7:30 a.m. At the Construction Industry Breakfast Forum, hear from Richard Ravitch himself as he discusses the report his Commission on M.T.A. Financing released earlier this month. Co-sponsored by the New York Building Congress and New York Construction. Hilton New York, 1335 Avenue of the Americas, Trianon Ballroom. $75 for NYBC members; $100 for non-members. Tables of 10 available. Register online.
6 p.m. The Walentases are planning a controversial 325-unit residential building in Dumbo slated to include space for a middle school while, some say, blocking views of the Brooklyn Bridge. CB2 hosts a public hearing on the project. Long Island University – Health Sciences Center, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn, Room 107.
6 p.m. The Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Appraisal Institute installs new officers at their annual holiday party. The Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street. $200. Register online. Contact Connie Puccio at 866-966-3710 or email@example.com for more info.