Black Betty Goes Black

Photo: Andrew Karcie

It’s the saddest thing since the closing of Stinger Bar: Brooklyn Paper reports that Black Betty, a Williamsburg fixture for a decade, will close in two weeks. The restaurant and dance spot claims its landlord reneged on an agreement after it put down a deposit and agreed to a rent hike from $2,700 to $5,000, and the landlord claims the club fell out of touch during negotiations. A similar venue will take over, but no way will it be the same. [Brooklyn Paper]