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This month in RE history: Natural History Museum expansion, development takes off in Montauk & more
September 28, 2018 07:30AM
1888: Foundation laid for Natural History Museum enlargement The excavation for the American Museum of Natural History’s expansion was completed 130 years ago this month,...
This month in real estate history
June 29, 2018 03:05PM
1893: Hospital sale puts a value on Fifth Avenue The $2.4 million sale of St. Luke’s Hospital 125 years ago this month was reported in...
Ever wondered who used to live in your house? Here’s one way to find out
May 26, 2018 06:03PM
From TRD Los Angeles: David Silverman spends his time tracking down the minutiae of Los Angeles residences for modern-day billionaires curious about their historic...
Developers’ latest tactic to woo buyers? History lessons
May 25, 2018 08:11AM
Developers are turning to history to attract buyers to their condominium conversions, asking architectural historians to help give more context to their buildings and...
This month in RE history: The Met moves into a new home, David Rockefeller gets OK for One Chase Manhattan Plaza … & more
March 30, 2018 03:30PM
From the March issue: 1880: The Met’s biggest donation to date — its first building The Metropolitan Museum of Art moved into its current home on...
This month in real estate history: World War II price control program kicks off rent control in NYC, RE owners try to block WTC construction … & more
November 30, 2017 03:50PM
1911: Landowners demand lower taxes if new subway tunnel isn’t opened A group of landowners in Queens demanded that the city either reduce their...
This month in real estate history: New York City’s first official subway opens, the Hotel Majestic is demolished … & more
October 31, 2017 03:55PM
From the October issue: 1904: New York City’s first official subway line opens The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) opened New York City’s first official subway...
This month in real estate history: Manhattan is devastated by a suspicious fire, demolition plans for a UES mansion pave way for landmarks preservation law … & more
September 29, 2017 02:25PM
From the September issue: 1776: New Yorkers set fire to southern Manhattan amid British invasion A suspicious fire devastated what is now the Financial District...
This month in real estate history: New York City’s oldest land records disappear, landlords vow a tax protest … & more
August 31, 2017 04:50PM
From the August issue: 1910: Oldest NYC land records go missing Nearly two dozen of the “oldest and most valuable real estate records of old...
This month in real estate history: Sale of beachfront hospital nixed, Marriott Marquis faces uncertain fate … & more
July 31, 2017 03:10PM
From the July issue: The owner of a five-foot-wide “spite house”— built in the midst of a vendetta between neighbors — secured a permit...
This month in real estate history: St. Moritz gets new owners, historic sculptures razed to make way for Trump Tower … & more
June 29, 2017 05:10PM
From the June issue: An unnamed tenant signed a lease to pay a whopping $9,000 per year for 440 square feet of prime Times Square...
This month in real estate history: A toxic Bronx canal sees its demise, the Empire State Building opens … & more
May 31, 2017 03:50PM
From the May issue: A New York State Supreme Court judge tossed out an effort to stop the city’s acquisition of the Mott Haven...
This month in RE history: Governor Lehman acts to prevent mortgage crisis, a Broadway tower is born … & more
April 28, 2017 04:00PM
From the April issue: Newly elected Gov. Herbert Henry Lehman, whose father, Mayer Lehman, co-founded Lehman Brothers, moved to protect thousands of small investors in...
The 11 oldest buildings in New York
April 08, 2017 12:00PM
New York has a reputation for bulldozing its history. Still, there are some hidden gems remain that predate the nation itself. Here are a...
A 17-year-old watches the destruction of the Third Ave El: PHOTOS
April 01, 2017 03:00PM
In 1955, a 17-year-old shutterbug named Sid Kaplan watched as the city brought down the Third Avenue Elevated line. Now his photographs documenting the vent are...
This month in real estate history: Queens sees residential boom after World’s Fair, Donald Trump paves the way for Trump Tower … & more
March 30, 2017 03:20PM
From the March issue: Weary of delays, justices take courthouse relocation into their own hands. World’s Fair sparks real estate boom in Queens. Donald Trump...
This month in real estate history
February 28, 2017 03:50PM
From the February issue: Office towers mushroomed in Midtown following the end of World War II, with 41 major buildings completed between 34th Street...
This month in real estate history: Famed architecture critic bemoans gentrification … & more
December 20, 2016 03:40PM
From the December issue: George McAneny, a municipal reformer, civil servant and then-president of the Municipal Art Society, predicted 88 years ago this month...
This month in real estate history: 740 Park unveiled, “father” of zoning dies … & more
October 21, 2016 02:50PM
From the October issue: One of the Upper East Side’s most exclusive co-ops, 740 Park Avenue, was completed 86 years ago this month. Edward...
14 color photos show what NYC looked like in the early 1940s
October 16, 2016 10:00AM
Amateur photographer Charles W. Cushman traveled extensively in the US and abroad from 1938 to 1969, capturing beautiful snapshots of everyday life. His archive has...
Bridge Investment targets $500M in Opportunity Zone possibilities
Developers bristle over Chicago’s new affordable housing rules
Riverside Church buys Union Theological Seminary dorm for $47M
Diane von Furstenberg’s prince son buys
432 Park Avenue pad
GreenOak shoots for $90M sellout at UWS condo conversion
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