Bob Guskind, R.I.P.

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I am shocked and very sad to find out that Robert Guskind of The Gowanus Lounge blog died on Wednesday.  While New York City is world famous for being one tough mother, Brooklyn and it’s tiny little neighborhoods are her tough but more vulnerable children.  Bob Guskind was one of the keepers and caretakers of the Gowanus Neighborhood, reporting on Brooklyn’s people and real estate.  His talent for creating community and rallying conversation were awesome.

I credit Bob Guskind with helping me find my own audience.  He was the first person to link to any of my posts, and made the way for my writing to be placed in Curbed, Gothamist, The New York Times, and New York Magazine.  Without his guidance, I do not think I would have found my way to any of those names.

I’ll miss you Bob.  I’ll miss your writing, your encouragement, and I will think of you every time I see a couch on a sidewalk.


4 responses to “Bob Guskind, R.I.P.

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