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McCarren Park — Brooklyn’s hot spot for indie rock concerts and general summertime fun — has officially closed down. Well, at least as a concert venue. The hipster mecca has succumbed to local community forces and will return to its original status as a community pool. Sonic Youth closed out the venue with a final show this past Saturday, and brooklynvegan has the photos from the night.

The NY Times has a nice little retrospective on the short-lived Brooklyn venue. I’m not sure if there will ever be anything like it again, but I definitely think it has helped breathe even more life into the Brooklyn concert scene which can only be a good thing.

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