Thursday, November 12, 2009

Brooklyn's oldest gay bar could close

Published reports indicate Brooklyn's oldest gay bar may close.

Gothamist reported earlier this week Starlite Lounge on the corner of Bergen Street and Nostrand Avenue in Crown Heights may close its doors after its old landlord sold the building in which it is located.

Fellow blogger Rod McCollum, who lived in nearby Fort Greene for several years, reflected upon many nights he spent at the landmark bar, which has been a gay fixture in the borough since the 1960s. Rod also has a link to a petition that seeks to designate Starlite as a historical landmark to preserve it.

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