It took all of eight minutes for Curbed commenter Ferryboi to identify this week's Cornerspotter location as the original Queens Central Library at Parsons Boulevard and 89th Avenue in Jamaica. It opened in 1929 and functioned as the library until 1966. After the library relocated, the building hosted the Queens Family Court from 1971 to 2003, and then it was sold to a private developer. Today, the building is part of Moda, a glassy luxury rental that
devoured incorporated the historic building into its design. It's, uh, an interesting look. At least they preserved the facade, right?
· Hint: A Public Amenity Reimagined As Private Space [Curbed]
· Photo: Queens Central Library, 1935 [Wikimedia]
· Moda [official]