The Commercial Observer Real Estate Quiz


Martin Scorsese, American film director, November 1977.Every so often—like now, the beginning of spring—we at The Commercial Observer strive to unearth long forgotten trivia buried somewhere in the annals of New York City real estate history.

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In this week’s issue, we’ve dug up questions spanning technical minutiae, the stomping grounds of a young Martin Scorsese (pictured) and, of course, a little History 101 that should be familiar to real estate professionals young and old. Below, Commercial Observer staff writer Billy Gray provides the questions and answers.