End of the Notary District: Russo Realty Falling
It looks like the Russo Realty empire on Smith Street near Ninth Street is about to meet its maker. Earlier this year, blogger 423 Smith jokingly referred to the strip as "The Notary District." The buildings have been in the process of being prepped for demolition since summer, with rat poison spread around. Now, a reader reports:
Just passed by the old Vincent Russo buildings at Smith-9th. They're finally putting them out of their misery. Big green exes marking the unstable floors and a crew hauling out junk. I assume demolition will follow. Good riddance.Some permits have been issued that would indicate that demolition is imminent. There is more on the quirky, if decrepit Russo Realty buildings over at Forgotten NY.