A walk around Red Hook, Brooklyn (part 2)
Part two of our photo feature
(Photos Dec 2008, words August 2009 ©urban75)
This broken sign on top of the John Turano & Sons furniture store on Richards & Verona Streets has been part of the Red Hook skyline for over twenty years.
According to the excellent Forgotten NY site, when John Turano bought the building in 1978, the sign displayed the name of its previous occupants, paper-goods manufacturer E.J. Trum.
When Turano attempted to pull off the letters to put up his own name, the letter 'R' (and the full stop after the first initial) refused to budge, so he gave up and it's been dispaying '. R' ever since.
Disused shop sign.
Red Hook Community Justice Center - the smartest looking building in Red Hook!
The John Turano & Sons Furniture store on, Richards & Verona Streets.
The old premises of the Kranich Soap Co. at 54 Richards Street, now home to Tamco Mechanical machine shop.
The old American Can Company Stopper factory.
View on Van Brunt and Dikeman Street. The boxed X marks on the building mean that the floor has collapsed inside and entering the building is a risky prospect.
A shop offering 'added value' on Van Blunt Street.
The Van Brunt Stores complex, built during the Civil War, now in use by a huge Fairway supermarket.
Abandoned plot of land.
Walking through the giant-size Ikea car park.
Heading back to Manhattan.
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