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November 26, 2005

Hit by bike, Ratner Holdout Dies

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From the Brooklyn Papers:

Johnny Severino, a former bartender at Freddy's Bar,who died on Nov. 16, had lived in a one-bedroom apartment next to the bar since 1958.

He stayed in 483 Dean St., with his rent-controlled lease, even after word of the impending Atlantic Yards project spread and his neighbors began selling out and moving elsewhere.

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Posted by amy at November 26, 2005 11:06 AM