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At the Robert Guskind Memorial Gathering: Heartfelt Thanks and Fellowship

April 6th, 2009 · 18 Comments

The Memorial Gathering Saturday at the Brooklyn Lyceum was a heartfelt opportunity for Bob Guskind’s friends (and family) to meet each other, share memories, and contribute to their understanding of a man who made a huge impression on Brooklyn in just a few years. Fellow bloggers and activists cited him as a mentor and an […]

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Bob Guskind Honored in New York State Legislature

April 2nd, 2009 · 4 Comments

(Thanks to the Cobble Hill Blog) Senator Daniel Squadron and Assemblymember Joan Millman sponsored a resolution to honor the life and work of Gowanus Lounge founder Bob Guskind. (The memorial gathering is Saturday.) Resolution 1131 passed in both houses on Tuesday. The video shows Squadron speaking on the resolution. Among the quotes: “He took this […]

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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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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: 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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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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Q: How Many People Does It Take To Get a Stop Sign? A: A Lot

February 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment

From the GL Inbox last week, this only goes to show how much neigbhoborhood activism it takes to get a some stop signs insgtalled. For real: A quick note with the text of the letter that has gone out from CB7 to NYC DOT. Great letter by our Dist. Manager. *I am hopeful our elected […]

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PSA: If You Found an Envelope Full of $100 Bils, You Can Save a Wedding

February 28th, 2009 · 1 Comment

[Click to enlarge] The GL readers who took this shot and emailed it it us writes that “the attached was hung tonite on second st and smith. Its a winner in the best flyer i have seen in a very long time seen category!” Indeed, it is. If you have it, give it up and […]

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GL Day Ender: Another Greenpoint Hostel! It’s a Trend!

February 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

[Click to enlarge to full size] Brooklyn, meet Greenpoint Lodge. Lodge meet Brooklyn our out of town tourist friends. Now, go play. This is The Lodge ag 95 Norman Sreet, which has benn advertising on Craigslist and that we found via a commengt left on a New York Shitty Post about a failed condo turned […]

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Slope Gets Coltura with Collina Italiana

February 27th, 2009 · Comments Off

Collina Italina will open on March 16 on Garfield Place and 6th Avenue bringing a touch of bellissimo to the Slope. According to their website: At Collina Italiana (CI), we offer Italian language and culture programs both on- and off-site. Lovers of Italian language and culture are finding that CI classes offer a unique opportunity […]

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Brooklyn Nibbles: Tempo Presto (Take Out and Catering) is Finito

February 27th, 2009 · 5 Comments

The Tempo Presto on Seventh Avenue in the Slope went early last year, eventually becoming the pretty succesful Barrio Restaurant. Well, adding to the growing amount of retail or restaurant space that is available on Fifth Avenue in the Slope is Tempo Presto’s take out branch. It first came up on Brookynian about a week […]

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Dear Mom, Ain’t it Ironic?

February 26th, 2009 · 3 Comments

We were recently introduced to a new form of irony: cards. Oh this goes beyond the irony of SomeCards. Artist, Igor Kopelnitsky has created a series of 8 societal images that would certainly aim to tick off any right wing and/or evangelical, or give a giggle to any open-minded liberal. Each of Igor’s designs are […]

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Because We Can: David Bowie & Robert Smith–Quicksand

February 26th, 2009 · Comments Off

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Brooklyn Nibbles: Beast’s Birthday in Prospect Heights

February 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy KellsNYC/Yelp] Prospect Height’s dining staple Beast is celebrating its 4th year anniversary today. Come celebrate Beast’s anniversary with delicious eats, drinks and all-around good times. Today starting at 6pm. Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres & drink-specials! Special Festivities begin at @9pm! Wonder what those will be? –E.C. Stephens

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GL Music: A Vid of Milton Performing Night Driving

February 25th, 2009 · Comments Off

Milton is the name of both the band and its leader, a long time performer at both Pete’s Candy Store and The Living Room. The latter is where the band plays the last show in its February residency tonight at 9. Milton has lived all over the place including Westchester, Chicago, Buenos Aires and Manhattan, […]

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Blight Me: Alleged Starbucks Site at 3rd St. & Fourth Ave.

February 25th, 2009 · 3 Comments

As we were shooting these photos of the wretched conditions at the corner of Fourth Avenue and Third Street a little African-American boy stopped and asked us, “Mister. Do you know what is going to go here?” We answered, “It’s supposed to be a Starbucks.” This child, who was probably nine and on his way […]

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Pushing for a Bigger Slope Historic District

February 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The Park Slope Civic Council has been pushing to greatly expand the Park Slope Historic District (which is a lot smaller than a lot of people think it is. Along thos lines, it’ll be holding its annual community forum on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 7:00 pm at the Old First Church, 7th Avenue and […]

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GL Music: The Best Album of 2009 (So Far) – And It’s Free

February 24th, 2009 · 3 Comments

The story of the Damnwells is not unfamiliar: around eight years ago Alex Dezen (lead vocals, guitar, piano), David Chernis (lead guitar), Ted Hudson (bass), and Steven Terry (drums) form the band and base it in Brooklyn. They release two CDs, Bastards of the Beat and Air Stereo. They get some good press, but the sales aren’t […]

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Development Notebook: Burg’s 349 Metropolitan Sold & Tagged

February 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Things seem to be going okay at 349 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, but we can see the kiddies in the Burg are having some fun tagging up the fugly as hell “elegant facade of Jerusalem Gold Stone” that looks like painted stucco from across the street. We think the building looks like cheap dookie, but […]

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Development Notebook: Scarano’s 99 Havemeyer A Bit Troubled

February 23rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

There was a long time when we wondered if 99 Havemeyer in Williamsburg, which is at the corner of Hope Street, would ever exist because progress on the site was so slow it made one of developer Shaya Boymelgreen’s projects look like it was progressing at the speed of light. Yet, here it is. It […]

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More on the Park Slope School House

February 23rd, 2009 · 3 Comments

There’s more info on the Park Slope School House, which is replacing the Berkeley Carroll Child Care Center, which was closed down by the elite Park Slope School, with especially shoddy treatment of its employees. The new non-profit formed to run the new child care center is giving all those employees a chance to keep […]

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