"When Bloomberg and pals passed the ruins of a legendary bar and its fence of doom, they were booed soundly. The band behind them immediately started playing.
The hand-banged out copper bar from Patrick's Pub was from the 1964 World's Fair. It was an icon of Northeast Queens/ North Shore LI for generations. Every bit of it was smashed over a weekend (and the owner just paid a fine as a cost of getting it done). It's slated to become work barracks with retail on the first floor." - Joe
More about Patrick's Pub here: Beloved Queens pub closes (scroll down page)