73-37 Austin Street
Benjamin Braunstein, 1929-30
This imposing Art Deco apartment building features red brick façades with intricate brickwork and exquisite limestone moldings. It is one of the neighborhood’s finest examples of apartment house construction that arrived in Forest Hills once both the LIRR and the subway made their way to the neighborhood. Advertisements for the building described it as a “Ten-story apartment 14 minutes from the Pennsylvania Station with all the advantages of a Park Avenue residence.” Peek down 73rd Road to see some other early apartment houses, including The Mayfair, a fanciful structure with ornate brickwork and limestone carvings.