All week, we’re bringing you a series of deep dives into the surprising histories of storied addresses. Back to our usual after the New Year.

The building at 104 South 4th Street today. (Photo: Courtesy of aptsandlofts.com)

The building at 104 South 4th Street today. (Photo: Courtesy of aptsandlofts.com)

“Launch yourself into Rocket Factory Lofts,” beckons the website of the building on South 4th Street, near the East River waterfront. “Experience authentic, industrial loft living in this former rocket and plane parts factory.”
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