Real Estate Calendar, November 22-29
Jotham Sederstrom Nov. 22, 2011, 9 a.m.
Tuesday, November 22
Winston Fisher of Fisher Brothers, Joseph Moinian of the Moinian Group, Mitch Rudin of Brookfield Office Properties and Craig Solomon of Square Mile Capital Management will all speak at the Young Jewish Professionals real estate summit. Young Jewish Professionals real estate summit, Chelsea Pearl, 121 West 19th Street, 6:30 p.m.; visit http://www.yjpnewyork.com for more info.
Wednesday, November 23
When, in 1975, the New York State Supreme Court struck down Grand Central Terminal’s landmark status, the heroic Municipal Art Society and Jacqueline Onassis reacted, sparking a campaign to save it from becoming office towers. Join as the Society re-enacts the events that led to the building’s safety. Municipal Art Society “Grand Central Terminal” tour, meet at info booth, main concourse, Grand Central Terminal, 12:30 p.m.; visit http://www.mas.org for more info.
Saturday, November 26
Downtown Brooklyn, once known primarily for its legions of lawyers, courthouses, bail-bond offices and a seemingly endless stream of convict-filled Corrections Department buses, has been transformed over the past five years. With at least four hotels built on the ashes of second-tier retailers, a bevy of luxury residential buildings and plans for a new mall and other modern department stores, the neighborhood is in the first phase of a revival. Join the Municipal Art Society as it wanders the Fulton Mall, one of Brooklyn’s most successful retail strips, and the area surrounding Borough Hall. Municipal Art Society “Downtown Brooklyn: What’s New?” walking tour, meet at the steps of Brooklyn’s Borough Hall, near Court and Remsen streets, 11 a.m.: visit http://www.mas.org for more info.
Sunday, November 27
With the 118th anniversary of the world premier of the historic symphony “From the New World” at Carnegie Hall quickly approaching in December (who knew?), the classical music lovers at the Municipal Art Society will host a tour of composer Antonín Dvořák’s New York, where he lived from 1892 to 1895 while serving as the director of the National Conservatory of Music. The tour includes visits to Stuyvesant Square and Gramercy Park, among other sites regularly haunted by the Czech native. Municipal Art Society “Dvořák in Love: New York in the Time of Antonín Dvořák” walking tour, meet at the northeast corner of Second Avenue and 17th Street, 2 p.m.; visit http://www.mas.org for more info.
Tuesday, November 29
Data centers, those windowless buildings teeming with Internet servers, massive cooling and heating systems, and, alas, very few human beings, have been recognized as one of the rare real estate success stories following the 2007 mortgage crises and economic downturn that followed. More than 25 investors, owners, developers, brokers and technology executives will be on hand during a so-called data server summit that will look toward the rapid evolution of one of the more recent real estate sectors to surface in the tristate area. Greater New York Data Center Summit, McGraw-Hill Conference Center, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, second floor, 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; contact Ronnie Niederman at 212-873-3484 for more info or to register.
The New York Commercial Real Estate Women will let down their hair next Tuesday during their 10th anniversary holiday celebration, a shindig that promises to mix bubbly with business within the cool confines of the Columbus Townhouse. Faith Hope Consolo, Prudential Douglas Elliman’s Retail Group chairwoman, will host the dinner and awards ceremony, presumably with her usual mix of grace and subtlety. New York Commercial Real Estate Women 10th annual holiday celebration, Columbus Townhouse, 8 East 69th Street, 6:30 p.m.; visit http://www.nycrew.org for more info.