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Developers’ latest tactic to woo buyers? History lessons

Developers are turning to history to attract buyers to their condominium conversions, asking architectural historians to help give more...

This month in RE history: The Met moves into a new home, David Rockefeller gets OK for One Chase Manhattan Plaza … & more

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

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

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

This month in real estate history: New York City’s oldest land records disappear, landlords vow a tax protest … & more

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

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

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

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

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...

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