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 […]
Entries from November 2008
November 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Punked on Prospect
Tags: Crown Heights
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 […]
November 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on Disconnected in Brooklyn: Thanksgiving Travel Special
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 […]
November 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on GL Sunday TV: Bedford Avenue Vids
November 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on The Return of Brookyule: Bedford & N. 12 Edition
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.
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.”
November 30th, 2008 · Comments Off on In the Pool: Maspeth Creek
[Photo courtesy of mgny903/GL Flickr Pool] It is, per a reader’s ID, Maspeth Creek.
Tags: In the Pool
November 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on A Whole Lot of Adoptable Cuties Available Today
The Empty Cages Collective is having another Adoption Day today. Please go and give one of these lovely little creatures a home.
November 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Ah, That Post-Thanksgiving Sense of Joy
Seen outside a bar that shall not be named on Fifth Avenue in the South Slope.
Tags: South Slope
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 […]
Tags: East Williamsburg
November 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Brooklinks: Saturday Weekend Wrap
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 […]
November 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on In the Pool: Black Friday Stoop Sale
[Photo courtesy of mikebny/GL Flickr Pool] Here’s a little bit of Black Friday Stoop Sale action in Brooklyn Heights.
November 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on Black Friday Report: Uh Oh
[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 […]
November 29th, 2008 · Comments Off on In the Pool: Memorial
[Photo courtesy of megunski/GL Flickr Pool] The view from Green-Wood Cemetery.
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 […]
Tags: Park Slope
November 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on Signs Under Siege: Indoor Edition
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?
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 […]
Tags: Windsor Terrace
November 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on In the Pool: Crossing Guards
[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.
Tags: Prospect Hieghts
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.
November 28th, 2008 · Comments Off on In the Pool: Snowflake
[Photo courtesy of Rubys Host/GL Flickr Pool] It comes from Brighton Beach, of course.
November 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving from Gowanus Lounge
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. […]
November 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on GL Thanksgiving TV: Brooklyn Thanksgiving Vids
November 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on By the Way, Happy Thanksgiving from Red Hook
Happy Thanksgiving y’all!, originally uploaded by HelenaBXL. It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without an appropriate wish from Red Hook, would it?
November 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on Brooklyn Back in the Day: Happy Thanksgiving, 1945
The caption on the photo says: “George Howard Lockwood & Mary Werrbach – Thanksgiving in Brooklyn, 1945.”
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.”
Tags: Brooklyn Heights