Wreck Room closed over six months ago at the end of June 2014. It was a tragic revelation that left many sluts, drug addicts/dealers and people with weird skin or body afflictions without a hope in the world for finding another place that would truly embrace them. Where were they supposed to turn for their dive bar fix? Even Kings County isn’t an option anymore.
The only consolation, The Burning Bush is afraid, is that the head of the Bushwick Preservation Society, Gimmick Alvarez, a 37-year-old who used to spend many a night in the back room of the bar, has announced plans to cordon off the area surrounding the Wreck Room confines in order to maintain its historic value. “Wreck Room was instantly on our radar as a historical landmark in Bushwick after it closed. There was never a question that this den of iniquity, whose heart was forced to stop beating because of the Williamsburgification of the neighborhood, was going to endure in spirit.”
While many residents were concerned that the beloved bar was going to be turned into something atrocious, like a Zara or Dunkin’ Donuts, these fears have been assuaged with the announcement of Wreck Room’s impenetrability. One former regular, Rory Vagdizeez, exclaimed, “I can’t tell you happy this makes me. I couldn’t have imagined something else replacing Wreck Room. I’m hoping they eventually turn it into a museum, too. Maybe like some sexual anthropology theme or something.” While Alavrez has not confirmed any intention of a museum, it’s likely this is the route the building could take in order to generate some sort of financial gain for the Bushwick Preservation Society, since, as we all know, everything in New York is about money.
Written by Genna Rivieccio