Long Island City, a former waterfront industrial area on the East River, facing Manhattan, has seen an incredible amount of development recently. With those new residents have come a more diverse retail mix.
Some great examples of signage, seasonal decorations, and creative storefront facades. These are the hallmarks of a up and coming business district….

I also LOVE this facade treatment for a local bakery….look closely. Those are rolling pins!

Now here’s the kicker. This appealing outdoor space is next to…..a GAS STATION. Amazing what some smart design can do to mitigate a not so pleasant circumstance.