The 15th season of “Building New York: NY Stories” debuted on September 8, 2019

September, 8, 2019: The Korman Family, Larry, Brad & Mark

Brothers, Larry and Brad, representing Korman Communities, guide us through their family's history in real estate: back four generations to Russia, forward to their pioneering of the furnished apartment concept, and development of AKA and AVE brands.

Guest List

Brad Korman Co-CEO, Korman Communities

Larry Korman Co-President, Korman Communities/AKA Hotels

September 15, 2019: Suzanne Denbo Jaffe

Suzanne Denbo Jaffe takes us from Washington DC, U Penn and NYU, studying art history, to New York City and her distinguished careers in finance and government. Ms. Jaffe served on many corporate and advisory boards, and as president of the Women's Forum and the American Jewish Committee.

September 22, 2019: Thomas Cornish

BankUnited COO, Thomas Cornish, and his siblings, were abandoned when he was 2 1/2 years old. Circumstances prevented his adoption from foster care; his mom-to-be packed them up, beginning multi-city bus trips, ending in Miami. After poverty, anger - education, opportunity, success - and, now, giving back.

September 29, 2019: The Life of Lisa and Dr. David Lehr, Told by Lisa Lehr

Lisa Lehr describes her meeting and marriage to David Lehr, MD, physician, scientist, former Dept of Pharmacology chair at NY Medical College with love and affection. Ms. Lehr is a community activist; a ranking officer in the NYPD Auxiliary Police Force.

October 6, 2019: Brian Halpern M.D.

Brian C. Halpern, MD is the first nonsurgical, fellowship-trained and board certified sports medicine physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Dr. Halpern discusses the use of PRP in his practice. Dr. Halpern is also an Emmy Award winner for the documentary "Vietnam: Long Time Coming."

October 13, 2019: David Bagatelle, CIT

David Bagatelle describes himself as a born (Queens) and bred (suburbs) New Yorker, adding that in his career of 30+ years, he has worked only in New York! Football, baseball - sports of choice, busing tables at the King George Diner, NYU graduate school, Republic National Bank, Signature Bank and now, president of New York Metro Markets at Sterling National Bank.

October 20, 2019: Marty Burger, Silverstein Properties

Marty Burger, Silverstein Properties, discusses his earlier career at some of real estate's best known companies. Burger serves as sole CEO, a title he shared with Larry Silverstein, until 2014. Silverstein Properties, well know for buildings at the World Trade Center, are only part of the company's mega portfolio grown to include award-winning hotels and developments in China and Israel.

October 27, 2019 Richard Richman, Richman Group

A goal of The Richman Group is to be "best in class in all sectors in which it participates," and Richard Richman, founder and chairman, guides the company in innovative development - in affordable and luxury housing and financial endeavors.

Son of a US diplomat, Marc Murphy's childhood was a rollercoaster of countries and schools. An undiagnosed learning disability made education difficult. Murphy's passion for food and love of cooking became his pathway to success.