The decade following the 1899 decision to build the Queensboro bridge was filled with real estate speculation in northern Queens. No other group was as aggressive as the Queensboro Corporation which, according to Daniel Karatzas’ book Jackson Heights: A Garden in the City, spent almost $4 million acquiring 250 acres of land in the area. The Corporation went on to build many of the prewar apartment complexes in the area. They also found time to build this neo-Tudor building at the corner of 37th Avenue and 82nd Street (37-02 37th Avenue, to be exact), shown above in a postcard from the time and below in current photos. The building currently has law offices on the upper floors and retail on the ground floor. There is another interesting building with a pitched wooden roof down the street on 37th Avenue between 78th and 79th streets that also has the Queensboro Corporation emblazoned over the door; it’s currently got a Starbucks on the ground floor. There’s a photo of that one at the very bottom of the post.
Vintage postcard from Cardcow.com GMAP
Publicolor, a nonprofit that works with young people to transform their schools into welcoming and student-centric environments, selected August Martin High School in South Jamaica for its next project. Through the Publicolor program, August Martin students will repaint the interior of the school — you can see some examples of students transforming their public schools […]
Next week Community Board Two will hold a public hearing in regards to a zoning change needed for a 12-story residential development at 11-55 49th Avenue. LIC Post shares all the details on this coming build: “Maddd Equities, a Floral Park firm, plans to start construction on the 140 apartment (28 to be affordable units) […]
A cooperative of 40 to 60 Willets Point businesses signed a lease to leave Willets Point and relocate to Hunts Point in the Bronx, reports the Wall Street Journal. The group — which calls itself the Sunrise Cooperative — is mostly made up of auto body and repair shops. It’s the largest group to leave […]
Since 2006, the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center’s Lab Residency Program has nurtured more than 50 artists and organizations. It’s time to celebrate. From March 26th through April 2nd, this incubator for creative types will host the Rough Draft Festival to showcase work by residents and offer a window into their artistic processes. Attendees can enjoy plays, the spoken word […]
This one-bedroom condo is up for sale in Forest Hills, in the Wainwright building at 99-34 67th Road. It’s a prewar building, so there are some prewar features in the apartment, but it looks mostly modernized with built-in bookcases and recessed lighting. The best part about this pad is that it’s large for a one […]