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Thursday, January 07, 2010

Off Coney Topic: Evolving Blogosphere

What happened to the Gowanus Lounge blog?

Ever since Gowanus Lounge founder/blogger Robert Guskind died, things in the then still new blogosphere began to change. Many blogs have come and gone. Others have lingered but not disappeared. And most have acquired new looks - like Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn. But upon going back to look some past Coney Island information, to my surprise the Gowanus Lounge blog has been replaced with a new one. No information on who's running it and NO ARCHIVES! What happened? Since Gowanus Lounge was one of the most read blogs that means so many links are now linkless. Unless, the archives are hidden somewhere on the new blog it surely is a big loss. A click to their archives brings you nowhere. Let's hope Guskind's laborious work has not been permanently deleted.

One note: It's nice Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn has included the Wonder Wheel in part of their new header. Though, their search box is not to be found either. Also, in their 'best of' it would've been nice for a nod or mention to have gone to the wonderful Amusing the Zillion blog. Which does a superbly fantastic job in their Coney coverage with great writing and amazing pictures.

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posted by Omar Robau @ 1/07/2010 02:16:00 AM 


Blogger Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

Bob's content has been archived at Miss Heather provides the explanation.

No need to direct traffic to the new owner of

January 7, 2010 at 8:25 AM  
Anonymous vintagejames said...

Go to to see the archives. The details are given by Heather at which gives a good wrapup of what happened.

January 7, 2010 at 10:04 AM  
Anonymous vintagejames said...

Make that for the wrapup.

January 7, 2010 at 10:06 AM  
Anonymous Tricia said...

Bob Guskind's archives and all of the GL posts have been moved and preserved at the new url thanks to Bob's friends Miss Heather and her husband. The GL url was owned by Bob's widow and the details of how it came to be sold to a new owner are explained on Miss Heather blog post:

January 7, 2010 at 12:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it

January 8, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Bruce said...

For a recent post on the coney website, I did a google search and found the article that Bob wrote about. I dont remember the url, whether it said Gowanus lounge or not. Maybe old links are no good, but you can still find the posts. I knew Bob's friends would try and keep his blog running, but I was disapointed over the none coverage about the events happening in Coney. I was not aware that the domain was sold, but without Bob, it doesnt make a difference. RIP Bob.

January 9, 2010 at 1:38 AM  
Blogger papel1 said...

Found this blog very interesting. Love Coney Island Postcards.

January 14, 2010 at 1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would just like to take some time out Thank everyone for doing what you do and making the community what it is im a long time reader and first time poster so i just wanted to say thanks.

January 25, 2010 at 9:31 PM  

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