Ooh, I can't believe I almost forgot about this. I saw this post on Curbed a few minutes ago and it reminded me of a photo I took of the same building last night.
After last night's Producers screening, my friend and I made a spontaneous stop at the legendary 2nd Avenue Deli because she had never been, and as I hadn't eaten at quite possibly the best Kosher Jewish deli anywhere in over six years, I thought why not nosh on some pastrami and pierogi. Afterward, we were driving back to Brooklyn (transit strike + friend with car + 20 degree temperatures = driving back to the BK), and we're headed down Essex toward the Williamsburg Bridge, stopped in traffic at a light. She taps me and says, "Hey look," and there it is. The edge of the building so perfectly creating a shadow covering the "ES" and the RE" on the far left side of the sound. I snapped the photo below with my crappy cameraphone -- it is really grainy and hasn't been altered whatsoever.
Curbed's post seemed to wonder what was going to happen to the building, but if it's true and "The Shadow knows," it seems like this place already has a new business -- at least after midnight -- although it seems to be on the wrong street.