Real Estate Calendar: December 13-20

Tuesday, December 13
The Real Estate Board of New York hosts its next semiregular Sales Agent Boot Camp next week at the Mendik Education Center. Real Estate Board of New York Sales Agent Boot Camp, Mendik Education Center, 570 Lexington Avenue, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Email Desiree Jones at for more info.

Wednesday, December 14
Inaugurated in 1983 to provide funding for diabetes research, the Empire Ball, formerly known as the Pyramid Ball, has expanded into a formidable charity in and of itself, with more than $28 million raised in its 28 years of existence. This year, no doubt, will be no different, with hundreds of selfless real estate leaders chipping in for the good cause. William Macklowe, Vanguard Construction’s Richard Laskowski and ABS’s Michael Rodriguez will all be honored. Real Estate Division of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation’s Annual Empire Ball, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 109 East 42nd Street, 6:30 p.m. Call 212-843-1708 or email for more info.

When, in 1975, the New York State Supreme Court struck down Grand Central’s landmark status, the heroic Municipal Art Society and Jacqueline Onassis reacted, sparking a campaign to save the terminal 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, 12:30 p.m. Visit for more info.

Friday, December 16
City Hall editor Adam Lisberg will moderate a discussion with N.Y.C. Economic Development Corporation president Seth Pinsky when the politically oriented newspaper returns with its ongoing “newsmaker” breakfast series. Expect some tough questions for Mr. Pinsky. City Hall Newsmakers Series breakfast, location to be determined, 8 a.m. Call 646-442-1662 or visit for more info.

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