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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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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Brooklyn Historical Society Celebrates the Dodgers with Paint Your Own Jersey Day

News 12 Brooklyn reports on a fun day for kids at the BHS yesterday celebrating the Brooklyn Dodgers:

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Man Documents Spring’s Arrival In and Around Brooklyn Heights While Riding a Longboard

YouTube user Hugo Viera has posted a video, shot today (4/12), of a longboard ride he took from the Lower East Side through Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO. It’s like Karl Junkersfeld on wheels(errrr sumthin’).

Watch after the jump.

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Annual Pierrepont Street Park Egg Hunt Scheduled For Saturday 4/19/14

Brooklyn Heights Playgrounds will hold its annual Egg Hunt on Saturday April 19 at 10am. The event is free and 100% fun for all.

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Electeds to de Blasio: Slow the Roll on Brooklyn Bridge Park Housing

News broke earlier this week of a letter sent to Mayor de Blasio from area electeds asking him to reevaluate and slow down plans for housing in Brooklyn Bridge Park:

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DJs Andrew Andrew, Appearing At BRIC Arts Media House Saturday, Talk About Lena Dunham Being Topless

NYC celebrity DJs Andrew Andrew will be appearing at the BRIC Arts Media House this Saturday (4/12) for its Future Future event. We’ve been fans of the identically dressed duo for years and their banter on a recent BRIC TV appearance to promote their set this weekend was quite entertaining. Dressed in matching US Olympic [...]

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John Manbeck Publishes Second Crime Novella Set In Brooklyn Heights

Former Brooklyn borough historian John B. Manbeck has published his second crime novella set in Brooklyn Heights. “The Disappearance of Patricia Murphey” is available on Amazon.com for Kindle. The plot as described there: In a local restaurant that just opened in 1930, an attractive Brooklyn College student disappears after a family argument. Fears of abduction [...]

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Citibikes Gone From Clark Street Station In Brooklyn Heights

BHB contributor Teresa Genaro notes this afternoon that the Citibike stand at Clark and Henry Streets. Why?

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