Thursday, November 3, 2011

Round-Up: Long Island City, Queens, NY

Long Island City, a former waterfront industrial area on the East River, facing Manhattan, has seen an incredible amount of development recently. With those new residents have come a more diverse retail mix.

Some great examples of signage, seasonal decorations, and creative storefront facades. These are the hallmarks of a up and coming business district....

I also LOVE this facade treatment for a local bakery....look closely. Those are rolling pins!

Now here's the kicker. This appealing outdoor space is next to.....a GAS STATION. Amazing what some smart design can do to mitigate a not so pleasant circumstance.

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