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The REBNY 118th Annual Award Banquet <i>Photo by Steve Freidman </i>
The REBNY 118th Annual Award Banquet Photo by Steve Freidman


jubilance not seen in years permeated the Real Estate Board of New York’s 118th banquet following a year characterized by several major victories for the industry, soaring rents and widespread development across the city. The politician-studded crowd at the Hilton included Governor Andrew Cuomo and new Mayor Bill de Blasio, along with a consortium of new faces in city government. All were treated to a REBNY banquet that once again boasted the feel, charm and spirit of the boom era’s glory days. Below are some facts and tidbits:  

Headcount: 2,300

 

Cocktail event attendance: 450

 

Previous REBNY banquets: 117

 

Menu: beef steak, boiled potatoes, salad, mixed veggies, chocolate cake

 

Table service: a few bottles of red,
a few bottles of white

 

Cost of attendance: $1,000 per ticket

 

Biggest photo opportunity: Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio with Leslie Wohlman Himmel

 

Notable public officials and politicians (14): Mr. Cuomo, Mr. de Blasio, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer

REBNY award winners: 6

 

Shortest award acceptance speech: Ken Fisher

 

Longest award acceptance speech:
Stephen Green

 

Topic of this year’s video presentation: sustainability 

 

Year REBNY was created: 1896

 

Year of first banquet: 1897

 

Blessing: Reverend Johnny Ray Youngblood of Mount Pisgah Baptist Church in Bedford-Stuyvesant offered opening prayers.




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