Culture on the Cheap
Greenpoint Photo Du Jour: Socrates R.I.P.
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
I had heard a great deal of buzz about this in my inbox and I regret to report it is true.
Socrates Diner is no longer in business. As you can see the gentleman in the above photograph is dumbstruck. His name is Alan and he was nice enough to tell me a few things he knew about this establishment:
- It had been in business for at least thirty five years.
- Its proprietor was a man named Charlie.
Alan went on to tell me he was concerned that Charlie had died. Apparently he does (did?) have a brother, but he had no interest in the restaurant business. He operates a real estate business in Astoria.
In any case, so long Socrates. You will be missed.