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.