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So now with the impending shutdown of the city’s OTB’s – what will replace it on Manhattan Avenue?

OTB Unanimously Approves Plan for a Shutdown in June – New York Times

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  1. How about another bank?

    Can we get a good place to eat? Not that i want another Smith Street, but something that is nice and stays open late with a good bar.

    Where do I place my derby bets now if OTB closes?

  2. Ha!

    I think (hopefully) a bank is out of the question, aren’t they all here already? One good side effect of OTB closing is that I’m sure the local bookie market will increase. Hmmm, maybe I can parlay this into a new career.

  3. I did hear the dollar store going out of biz is going to be another bank. Wamu i think. L & A, Georges, and OTB Greenpoint is changing. As long as the donut shop does not close. The booming Franklin street has been a nice addition to the hood. Any word on what is going on at the Gutman property on Noble?

  4. Ah, we were missing a WaMu… Jesus.

    Rumor has it L&A is going to be an Indian restaurant. As for Georges, I’m wondering when that is going to turn into something else. I really hated seeing that go. Peter Pan Donut Shop better live on forever, though they’ve taken a hit since Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks hit the strip.

    I can’t even keep up with the Gutman thing, I’m sure whenever something happens with that place, the blogosphere will light up. I try to keep myself old school and simple.

    Franklin Street has definitely been a really nice upgrade. Especially being that I live on Franklin now. lol

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