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
The New York Transit Museum just announced a nostalgia ride all the way from its Downtown Brooklyn location to the Rockaways. On Sunday, August 3rd, the Museum will send a fleet of postwar subway cars to Rockaway Beach — passengers will ride on a variety of cars introduced between the 1940s and 1960s. They include […]
This week we got some bad news regarding the New York State Pavilion, but today better news emerged. Governor Cuomo recently announced he is allocating a total of $5,000,000 to help repair 14 historically significant properties damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Cuomo awarded $127,000 for repairs to the New York State Pavilion, the single property selected […]
Today, the Rockaways got a brand new playground. The Queens Parks Commissioner, local pols and members of the community cut the ribbon at the new Beach Channel Playground, located on Beach 79th Street between Beach Channel Drive and Rockaway Beach Boulevard. The city spent $1,250,000 to convert an asphalt lot into an amusement-themed playground, inspired […]
On one hand, the Catholic Church receives criticism for its handling of the Holocaust. Various priests, nuns and laity were members of the Nazi Party and many historians charge that Pope Pius XII was complicit in Adolf Hitler’s regime. But on the other hand, many Catholics fought the Nazis and helped Jews escape persecution… and […]
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