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Question 1 of 7
The Octagon at 888 Main Street on Roosevelt Island serves magnificent views of the East River. This 500-unit rental building used to be a…Correct
The Octagon used to be the New York City Lunatic Asylum, which opened on the island in 1841. The hospital closed in 1955. Some say that the building is haunted.Incorrect
Nope! This wrong answer may haunt you…
Question 2 of 7
This 146-year-old building at 163 North 6th Street in Williamsburg currently houses 40 rental apartments. At its inception, it was a…Correct
This building used to be a Catholic Church. Rentals inside this former St. Vincent de Paul church start at $4,250 a month.Incorrect
No, try again!
Question 3 of 7
This iconic structure 240 Centre Street, between Broome and Grand Streets, has been a place to live since 1988. But for most of its lifespan, it served as…Correct
The building, designed by Hoppin & Koen, used to be the New York Police Department’s headquarters from 1909 until 1973, after which it was converted into luxury condominiums. The building is known as The Police Building.Incorrect
Wrong! This used to be where New York’s police department was based.
Question 4 of 7
This building at 70 Barrow Street in the West Village is now a prime location to rent an apartment. But, before trendy New Yorkers occupied the structure it was a…Correct
This building, built in the 19th century, served as a fire house during the Civil War. The Empire Hose Company No. 40 was housed here.Incorrect
Nope, this was definitely a fire house.
Question 5 of 7
Just a stone’s throw from Billionaire’s Row 432 West 52nd Street, Chetrit is behind this condominium conversion. Before it was a residential development, it was used as a…Correct
This building was used as St. Vincent’s Midtown Hospital before Chetrit converted it into luxury condos.Incorrect
Yikes, that’s not it! Better luck next time
Question 6 of 7
Who doesn’t want to live in one of these 12 luxury condos at 177 Montague Street? Before it was a residence, this structure served as…Correct
This building, which was built between 1913 and 1916 and designed by York and Sawyer, used to be a bank. The Stahl Organization converted this building, which was the former headquarters of the Brooklyn Trust Company.Incorrect
Come on, you didn’t think this could have served as a prison did you?
Question 7 of 7
Today, JDS Development’s Walker Tower at 212 West 18th Street has been home to celebrities such as Cameron Diaz and Blake Lively. But it used to be the ___ building.Correct
This Art Deco tower, designed by Ralph Thomas Walker, used to be the Verizon Building. Verizon was using the property to store copper wire.Incorrect
Nope, not it!