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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Open Thread Wednesday 4/23/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Brooklyn Paper: State Says LICH Likely To Close May 23

The Brooklyn Paper reports that Long Island College Hospital will likely be shut down by SUNY on May 23.

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Poplar Precinct Condos Hit Market with Top Price Near $4 Million

BuzzBuzz Home reports that units at the former police precinct at 72 Poplar Street are on the market. Prices range from “$2.55 million for a 1,877-square-foot three-bedroom to $3.995 million for a 2,000-square-foot penthouse,” the site reports. Apartments feature top of the line appliances and interior design by Richard Mishaan. Sales were originally rumored to [...]

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Captain Cleanup Strikes Again in Brooklyn Heights

A BHB tipster caught a glimpse of who we will assume was Heights Hero Captain Cleanup over the weekend:

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Downtown Brooklyn’s Fulton Mall Gets Free WiFi and Excuse for Celebratory Selfies

Yesterday Brooklyn beep Eric Adams and members of the Downtown Brooklyn business community gathered to celebrate free wifi coming to the Fulton Mall. What did they do to mark the occasion? Take selfies of course!

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The Story Behind the Long Island Bar and Restaurant from Emma Montero Sullivan

Long Island Bar and Restaurant owner Emma Montero Sullivan spoke with NYC Media’s Neighborhood Slice recently. She discusses how she came to own the bar, how she met her husband (both served as bartenders) and eventually why she made the decision to rent it out to Toby Cecchini, and partner Joel Tompkins who have kept [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Association Landmark House and Garden Tour to be Held on May 10

The Brooklyn Heights Association will hold its annual Landmark House and Garden tour on Saturday May 10. General admission tickets are $40, BHA members advance purchase $30. Tickets will be on sale or available for pick up the day of the event at 129 Pierrepont Street (St. Ann’s School) from 12:30pm – 4pm. As always, [...]

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Spring’s Poppin’ at Sociale and All Along Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights

While yesterday’s rain wasn’t great, the weather on Monday saw folks heading outside to catch some rays. Outdoor seating at Henry Street’s Sociale was loading up to capacity. Coupled with the new lease on life at the Brooklyn Heights Cinema, a new addition to Jack the Horse (raw bar?) as well as mainstays Noodle Pudding, [...]

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Open Thread Wednesday 4/16/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Photo of Flo’s Gardens windowbox ready to bloom : Mrs. Fink Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Duane Reade Store in Brooklyn Heights Appears to be Getting Mega Makeover

Remember the days when your local pharmacy sold cold remedies, prescriptions and maybe had a nice soda fountain and candy counter loaded with Mary Janes, Tootsie Rolls and Guess Whats? Yeah, those days are gone but the maga-drugstore era is just beginning. We received this dispatch from a BHB reader regarding changes coming to our [...]

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Curbed Ponders Price on $539K Joralemon Street Co-op in Brooklyn Heights

Curbed features a Brooklyn Heights property as park of its “Six Digit Club” feature. Commenters there are weighing in on the 1BR/1BA coop’s price point, $539K, which the site feels is low. However commenter “Folly Benz” says” This isn’t a remarkably low price by any means. It’s more than $1000psf, which is already a bit [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Artist Latest to Say ‘I Declare World Peace’

Peacenik group I Declare World Peace, who would like as many people in the world to share its simple vision added a new supporter today. Brooklyn Heights based artist Mark Hurwitt is captured on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade in a video saying “I Declare World Peace.” IDCWP has a large number of similar videos on [...]

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Brooklyn Beep Adams to Convert Borough Hall into a LEED Certified Showplace

For those of you who may have been thinking – “what’s that Eric Adams up to” comes at least one answer. He’s going green! We received this presser Sunday afternoon announcing the Beep’s plan to make Borough Hall a LEED certified building.

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Hipsters Flocking to #Smorgasburg Don’t Seem to Faze Joralemon Street Residents

Upon the arrival of the Floating Pool Lady in 2007, some Joralemon Street residents were upset about the sudden influx of shirtless and bikini clad newcomers to the area. Now, 7 years later, the hipster food orgy known as Smorgasburg has moved in to Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5. What appears to have changed is [...]

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192 Columbia Heights Site of Norman Mailer’s Brooklyn Heights Writer’s Nest on the Block for $16 Million

Norman Mailer’s nautically themed apartment at 142 Columbia Heights is far more famous than the “writer’s nest” he kept down the street at number 192. This week, the entire brownstone went on the block for a potentially record setting $16 million. Former Granite Broadcasting CEO Don Cornwell and his wife Saundra are the sellers. It’s [...]

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Bike Brooklyn Baseball Tour Dates Announced

Our pals at Gotham Side Walks have a full slate of tours scheduled for this season, including their very popular Bike Brooklyn Baseball history tour on April 26 and May 10.

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