This little turreted corner building screamed "Queens!" to Curbed commenters, and right they were! Cornerspotter expert Ferryboi found the correct intersection within minutes: 43-24 Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside. The photo shows the building in May 1948, and Google streetview shows that the ornamentation remains, but it's been covered with a few dozen coats of white paint and obscured with lots of light-up signs.
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