Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

Entries from December 2006

Check Out GL’s Year-End Posts!

December 31st, 2006 · Comments Off

On Friday, we posted several year-end wrap ups. We’d love for you to check them out if you already haven’t, so we’re (again) including links in an item at the top of today’s posts in case you don’t feel like scrolling down. We thank you for reading during GL’s first year of life. We have […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

The Best New Year’s Eve Thing in Brooklyn

December 31st, 2006 · Comments Off

The 25th annual New Year’s Eve fireworks in Prospect Park!

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Disconnected in Brooklyn on Craigslist: Hate Your Hat, But Dig You

December 31st, 2006 · Comments Off

It’s Sunday and New Year’s Eve, which means our last Brooklyn Missed Connection of 2006. So many more ships to pass in the Brooklyn night in 2007, though. For the last Missed Connection of 2006, we turn again to the G Train. G-train, 530 last night, the tall pretty textile designer, reading mag – m4w […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Brooklinks: Sunday Another Year Over Edition

December 31st, 2006 · Comments Off

Brooklinks is a daily selection of Brooklyn-related information and images. The Old Prospect Heights and the New [NYT] Times Suggests We Know Cost of Atlantic Yards and Who Will Pay [AYR] ‘Remarkably Pungent’ Year-End Interview with Markowitz [No Land Grab] Wal-Mart Still Eyeing Brooklyn [Courier-Life] Sunrise, Mini-Market on 9th Street [seiously excited!] The Year in […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Gowanus Lounge Photo Du Jour, Part II: Woman with Dog

December 31st, 2006 · Comments Off

Caroll Street Bridge, Gowanus, Brooklyn

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Gowanus Lounge Photo Du Jour: Craned Burg

December 31st, 2006 · Comments Off

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Check Out GL’s Best & Worst and Other Year End Wrap Ups

December 30th, 2006 · Comments Off

Yesterday, we posted several year-end wrap ups. We’d love for you to check them out if you already haven’t, so we’re including links here in case you don’t feel like scrolling down. We thank you for reading during GL’s first year of life and promise you that we’ll have more, bigger and better in 2007 […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Gowanus Lounge Photo Du Jour: Canal Chill Area

December 30th, 2006 · Comments Off

Gowanus Canal, Brooklyn

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Interesting Old Coney Photo

December 30th, 2006 · 2 Comments

This photo of Coney Island is interesting. We found it posted on a blog called Dante’s Inferno with Children, with the blogger identifying as the Cyclone in Coney Island, which it clearly isn’t. (The steel tracks are a dead give away.) It’s actually the Jumbo Jet, which ceased operation in 2002 and was subsequently sold […]

[Read more →]

Tags: coney island

Brooklinks: Saturday 48 Hours to Go Very Visual Edition

December 30th, 2006 · Comments Off

Brooklinks is a daily selection of Brooklyn-related information and, especially on weekend, images. Photos: Best of 2006 [bluejake] Holga Cyclone Panorama [OuroborosX/flickr] Holga Beach Birds [OuroborosX/flickr] Beaming on Seventh Avenue [Park Slope Street Photography] Can You Hear Me Now? [Atomische] F Train Platform, 4th Avenue and 9th Street [seriously excited!] Sugar Flower [Lex's Folly] Columbia […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Gowanus Lounge Best & Worst of 2006

December 29th, 2006 · 5 Comments

In the spirit of looking back at the year that was, we present a very selective and subjective list of some of what we identify as the best and worst of 2006: The Gowanus Lounge Top Bottom Ten1) Bruce Ratner. Speaks for itself.2) Joe Sitt/Thor Equities. Wouldn’t have even made the list in May, but […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Gowanus Lounge 2007 Brooklyn Coming Attractions

December 29th, 2006 · Comments Off

What good is a look back without a look to the future. So, here are a few things to keep your eyes on in 2007: Top 2007 Brooklyn Development Battles:1) Coney Island. Will Mr. Sitt get his way? Or will the community have a say? Stay tuned.2) Red Hook Piers. A battle royale for the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Top Ten Brooklyn Stories of 2006: The Year We Changed Forever

December 29th, 2006 · 2 Comments

When a future generation of historians looks back at Brooklyn from the vantage point of the 2020s or 2030s, 2006 will stand as a watershed year. Symbolically, it will be as important as 1957, the year that the Dodgers played their last game at Ebbets field, precipitating a tailspin–at least in terms of self-esteem, if […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Sitt Won’t Be Eating Italian in Coney After All

December 29th, 2006 · Comments Off

A day after the Post reported that historic Gargiulo’s Restaurant in Coney Island was being purchased by developer Joe Sitt and Thor Equities–and a source told us it wasn’t so–the Post has an update: The owners of Gargiulo’s aren’t selling to the firm that is buying up vast areas of Coney Island. The Post writes: […]

[Read more →]

Tags: coney island

Broken Angel Update: Saved or For Sale?

December 29th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Two new very important developments to relay on the Broken Angel front if you haven’t seen them. First, the Brooklyn Papers is reporting that the house has been saved, “as the as long as its owners chop off the top floors, do structural work on the lower floors, reconstruct the central stairwell, and stay off […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Brooklinks: Friday Another Year Winds Down Edition

December 29th, 2006 · Comments Off

Brooklinks is a daily selection of Brooklyn-related information and images. Illuminating Markowitz Q&A [Brooklyn Papers] Broken Angel Up for Sale [Brownstoner] 2006 Year in Review [Brooklyn Papers] 421-a Solution That Came Too Late [Atlantic Yards Report] Fort Greene Blimpie Go Bye Bye [Brooklyn Record] Pizza Mail in Red Hook [Callalillie] Gowanus Verizon Workers Upset About […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Joe Does Red Hook: Revere Gets a Blowtorch Job

December 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

If you were in Red Hook yesterday and happened to look up, you would have seen two men, big blowtorches in hand, hacking away at the iconic dome of the old Revere Sugar Plant. Sparks flew and every now and then, the metal snapped and screeched as connections were severed. While the demolition at the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods Says They Were Robbed

December 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

If you’ve been following the entire Atlantic Yards process, you will recall that the Council of Brooklyn Neighborhoods was picked to coordinate the “community expert review” of the huge Atlantic Yards Environmental Impact Statement. We were skeptical at first, figuring that the same people that were guiding Atlantic Yards through the approval process had handpicked […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Sitt’s Next Coney Island Target: Gargiulo’s Restaurant

December 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

Controversial Brooklyn developer Joe Sitt and his company Thor Equities continue snapping up property in Coney Island. Today, the New York Post is reporting that the company is going to buy a well-known local Italian restaurant, Gargiulo’s. The site will be used for luxury housing. Gargiulo’s has been open since 1903 and might be moved […]

[Read more →]

Tags: coney island

Brooklinks: Thursday Focus on Food Edition

December 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

Brooklinks is a daily selection of Brooklyn-related information and images. On Thursday, we focus on food. Food: Le Petite Marche is Open [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Nice Buns in Sunset Park Chinatown [PAL/Chowhound] Park Slope Gains Bakery Thanks to Divorce [Brooklyn Record] La Guera in Sunset Park Has Great Tamales [Bookistan/Chowhound] Octopus Salad at Stone Park […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Holiday Week Treat: Red Hook Sunset

December 28th, 2006 · Comments Off

Freed from some of our daily responsibilities during this year-end holiday week, we’ve gotten to enjoy a few treats that we normally wouldn’t get. The unpleasantness of seeing the Revere Sugar Dome getting taken apart aside, these pleasures include an afternoon in Red Hook and things like afternoon cake and espresso at Baked on Van […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Brooklyn’s Answer to the Charmin Times Square Megacrapper

December 27th, 2006 · 1 Comment

You’re probably familiar with the really big crapper that Charmin set up in Times Square for the holiday season. Well, we had the unique pleasure of being behind this truck carrying portable toilets on the BQE yesterday, trailing a long stream of toilet paper that seemed too rough to be Charmin. (Definitely one of those […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Smell This: City Inspector Confuses Smell of Cabbage for Stench of Oil

December 27th, 2006 · Comments Off

The Williamsburg development called McCarren Park Mews at N. 10th and Roebling on the vile and frightening interesting site we like to call the Roebling Oil Field is a gift that keeps on giving. A reader commented after our post last week about the drilling rig crane at the site: I live right around the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Gowanus Lounge Photo Du Jour: Frog and Revere

December 27th, 2006 · 1 Comment

Red Hook, Brooklyn

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized

Douglas Rushkoff Gets Mugged in Park Slope

December 27th, 2006 · 2 Comments

We tend to avoid reading the local crime reports because we simply don’t want to know, but couldn’t avoid writer and lecturer Douglas Rushkoff’s tale of getting mugged in Park Slope on Christmas Eve. He posted an item on his blog about it: I got mugged at knifepoint while taking out the garbage Christmas Eve […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Uncategorized