Dean Street Block 1127
Dean Street between Flatbush Avenue and 6th Avenue
The southeast corner of this block is home to Freddy's Bar and Grill, a dive bar that has appears to be a longtime fixture of the neighborhood. It's the kind of place that builds a sense of community and provides a venue for neighborhood discourse. It's replacement will probably be a Starbucks, fostering nothing but Internet and caffeine addictions.
Further down the block is the United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers, Local 8, which undoubtedly supports Atlantic Yards and the bonanza of work it will bring to it's members. The block concludes on the west with an old building for the Brooklyn AIDS task force and a Mobil station.
All of these buildings will be demolished and the block merged with the railyard block to the north as the site for the new arena.
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