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ABLE STEEL, Hunters Point

This is one of a pair of painted ads that appear on a brick building off Vernon Boulevard between 45th Road and 46th Avenue; this is the one on 46th. The building was, at one time, a warehouse of the equipment manufacturer. Both ads were painted quite awhile ago, as the phone number, EM1-9240, attests. EM was the EMpire exchange. The address given is 50-01 23rd Street…

…and sure enough, the building is there at the “L” formed by 23rd Street and 50th Avenue under the Queens Midtown Expressway. However, the when you go to the website shown on LinkedIn the site is written completely in Chinese, with a photo of solar panels. I’m not sure Able Steel is still in business, but it still has two faded ads on Vernon Boulevard and an old-school plastic letter sign here to show for its existence.

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