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On Sat, May 20, 2023, Yahoo News’ Catherine Garcia, Night editor (what is a night editor?) wrote (compiled?) the following:

New York’s last seltzer factory offers a blast from the past

A trip to New York City isn’t complete without a bagel, cheesecake, a slice of pizza, and a stop at the last standing seltzer shop. Brooklyn Seltzer Boys is in the Cypress Hills neighborhood and includes the Brooklyn Seltzer Museum with exhibits on the history of seltzer, how it’s made and bottled, and a spritzing station. “We want to introduce the next generation to seltzer,” owner Alex Gomberg told The New York Times.

Seltzer is the family business. In 1953, Alex’s great-grandfather opened Gomberg Seltzer Works in Canarsie. Alex decided to reinvent the business, moving it to Cypress Hills, changing the name and opening the museum. The centerpiece of the new operation is the century-old carbonator, which puts bubbles into the triple-filtered tap water that’s then delivered in hand-blown glass bottles to about 600 customers across New York City. “Good seltzer should hurt,” Alex said. “It should be carbonated enough that it kind of stings the back of your throat.”

The Brooklyn Seltzer Museum is open by appointment only. To start planning a visit, sign up on the Brooklyn Seltzer Boys’ website for appointment notifications.