Yes, this bar survives in name and spirit in a new space on Fifth Avenue in South Slope, but most bar-cultured Brooklynites still mourn the original space and its back room in Prospect Heights, which was forced to close by eminent domain after almost 70 years in business so the Atlantic Yards project could move forward.
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Thanks to real estate developers, greedy landlords, Bloomberg, and the hipster gentrification.
I can’t believe The Gallery on McDonald avenue that used to be around since the late 30’s or early 40’s didn’t make the cut! Great dive bar, great bar period! Gone over a year now. And yes dive bars are a thing of the past thanks to hipsters and yuppies! Blahhhhh! Very sad whats happening to Brooklyn.