This month in real estate history

The Real Deal<i> looks back at some of New York's biggest real estate stories</i>

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From the October issue: Starrett City, the nation’s largest federally subsidized housing project, was dedicated 35 years ago this month in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn. Also, the city put the four-decade-old prison known as the Tombs, as well as the adjacent Criminal Courts Building, up for sale 71 years ago this month and, 87 years ago, the first law in New York state requiring a license to practice as a real estate broker or salesperson went into effect.

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