Brokelyn presents: ‘In Memoriam 2014’

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So young, so beautiful. via Flickr user Nev Brown

Will 2014 go down as “The Year of Closure?” We don’t know, that’s for history to decide. What we do know is that so many venues, bars, restaurants and pieces of the landscape threw in the towel this year. Places that managed to become iconic, places on their way and places strangled in the crib before they could be.

So we decided to give the closed and torn down places an Oscars-style “In Memoriam” video. This isn’t a collection of every single place that closed in Brooklyn this year, but we think it’s a good cross-section showing 2014 was a toilet year. On the other hand, like our global tourism ambassador sings about New York, “Like any real love/it’s ever changing,” so what do we know.

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  1. I swear I had a moment the other day when I was trying to decide on a pool hall to go to, and I went with Wreck Room, and I had completely forgotten it was closed, to the point where I showed up there and just looked at it and sobbed. RIP guys

  2. I’ll miss Beast; I think having The Vanderbilt right across the street was just too strong competition, too similar and too nearby.

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