i am a flag-waving born & raised long island city girl, and this building – the new york architectural terra-cotta works building – ranks pretty high on my list of things i love about my neighborhood.
it’s a mysterious little red building just under the queensboro bridge and across from the new ravel hotel on vernon blvd. it’s from 1892! and is still standing! i passed by recently and HAD to take photos – these are BRAND NEW and feature the building with many of its gorgeous elements exposed for the first time in god knows how long. previously wood casings were around them, but due to some renovation work going on it seems they’ve been left open to the elements. check this OUT!