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The REBNY 118th Annual Award Banquet Photo by Steve Freidman
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

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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.