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Two for One: The Cutting Up Trend--Apartment Modernization in 1930's Manhattan

Ducat, Vivian S.

In the 1930's, with vacancies on the rise and no cash to build anew, many Manhattan landlords chose to revamp their residential housing stock to both make it seem more modern--no more dining rooms, maids rooms, and twisting and turning hallways--and at the same time, creating smaller units, which could rent for less and therefore increase the building's rent roll.

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Real Estate Development
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M.S., Columbia University
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December 12, 2013