According to TerraCRG brokerage, this building ($875,000), at Third & 25th, is ready to be "repositioned for retail, warehousing, parking, storage or can be converted into an art studio, gallery, or office."
As an artist, you'd have interesting views. From the back, sunset panoramas of city & ocean. From the front, close-up scenes of traffic jams. Imagine: the sour, grimaced faces of drivers, almost close enough to touch!
"The building is highly visible from the BQE with over 130,000 vehicles passing per day and located on 3rd Avenue which has over 30,000 vehicles passing per day. Great opportunity for accessory signage. "
And I've always harbored fantasies of putting up a large sign near a highway. I haven't quite got the phrasing right just yet, but I'm working on it.
Seriously though, it would be an interesting place to work, and it's a beautiful building, certainly more ornate than any other structures nearby. But that expressway traffic! I wonder what the architect would make of its current situation.