Gowanus Lounge: Serving Brooklyn

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 are and you have our anonymous thanks. Look to that list on the right, however, and you will find the names of people who consistently have supplied us with excellent items and photos: Dan Bennis, Miss Heather, E.C. Stephens, Marie Viljoen, Jean Kahler, Lauren Fairbanks, JP Pagan, Lornagrl, F. Jasmin Adams, Vaduz Uvunt, Vanessa Raymond, Eat It, Graziella Radici, Nate Kensinger, Adrian Kinloch, Deborah Matlack, Gary Mirabelle and Meg Groome. One name that recently disappeared from that list is our friend Max Casey, who was a key part of GL and who is dearly and deeply missed and who always will be. Extra special deep and heartfelt thanks are due to E.C. Stephens and Vaduz Uvunt, who came to us when we were ready to throw in the towel and literally helped us keep GL going. We love you both for you hard work and kindness. Kudos also to Dan Bennis who has been unflagging in doing our concert calendar, and to Deborah Matlack, whose photos never fail to make us smile. And thanks from the bottom of our hearts to Miss Heather, whose unflagging and true friendship are far more valuable than any contribution should could ever make–and those contributions are damned good too. There are other people who contribute through our photo pool, like Rubys Host and Jack Szwergold, who might as well be contributors. All of these people give of themselves from their hearts, because they’re sure not in it for the money. And for that, they have our deep and most sincere thanks. Onward.

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8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 E.C. Stephens // Dec 31, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Thanks and here’s to better 2009!

  • 2 Meg // Dec 31, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks for the opportunity and Happy New Year! Anyone else going to swim with the polar bears tomorrow?

  • 3 Jack // Dec 31, 2008 at 5:43 pm

    You’re very welcome! Gowanus Lounge does an excellent job and happy to contribute in whatever small way I do.

  • 4 E.C. Stephens // Dec 31, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    Meg, I went out for some champagne in this snow earlier and felt like I did the Polar Bear Plunge!

  • 5 deborah matlack // Dec 31, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Bob, you are the best!! Happy new year.

  • 6 Graziella Radici // Jan 1, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    You are welcome and Bob, you and Gowanus Lounge are the best! Happy New Year!

  • 7 Vaduzuvunt // Jan 2, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Thank’s right back atcha. It’s been a pleasure and a privilege to help you keep your site up. Here’s to you and a great 2009 for Bob and the Gowanus Lounge!

  • 8 Coney Island // Jan 3, 2009 at 10:17 am

    The Coney Island community thanks you for continuing excellent coverage of our neighborhood. Happy New Year to Gowanus Lounge and to Coney Island!