This month in real estate history: New York City’s first official subway opens, the Hotel Majestic is demolished … & more

From the October issue: 1904: New York City’s first official subway line opens The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) opened New York City’s first official subway line 113 years ago this month, according to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Then-mayor George McClellan operated the inaugural train from the now-shuttered City Hall station to the Brooklyn Bridge stop, but when asked if he wanted to hand off the controls to the train’s engineer, he shouted, “No sir! I’m running […]


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