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Opening Tonight: Nathan Kensinger’s Abandoned Brooklyn

January 24th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Today (1/24), starting at 7pm will be the opening reception and post-screening discussion of award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer (not to mention GL contributor and friend), Nathan Kensinger’s Abandoned Brooklyn and “Covered Tracks” at UnionDocs (322 Union Ave. b/w 1st & Maujer Streets). Click the flier to see it full size. [Nate's] work explores off-limits […]

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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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Tags: Brooklinks · Uncategorized

Hazardous, Pre-Mature Public Place Demo Going to Be Explained

February 23rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

[Photo courtesy of Nathan Kensinger] Those who follow he goings on at the toxic Public Place site will recall last week’s little scandal. First, most of the warehouse was demolished just as the public was informed that demolition was “about to begin.” Then, it turned out that the work was being done in a way […]

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Tags: Carroll Gardens · Construction Issues

Public Place Warehouse Demolition Porn: Possible Lies & a Serious Threat to Public Safety

February 17th, 2009 · 15 Comments

[All photos for GL courtesy of Nathan Kensinger Photgraphy] Boy, we’ve been writing a lot about the warehouse on the Public Place site in the last week. But the hell with writing, GL Contributing photographer Nathan Kensinger, along with a couple of other famed Brooklyn photographic adventurers, got into the site over the weekend. Mr. […]

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Tags: Carroll Gardens · Gowanus · Public Place

GL Announcement: Thanks to Our Readers & Contributors in ’08

December 31st, 2008 · 8 Comments

There is no way to end what has been a very tumultuous year for us except to thank our hundreds of thousands of dedicated readers, our supporters and, especially, all of our contributors. Some of those who send us superb material prefer to remain anonymous, and we respect their wishes. You all know who you […]

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Coney Island Deathwatch: Now, It’s Sh..t ..e Freak

December 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo for GL Courtesy of Nathan Kensinger] You know that things in Coney Island are fucked up when Shoot the Freak starts falling apart. (Well, it’s fallen apart in past winters too.) But there’s something symbolic about Shoot the Freak’s sign falling apart and the spot looking like shit, particularly when its owner is one […]

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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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Fort Greene Prison Ship Martyrs Centennial: Cold & Somber

November 17th, 2008 · 5 Comments

[All photos for GL Courtesy of Nathan Kensinger Photography] Yesterday, of course, was the formal rededication of the Fort Greene Prison Ship Martyrs Monument and its centennial. The remains of more than 10,000 Americans who died on British prison ships in Wallabout, offshore of what is now the Brooklyn Navy Yard are buried in crypts […]

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Fort Greene Prison Ship Martyrs Monument: Eagles Returned

November 11th, 2008 · 3 Comments

[Photo for GL by Nathan Kensinger] The Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park is being rededicated on Saturday (11/15), with the eternal flame on top being re-lit and, most important, the eagles that had been taken by the Parks Department finally returned to their rightful place. GL Contributor Nate Kensinger passes along a […]

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GL Announcement: Thank You to Our Contributors!

October 27th, 2008 · 1 Comment

It’s always nice to say thank you, and today is as good a day as any to acknowledge our wonderful contributors. Huge thanks for your wonderful posts, assistance and moral support to: Dan Bennis, Miss Heather, E.C. Stephens, Max Casey, Marie Viljoen, Jean Kahler, Lauren Fairbanks, JP Pagán, F. Jasmin Adams, Vaduz Uvunt, Vanessa Raymond, […]

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Red Hook Film Fest Post-Mortem: Checkin’ Out the Winners

October 18th, 2008 · Comments Off

Our friend, GL Contributor and Red Hook Film Festival Director Nathan Kensinger emails with word about the 2008 Red Hook Film Festival, which appears to have turned out to be quite the success, with attendance exceeding everyone’s expectations. As sponsors of the fest, we’re thrilled to hear that. Nate writes about the fest and about […]

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Reminder: The Red Hook International Film Fest, Today & Tomorrow

October 11th, 2008 · Comments Off

Yes, we keep repeating this, but we’re a sponsor of the event and we intend to make sure that our readers know about it. The event is the 2008 Red Hook International Film And Video Festival, which is being directed by our friend and GL Contributor Nathan Kensinger. It is taking place today & tomorrow. […]

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GL Day Ender: Red Hook Film Fest Tomorrow & Sunday!!!

October 10th, 2008 · Comments Off

Yes, we keep repeating this, but we’re a sponsor of the event and we intend to make sure that our readers know about it. The event is the 2008 Red Hook International Film And Video Festival, which is being directed by our friend and GL Contributor Nathan Kensinger. It is taking place tomorrow, October 11 […]

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GL Day Ender: Remember the Red Hook Film Fest Sat. & Sun.

October 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments

The 2008 Red Hook International Film And Video Festival, which is being directed by our friend and GL Contributor Nathan Kensinger is taking place this weekend, October 11 & 12. The screenings will be happening at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist’s Coalition’s Screening Room, 499 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook. The schedule rocks and we’re […]

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Upcoming: Red Hook Film Festival

October 7th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The 2008 Red Hook International Film And Video Festival, which is being directed by our friend and GL Contributor Nathan Kensinger is taking place this weekend, October 11 & 12. The screenings will be happening at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist’s Coalition’s Screening Room, 499 Van Brunt Street in Red Hook. The schedule rocks and we’re […]

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2nd Annual Red Hook Film Festival Call for Entries

August 14th, 2008 · Comments Off

Local photographer, filmmaker and GL contributor Nate Kensinger is working on the Second Annual Red Hook Film Fest and sense the following email: I am helping to organize the 2nd annual Red Hook Film Festival, which will take place this October 11th and 12th in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The festival will be a venue for […]

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Bklink: Brooklyn’s Industrial Side

July 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

Check out a slide show of some superb photos of industrial (or previously industrial) Brooklyn shot by local filmmaker and photographer Nate Kensinger, who is also (we are glad to say) a GL Contributor. Nate’s photos are on display right now at the Brooklyn Public Library as well.–NYT

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Yesterday’s Slope Bank Robbery & School Lockdown with Pics

June 20th, 2008 · 4 Comments

[Photo courtesy of Nate Kensinger] There was some chaos on Fifth Avenue in Park Slope yesterday when the Astoria Federal Saving at Tenth Street was robbed. This, in turn, resulted in what appeared to be an evacuation of MS 51 at Fifth Street next to JJ Byrne Park because many students were outside at the […]

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Slope School Locked Down After Bank Robbery

June 19th, 2008 · 10 Comments

The Astoria Federal Savings Bank at 10th Street and Fifth Avenue was robbed today, which led to what at first appeared to be an evacuation of MS 51 on Fifth Street and Fifth Avenue a short time later. (It was later noted that many students were outside at the time of the incident and the […]

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Tags: Crime · Park Slope · Uncategorized

On a Rainy Gowanus Night, the Whole Foods Site is Green

June 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

[Photo courtesy of Nate Kensinger] This is Gowanus in the rain on Saturday night as seen from the Old American Can Factory at Third Avenue and Third Street. The photo comes from GL Contributor Nate Kensinger. What is particularly fascinating about it is that it offers a nice view of the Gowanus Whole Foods site, […]

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The Debut of Rooftop Films ’08 in Gowanus, Indoors

June 16th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Nate Kensinger] Rootop Films 2008 Gowanus premiere, with a series of shorts on the always interesting topic of eminent domain, was a washout in roofop terms on Saturday night. Yet, it still managed to look cool indoors with the rain coming down outside and a bunch of lightning strikes out the window.

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Brooklyn Photog Showing His Work in Harlem

May 21st, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Nathan Kensinger] We love the photography of Nate Dorr, a Park Slope resident who posts on flickr as Mercurialn, so we’re happy to pass along work that his work is showing at the 139th Street Branch Gallery in Harlem for the next five weeks. The shot above is from the opening this […]

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Bklink: Floyd Bennett Field

May 16th, 2008 · Comments Off

We love photo expeditions to places that in ruins, like the old buildings of Floyd Bennett Field in the Gateway National Recreation area. Photographer Nate Kensinger writes, “This abandoned airport houses decaying hangars, cracked runways, a ransacked police station, closed-off tunnels, lost boats and antique airplanes, all visible from its empty control tower….Today, it hosts […]

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Tags: Shortlink · Urban Exploration

Cricket Season at Floyd Bennett Field!

May 15th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Nate Kensinger] It’s hard to find good cricket, but photographer, blogger and GL Contributor Nate Kensinger hit up Floyd Bennett Field and found cricket season is underway again. (There are also good matches to be found in Prospect Park.)

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Tags: Parks

Will Sunset Park Bush Terminal Piers Park Ever Be Done?

May 15th, 2008 · 2 Comments

There’s no end in sight to the redevelopment of the Sunset Park Bush Terminal Piers into a new, multi-use 23-acre, $36 million public park. Two years after it was announced with great fanfare, the project has yet to enter remediation, the first phase of development that deals with the removal of pollutants or contamination from […]

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