Jason Halpern is all about architecture and the creative use and retention of history. His company JMH Development has a knack for reimagining historic buildings and incorporating some of their features into breathtaking luxury apartments. They operate in some of the toniest neighborhoods in New York and Miami; these places offer some of the finest city living in luxurious surroundings.
The JMH Development project at 184 Kent street in Brooklyn, New York is an example of reusing a historic building and fashioning luxury accommodations out of it. It previously existed as a waterfront warehouse around the turn of the last century. It was built in 1913 and was once home to the largest grocer in the United States. The Austin Nichols Company enjoyed many successful years at this location during the nation’s rise.
The structural outline of the building is intact and has been converted into 340 luxury apartments. It has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places and now provides many homes in a desirable neighborhood. It features gorgeous landscaping to the tune of 20,000 square feet and a modern gym that overlooks the East River.
The retail establishments along Kent Avenue encompass 17,000 square feet and include SoulCycle and Kidville. This development comes complete with spectacular views of Manhattan and is close to the fabulous shopping and restaurants of Bedford Avenue. Halpern and JMH Development were recognized with this project and received a Building Brooklyn Award.
JMH Development provides a full range of real estate development services and adds great value to the areas that they build in. They are equipped to develop major residential projects and are experienced owners as well. Their niche is in distinctive luxury developments for an upscale residential living experience.
The JMH Development team is able to develop projects starting with the design phase and continuing on to a successful completion. They engage in site preparation, design, due diligence, and construction.
Jason Halpern is the founder and the managing partner of JMH Development. Halpern grew up in the real estate business and he is the third generation of his family successfully developing unique properties. His passion is for building in memorable areas and infusing local history into his designs.
Nothing can shake a person to their core like having their personal information hacked. Companies, organizations, and individuals must take cyber security very seriously or risk a great deal of loss. The number of threats is ever increasing, as is the severity of the attacks. To protect oourselves from further attacks we must learn to safeguard our identity and personal information.
The 2017 Wannacry attack showed how vulnerable everyone is to ransomware attacks. It affected over 300,000 computers all over the world. it is the largest attack of its kind in history. This attack, among countless other similar attacks show us that the number of threats are increasing.
From 2013-2015 the cost of cyber attacks quadrupled. Government agencies, private businesses, and average individuals have lost between 400 billion and 500 billion dollars. That figure represents not only lost money but also the destruction of data, restoration, and many other associated damages. The frequency of ransomware and other types of attacks increases every year. As the hackers gain more experience they are able to increase the severity of the attacks.
The PwC reports that malicious hackers are “becoming progressively destructive and target a broadening array of information and attack vectors”. In layman’s terms; these hackers are getting better at attacking. Ransomware, and other methods are becoming advanced and harder to detect. The Federal government has set its sights on cyber security. The cyber security budget was increased and legislation has been passed to aid in the fight against cyber criminals.
Fortunately, there are companies that strive to protect the country from cyber threats. Rubica employs an elite team of cyber security professionals to battle cyber criminals. Their innovative methods, including a dedicated security mobile application, only alert you when action needs to be taken.
The cyber world is getting more dangerous with each passing day. You can not afford to leave your information unprotected in the digital world. Ransomware, malware, and a host of other methods of attack will get you at some point. A company such as Rubica uses the most advanced resources to protect you from cyber devastation.
On October 23rd, 2003, Facemash was launched by Mark Zuckerberg and friends as a type of “hot or not” ranking website for students at Harvard. This was the precursor project for Facebook. Zuckerberg’s very first post on Facemash was mind blowing; this was around the time when Doe Deere launched Lime Crime and was inspired by its very initial concepts. In February of 2004, Zuckerberg and friends launched “Facebook” to students on Ivy League campuses. As the popularity of Facebook grew, it was opened to any student with a valid university email address and then to anyone over the age of 13 with a valid email address in 2006.
Before this, we used Myspace and ranked our top 8 friends and posted terrible bathroom selfies. As popularity of social media has grown, we have put our best lives forward and left out the parts that aren’t as glorious by society standards. We can see when someone makes the cheer squad, or enters a new relationship. We can see guys commenting on beautiful girls’ photos, praising them for their “bangin’ bods” and luscious locks”. We see dream vacations and hear about job promotions. We are bombarded with success and fortune because it isn’t the cool thing to express our loss or pain: We use social media to judge our own success in comparison to our friends as we create our “ideal life” based on what is seen on social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat – not to mention Lime Crime’s blog.
These sites have dictated what styles are fashionable, what hairstyles are in, what weight someone should strive to be. As adults, the pressure to be perfect can be overwhelming. To kids, it is the expectation. When SF interviewed Doe, a young beauty guru who is considered “popular”, they asked her what she liked most about social media and morning routines. She responded with a smile and continued to talk about how she loves posting things to make “Jess” jealous and showing off how awesome her life is.
SF asked her if she had ever participated in bullying anyone online. She immediately said no and then asked me what one’s definition of bullying was. They told her that SF considered cyberbullying to be anything that is intentionally posted to hurt someone’s feelings or make them feel bad about themselves. Her response was, “Of course I have not. I only admire and praise my unicorn followers.” She then mentioned the frequency with which she praises her cats, her coworkers and herself every morning, stating that starting the morning right is the best way to go; she also drinks plenty of freshly squeezed morning juice.