1. Luna Park Saloon
The letters had started falling off the sign of this spot in a Neptune Avenue strip mall when we started hanging out there in 2007. During the afternoons, cheap bottled beers would get uncapped while horse races played on the corner televisions and muted Turner Classic Movies played in the middle. The day I found out that this bar had closed was the day I knew Coney Island had changed irrevocably.
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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.