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In a changing Brooklyn, shop owners decide to call it quits

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 - 05:50
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As New York's property values rise, the eternal lament goes, another rapacious landlord muscles out a neighbourhood dive bar for a new bank, drugstore or gym.

New York

TO hear some mourners of New York's late, great nostalgia-filled haunts tell it, the soul of the city is crumbling. With every upward tick in the city's property values, the eternal lament goes, another rapacious landlord muscles out a neighbourhood dive bar for a new bank,