I vaguely remember what the Falchi Building used to look like in the 1990’s.
Besides the old Avirex jacket factory that used to sit prominently in the front of the entrance, the building itself pretty much looks the same as it always has.
It’s when you add the Citi Bike docking station firmly affixed to the curb along the corner of 47th Avenue, off of 31st Street, along with the 4-5 food carts that call this street home from 9:00am – 5:00pm each day, where you start to really feel the difference.
The buzz on the block is like a scene out of afternoon at Penn Station. Like most of Long Island City, change has come here, and it has come fast.
In 2019, I’ll try to do a better job at remembering the way the rest of old Long Island City looks right now.
Words & Photo by Adolfo Steve Vazquez