With Atlantic Yards set to break ground next week, libertarian sounding board reason.tv visits Freddy’s Bar, the Best Bar That’s Not Long for This World per the 2004 Best of New York. Now the bar is really not long for this world — a Brooklyn Supreme Court ruling earlier this week cleared the way for its eminent domain seizure.
A patron and member of the Fightin’ Freddys says, “What’s going on here is wrong on top of wrong multiplied by extra wrong and we’re not afraid to break the law,” while another says he’s willing to go to jail and cuff himself to the bar when Freddy’s is evicted in the next few months (“we’ve tried to make the cuffs long enough so that we can get to our beers”). A modest proposal: Just incorporate Freddy’s into the new stadium — or wouldn’t Nets fans appreciate cheap beers for a change?
Billionaires vs. Brooklyn’s Best Bar [Reason.tv]