03 March 2009

The Best Name in Brooklyn


Real New York names have a redolence, audacity and pungency as thick as a Katz's Deli Pastrami sandwich. One of my favorite handles is that of the owner of this grimy, longstanding Atlantic Avenue law office, which dwells in the shadow of the grim Brooklyn House of Detention. Got a legal problem? Nelson W. Schmuckler can help you out!

I have to imagine that there's no character so hard, no crime so heinous, no talk so tough that they can disturb the calm efficiency of Nelson W. Schmuckler. He's been in the same location since 1971, when that block was a far more bleak place than it is now.

6 comments:

Lidian said...

That is absolutely a wonderful name for a Brooklyn lawyer! Great little office too.

Brenda from Flatbush said...

Brilliant; straight outta 'Motherless Brooklyn.' I believe, btw, that Mr. Schmuckler, Esq., does business near another (perhaps erstwhile) source of legal assistance,"Bad Apple Bail Bonds."

Scott Schnipper said...

Isn't the attorney's name Schmukler, not Schmuckler?

Otto said...

Actually, his name doesn't have a "c" in it. Which has always made it seem even better to me. Just around the corner on Smith Street is the law office of Leonard Fusfield. Fusfield himself can be seen through the window. I wish they'd partner up.

Anonymous said...

I worked with a man with this last name and he pronounced it "smoke - ler"

James said...

This is really wonderful name. Office is also interesting.