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Entries from March 2009

Robert Guskind Memorial Gathering: Saturday, April 4

March 27th, 2009 · 12 Comments

A memorial gathering to honor the memory of Robert Guskind will be held from 2 pm to 5 pm Saturday, April 4 at the Brooklyn Lyceum, 4th Avenue between Union and President Streets in Park Slope. Please RSVP if you can, since that helps with planning for refreshments. (There is an opportunity to sign up […]

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Donations in Memory of Robert Guskind

March 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Bob was passionate about many things, but the following four organizations were very close to his heart. In lieu of flowers at the memorial gathering April 4 (please RSVP if you can), please feel free to contribute to these causes in Bob’s name.  EMPTY CAGES COLLECTIVE  MISSION: The Empty Cages Collective (ECC) is a New York-based animal […]

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In Memoriam, Robert Guskind

March 11th, 2009 · 58 Comments

In Memoriam, Robert Guskind Photo credit: Hugh Crawford Gowanus Lounge and its large community of readers, admirers and friends mourn the loss of founder and editor Robert “Bob” Guskind. Dubbed by some “Brooklyn’s Blogfather,” Bob was a talented journalist, author, photographer and editor whose deep interest in urban issues took root, right out of college, […]

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Gowanus Lounge Update & Bob Guskind Memorial

March 8th, 2009 · 60 Comments

With great sadness, a few of Bob’s friends, who were given access to his site, will try to update Gowanus Lounge with: 1) An obituary and other links 2) An announcement of a memorial gathering (April 4) Meanwhile, comments and questions are welcomed. They will be moderated. Please give us time. For a current list of […]

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Street Couch Series: Pleather Before Snow

March 3rd, 2009 · 4 Comments

Before the snow there was his mangificent pleather spsecimen on the streets of north Brooklyn. It brought us great joy.

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GL Music – Sydney Wayser

March 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Most people just describe Brooklyn’s Sydney Wayser as indie or indie-pop. That mainly tells you what she doesn’t sound like (mainstream music). So let’s try to describe her music for you. Sydney’s main instrument is piano and her band consists of electric guitar, upright bass, drums and toys (toy piano, toy xylophone and some others). […]

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Debora Matlack Photo Du Jour: Owl’s Head Post-Snow

March 3rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

[Photo for GL courtesy of Deborah Matack; click to enlarge] Our beloved contributor and photographer Deborah Matack, who has a sharp eye and a kind soul to match it, wrote with this photo: “I was just saying to my mother several days ago that I was hoping for more snow. She said Be careful what […]

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Because We Can: Ocean vs Building

March 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off

Interesting question about who would wiln versus who would lose? Does the architect and level of bureaucratic supersion matter?

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In the Pool: Winter Rooftop View

March 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off

[Image courtesy of Ian David/GL Fickr Pool] THe photogrpher also writes Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Fort Hamilton Parkway and East Fourtrh Street to narrow down the terrritory in Windsor Terrace and/or Kennsington.

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Fun GL Day Ender Vid: Carroll Gardens in Snow

March 2nd, 2009 · 2 Comments

This is a very welcome video from our long absent corresspondent F. Jasmin Adams, who dropped another good on us too, but we wil get to that tomorrow.

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Fun Vid: Amtrak Joe in Biden Time

March 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

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Snow Update: It’s Hit The Big 8.0 in Park Slope

March 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of E.C. Stephens] Corespondent E.C. Stephens reports in with some glee that the level of snow in Park Slope flower boxes has reached a critical, if not symbolic, eight inches. We take what we said earlier all back. This is cearly not your disapointing NYC snowstorm.

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Development Notebook: Hot Karl’s Yertle Buiding Moving Slowly

March 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Wow. In about four or five month the slowest Hot Karl Fischer buiding out to be ready to go nondo. Well, eithe the developerws will bravely try to make it a condo in a grossy overprice, oversaturated market or they will simply not pass go and just make it rental from the get go. happened […]

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Brooklyn Nibbles: Burg’s Mast Brothers is Pretty F’ing Good

March 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

We finally made it over to the Mast Brothers Chocolate Factory at 105 N. 3 in Williamsburg and it did not disspoint. Right now they’re only serving up chocolate bars but the only they thing they have in common with Hershey’s is form. We tried the dark mik chocolate (60 percent cocoa) and the Dark […]

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Bklinks: Monday Promise of Snow Edition

March 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

· Some of Brighton Beach Two Lovers Film Shot in…Jersey [NYT] · City Workers Still Park Like Assholeso Downtown [NYDN] · Hasidic Silence on Perverts Starting to Crack [NYDN] · Production Lounge Attract Tower ‘o Fun [New York Shitty] · Brooklyn Bridge at Highpoint of Bizzard of 1888 [PMFA] · Really, Really, Really Excited About […]

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Lou Reed #2: Annotated on Bedford

March 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

And now, we take a walk on the “wild side” on Bedford Avenue. And the answer to the question, here as everywhere, is: Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo […]

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Park Slope Retail Report: St. Kilda Jewlery Open on Fifth

March 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

This is St. Kilda jewelry which has just opened on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope between St. Mark’s Place and Prospect Place. It look like they have a niece selection of merchandise. Here’s hoping they can ride out the recession-depresssion squeezing wallets everyehere.

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Why We Sort of Like Politics: Rev. Billy Running for Mayor

March 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment

There is going to be a strong need for comic relief in this year’s mayor election, which is one reason we laughed out loud when we got an email last night that Rev. Billy, bet known for theatrically attaching himself to a variet of high profile cause, is running for Mayor. He announced his campaign […]

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GL Quiz: What is This?

March 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of chadwbecks/GL Flickr Pool] Our guess is that it’s something from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection.

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Because We Can: Yeah, Yeah, Yeah–Maps

March 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Because it’s a fucking love song and we sometimes starting day with fucking lllllllllloooooooovvvvvveeeeee songs

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Photo Du Jour: Flirting with Disaster

March 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of sabeth718/GL Flick Pool] At an undisclosed location in Williamsburg and good enough, quite frankly, for our Blight series.

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Lou Reed #1: Into Infinity on Bedford Avenue

March 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

Who says Bedford Avenue is nothing more than a corporate promotional shithole where street art has been replaced by corporaate promotion? Well, it is. This is Supreme’s marketing camapign as seen on Bedford Avenue featuring Old Mr. Heroin himsef, Lou Reed, like into inifniity.

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Winter Storm Warning in Effect

March 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

From the city’s always friendly Office of Emergency Management as of 11:54PM: “WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FOR NEW YORK CITY. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for New York City until Monday, March 2, at 6 PM. As many as 11 inches of snow may fall from Sunday night into […]

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In the Pool: Fette Sau

March 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

[Photo courtesy sabeth718/GL Flickr Pool]

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Bklink: Winter Weather Advisory

March 1st, 2009 · Comments Off

From the good, old National Weather Service…”MAJOR SNOWSTORM TO IMPACT TRI-STATE AREA TONIGHT AND MONDAY….LOW PRESSURE ALONG THE CAROLINA COAST THIS EVENING WILL TRACKNORTHEAST…PASSING TO THE SOUTH AND EAST OF LONG ISLAND MONDAY MORNING. THE LOW WILL THEN PROCEED UP INTO THE GULF OF MAINE BY MONDAY EVENING. STRONG CANADIAN HIGH RESSURE TO THE NORTH […]

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