History New York City in 1931 admin April 4, 2017 No Comments A simple view of New York City in 1931. One of the craziest things about nyc is just how many buildings were built between ~ 1927 – 1935. I’m sure it’s some function of the depression and cheap labor/materials.. But at any rate – Not just all those art deco skyscrapers, but thousands of the multi-floor apartment buildings in the outer boroughs too. Also a good example of how toput people to work and make sure your money doesn’t get down the drain with stock investments.