1. The Andrew Freedman Home in the Grand Concourse Was For the Formerly Wealthy

In 1915, businessman and former owner of the New York Giants Andrew Freedman died and set aside $1 million ($13.8 million in today’s dollars) from his $4 million ($93.6 million in today’s USD) estate to build The Andrew Freedman Home. The purpose of the home was to be a place where the formerly wealthy could retire with the luxuries to which they were accustomed. In 1924, the retirement home opened and was named a New York City Designated Landmark in 1992.  The Andrew Freedman Home was converted into a daycare center and event space in 2012.

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