Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

Entries from November 2008

Punked on Prospect

November 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

How many times will we be fooled into delight at that new bodega, that cute coffee place, that reopened restaurant so close to the apartment, only to see the craft services trucks and klieg lights roll in to film a movie in what turns out to be just a set? The motion picture mountebanks struck […]

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Tags: Crown Heights

Do You Know Me? They Were Unkind at Slope’s Animal Kind

November 30th, 2008 · 13 Comments

A GL Reader sends a heartbreaking story that we hope will have a happy ending. He found this little guy on Seventh Avenue. Hopefully, the person heartbroken about losing him will see him. Here is the email we got: I found a kitten who was playing Frogger, dodging across the intersection of 7th Avenue and […]

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Tags: Animals · Park Slope

Disconnected in Brooklyn: Thanksgiving Travel Special

November 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

What could be more appropriate for our Thanksgiving Weekend Missed Connection than two people from Brooklyn traveling home to Ohio Virginia talking about, you know, stuff? On the train, NYC to DC, talked about eating duck and horse burgers (Amtrak train) We sat next to each other on the Amtrak train from penn station to […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

GL Sunday TV: Bedford Avenue Vids

November 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

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Tags: Sunday TV · Williamsburg

The Return of Brookyule: Bedford & N. 12 Edition

November 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

You remember Brookyule? That’s the series of Christmas photos we’ll be running between now and the big today. Our first entry comes from the Burg, where there’s a similar scene every year. Have a submission for Brookyule (we especially love those decorations, email it to us at thegowanuslounge (at) gmail (dot) com.

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Tags: Brookyule · Williamsburg

Fun Vid: ‘Fixed’ in Bushwick

November 30th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Per the make of the vid: “‘Fixed,’” a short film, shot on location in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Watch a bicyclist ride through the neighborhood.”

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Tags: Bushwick

In the Pool: Maspeth Creek

November 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of mgny903/GL Flickr Pool] It is, per a reader’s ID, Maspeth Creek.

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Tags: In the Pool

A Whole Lot of Adoptable Cuties Available Today

November 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

The Empty Cages Collective is having another Adoption Day today. Please go and give one of these lovely little creatures a home.

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Tags: Adoptable Cutie · Animals

Ah, That Post-Thanksgiving Sense of Joy

November 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

Seen outside a bar that shall not be named on Fifth Avenue in the South Slope.

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Tags: South Slope

Holiday Gift Idea: Free Crutches for Someone Tall

November 29th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Chief correspondent E.C. Stephens, brought this CL Listing to our attention yesterday. We must say that it does have that GL something to it: Crutches for the Tall Daredevil in your Life (East Williamsburg) Some crutches for someone in need. –or– Could also be a good Christmas/Hanuka present for your hypochondriac cousin –or– Could be […]

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Tags: East Williamsburg

Brooklinks: Saturday Weekend Wrap

November 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

Streetlevel: Ethiopian Imminent on Fulton [Brownstoner] Heights and Hill Serves Feast for Seniors [Brooklyn Heights Blog] Word of the Day: Craftsmanship [New York Shitty] Eminent Domain Cloud Darkens Bay Ridge Neighborhood [No Land Grab] Ridgewood Savings Bank Settles into Sheepshead Bay [Sheepshead Bites] Life on Mars Shoots on Dean Street. Blows things up. [Filming in […]

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Tags: Brooklinks

In the Pool: Black Friday Stoop Sale

November 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of mikebny/GL Flickr Pool] Here’s a little bit of Black Friday Stoop Sale action in Brooklyn Heights.

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Tags: Brooklyn Heights · In the Pool

Black Friday Report: Uh Oh

November 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Dumbo Books of Brooklyn] Dumbo Books of Brooklyn did a little big of traveling yesterday on Big Black Friday and found a lack of crowds and that usual holiday shopping frenzy. We will, no doubt, be treated to endless analysis of Black Friday in coming days, but here is the beginning of […]

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Tags: Retail

In the Pool: Memorial

November 29th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of megunski/GL Flickr Pool] The view from Green-Wood Cemetery.

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Tags: Greenwood Heights · In the Pool

Methodist Hospital Responds to Park Slope ER Horror Stories

November 28th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Stung by a dozens of emails circulating on the Park Slope Parents Mailing List, a letter from the group’s advisory board and, we are certain, some unflattering blog headlines, Methodist Hospital says it wants to talk and try to figure out what’s wrong with its emergency room that has people so angry. (Separately, we talked […]

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Tags: Park Slope

Signs Under Siege: Indoor Edition

November 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

We’ve seen many a messed up street sign in our day, but this baby, which is inside of an abandoned storefront at the garden spot of the Brooklyn Universe–Flatbush Ave. and Tillary Street–takes the cake. Bravo! How’d it get in there?

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Tags: Uncategorized

A Whole Lot of Paving Going On

November 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

[Photo for GL Courtesy of Gary Mirabelle] As we’ve already noted there is a lot of paving going on all over South Brooklyn. This example on an Ocean Parkway overpass was captured by Gary Mirabelle. Us, we can verify that the DOT crews start work at 5:45AM when they’re paving streets and that the vibration […]

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Tags: Windsor Terrace

In the Pool: Crossing Guards

November 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of threecee/GL Flickr Pool] It comes from 6th Avenue near Dean Street in Prospect Heights and the overturned chair just lends it a certain something.

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Tags: Prospect Hieghts

Adrian Kinoch Photo Du Jour: Gowanus Station

November 28th, 2008 · 1 Comment

[Photo for GL Courtesy of Adrian Kinloch/Brit in Brooklyn] This is, of course, the world famous Gowanus water station on Nevins Street as captured in beautiful light by Adrian Kinloch.

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Tags: Gowanus · Gowanus Canal · Photo du Jour

In the Pool: Snowflake

November 28th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Rubys Host/GL Flickr Pool] It comes from Brighton Beach, of course.

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Tags: Brighton Beach · In the Pool

Happy Thanksgiving from Gowanus Lounge

November 27th, 2008 · Comments Off

Wherever you are today and whoever you are with–whether it’s family, loved ones, friends or someone special to pass the day with–we wish you a happy and satisfying Thanksgiving. We all have something for which to be thankful, even in the most difficult of times. If you take a moment to reflect, you’ll find it. […]

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Tags: Uncategorized

GL Thanksgiving TV: Brooklyn Thanksgiving Vids

November 27th, 2008 · Comments Off

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Tags: Holidays

By the Way, Happy Thanksgiving from Red Hook

November 27th, 2008 · Comments Off

Happy Thanksgiving y’all!, originally uploaded by HelenaBXL. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without an appropriate wish from Red Hook, would it?

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Tags: Holidays · Uncategorized

Brooklyn Back in the Day: Happy Thanksgiving, 1945

November 27th, 2008 · Comments Off

The caption on the photo says: “George Howard Lockwood & Mary Werrbach – Thanksgiving in Brooklyn, 1945.”

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Tags: Brooklyn Back in the Day · Holidays

Thanksgiving Eve on Atlantic Avenue

November 26th, 2008 · 4 Comments

[Photo for GL Courtesy of Marie Viljoen] This is the scene outside the Key Food on Atlantic Avenue on the edge of Brooklyn Heights last night. Our phtoographer writes: “Here is pre-Thanksgiving commercial happiness outside the Key Food on Atlantic and Clinton.”

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Tags: Brooklyn Heights