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January 9, 2007

A Picture

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Freddy's circa 1952 after another Dodgers World Series loss.

This photo appears in "Summer In The City," a nice coffee-table photo book put out by the New York Daily News and written by Daily News columnist Vic Ziegel. The Daily News fails on many levels, but it has the city's best and most forward thinking sports columnists -- Mike Lupica, Filip Bondy, Michael O'Keefe, Lisa Olson, T.J. Quinn, Christian Red.

The irony is that the Daily News editorial board is calling for Freddy's, amongst other buildings, to be torn down to make way for Bruce Ratner's Atlantic Yards, a project that is supposed to reclaim the old-time glory of Brooklyn, when the mighty borough could pin its hopes and dreams on a professional sports team and a mountain range of high-density highrises.

Read Fans for Fair Play's article about those who pimp nostalgia to a borough who ain't buying it.

Posted by lumi at January 9, 2007 8:43 AM