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The first Polish restaurants to open in north Brooklyn were known as jadłodajnie, cafeteria-style establishments that served a wide selection of Polish dinners, soups, and salads. "There were no waiters. You would order your food, get it yourself, and bring it back to the tables," says Antek Wołowicz, 61, a long-time Greenpoint resident. "There was no alcohol, just soda and water." He remembers that there was a jadłodajnia on the corner of North 7th...
Yesterday, news started circulating that Cammareri Bros, which has operated in Brooklyn under different incarnations for the past 92 years (and also made a memorable appearance in Moonstruck), had filed for bankruptcy. It's a pretty significant loss for film buffs, Cher fans, prolific bread eaters, or just anyone with a healthy appreciation for local history. But it's also by no means any kind of death knell for Brooklyn's beloved, old-school bakeries, which still seem to...

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