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The defilement of the Williamsburg waterfront continues apace. Two weeks after Death by Audio announced they'd be closing in November, yesterday Bedford+Bowery reported that Brooklyn Rod and Gun is shutting its doors by year's end, too. It seems that the social club saw the writing on the wall. "The jig is up," organizer Chris Raymond told B+B, "and we're moving on." He could have been speaking about the tenability of any DIY space in Williamsburg. Brooklyn...
Hey, did you hear that one about Williamsburg? It's dead. That's not really news, of course. What with glass condominiums and high-end boutiques and forthcoming Starbucks, the neighborhood more closely resembles a financier's fever-dream of a playground than whatever it used to be. It just got a little more dead, though, with the news that Verb Cafe is set to close. An employee told Gothamist that the landlord wants to up the rent by 70...
Looks like all our grassroots organizing idle complaining really paid off. Dunkin' Donuts got the message loud and clear: nobody really wants them in Brooklyn, their presence off the Bedford stop has singlehandedly destroyed everything the neighborhood once stood for, we'll take our money elsewhere. Even though they're already fast at work on a second location off the Metropolitan L stop (and in the former location of The Subway bar), it must have worked, no? And it's...

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