THE ORIGINAL CONTAINER STORE: Forget about your local Container Store! This is it! Cheapy Auto parts/chop shop has cleverly created a building from stacked shipping containers. About ten of them – five on top, five on the bottom. Need a little ventilation – open a door!
In their junk yard they have got it all – Acura alternators, Audi axles, Bentley bumpers, Cadillac clinometers, Dodge doors, Fiat fenders, Ford fans, Honda hubs, Hummer headlights, Mazda mountings, Peugeot pumps, Rolls Royce racks, Saturn spoilers, Suzuki speedometers, Toyota tires and Volkswagen visors…if you don’t mind a little dust.
Cheapy Auto Parts – 12761 Willets Point, Flushing, NY 11368.
BARBEQUE!: Some of the hardest workers, in some of the poorest and worst conditions of the auto parts district of Willets Point, Queens, New York, enjoy a well deserved Labor Day weekend barbeque! A steak isn’t something they can usually afford, so there is just one steak on the grill amongst the hot dogs, they’ll share the steak.
Notice the “Willets Point Playground” sign on the upper right – Willets Point currently has no sidewalks or sewers. In times of heavy rain, flooding is common. The area is very industrial and is filled with auto repair shops, scrap yards, waste processing sites. (More photos and stories to follow by Hans Von Rittern).