Freddy's Bar, whose patrons promised to chain themselves to a bar railing to stop it from being torn down, is no more. The center of resistance to Bruce Ratner's plans for Atlantic Yards and the Nets arena was finally torn down Tuesday. The property where it stood is part of the arena block. There were no protests. Meanwhile, the months long process of tearing down Daniel Goldstein's condominium building has begun. Scaffolding has been erected around the nine-story former warehouse. It sits at about center court of Barclays Center.
- The End of Freddy's - August 17, 2010 (with Video) - Eric McClure - No Land Grab
From Tracy Collins: time-lapse videos of demolition on Dean, including the end of Freddy's - Norman Oder - Atlantic Yards Report