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Entries Tagged as 'Brooklyn Blogs'

Apparently, We’re Idiots…And We’re Honored

February 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments

This comes from an often racist and anti-semitic blog called Angry New Yorker. It is published anonymously, of course. Anonymity is a sort of cancer that is increasingly afflicting blogging and eating away at it on both the blogging and comment end of things. If you hate us, you’ll love this. If you like us, […]

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GL Day Ender: Community Blogging With Flatbush Gardener

January 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Usually, our GL Day Enders are sort of routine posts, but this one brings us pleasure because it involves a friend and fellow blogger who does great work, Flatbush Gardener. He will be giving a talk about Community Blogging at the Monday Morning Coffee Talk sponsored by the Historic Districts Council. It’s on Monday, Feb. […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · GL Day Ender · Uncategorized

Promising New Coney Site: Gottaloveconey.com

January 14th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Here’s a new website about Coney Island called Gotta Love Coney Island Dot Com. It’s a pretty new endeavor being produced by someone who posts frequently on the Coney Island Message Board. We welcome it because if ever there was a case of “the more the merrier,” Coney Island is it in terms of needing […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · coney island

“You Can’t Take That Picture”: Asshole Artists Edition

January 5th, 2009 · 17 Comments

If you want to flip a switch in our brain that turns us from a nice and normal person to a ranting one simply tell us in a public place that we can’t take a photo. Yesterday, we were enjoying our first look at the public pier behind Northside Piers and shooting a lot of […]

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Help Protect Bloggers & Defend Freedom of the Press

November 21st, 2008 · 4 Comments

Among the many ways in which the real world hasn’t caught up with the way media is changing, is the treatment that bloggers recieve. In many cases we are treated as second-class citizens, both by the print reporters who feel free to lift our stories without crediting us for developing them and in the lack […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · Uncategorized

Even the Brooklyn Library’s Now Into Blogging

November 6th, 2008 · 3 Comments

The Brooklyn Public Library has been making the email rounds to promote a new blog it’s doing called Brooklynology. They’ve widely circulated email says: I’d like to introduce you to a new blog on the block – Brooklynology. Created by the Brooklyn Collection, the local history department of the Brooklyn Public Library, this blog explores […]

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Fun Thing: Wordle “Word Clouds”

October 21st, 2008 · 2 Comments

[Word Cloud courtesy of Wordle] This is GL’s “Word Cloud” based on our RSS feed from yesterday. The Wordle tool, which can be found here, was brought to our attention by Sonja Shield, who had produced the Brooklyn Ramblings blog, which we sure wish we’d hear more from. In any case, the dude who produces […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · Uncategorized

Bklink: A Little Ripped Off?

October 14th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: A Little Ripped Off?

The New York Post ran a story yesterday that had been broken by our friend Miss Heather at New York Shitty a week earlier, of course, in true Post fashion (and following the bad habit of some other reporters who might be said to be lacking in professional ethics in the Intellectual Theft Department) providing […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · Shortlink

A Little Kickboxing for Females Never Hurt Anyone, Right?

October 10th, 2008 · Comments Off on A Little Kickboxing for Females Never Hurt Anyone, Right?

This comes from Pistols & Popcorn, which is a relatively new Brooklyn blog that we really like a lot. It’s got great personality and a nice vibe. In any case P&P has posted her story of being a kickboxer. Do read the excerpts and click over to the full story: When I lived in Utah […]

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New Brooklyn Blog: Snark in the Park

August 29th, 2008 · 3 Comments

It’s hard to know what to make of the future of Snark in the Park, a brand new blog, except to say that it’s going to take a different kind of look at Prospect Park. What do we mean? Well, the first post is about a spot where one can find many un-parklike things, such […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · Prospect Park

A Trip to Brooklyn’s Other Amusement Park

August 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off on A Trip to Brooklyn’s Other Amusement Park

Newish Brooklyn Blog Pistols and Popcorn has been putting up some fun posts. Her latest is about a trip to an amusement park called Adventurers, which is the former Nellie Bly Amusement Park in Southern Brooklyn. Here’s a bit of the post: Having never visited Bensonhurst, I had no idea where we were headed when […]

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New Brooklyn Blog: Flatbush Vegan

August 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on New Brooklyn Blog: Flatbush Vegan

We’re excited about Flatbush Vegan, a new blog coming out of (surprise) Flatbush that promises coverage of that neighborhood, Ditmas Park, Midwood and others. The introductory post says: We plan to use this blog as a place to discuss happenings in the neighborhood, highlight places we like, and occasionally give you a glimpse into the […]

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Callalillie is Back, but Leaving Red Hook

August 7th, 2008 · Comments Off on Callalillie is Back, but Leaving Red Hook

Red Hook blogger Callalillie, who shut down her blog earlier this year, is back, but won’t be a Red Hook blogger much longer. As for her return, she writes: Yeah, so I’m back. I think. For now. At least I think I am. Over the past two months I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging- […]

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New Brooklyn Blog: NAG Neighborhood Watch

August 6th, 2008 · Comments Off on New Brooklyn Blog: NAG Neighborhood Watch

There’s a new North Brooklyn blog from the group NAG, called Neighborhood Watch that has a lot of potential to put some important community information out there. The blog writes:<blockquote>We hope that this blog will serve as a resource to the North Brooklyn community for updates on the neighborhood, useful information for you to deal […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · Greenpoint · Williamsburg

More on the Lawsuit Threat Against Gerritsen Beach Blogger

July 25th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The threat by attorneys for Wiz founder and developer Stephen Jemal to sue the blog GerritsenBeach.Net caught the attention of the Daily News’ Jotham Sederstrom, who follows up on GBN’s disturbing tale of being asked to sign a “non-disparagement agreement” and pay $20,000 to avoid a suit. Mr. Sederstrom writes in part: The feisty founder […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · Gerritsen Beach

New Brooklyn Blog: Little ‘Rus (Covering Brighton Beach!!!)

July 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

Finally, someone is doing a Brighton Beach blog! Little ‘Rus, which we found courtesy of one of our other favorite area blogs, Sheepshead Bites, has been around for about a month and offer some eclectic coverage of the neighborhood from food (we learned about pelmeni) to development. While the former is interesting, the latter is […]

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Tags: Brighton Beach · Brooklyn Blogs

Gerritsen Beach Blogger Threatened with Developer Lawsuit

July 22nd, 2008 · 8 Comments

We’ve been seeing more threats over the last few months against bloggers from both the public sector and private individuals who don’t want things posted or who take issue with things that have been put up online. The threats come in all forms, from subtle suggestions that quoting an email is a violation of copyright […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · Gerritsen Beach · Uncategorized

Bklink: Denial of Service

July 19th, 2008 · Comments Off on Bklink: Denial of Service

“Other than the people who declared war on me because of this site. No one, who knew how, has ever attempted a Denial of Service attack(DoS). If you were on the site at all today you might of noticed that the site was either not working or it was very slow. This was the result […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · Gerritsen Beach · Shortlink

A Walk Around the Blog: Sheepshead Bites with the Fishing Fleet

July 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Here’s the latest from Brooklyn Independent Television’s series featuring local bloggers. This vid features Sheepshead Bites talking about the local Sheepshead Bay fishing fleet.

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · Sheepshead Bay

Bloggers Speak Out on Legal Threat & Intimidation

July 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Truly, the ordeal endured by Ben Smith and Gur Tsabar, who founded the Room 8 blog, confirms every blogger’s worst nightmare of what can happen when politicians, government officials and, even, private citizens dead set on silencing opponents or throttling freedom of speech can do. Mr. Smith, who also produced the Ditmas Park Blog with […]

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Attack on Blogger First Amendment Rights Beaten Down

July 15th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This is not a Brooklyn story, per se, but because virtually any blogger or online journalist could potentially be the subject of acts intended to intimidate them into not publishing things or of government legal action, this is a crucial First Amendment tale. The founders of Room 8 were recently the recipients of grand jury […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · Uncategorized

Crown Heights Blog is Back in Business

July 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

The Crown Heightser, which stop posting last year, is back in business. Or, at least, it appears to be with a few new posts this month. We’ve always advocated for more neighborhood-based blogs in “underblogged” parts of the borough. One of the neighborhoods we always include on the list is Crown Heights. Here’s hoping they […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · Crown Heights

Ten Years Ago: Saving Old Signs

July 9th, 2008 · Comments Off on Ten Years Ago: Saving Old Signs

This is an image from the NY Times Metro Section from July 9, 1998. It’s posted on the Fading Ad Blog, which is one of our favorites. Period. We got an email from Kevin Walsh of Forgotten NY, who produces another one of our very favorite websites, which said: “I read this and said, I’m […]

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Fun Brooklyn Blog: 30 Second Life

July 3rd, 2008 · Comments Off on Fun Brooklyn Blog: 30 Second Life

We were going to call 30 Second Life a “new” Brooklyn blog, except that’s it’s been around since December, so it’s only new to us. Regardless, it’s being produced out of Park Slope and it features 30-second slice-of-life clips. The creator emails to say: “The blog is about my day to day interactions with the […]

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Tags: Brooklyn Blogs · Park Slope

New Brooklyn Blog: Shooting Brooklyn

June 27th, 2008 · Comments Off on New Brooklyn Blog: Shooting Brooklyn

We got an email yesterday evening from the proprietors of a new Brooklyn photoblog called Shooting Brooklyn. The blog only has a handful of photos posted right, but we like what we saw and hope the bloggers are serious about posting at least one photo a day. One can never have too many daily sources […]

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