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Real Estate

The Pink Light: a Minor New York Building Mystery

When I first started writing about real estate several years ago, the components of the city’s built (and constantly rebuilt) environment caught my eye in a way they never had before—demolition sites and rising towers, posted construction permits, cranes, sidewalk sheds, scaffolds and one small oddity that I always meant to one day investigate: the preponderance of pink lights glowing from construction sites around the city.

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