The Malaysian Seafood Restaurant in Brooklyn

It’s been years since we went to Al Seabu, the great Malaysian seafood restaurant in Park Slope, Brooklyn. But while Al Seabu has been out of business since 2017, and its replacements have changed several times since it has been gone, its sign still survives, still lit up, on the side street over its side entrance, which once offered take out. Its Twitter account also survives, inactive — its last tweet was March 9, 2017 — but alive.

Which is to say not much of anything, except that in this changing city, this New Brooklyn, I have daily and nightly evidence that this restaurant, which I loved so much, once did exist.

— Steven S. Drachman