Maimonides Medical Center was front and center at a recent awards luncheon held by the United Hospital Fund, as one of its board members was honored.

Jack Hidary, a member of the board of trustees at Maimonides Medical Center, was among the winners of the Distinguished Trustee Awards presented by the United Hospital Fund at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel on May 11. The award honors individuals for their leadership and service in the field of health care.

Hidrock announced today that it has signed three new restaurant leases in its retail spaces at 336 State Street and 75-77 Hoyt Street in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. The firm purchased the two adjacent buildings last year and repositioned the six underutilized retail spaces into three, more efficient storefronts. The tenants – The Grand Army, Oaxaca Taqueria and Little Sweet Cafe, bring the buildings to 100% leased.

Offshore investors are breaking into the hotel market at a rapid rate, and despite what it may seem like from recent headlines, not all are arriving from China. The buyers – many of them hailing from Qatar, Kuwait, Malaysia and Singapore – were involved in 50 percent of all New York City hotel investment sales in 2014.

Commercial real estate owner Hidrock Realty hosted a “Year End Celebration” on Monday, December 8 to celebrate 2014’s accomplishments which included over $500 million in real estate transactions. The event – which had the members of the Hidary clan in attendance – was held at Monarch Rooftop Lounge located above one of Hidrock’s hotel developments at 71 West 35th Street and drew more than 200 of the city’s top real estate professionals.

Boerum Hill is about to get a new neighborhood bar with some serious pedigree. Noah Bernamoff of Mile End tells Eater that he’s teamed up with Damon Boelte, who built the bar and the bar program at Prime Meats, Julian Brizzi who co-owns Rucola, and one Daniel Krieger to open The Grand Army bar together, just up the street from Mile End. The bar will hawk small briny oysters from the Northeast and serve some serious bread, cocktails, and craft beer.