Magnificent Middle Village Auto Repair Shop


    There it sits at Metropolitan Avenue and 69th Street in Middle Village, across the street from All-Faiths Cemetery, a showcase of stone carving with the name Frank T. Lang positioned prominently on the chamfered corner, guarded by prehensile tailed creatures of no known genus or species. Its proximity to the cemetery is no accident, as Lang was a prominent stone carver as well as mausoleum architect in the early 20th century and his work can be found both in All-Faiths and in nearby St. John’s Cemetery.


    H.C. Bohack, the prominent mid-century food retailer, operated a gas station on the ground floor for several years. Bohack’s offices and restaurant were located further west at Metropolitan and Flushing Avenues.


    After the Lang offices moved out in 1946, a succession of knitting miles occupied the space, followed by a succession of auto repair shops.

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