Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

Entries from June 2008

In the Pool: Waterfall + Bridge From Boat

June 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Sarah is Rad/GL Flickr Pool] We’re not tired of different views of the Olafur Eliasson waterfalls yet. This shot, taken from the water, came to our Gowanus Lounge Photo Pool courtesy of Sarah is Rad.

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Shooting on Smith Street: I Hate Valentine’s Day

June 30th, 2008 · 4 Comments

A feature called I Hate Valentines Day is shooting on Smith Street this week (it’s actually one of several shoots in Carroll Gardens). The Smith Street action takes place tomorrow and, given the film’s synopsis on IMDB, there’s little mystery why Smith has been chosen as a location: “A florist tries to convince a restaurant […]

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Tags: Carroll Gardens · Film Shoots · Smith Street

Bklink: Fourth of July in Brooklyn

June 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

Here’s a roundup of some activities on July 4 for those who will not leave the boundaries of Brooklyn, including the Brooklyn Independence Parade.–About Brooklyn

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Tags: Events · Shortlink

Upcoming: GL Concert Calendar

June 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

Herewith a selection of concerts happening at local venues from today through Wednesday: Monday 6/30/08 Barbes: Chicha Libre (Latin/Surf/Psychedelic) $10, 9:30pm Tuesday 7/1/08 Barbes: Jenny Scheinman (Violinist/Composer) $10, 7:00pm / Slavic Soul Party (Gypsy/Balkan) $10, 9:00pm Brooklyn Botanic Garden: No Music, but admission is free!! Wednesday 7/2/08 Union Hall: Secret Science Club (Not exactly music, […]

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Disconnected in Brooklyn Monday Special: I’m a Clown

June 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

We’re posting an extra Brooklyn Missed Connection today because we had to post yesterday’s short story and leave this one on the cutting room floor. Yet, it concerns a clown, and we feel compelled to post it, so here goes: FOODFIGHT THE CLOWN AT THE CONEY ISLAND MERMAID PARADE – m4w (RUBY FOOS AFTER THE […]

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Tags: Missed Connections

Bklink: Stained Glass Gone?

June 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

Was the reappearance of old stained glass on a storefront in Windsor Terrace that’s being remade into a new store a temporary thing? At first, it was supposed to be preserved. Now, it’s been removed, which does lead one to wonder if its gone for good.–Brooklynometry

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Tags: Shortlink · Windsor Terrace

Cruddy Cobble Hill LICH Playground Continued, Part II

June 30th, 2008 · 3 Comments

We had many photos of the lousy conditions at the Long Island College Hospital Playground on Henry Street in Cobble Hill. We don’t know if the specific broken equipment in the photos has been repaired, but there are a bunch of emails that are circulating via the BoCoCa Parents groups about the problems. They are […]

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Upcoming: Longshoreman’s Pole to Carroll Gardens Funeral Home

June 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This is a very Carroll Gardens event. The flag pole at the former International Longshoreman’s Association Medical Center–the controversial development known as 340 Court Street that has been a lightening rod for neighborhood hostility–is being moved and rededicated this week. The pole was rescued from the demolition and will be rededicated at the Scotto Funeral […]

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Tags: Carroll Gardens

Brooklyn Nibbles: Battle of the Bruschetta Escalates on 5th Ave.

June 30th, 2008 · 12 Comments

The Great Park Slope Battle of the Bruschetta is continuing. Hot on the heels of the opening of (the utterly wretched) Aperitivo, comes word that the space that used to be Cocotte on Fifth Avenue is going Italian. Per a post on Brooklynian Walked by the old Cocotte space today and spoke to the owner […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Nibbles · Park Slope

Upcoming: Brooklyn Bridge Park Meeting Tonight

June 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

There’s a meeting on Brooklyn Bridge Park tonight to provide an update from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Development Corp. on the first phase of park construction and a schedule for work. It takes place on at 6PM at the Dibner Auditorium, Polytechnic University, 5 Metrotech Center. Many of the banners on the new pop up […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Bridge Park

After the (Sunday) Tempest: Gowanus Canal Full & Disgusting

June 30th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The Gowanus Canal takes a major hit of both storm sewer and household sewer runoff during heavy storms and the recent weekend storms have not been kind to it. After yesterday’s storm, the water level in the canal was alarmingly high, but what was worse was the condition of the water itself: filthy, brackish, full […]

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Tags: Environment · Gowanus · Gowanus Canal

After the Storm: Behold, the Ninth Street Lagoon

June 30th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Saturday’s most thunderstorm in late afternoon apparently caused some of the usual flooding issues near the Gowanus Canal. These are scenes from Ninth Street near the Lowe’s, where flooding is common during big downpours and rainstorms. A series of photos taken on Ninth Street yesterday evening around 7PM was placed in our GL Photo Pool […]

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Tags: Gowanus · Gowanus Canal

Cobble Hill’s LICH Playground Really is Kind of Cruddy

June 30th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Last week, we had a post about the generally crappy conditions at the LICH Playground on Henry Street in Cobble Hill. The playground was built as a part of a deal with the city during the Giuliani Administration that allowed the hospital to build its current parking garage on Hicks Street. There are periodic complaints […]

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Brooklinks: Monday Definitely Summer Edition

June 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

Brooklinks is a daily selection of Brooklyn-related information and images: · Graduation at Fort Greene’s Urban Assembly School for Law & Justice [NYT] · Corey Booker Still Trying to Get the Nets to Move to Newark [Metro] · Ratner Hasn’t “Acquired” 85 Percent of Atlantic Yards Site as Claimed [AYR] · Former Ratner Exec. Jim […]

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The Tempest: Sunday Edition, Part II

June 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of tyfihi/flickr] These are the menacing storm clouds that appeared over Brooklyn yesterday, with the photo snapped to get the lightning striking somewhere in what would appear to be Park Slope.

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Tags: Weather

The Tempest: Sunday Edition, Part I

June 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Brit in Brooklyn] This amazing photo comes from the Brit in Brooklyn photoblog, which is produced by Adrian Kinloch. Here’s what Left in Bay Ridge had to say about the storm clouds as how they looked from Bay Ridge: “It’s Sunday and it’s another thunder boomer. And the sky! Did you see […]

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Tags: Bay Ridge · Governor's Island · Weather

In the Pool: Used & Discarded

June 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

Do you belong to our Gowanus Lounge Photo Pool? Do you have cool pics you’d like us to see and, perhaps, post on GL? Then, please, get in the pool and tag your photos “gowanuslounge.” [Photo courtesy of caaaahS/GL Flickr Pool] This little doll, who is clearly no longer needed, was found washed up on […]

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Bklink: Hot with Thunderstorms

June 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

Another hot and humid summer day is brewing outside the Brooklyn Weather Observatory. Today’s forecast calls for a high of 85 that will feel like 92 and “Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a thunderstorm this afternoon.” More thunderstorm are possible tonight with a low of 67.–Accuweather

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Tags: Shortlink · Weather

After the Storm: A Big Brooklyn Rainbow

June 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

We were on Governor’s Island during the tempest that hit yesterday afternoon and took shelter in a building until we could catch the next ferry back to a more populated island. As the ferry was waiting to depart, the sun came out, casting Brooklyn in beautiful light and creating a magnificent full arc rainbow over […]

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Disconnected in Brookyn: Slope Bike Ride Short Story

June 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Yes, it’s Sunday, which means it’s time for our weekly Brooklyn Craigslist Missed Connection selection. Today, we have our first Missed Connection story story. It’s an epic concerning a bike ride up a hill in Park Slope, which is either a true missed connection or just a creative writing exercise (better odds). Either way, it’s […]

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Tags: Missed Connections · Park Slope · Uncategorized

Brooklinks: Sunday Hot Summer Day Pink Edition

June 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

Brooklinks is a daily selection of Brooklyn-related information and images: · Yes, There is Pervuian Music at Barbes in the Slope [NYT] · Fourth of July Fireworks Details [NYP] · Old Canarsie Photos and a Copyright Fight [NYT] · Greenpoint Bodega Fire Slideshow [Greenpointers] · Bay Ridge Green Church Fight is Part of an Old […]

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Tags: Brooklinks

GL Adoptable Cutie of the Week Special: Chicken

June 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

Here’s a special extra adoptable pet from the wonderful Sean Casey Animal Rescue shelter in Kensington. They do wonderful work and have an abundance of great animals that need loving homes: The name of this bird is Chicken and he/she is available at Sean Casey, which in addition to having a lot of really nice […]

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Tags: Adoptable Cutie · Animals

Bklink: Quaker Cemetery Draws a Crowd

June 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The tour of the Quaker Cemetery in Prospect Park that was widely noted online drew a big crowd yesterday. “I cycle over in the sticky heat to one of the rare tours of Prospect Park’s Quaker Cemetery, and by the time I get there, there’s a 40-minute estimated wait on line.”–A Year in the Park

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Tags: Prospect Park · Shortlink

GL Sunday TV: The Waterfalls

June 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

Here are some vids of Olafur Eliason’s waterfalls, with an emphasis on the Brooklyn ones.

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Tags: Art · Sunday TV

In the Pool: Late Sunset from the Promenade

June 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

[Photo courtesy of Karyn Bosnak/GL Flickr Pool] This gorgeous shot is a tail end of a sunset a few days ago as seen from the Brooklyn Promenade. We love the colors, the semi-demolished warehouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park in the foreground and the way that other borough whose name starts with an “M” looks. It […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Heights · In the Pool