by Duncan Cooper, at Dec. 18, 2011, 1:30 a.m.
Title: Closing Bell: Freddy’s Last Call
Event: Freddy's Bar and Backroom
Associated media: Download article
Excerpts: “Friday was supposed to be the last night for Freddy’s bar, the anti-Atlantic Yards stronghold which had been forced to close via eminent domain. They tacked on an extra night at the last minute, however, and photog Tracy Collins was there to document it in a Flickr photo set. Did any readers attend?"
babs: “I was there the night before and totally disgusted at the number of people who'd never been there before and didn't know why they were there then, excpet that someone had told them it was "cool." In the words of one long-time bartender who came out on the street at one point during the evening (because it had spilled out onto Dean St by that time), 'Where were you last year? And the year before that? And before that?'”
bfarwell: “Oh come ON, babs. If they wanted it to be regulars-only, they should have made it a private party. I myself (who have been there only twice before, though I bike past it all the time) thought about showing up as a gesture of solidarity. Thank goodness I didn't; I would hate to have destroyed brooklyn or whatever."
Referenced by: No Land Grab
Location: POINT (-73.9913105832146130 40.6854382412907896)
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