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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Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Roller Rink is not the First in Brooklyn Heights

When Brooklyn Bridge Park’s roller rink opened earlier this summer, skaters were thinking about the great view and probably not the history of the activity in Brooklyn Heights. Ephemeral New York reports on an 1880s rink located at corner of Orange and Fulton Streets (a corner that no longer exists). A collection of Victorian era [...]

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Brooklyn Heights Blog Open Thread: 52nd NYS Assembly District Debate

On Tuesday (9/2), Brooklyn Heights Blog will be hosting a debate between the Democratic candidates for the 52nd AD. BHB Founder/Publisher John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo will moderate and questions will be asked by our own Claude Scales, the BHA governor Marla Simpson, Ted Hamm political commentator / Chair of Journalism and New Media Studies at [...]

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So What Do You Think About Gothamist’s Take on Housing at Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6?

Jake Dobkin, king of all Gothamist/Park Slope resident, writes about the controversy around housing at Pier 6 in his “Ask a Native New Yorker” column. It’s witty and well-informed but do you agree with what he’s saying? Here’s a sample: Gothamist: The Pierhouse Condos currently going up by Old Fulton Street in Brooklyn Bridge Park [...]

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It’s a Wrap for the Brooklyn Heights Cinema

As previously reported, The Brooklyn Heights Cinema is packing up and moving to a not yet announced venue in DUMBO after the sale of is current home at 70 Henry Street.

On Thursday night, cinema staff and owner Kenn Lowy left a final message for their patrons: “Thanks for all of the fish”, reminding us that things aren’t always what they seem:

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Apartment Hunter Passes Up Brooklyn Heights for Crown Heights

The New York Times reports on apartment hunter Eliza Hartley and how she considered, but eventually passed up, living in Brooklyn Heights.

Now this, friends, is some controversy:

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52nd Assembly Seat Candidates Talk Cuomo at Prospect Heights Debate

The three Democrats vying to succeed the retiring Joan Millman in the 52nd NYS Assembly district met for a debate in Prospect Heights last night. The New York Observer’s takaway? The candidates are a little “meh” about Governor Cuomo: RELATED: Elections Are Not Coronations: Brooklyn Heights Blog to Host 52nd Assembly Debate with Democratic Candidates [...]

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Open Thread Wednesday 8/27/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Also: See news about Brooklyn Heights on the internets? Have other nabe news? Post a link below! And don’t forget – We’re working to make BHB bigger than ever: Contribute now to the Brooklyn Bugle Editorial Fund. Thanks! Photo: Mrs. Fink Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Gothamist Covers Jack the Horse’s Expansion in Brooklyn Heights

Gothamist’s Jen Carlson gives big ups to Jack the Horse and its new addition JtH Nextdoor today:

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NY1 Hosts 52nd AD Debate or “I Will Shut Your Mic Off”

NY1 has posted the first part of its debate between the Democratic candidates for the 52nd Assembly District held on Monday (8/26) night.

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Elections Are Not Coronations: Brooklyn Heights Blog to Host 52nd Assembly Debate with Democratic Candidates

In case you hadn’t noticed, there are several Democratic candidates vying for the nomination in the 52nd Assembly District. Since this is Brownstone Brooklyn, the Democratic nominee is generally the de facto winner of the general election (Hey is there a GOP candidate? No, seriously is there one?).

So what are we going to do about it? Hold a debate!

Enjoy the official press release here:

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84th Precinct Police Blotter 8/20/14: Here Come the Brooklyn Bridge Park Crooks

The Brooklyn Paper’s Police Blotter for the 84th Precinct this week sheds some light on a new leisure activity at Brooklyn Bridge Park — CRIMIN’ . Folks, we know you’re sophisticated urban dwellers so we assume that the need to watch your belongings at all times in a public setting isn’t a shock. That said, behold this passage from the B’Paper’s blotter:

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Open Thread Wednesday 8/20/14

What’s on your mind? Comment away! Photo: Mrs. Fink Be Sociable, Share! Tweet

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Brooklyn Heights Parents Open Thread 8/16/14

Live in Brooklyn Heights? Have kids? Here’s a place to ask questions, talk about fun things to do in the area, new discoveries and general parenting “stuff”. (Note: This is NOT the place to bring up “bad nannies“, “rude mothers”, “entitled parents“, “double wide strollers” etc. The place to talk about those topics is EVERYWHERE [...]

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The Brooklyn Paper Ponders Orange Markings on Freshly Repaved Clinton Street

No one seems to know what the orange markings on Clinton Street mean. The Brooklyn Paper notes that they appeared on the freshly repaved stretch near Pierrepont Street recently. Such markings usually indicate that the pavement will be jackhammered to facilitate work on utility, gas, cable, phone, water or electric lines running under the street. [...]

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Someone Who Hates Obama is Defacing Brooklyn Heights Area Mailboxes

A BHB reader has uncovered what could be an Obama hate group conspiracy or the work of one really bored person. You decide:

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So What Do You Think About the New York Times Op-Ed on Brooklyn Bridge Pier 6 Housing?

The New York Times weighs in today on the controversy about the housing planned for Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6.
What do you think of their take?

Comment away!

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