11. 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.

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12 thoughts on “14 of NYC’s Triangle Buildings: A Brief History

  1. 1 Wall Street Court, formerly the Beaver Building/Cocoa Exchange. 82-92 Beaver Street. Financial District

    47 Plaza Street West, 47-61 Plaza Street West, Park Slope, Brooklyn

    The Shenandoah, 10 Sheridan Square, West Village

    I *think” I may have seen photos of at least one somewhere in upper Manhattan (Fort George, Hudson Heights, Inwood), but I can’t find any at the moment!

    1. Yes, we were thinking about it! We were worried people were going to say it was not technically triangular with a flat front and back. But we can add it!

    1. umm…There is a photo of the whole building on the top of the article on the same page! The roof is show an alternative, “untapped” view because the roof is off-limits usually. But we’ll switch it up anyway.

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