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.