Because we’re not allowed to have nice things anymore, but also because landlords are greedy dicks. We’re really going to miss The Habitat which is a locals’ favorite and one of the few spots in Greenpoint that remains affordable. For two more weeks you can stop by to enjoy a craft beer, a cheap delicious meal, and some kitschy classic movies — last time we were there they we playing Gremlins 2, The Matrix, and some forgotten 80’s teen movie with an egregious amount of frayed jean shorts. From Greenpointers:
The news came in June and some of us are still reeling from it. After nine-and-a-half years at 988 Manhattan Avenue, The Habitat will be closing its doors forever on Saturday, September 16th. The owners tried to negotiate a new lease with reasonable market rates, but they couldn’t come to an agreement with the landlords. Ever since I first stepped foot inside during an epic 2008 pub crawl, Habitat has always held a special place in my heart. The trivia night involving real buzzers and graphics, art shows including one involving my first true love (ice cream), afternoon happy hour, their always fantastic tap list, and of course, the food. Delicious, unpretentious, and affordable, as good bar food should be. To me, Habitat and Mark Bar (RIP) balanced each other out on what was the quieter side of Manhattan Avenue. Alas, all good things must come to an end.