Real Estate Record and Builders Guide, Vol. 109

January 7, 1922 (Classic Reprint)

Author: Frank E. Perley

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780666362506

Category: Reference

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Excerpt from Real Estate Record and Builders Guide, Vol. 109: January 7, 1922 It is not just to the taxpayers to accumulate an unnecessary surplus, and it is sound policy to use the existing surplus to tide us over the present period of lean revenues. The total amount of appropriations requested by each State department will be transmitted as requested with out revision. The departmental studies made by the newly created bureau set up by the Board of Estimate and Control were not completed in time to be available for a revision of the requests before submitting them to the Legislature. Indeed, those studies are still incomplete. Detailed reports of examinations, with the comments thereon by department heads, are available for the information of the Legislature. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Records Section of the Real Estate Record and Builders Guide, 1918, Vol. 101 (Classic Reprint)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9781390403329

Category: Reference

Page: 1086

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Excerpt from Records Section of the Real Estate Record and Builders Guide, 1918, Vol. 101 Gifford av same prop; Mary Kane, 131 Alex av. To Adipo Co, 315 4 av; correction deed; De029'17; Jan3'18. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, Vol. 24

July December, 1879 (Classic Reprint)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780656206988

Category: Reference

Page: 678

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Excerpt from Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, Vol. 24: July December, 1879 Beekman pl 603, 724. Clinton pl (see West 8th st.) Exchange pl 584. Irving pl 724 985. Lafayette pl 1033. Mitchell pl. 564. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Index to the Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, Vol. 29

January to June, 1882, Inclusive (Classic Reprint)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780656073177

Category: Reference

Page: 644

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Excerpt from Index to the Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, Vol. 29: January to June, 1882, Inclusive During the years 1877 and 1878 the Custom House reports made no distinction between Looking Glass Plate and Window Plate, a fact not to be overlooked in making comparisons. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Urban Castles

Tenement Housing and Landlord Activism in New York City 1890-1943

Author: Jared N. Day

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231114035

Category: History

Page: 262

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In the first comprehensive investigation of the role of landlords in shaping the urban landscapes of today, Jared Day explores the unique case of New York City from the close of the nineteenth century through the World War II era. During this period, tenement landlords were responsible for designing and shaping America's urban landscapes, building housing for the city's ever-growing industrial workforce. Fueled by the illusion of easy money, entrepreneurs managed their buildings in ways that punished compassion and rewarded neglect -- and created some of the most haunting images of urban squalor in American history. Urban Castles mines a previously uninvestigated body of tenant and landlord newspapers, journals, and real estate records to understand how tenement landlords operated in an era before tenant rights developed into a central issue for urban reformers. Day contends that -- perhaps more than any other group of property owners -- urban landlords stood upon the very fault lines of class, ethnicity, and race. In contrast to many urban histories set in executive boardrooms and state houses, and which chronicle struggles between large corporations, government officials, and organized labor, this fascinating work deals with the more chaotic world of small-scale entrepreneurs and their frequently antagonistic relationships with their customers -- working-class tenants. Urban Castles is a richly informative chronicle of the dark underbelly of America's emerging welfare state. The neglected side of this important story covered by Day's research says much about the sea changes in landlord-tenant relations and urban policy today.

Building the Skyline

The Birth and Growth of Manhattan's Skyscrapers

Author: Jason M. Barr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199344361

Category: Land use, Urban

Page: 456

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The Manhattan skyline is one of the great wonders of the modern world. But how and why did it form? Much has been written about the city's architecture and its general history, but little work has explored the economic forces that created the skyline. This book chronicles the economic historyof the Manhattan skyline. In the process, the book debunks some widely-held misconceptions about the city's history. Part I lays out the historical and environmental background that established Manhattan's real estate trajectory before the Skyscraper Revolution at the end of the 19th century. Thebook begins with Manhattan's natural and geological history and then moves on to how it influenced early land use and neighborhood formation, and how these early decisions eventually impacted the location of skyscrapers. Part II focuses specifically on the economic history of skyscrapers and theskyline, investigating the reasons for their heights, frequencies, locations, and shapes. The book discusses why skyscrapers emerged downtown and why they appeared three miles to the north in midtown, but not in between. Contrary to popular belief it was not due to the depths of Manhattan's bedrock,nor the presence of Grand Central Station. Rather midtown's emergence was a response to the economic and demographic forces that were taking place north of 14th Street after the Civil War. The book also presents the first rigorous investigation of the causes of the building boom during the Roaring Twenties. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the boom was largely a rational response to the economic growth of the nation and city. The last chapter investigates the value of Manhattan Islandand the relationship between skyscrapers and land prices. Finally, an Epilogue offers policy recommendations for a resilient and robust future skyline.

REAL ESTATE RECORD & BUILDERS

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9781374158115

Category: History

Page: 1126

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Race and Real Estate

Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920

Author: Kevin McGruder

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231539258

Category: History

Page: 288

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Through the lens of real estate transactions from 1890 to 1920, Kevin McGruder offers an innovative perspective on Harlem's history and reveals the complex interactions between whites and African Americans at a critical time of migration and development. During these decades Harlem saw a dramatic increase in its African American population, and although most histories speak only of the white residents who met these newcomers with hostility, this book uncovers a range of reactions. Although some white Harlem residents used racially restrictive real estate practices to inhibit the influx of African Americans into the neighborhood, others believed African Americans had a right to settle in a place they could afford and helped facilitate sales. These years saw Harlem change not into a "ghetto," as many histories portray, but into a community that became a symbol of the possibilities and challenges black populations faced across the nation. This book also introduces alternative reasons behind African Americans' migration to Harlem, showing that they came not to escape poverty but to establish a lasting community. Owning real estate was an essential part of this plan, along with building churches, erecting youth-serving facilities, and gaining power in public office. In providing a fuller, more nuanced history of Harlem, McGruder adds greater depth in understanding its development and identity as both an African American and a biracial community.

AIA Guide to New York City

Author: Norval White,Elliot Willensky,Fran Leadon

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199758647

Category: Architecture

Page: 1088

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Hailed as "extraordinarily learned" (New York Times), "blithe in spirit and unerring in vision," (New York Magazine), and the "definitive record of New York's architectural heritage" (Municipal Art Society), Norval White and Elliot Willensky's book is an essential reference for everyone with an interest in architecture and those who simply want to know more about New York City. First published in 1968, the AIA Guide to New York City has long been the definitive guide to the city's architecture. Moving through all five boroughs, neighborhood by neighborhood, it offers the most complete overview of New York's significant places, past and present. The Fifth Edition continues to include places of historical importance--including extensive coverage of the World Trade Center site--while also taking full account of the construction boom of the past 10 years, a boom that has given rise to an unprecedented number of new buildings by such architects as Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, and Renzo Piano. All of the buildings included in the Fourth Edition have been revisited and re-photographed and much of the commentary has been re-written, and coverage of the outer boroughs--particularly Brooklyn--has been expanded. Famed skyscrapers and historic landmarks are detailed, but so, too, are firehouses, parks, churches, parking garages, monuments, and bridges. Boasting more than 3000 new photographs, 100 enhanced maps, and thousands of short and spirited entries, the guide is arranged geographically by borough, with each borough divided into sectors and then into neighborhood. Extensive commentaries describe the character of the divisions. Knowledgeable, playful, and beautifully illustrated, here is the ultimate guided tour of New York's architectural treasures. Acclaim for earlier editions of the AIA Guide to New York City: "An extraordinarily learned, personable exegesis of our metropolis. No other American or, for that matter, world city can boast so definitive a one-volume guide to its built environment." -- Philip Lopate, New York Times "Blithe in spirit and unerring in vision." -- New York Magazine "A definitive record of New York's architectural heritage... witty and helpful pocketful which serves as arbiter of architects, Baedeker for boulevardiers, catalog for the curious, primer for preservationists, and sourcebook to students. For all who seek to know of New York, it is here. No home should be without a copy." -- Municipal Art Society "There are two reasons the guide has entered the pantheon of New York books. One is its encyclopedic nature, and the other is its inimitable style--'smart, vivid, funny and opinionated' as the architectural historian Christopher Gray once summed it up in pithy W & W fashion." -- Constance Rosenblum, New York Times "A book for architectural gourmands and gastronomic gourmets." -- The Village Voice

Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, Vol. 34

Established March 21, 1868, Devoted to the Real Estate, Building Architecture, Household Decoration, Business and Themes of General Interest; July 5, 1884 (Classic Reprint)

Author: N.A

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780364344101

Category: Reference

Page: 650

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Excerpt from Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide, Vol. 34: Established March 21, 1868, Devoted to the Real Estate, Building Architecture, Household Decoration, Business and Themes of General Interest; July 5, 1884 From the above it will be seen that-there 'were nearly a thousand more transactions, and more than more money invested so far this year than in a corresponding period of last year. The increase in the annexed district will be greater in the coming six months than in those just past. The following table of mortgages shows how wholesome is the real estate movement at present under way. _while the increased in vestment is the added mortgage indebtedness is less than three million dollars, showing how large have been cash pay ments. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

Real Estate Record and Builders' Guide [Electronic Resource] Volume;

Author: Anonymous

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781296940997

Category: History

Page: 656

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