Happy Fourth Birthday BHB

Four years ago, Qfwfq and I had the nutty idea to start Brooklyn Heights Blog.  I’d lived here for about a year and he’d soon follow.    We’d worked on other sites together at CBS and we thought it would be fun to create a neighborhood blog here since no one else had launched one.  My first post:

Welcome to brooklynheightsblog, the first “serious” blog from the geniuses at The Fink File.  While Brooklyn has its share of great bloggers,  we found precious little about our ‘hood in one centralized/not spam website.  So instead of whining (or not getting off the couch) we decided to launch this blog.

We’re actively looking for “real” folks from our nabe to blog here about a variety of different topics.  If you’re “that guy/gal” drop us an email (homer AT thefinkfile.com).

Onward and upward,

Homer Fink

Publisher, Altruist, BROOKLYNITE

We’ve met some great neighbors along the way and we look forward meeting more of you in the coming year.

This year,  we’ve been  quite fortunate to have been joined by new contributors Heather Quinlan, Julie Kanfer, Caitlin Heikkila as well as Cobble Hill Blog’s Jonah Eller-Isaacs and Jason Shaltz.

BHB wouldn’t have made it through 2007 without our “OGs” Marc Hermann and Claude Scales.  Mega-kudos as well to contirbutors Karl Junkersfeld and TK Small as well as Diana Rosenthal who helped us kickstart CHB last year.  And we’ll always be grateful to Sarah Portlock, Chief Correspondent Emeritus, for her contribution.

And also a big thanks to our many supporters in the community.  But the biggest round of applause goes to you, our readers and regular commenters.

Onward and Upward… for another year!

John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo

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  • my2cents

    Happy anniversary, Homer! Keep up the fantastic effort!

  • bornhere

    Hooray for Homer and Crew! Can’t imagine the Internets without you. Thanks, and carry on!

  • lori

    Just returned from a four week vacation – the first thing I did online was to check the blog for the latest neighborhood news. Congratulations on your anniversary and may the blog continue to be as informative and enjoyable as is has been the past few years.

  • AEB

    Many congrats, Homer and all! The site has become an indispensable part of my day week, year, life, solar system! Long may it wave!

  • nabeguy

    Congratulations to Homer and the BHB posse on your anniversary.
    As small as BH may seem, it’s nice to have a site that shrinks it down even smaller and helps us all connect as neighbors. Sally forth and godspeed, JL.

  • http://bivforbrooklyn.com Doug Biviano

    A big “Well done!” to Homer and all the contributors to BHB. I believe you have benefited the community greatly with your vital and timely information. You even changed the course of the helicopter noise. This was done with the key to a vibrant democracy, engaging the community in civic participation. Many thanks.

  • Matthew Parker

    Mazel Tov. A much needed resource in the ‘hood.

  • Andrew

    Happy birthday, BHB!

  • T.K. Small

    Happy Birthday BHB!

    Just yesterday I was approached by someone who had nothing but appreciative comments about the blog. Thank you for this platform that has allowed us to connect with one another and improve our community.

  • http://www.shootlikeagirlphotography.com Lauren

    Thanks to all who contribute for providing us with such a vibrant community resource!

  • http://monkeycomic.livejournal.com Lynda

    Happy bloggy birthday!

  • http://www.valeriefrankel.com val

    Congrats and thanks to you, Homer! The BHB is what every neighborhood blog should be.

  • Heights97

    I second all the comments made above, and I thank you for all the time and energy you have put into this blog. It is a valuable community service.

  • Demonter

    I read the BHB every day…always interesting, informative and entertaining. Great videos too…good luck to all involved.

  • Lisa

    Congratulations! Keep up the great work.

  • BevD

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY- Many more- it is very interesting to read various stories from one newspaper to another- your blog is very detailed- informative -reading format and pics are comfortable to readers.