Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Thank you Bob. Thank you Gowanus Lounge.

We'd like to offer our condolences to the friends and family of Robert Guskind, the creator and wit behind Gowanus Lounge, one of the very best blogs about Brooklyn. When I began this site over 20 months ago, Guskind's was one of the first that I linked to and read on a regular basis, admiring his observations of the culture, history and current events -- not only on the quirky, misunderstood neighborhood of Gowanus, but the entire borough. It's at times tart, always immediate, insightful and questioning.

Thankfully, after a technical glitch, the site is back up and I recommend you flip back to older posts. He had a particularly great ability to find photos of the most unusual corners of his home neighborhood. Flatbush Gardener has a links featuring other tributes to Bob and his work.

2 comments:

  1. What?! That's why it shut down? I always assumed it was a money issue. Oh, man. RIP, Bob.

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  2. It was offline for a few days for technical reasons, not because of Robert Guskind's death. It's back online now.

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