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Donald O'Finn

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    The New Freddy's Recalls the (Really, Really) Old

    Freddy's, circa 1952.​ Feeling nostalgic for a past long before his own, Matt Kimmett posted this photograph to Freddy's Bar's Facebook page.

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Hangover Cures from the Pros: Grease, Sweat and Hair of the Dog

    What to do after one too many.​ You already drink like a pro. So, you'll want to remedy the next day's remorse like the best of them, too. Whether it's with a big pile of greasy carbs or a little nip of the dog that bit you, the best hangover cures come from those who give us our poison in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Freddy's II Signs a Lease

    Freddy's I.​Six months after it closed on Dean Street in Brooklyn, the second incarnation of Freddy's Backroom & Bar - to be known henceforth as Freddy's Bar - is finally on its way to becoming a reality. The owners signed a lease yesterday for a space at 627 5th Avenue, in Brooklyn. The previ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Freddy's Is Re-Opening in the South Slope

    Freddy's new watering hole.​When Freddy's Backroom & Bar was unceremoniously evicted from its home almost half a year ago, manager Donald O'Finn promised that the bar would re-open on Fourth Avenue and Union Street. O'Finn stayed true to his promise, but not the location: Freddy's will indeed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Freddy's Gets Filmed: The Shuttered Brooklyn Bar Is Featured in a New Documentary

    Freddy's, the bar, begets Freddy's, the movie.​Freddy's Bar & Backroom fought a long, hard fight against Bruce Ratner and his Atlantic Yards project. That fight came to a rowdy, bittersweet end on April 30, when the bar bid its patrons farewell. A reincarnation, Freddy's Next Bar, is expected ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Posts of the Week

    With approximately two and a half hours to go until the onset of the weekend, it's time to take a fond look back at the best posts to hit the website since Monday: We ranked the 10 Worst Things to Eat Around Times Square, NY. Chasing the White Dog author Max Watman talked hooch, cocktologists, and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    Freddy's Fight Comes to an End: The Bar Will Close May 1st, BUT Will Relocate to New Space This Summer

    So long, original Freddy's. Hello, Freddy's Next Bar.​Following a fake eviction notice from its landlord last month, Freddy's Backroom & Bar is now really and truly being kicked out of its Dean Street space at the end of the month. Freddy's will open its doors in Prospect Heights for the last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Anticipating Atlantic Yards Eviction, Freddy's Bar Wraps Itself in Chains

    Photos by Lisanne McTernan. The locals at Freddy's Backroom -- a cozy Prospect Heights bar with a rabble-rousing clientele -- could be found getting sloshed at an especially early hour on Sunday. At high noon, and with the assistance of a group of mildly drunken onlookers, manager Donald O'Finn wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Freddy's Bar To Install Chains for When Bruce Ratner Tries to Evict Them

    ​The fight to keep homes and businesses from being eminent-domained for the Bruce Ratner Atlantic Yards boondoggle goes badly. So the management at Freddy's Bar -- the fun watering hole and longtime Voice favorite imperiled by the land grab -- is installing chains. Bar manager Donald O'Finn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2009

    Freddy's to Fend Off Atlantic Yards Project With "Chains of Justice" This Sunday

    nolandgrab.orgFreddy's​Freddy's, the Prospect Heights watering hole we recently named one of Our 10 Best Brooklyn Bars, has for the past few years been dealing with the threat of destruction courtesy of Bruce Ratner's proposed Atlantic Yards Project. This Sunday, Freddy's staff and supporters ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    January 30, 2007
  • NYC Life

    July 25, 2006

    Life in the Footprint

    Voices of the fading community in the shadow of the Atlantic Yards

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