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Watchtower Puts Towers Hotel On Market

DNA Info reports that the Watchtower Tract & Bible Society, better known as Jehovah’s Witnesses, has put the (forgive my use of an over-used word, but here it does seem appropriate) iconic Towers Hotel building (photo, a “fortuitous find” by reader AEB), at Clark and Willow streets, up for sale. Back in 2006, in BHB’s […]

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A Sad Anniversary

A year ago, I had just arrived home from my day job when the phone rang. It was Heather Quinlan, fellow BHB staffer. “Did you hear about John?” I knew it wasn’t some ghastly April Fools’ gag. My first thought was of Tracy, his wife, and of Gracie, his daughter whom I had last seen […]

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The BHB Ten for 2015!

Here, in no particular order, are the people you, the readers, and we nominated for the Brooklyn Heights Ten for the past year, 2015. Tracy (“Mrs. Fink”) Zamot and daughter Gracie: The sudden and unexpected loss of BHB’s founder, publisher, contributor, and guiding light John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo last April left all of us on […]

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Bell House Derby Party to Honor Homer Fink

This in from Tracy (“Mrs. Fink”) Zamot: THE BELL HOUSE is dedicating this year’s Derby to the memory of John Loscalzo and his deep abiding love for the Derby and a strong mint julep. Please come out and honor my silly man and the great compassion of the organizers. Also – we can reminisce about […]

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Memorial Service for John Loscalzo, BHB’s “Homer Fink,” Wednesday Evening

There will be a memorial service for John Loscalzo, publisher of Brooklyn Heights Blog and known to readers as “Homer Fink,” who died suddenly this past Wednesday. The service will be this coming Wednesday evening, April 8, from 7:00 to 9:00, at Scotto’s Funeral Home, 106 1st Place, at Court Street, Brooklyn. There will be […]

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Karl Remembers John, on Video

BHB’s own Karl Junkersfeld has put together a video chronicle of some of John’s moments on camera. See it after the jump.

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Goodbye, John

John Loscalzo—a.k.a Homer Fink, the King of Brooklyn Heights, the CEO of the Brooklyn Heights Blog—passed away yesterday. John started the blog in 2006 when he was new to the neighborhood—he brought a reporter’s integrity to the site along with a devilish wit and insatiable curiosity about both the beautiful and the quirky of Brooklyn […]

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MSM on BHA and BHB

In addition to BHB’s crack team coverage of the Brooklyn Heights Association’s Annual Meeting last night, Brooklyn’s “mainstream media” was also on hand. The Brooklyn Eagle’s Sam “the next Carl Bernstein” Newhouse eloquently recounts Diane Ravitch’s passionate speech about the state of the American education system. More importantly, he mentions us:

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BHB Recognized for Community Service in Brooklyn Heights

BHB publisher/founder John “Homer Fink” Loscalzo accepted the BHA’s certificate for Outstanding Community Service at last night’s annual meeting. “We have all come to depend upon the BHB for up to date, on the spot coverage,” the BHA’s Tom Stewart said during the presentation. “One of the greatest values to the neighborhood is the forum […]

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