RIP Brooklyn Blogger Robert Guskind (Gowanus Lounge)

Bob Guskind
Bob Guskind
Photo: Aonghais MacInnes

I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of Brooklyn blogger and veteran reporter Robert Guskind‘s (1958-2009) passing today. For those of you not familiar with the man or his work, Bob was the founder of the excellent Brooklyn blog, Gowanus Lounge, and up until January Bob also worked a day job at Though we never met in person, we did email each other occasion, and whenever we did, Bob was always nothing short of a gentleman. My sincerest condolences to his friends and family, he will be missed.

There are many tributes on the Internet today by those who knew him better than me, you can find a list of them all below (courtesy of Flatbush Gardener):

New York Sh*tty
Video by Miss Heather and Robert Guskind, 2009-03-01

In alphabetical order
66 Square Feet
Bad Advice
Best View in Brooklyn
BRIC Community Media
Brooklyn Heights Blog
Brooklyn Ron
Clinton Hill Blog
Cobble Hill Blog
Crazy Stable
Curbed (Bob worked at Curbed until this past January)
Dope on the Slope
Dumbo NYC
Living the American Green
New York Magazine
Not Another F*cking Blog
Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn
Pardon Me For Asking
Self-Absorbed Boomer
Vanishing New York
Washington Square Park

Brooklyn Paper [I include this link only for the sake of completeness. This is the snarkiest, most disrespectful obituary I’ve ever read. They are lowered to NY Post status by this article. If they were not his friend, they have no right to speak of him in such a way. If they were his friend, they would never think of doing so.]


  1. Joe Mott says:

    Robert Guskind’s (1948-1959)


    1. bumpershine says:

      Fixed. Thanks.

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