The Real Deal New York

This month in real estate history: Anti-rent control protests, plans to replace Chinatown with a park … and more

February 20, 2015 04:00PM
By Adam Pincus


From left: 241 E. 7th Street in 1968, Chinatown at the turn of the 20th century, 1930s-era bungalows in the Rockaways

From the February issue: Property owners opposed to rent-control laws shouted angrily during an auction the city held 47 years ago this month to sell dozens of tax-delinquent properties, including apartment buildings. Real estate brokers were prohibited from giving finder’s fees to unlicensed individuals who were actively involved in arranging a real estate transaction by an opinion the New York state attorney general issued 85 years ago, and more this month in real estate history. [more]