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    21 Classic NYC Spots That Closed Forever In 2014

    New York, I love you, but you're bringing me down. This post is going to be a bummer unless you really like luxury condos and frozen yogurt.

    1. 5Pointz, 45–46 Davis Street in Long Island City

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    One of the world's great graffiti meccas was demolished and will be replaced with two apartment towers.

    2. Roseland Ballroom, 239 West 52nd Street in Midtown

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    Name a famous musician, and the odds are very good that they performed at this massive Midtown venue at some point. The building has been demolished, and will be used for a 50-story mixed-use development.

    3. Kim's Video & Music, 124 1st Ave in East Village

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    Kim's was once a thriving chain that catered to the discerning tastes of New York's coolest music nerds and film junkies, but its final outpost closed this summer. It didn't go under because business was bad, but rather that the rent was raised by the landlord.

    4. Pearl Paint, 308 Canal Street in Chinatown

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    This massive art supply store was shut down in the spring, and the owner of the building is looking to turn it into luxury condos.

    5. Gray's Papaya, 402 Sixth Avenue and 8th Street in Greenwich Village

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    This iconic hot dog spot served Greenwich Village for 28 years before it was forced to close after a massive rent hike was imposed by the owner of the building. Now there's only one Gray's Papaya left in all of New York City, on Broadway and 72nd Street.

    6. Subway Inn, 143 E 60th Street on the Upper East Side

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    This dive bar served the Upper East Side since 1937 until this December, but the business still exists and has moved to a building nearby on Second Avenue.

    7. Cafe Edison, 228 West 47th Street in Midtown

    8. Death by Audio, 48 S 2nd Street in Williamsburg

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    The venue closed and the building will soon become office space for Vice.

    9. Glasslands, 289 Kent Avenue in Williamsburg

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    This music venue is shutting down after New Year's Eve, and the word is that the space will soon become office space for Vice. Do you see a pattern?

    10. 285 Kent, 285 Kent Street in Williamsburg

    11. Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main Street in DUMBO

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    This was actually the second Galapagos space, the original was in Williamsburg on North Sixth Street. The venue is departing New York entirely to move to Detroit in 2015.

    12. Rizzolli Bookstore, 31 West 57th Street on the Upper West Side

    13. Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks, 163 West 10th Street in Greenwich Village

    14. Shakespeare & Co. Book Sellers, 716 Broadway in NoHo

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    This book store, which specialized in textbooks, served NYU for 30 years before shutting down in September. It's a Footlocker now. Speakespeare & Co once had four stores in the city, but only the Upper East Side location serving Hunter College remains.

    15. Barnes & Noble Flagship, 105 Fifth Avenue and 18th Street in Flatiron

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    Look, there are plenty of other Barnes & Nobles out there, including the one around the corner in Union Square, but this was the original store that opened in 1932 and now it's gone.

    16. Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg

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    This facility, which was a fixture of the Williamsburg waterfront, was demolished in October to make room for multiple mixed-used towers.

    17. Hair Box Barber Shop on 203 Spring Street in SoHo

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    This spot was an old school barber shop for over 100 years and now it's... wow, you'll never believe this... a frozen yogurt shop.

    18. Yaffa Cafe, 97 St Marks Place in the East Village

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    Yaffa Cafe served the East Village for 32 years before getting shut down this October after its backyard space was deemed illegal by the DOB after complaints from neighbors.

    19. Bowlmor Lanes, 110 University Place in the East Village

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    This 76-year-old bowling alley closed its doors forever in July. The building is being turned into – you guessed it! – luxury condos.

    20. Milady's, 160 Prince Street in SoHo

    Eden, Janine, and Jim / Via Flickr: edenpictures

    This dive bar was open for 81 years until it shut down in January of 2014.

    21. Famous Oyster Bar, 842 7th Avenue in Midtown

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    Famous Oyster Bar was a midtown fixture for 55 years until the daughter of the restaurant's landlord took over and priced them out of the space.

    An earlier version of this post stated that Death by Audio received a payout from their landlord, but representatives of the venue have told BuzzFeed that did not actually happen.

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