by Duncan Cooper, at Dec. 18, 2011, 12:52 a.m.
Title: At another Freddy's media event, a makeshift guillotine is used to execute an eminent domain effigy
Event: Freddy's Bar and Backroom
Source: Atlantic Yards Report
Author: Norman Oder
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Excerpts: Steve de Sève: “Sometime soon in the next weeks and months, a battle of epic proportion will be fought. Around here, it's known as the bars vs. banks smackdown”
"Last week the staffers and regulars at Freddy's Bar & Backroom, slated to be demolished for the Atlantic Yards arena, installed 'chains of justice' so resisters can handcuff themselves to the bar to protest the anticipated eviction.
"This week came another media event, the guillotine, a creative structure made out of Pabst beer cans, used to execute an effigy representing 'eminent domain theft.'
"And yes, the media came out—far more than at some of the important legal arguments or governmental meetings. Everybody loves a good metaphor."
Location: POINT (-73.9742731915504663 40.6762280188019929)
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