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AGBC Front Yard: Desolate Industrial

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Front Yard is our location guessing game! Get to know the city better and explore the "front yard" that we all share: The city's outdoor locations. Each photo shows a street view within the five boroughs — We've tried to crop out any identifying characteristics, but there may still be some hints hidden in there somewhere!

This warehouse looks a bit spooky! A dead-end street and an industrial building that almost looks abandonded. Although those murals at street level sure cheer up the atmosphere! Hard to tell what goes on in there, with the windows up so high, but they probably let in some nice sunlight, since this looks like one of the taller buildings on this block. Where could it be?

Answer:

Those joyful murals show that this is the headquarters for Worksman Cycles in Ozone Park, Queens. Worksman has been making bicycles since 1898 and is the oldest bicycle manufacturer in America! They specialize in industrial and commercial special-duty bicycles, like delivery bikes, tricycles with large cargo boxes, and even wheeled vending carts that you might see selling hot dogs or sugared nuts across the city. A great example of a classic NYC-based business.

Want to send in your own photos or suggest a location? Take a street shot that doesn't contain any street signs, visible store fronts, or any other easily-identifiable landmarks to make the image harder to guess and email it to us. 🏙

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