Looping back to the North, the blocks to the east of the Bush Terminal and the
Brooklyn Army Terminal are home to a considerable amount of light industry and
commercial activity, housed in a variety of interesting-looking buildings.
5102 Second Avenue (between 51st/52nd Streets) is a sturdy-looking three-story
warehouse that caught my eye for some reason. The
NYC Department of Buildings website indicates its first certificate of occupancy
as a new building was issued in 1924, which would explain its styling.
However, the building does not have any exterior indication of who the current
tenant(s) are or if there's anything of particular interest about its past.
Commodore Manufacturing distributes Christmas ornaments and has a number of buildings
in the area, including a very solid-looking warehouse from
built in 1917 at 140 43rd Street.