About Homer Fink

The moniker is the “nom de blog” of Brooklyn Bugle Media founder John Loscalzo, who took it from a novel he read while growing up in Queens, NY. It was called, naturally, The Adventures of Homer Fink by Sidney Offit. “Loscalzo” may be familiar to those who grew up during the “alternative rock” era. He spent most of the 80s and 90s on great radio stations like WNYU, WPDH, WRCN, WDRE and WXRK (K-Rock) in New York as well as KROQ in Los Angeles. Loscalzo has also held executive positions at Billboard Magazine, Sony, CBS-TV and MTV. Loscalzo and the staff of Brooklyn Heights Blog were recognized by the Brooklyn Heights Association with a Community Service Award in 2011.

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Game of Thrones Valar Morghulis Beer is Apparently a Thing and Available at Key Food on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights

Are you amped up for season 5 of Game of Thrones? While it doesn’t premiere until next year, patrons of the Key Food on Montague Street in Brooklyn Heights can drown their sorrows or fuel their anticipation with the newest special brew named after the series. VALAR MORGHULIS from Brewery Ommegang is the fourth offering [...]

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Watch Noisy Concrete Trucks Begin Work at Empire Stores in DUMBO

Work on Empire Stores in DUMBO began yesterday. A BHB tipster sent us video of concrete being poured and notes, “They backed the pump truck in at 4am and the cement trucks came all day.” Share this Story: Tweet

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Brooklyn Heights Dad Outraged Over Inappropriate WiFi Network Name

We received this dispatch from a Brooklyn Heights father regarding a WiFi network name picked up on his daughter’s iPhone:

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Open Thread Wednesday 10/1/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Photo by Mrs. Fink Share this Story: Tweet

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Spielberg’s Brooklyn Heights Movie Shoot’s Attempt to “Make it Rain” with BHA Feels More Like a Light Drizzle

Yesterday, a BHB commmenter mentioned that the St. James Place production had donated money to the Brooklyn Heights Association. This is sometimes done with large shoots in an attempt to salve the inconveniences they cause. In 2007, the Coen Brothers production of Burn After Reading reportedly donated $10,000 to the BHA.

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Watch Steven Spielberg Make It Rain with Tom Hanks in Brooklyn Heights

BHB pal Carrie Hamilton caught last night’s St. James Place movie shoot on Pineapple street on video. There were some cool cars and the fake rain.
Watch after the jump.

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Spielberg Transforms Perfect Paws into a 1960s Dress Shop and He Will Make It Rain Monday Night in Brooklyn Heights

As previously reported, Steve Spielberg’s Cold War thriller “St. James Place” is back in Brooklyn Heights shooting. Last night BHB’s Evan Bindelglass caught Tom Hanks filming scenes and this morning Mrs. Fink spotted Perfect Paws (102 Hicks Street) being transformed into a 1960s dress shop: In 1958, two years before this film regarding the Francis [...]

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Why All of Brooklyn Heights is Rooting for New SNL Cast Member Pete Davidson

Last night Pete Davidson made his debut on Saturday Night Live. In a year when most of the cast is new, his turn on Weekend Update was the breakout performance. And there’s a reason why all us in Brooklyn Heights should be rooting for him — his father was Scott Davidson, one of the men [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Couple Seeks Wedding Presents Stolen from Car Parked on Cranberry Street

We received this dispatch from a Brooklyn Heights resident who was the victim of a car break in earlier this week. She is seeking the help of her neighbors in retrieving some “irreplaceable mementos” taken by the thief.

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Alleged Assailant in Montague Street Stabbing Claims He Received Obscene Text from Victim

During his arraignment yesterday for the stabbing of Yakov Pfeffier, alleged assailant Andriy Komynar claimed he did while defending himself during a dispute:

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Rat Infested Willowtown Building Featured on NY 1

Willowtown’s 30 Columbia Place has a rat problem.

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Open Thread Wednesday 9/24/14

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New Neighbor: Director Errol Morris Buys in Brooklyn Heights

Director Errol Morris and his wife, poet Julia Sheehan, have purchased a 3 bedroom duplex on Pierrepont Street from the estate of poet and Nobel Prize winner Joseph Brodsky. Morris, 66, is known for his documentary work including “Fog of War”, “The Unknown Known” “Gates of Heaven” and “Thin Blue Line”. He also – accidentally [...]

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