Franklin Park, Brooklyn, NY
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Brooklyn’s Franklin Park Has Closed

Last weekend, Brooklyn beer garden Franklin Park announced that they were closing after 12 years.

Located in Crown Heights, Franklin Park was simply a dope neighborhood spot. I first learned of it through my buddy Sean, who bartended there, and my other buddy, music producer Sicksentz, who DJ’d there at the time.

One of the truly awesome things about Franklin Park was the monthly reading series hosted and curated by Penina Roth, contributing editor of Literary Hub. I met and discovered a ton of great writers through this event, including one of my favorites, Amy Sohn, author of Prospect Park West and Run Catch Kiss.

Commiserating with Sean on Twitter and reflecting on Franklin Park’s closure, and what it means for the community, I said that if I ever move back to NYC, it won’t be the same one I knew and loved.

“Said every New Yorker who ever left,” Sean replied.

Infamous Wodie crew at Franklin Park.
With DJ Sicksentz
Sonny Black, Jay Fingers, Sicksentz at Franklin Park.
With author Amy Sohn