Day 5

A glimpse into the past

January 4th, 2012

This building on 41st Street in Astoria still bears the original name of that street. Its eponym, Albert, was one of the sons of piano magnate William Steinway, who built the still-operating Steinway Piano Factory nearby in 1870.


  1. Gigi says:

    My brother is also named Albert :)

  2. Dorinda from Mentor, Oh. says:


  3. Julie in Cincinnati says:

    I love the history that you give us with various pictures. Things like that fascinate me.

  4. Joisy Jeff says:

    Unusual Cornerstone…too… the street sign on the building either way. Distinctive

  5. Jacob says:

    Haven’t been back to this blog in a long while, and now know what I’ve been missing. I had no idea street signs in NY ever looked like that. So European. Which makes sense I guess.

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