Freddy's Bar - Last Call for Prospect Heights Institution

Freddy's Bar and Backroom will hold its last call at the end of this month (April 2010), as the Forester City Ratner Atlantic Yards project moves forward. This was a Prospect Heights institution for many and with its characters and regulars, has become a home-base for the fight against the project. Many had previously vowed to chain themselves to the bar, but have recently changed their tune to a more peaceful protest. The final standout for the project, head of Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, Daniel Goldstein has taken the money and ran, with a 3 million dollar payout for his 590,000 apartment. This is probably the final nail in the coffin for the protest and will make way for the building of the Barclay's Arena and the sale of the New Jersey Nets to the Russian billionare Mikhail Prokhorov. For many this is a relief to get this project moving, for others it is the end of the community fight for the preservation of neighborhood. "Change is hard" - Barack Obama