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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Montague Street Summer Space is this Sunday 9/21

Join us this Sunday (9/21) as the Montague BID stages its annual Summer Space Festival. The BHB gang will be there starting at noon (in front of Custom House) and the BHA Dog Show starts at 3pm.

Here’s the official dispatch:

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Open Thread Wednesday 9/17/14

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NY Daily News Reports on “Judge Blockhead” and the Bevacco Lawsuit

Mohammad Muktadir’s sexual harassment suit against the owners of Bevacco took a strange twist recently reports the NY Daily News. According to the paper, Federal Judge Frederic Block who is “notorious for shooting from the lip” told a colleague that he was currently working on a “stupid little trial.” That comment was heard by one of the juror’s and the judge admitted to making the “faux pas.”

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Watch Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks’ DUMBO Movie Shoot

Steven Spielberg’s Cold War movienow titled St. James Place – starring Tom Hanks, transformed the Anchorage Place area in DUMBO into the 1960s this weekend. Gothamist posted some great photos yesterday and many residents took to social media today to document the action. The film is scheduled to be released in October 2015. Filming in DUMBO ends Monday.

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Google Street View Car Spotted in Brooklyn Heights

Mrs. Fink snapped a photo of the Google Street View Car cruising at the corner of Henry and Clark Streets in Brooklyn Heights on Sunday (9/14) afternoon. So look for updated views of the neighborhood soon on Google Maps! Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Brooklyn Heights Loses a Weeping Willow

The Brooklyn Eagle’s Mary Frost reports that the weeping willow tree that’s called 75 Henry Street’s Whitman Close home for 47 years has fallen and died.

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Heights History: That Time Zombies Invaded Brooklyn Heights

Way back in 2012, the New York State Lottery filmed a commercial in and around Brooklyn Heights. It featured zombies…lots of zombies. By mid-afternoon, the storyboard had evolved to a crowd of zombies collected around the shiny new newspaper vendor site in front of City Chemist at 129 Montague (with a car now completely overturned), [...]

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Open Thread: 13 Years Later 9/11/01

This week, we remember those lost on 9/11/01. The photos above are of our local firemen from Engine Company 205 / Ladder Company 118 “Fire Under the Bridge”, who rushed to the scene and never returned:

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Open Thread Wednesday 9/10/14

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Newspaper Thief Caught on Tape in Brooklyn Heights

BHB contributor/Pierrpont Street resident Peter Kaufman tweeted us surveillance video of a man stealing newspapers from his building’s lobby. NYPD has been notified.

Is this some sort of recycling racket or is the alleged paper pilferer a real news junkie? You decide.

Video after the jump.

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Squibb Park Bridge Needs Repairs – Will Re-Open In 2-3 Weeks

Many BHB readers have asked about Squibb Park Bridge, which has been closed – ostensibly due to the construction of the Pierhouse – for the last few weeks. Now comes word from Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Belinda Cape that there’s another issue as well:

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Brooklyn Heights Blog Reader Endorsement: Jo Anne Simon in New York’s 52nd Assembly District

The BHB Readers have spoken – Jo Anne Simon is their pick in the 52nd AD Democratic primary tomorrow (9/9). RELATED: Where to cast your vote on Tuesday With 63% of the vote, Simon convincingly distanced her challengers activist Pete Sikora and Brooklyn Heights resident Doug Biviano in our online poll. BHB Candidate Interviews: Jo [...]

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Where to Cast Your Vote in the Democratic Primary on Tuesday September 9, 2014

Democrats will be selecting their nominees for Governor and State Assemblymember on Tuesday September 9. To check out where your polling place, go to NYC’s Pollsite Locator. View sample ballot here. Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Justin Bieber Piñata On Sale at Key Food in Brooklyn Heights

And we thought the big news at Key Food on Montague Street was the announcement of a Dietz and Watson food truck visit on September 11. Now comes word via Twitter of a Justin Bieber piñata on sale at there. This, friends, is something the whole world wants and needs- the chance to smack ol’ [...]

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Reader Report: “Gangs of Men” Vandalizing CitiBikes Saturday Night

A reader just tweeted us alleging that “gangs of men” were vandalizing CitiBikes along Columnbia Heights tonight (9/6) around 10PM.

DEVELOPING…

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The New York Times Covers Mocha Hookah in Brooklyn Heights

The New York Times covers Mocha Hooka [183 Atlantic Avenue] today. Brooklyn Heights residents’ first reaction might just be “that place is still there?”

Is this truly a “neighborhood joint” as the Times’ series suggests? Are we missing something?

Apparently, yes. But it’s not what you might think.

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