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The historic banquet hall and event space promised to "make your dreams come true," but community activism has failed to halt its redevelopment.
"Because of alterations to the exterior and interior of the building, it does not have sufficient historic integrity for consideration as a landmark."
They must also "take all appropriate precautions to preserve the facade and to not further damage the facade or character of the building" until later this month.
"One wonders if it’s really worth it. The value of the place to the community is as a gathering place and container of memories, and that seems to be gone."
"Losing a venue like this is a deep wound in the psyche of Brooklyn. This is a redwood for NYC."
Someone's dreams came true!
"It was adorable, a real Brooklyn-steps-up sort of moment, New Yorkers taking charge."
The bakery and cafe, which opened right before the pandemic hit NYC, also features nightly chicken dinners and guest chef meals.
But a police spokesperson says "it wasn't like the YouTube guys going down the road or a girl with the bandanna or what have you."
A man and woman died from injuries sustained after a fire broke out in their Fifth Avenue apartment.
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