This is some sad news for those who work at Pfizer in Williamsburg:
"The pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced Monday that it's closing its Williamsburg plant, in a cost-cutting measure. The Brooklyn plant, which employs 600 workers, is among five plants being closed as the company cuts 10,000 jobs worldwide. The job cuts are in addition to 2,000 layoffs announced last month."
...the company got it's start in Williamsburg too, according to Wikipedia:
"Pfizer is named after German-American cousins Charles Pfizer and Charles Erhart who launched their chemicals business Charles Pfizer and Company from a building in Williamsburg, Brooklyn in 1849. Here, they produced an antiparasitic called santonin. This was an immediate success, although it was the production of citric acid that really kick-started Pfizer's growth in the 1880s."
And Pfizer stayed in Williamsburg during the hard times too...