Encyclopedic Curbed readers (and Twitter followers) agree that this week's Cornerspotter clue, a gas station photographed in 1941, was too easy. No less than four minutes after it went on the site, NYC10001-10305 posted the correct answer: the newest iteration of the iconic Cotton Club at 125th and 12th Avenue. Technically speaking, the unique triangular site is formed by 125th, 12th Avenue, and St. Clair Place, with Riverside Drive rolling by overhead. "The RSD viaduct is pretty distinctive clue," said MidC Frank. We'll try harder next time.
· Wurts Bros. (New York, N.Y.) [MCNY]
· Hint: A Watering Hole For Cars, Replaced By One For People [Curbed]
· Cornerspotter archives [Curbed]