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This month in RE history: Natural History Museum expansion, development takes off in Montauk & more

This month in RE history: Natural History Museum expansion, development takes off in Montauk & more

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 RE history: Natural History Museum expansion, development takes off in Montauk & more
This month in real estate history

This month in real estate history

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 The Record & Guide as the single largest real estate...

This month in real estate history
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Ever wondered who used to live in your house? Here’s one way to find out

From TRD Los Angeles: David Silverman spends his time tracking down the minutiae of Los Angeles residences for modern-day...

Ever wondered who used to live in your house? Here’s one way to find out
Developers’ latest tactic to woo buyers? History lessons

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...

Developers’ latest tactic to woo buyers? History lessons
This month in RE history: The Met moves into a new home, David Rockefeller gets OK for One Chase Manhattan Plaza … & 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 RE history: The Met moves into a new home, David Rockefeller gets OK for One Chase Manhattan Plaza … & more
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

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: World War II price control program kicks off rent control in NYC, RE owners try to block WTC construction … & more
This month in real estate history: New York City’s first official subway opens, the Hotel Majestic is demolished … & more

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: New York City’s first official subway opens, the Hotel Majestic is demolished … & more
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: 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: 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

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: New York City’s oldest land records disappear, landlords vow a tax protest … & more
This month in real estate history: Sale of beachfront hospital nixed, Marriott Marquis faces uncertain fate … & more

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: Sale of beachfront hospital nixed, Marriott Marquis faces uncertain fate … & more
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