It’s Quirky, It’s beloved, and It’s Closing

Photo: Fred R. Conrad/For The New York Times

The news began to trickle out just before Christmas via a flurry of horrified Facebook postings and shocked exchanges over lattes and bagels: the Victory Cafe, a tiny hole-in-the-wall coffee shop in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, was being evicted by its landlord. It had until Jan. 31 to vacate the premises.

“Noooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Our community center. Total heartbreak!” wailed one post.

“This is a neighborhood tragedy,” sobbed another.

Read the full story from the New York Times’ City Room Blog, Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

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