Considering how open to the elements this building overlooking Union Square is, the ads painted on the side are doing a decent job holding their own against the effects of time and harsh weather.
The Crown Coatfront Company (“civilian and military coat fronts”) ad is still pretty readable.
Too bad the one below it—I can only make out “H. Got”—is almost gone. In the upper right corner is the remnant of a Carl Fischer music ad.
And on the lower right is something about “Importers of Japanese Goods.” Or Japanese Foods?
Brooks has more info plus older photos of these ads.