Simon’s Knitwear Manufacturing Company, Inc.
Address: 32-03 39th Avenue
Neighborhood: Long Island City
Architect: Sirof and Sivertsen
Current Status: Extant
Award: Bronze Plaque for Industrial
Typology: Industrial Building
This building today serves as a social services center for the disabled but largely remains the same on the exterior from its industrial days as a factory for knitting and sewing. The structure is a large, singular rectangle with clad in brick with some granite details at ground level. There is a prominent double-height entrance framed by vertical and horizontal exposed steel beams, which originally had a cantilevered entrance staircase, since modified. The building is sited on a slope which accommodates a garage underneath the building for parking.