Not a single person wagered a guess in this week's Cornerspotter, so that must mean that we finally found a corner of New York that no one recognized. Its location? 39th Avenue in Flushing. The two houses in the photo were located at 136-14 and 136-18 39th Avenue, and according to the Museum of the City of New York, they were part of the Vincent Astor estate. Today, the latter lot holds a large modern building that was constructed in the 1990s, while no. 136-14 still holds a townhouse-sized structure that PropertyShark says was constructed in 1964, which is just 20 years after the photo of the houses was taken, and five years after Vincent Astor died.
· These Houses Once Belonged to a Prominent NYC Family [Curbed]
· All Cornerspotter coverage [Curbed]