Do you love OTB?

(Credit: Urbanite)

OTB is officially on its last legs. Mayor Bloomberg yesterday confirmed it:

"Our plans are Sunday will be the last day that OTB is open in New York City," Bloomberg said. "It's sad. It's some place a lot of people like to go and get entertainment and bet on the horses. It's sad because there's 1,500 jobs that will be eliminated."

But if you love OTB and you're just going to miss it to pieces, and think the workers are getting a bum deal - go join the chorus of City Hall protesters today from 11 a.m. onward. D.C. 37 public employee union officials will be calling on the state and city to take action to save OTB jobs.

AND: Tune in Friday for our video report with the characters of the OTB world.

- Lauren Johnston

Tags: economy , manhattan , politics

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