service Award programs through AmazonSmile.

Just follow these quick step to start supporting the Hundred Year:

  • Go to:
  • Sign in with you existing account on Amazon Smile
  • On your first visit to AmazonSmile (, you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations before you begin shopping. Make sure to search for “Hundred Year Association of New York”

You may also want to add a bookmark to to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile.

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Sentinel Printing Co. Says Goodbye to A Long Island Original

Jennifer Yeboah : May 6, 2015 12:11 pm : Association News

Hundred Year member, Sentinel Printing Company prints one of the last pieces for Long Island originals, the New York Islanders. The team who has made Uniondale, N.Y, there home for 43 years will play there first game this coming fall in there new home at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center. Here are a some words from our friends at Sentinel Printing:

w341_6135733_islandersimage“This month, we were fortunate enough to be part of the last home games for the New York Islanders. For many years, we’ve shared the same hometown with Long Island’s only professional sports team in a passionate way. It seems only fitting that our company with 157 years of history in the Hempstead-Uniondale area would print one of the final pieces for a team with 43 years in our backyard.

There were some great years and there were many not so great years. Throughout them all we shared a loyalty with their organization as clients, friends and fans.

Many people have asked about the importance of the Islanders to Long Island, particularly Nassau County. Our community is identified as Islanders, a brand created by the likes of Mike Bossy, Pat LaFontaine and one of my favorite Long Islanders Bob Nystrom. It’s going to be interesting to see if our great community can rebrand itself without the likes of this franchise.

Long Island is well known for the beautiful beaches and wealthy homes, but there aren’t many more identifiable pieces. The Islanders were a national brand for our home. Somehow the Brooklyn Islanders doesn’t quite work, even though my childhood geography taught me that Brooklyn is still part of Long Island.

I know many friends who are Ranger fans aren’t concerned about the move, but my concern as a fan is one thing, my concern as a business owner is quite another. Brands are not that easy to build; it takes time and can be expensive.

However, with every change there’s an opportunity. Let’s hope that this loss allows our community to pull together to build a new home for economic prosperity that will serve Long Island for generations to come.”

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