Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

Greatly Diminished, Smith Street’s Notary District Still Stands

February 12th, 2009 · 5 Comments

Although it’s been stripped of all its good decorative elements, the buildings emptied and marked for demolition, the former Russo Realty Empire on the ass end of Smith Street still stands. We had expected it to be demolished a year ago, but like the gentleman who presided over Notary District until his death, it perseveres. Hang in there, guys, life won’t be the same without you.

Tags: Red Hook

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John // Feb 12, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks. Now when people ask me what part of Brooklyn I live in, I can respond “ass end of Smith Street.”

  • 2 march1 // Feb 12, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Someone burn these down please!! I would be fine with a Barns and Noble w/ Starbucks.

  • 3 julee // Feb 12, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Hmmm striped of its decorative elements…
    This is the ugliest pack of shit I have ever seen – they should have called in Godzilla long ago – ITS UGLY!!!

  • 4 The Phantom // Feb 13, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Why are they being taken down?

  • 5 mh // Feb 13, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    What a craphole! Get rid of it!