9. 18-23 Astoria Blvd, Queens
Known to locals as “Astoria’s Flatiron,” this building at the meeting point of Astoria Boulevard, 21st Street and 27th Avenue was formerly a sophisticated furniture store called Gally (there is photo evidence of it there in 1906). It kept the home design theme when Ethan Allen occupied it in the 1970s. It is four stories high, commercial on the bottom and residential on top. It was refurbished with paint in 2012 thanks to City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr., and now it houses a Chinese restaurant on the bottom floor.