We once said that the end of the Russo Realty buildings would be the end of Brooklyn. Thankfully they live! The houses at the bottom of Smith Street, known to some as "The Notary District," has finally been revamped, and it looks nice. Brownstoner has the reveal of the cleaned-up buildings, once the trash-strewn oddities of the Carroll Gardens/Red Hook borderlands. 'Stoner's missing the old signs; we're missing the abandoned boats.
· Development Watch: The New Russo Row ['Stoner]
· Impending Russo Demolition Doesn't Need to Be Notarized [Curbed]