When Dr. Angelo Acquista learned in late 2005 that the former Sohmer & Co. piano factory building at Vernon Blvd. and 31st Ave. in Long Island City was on the market, he was immediately interested.
The piano man of Long Island City
"I am very attached to the area. I have many fond memories of growing up in the area," said Acquista, a physician and clinical instructor at Lenox Hill Hospital and a best-selling author.
"We want to preserve the building and agreed to have it landmarked," said the doctor-turned-developer.
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