For the last few weeks, a crew has been demolishing the Beach Russ Building on Union Avenue in Williamsburg. I tried to get in a couple of times, but it was locked up pretty tight, and when I got back to the neighborhood yesterday, the entire thing had vanished. Nicole, a very nice Bluejake reader who lives next door, invited Sam and me up to her roof to take some pictures of the destruction. It's hard to believe such a large building could just disappear so quickly-- and contemplating the "luxury" glass condo that's going up in its place just makes me want to puke. Is this really the New York that anyone wants to live in?
Related: an opposite view, looking towards the roof where I took the shot above.