We knew it was coming
, but still, every now and then you have Capra-esque dreams of the little guy pulling one out against the implacable greed of the big, rich dickhead. Not this time, though, as Freddy's Bar will be serving its last beer this Friday
, before Bruce Ratner and his Atlantic Yards project
comes in with the condos and what-not. Though Freddy's will have a new home in Park Slope
, it's still sad to see the end of a building that operated continuously as a bar for over a hundred years, serving as home to cops, firemen, reporters, prostitutes and eventually community-organizing hipster types.
Freddy's is dead, long live Freddy's.