I've just learned that Gowanus Lounge founder Robert Guskind has passed away. The story is unfolding now, but aparently his blog had stopped working and folks had been trying to reach him. I'd met Bob several times at various blogging events, and he was always a kind, friendly presence. He was a SuperBlogger, dedicating much of his time to running Gowanus Lounge. He was definitely an inspiration in me starting this site.
A special thanks to Bob for helping to encourage the growth of blogs in Brooklyn. We'll miss you.
More information here from Flatbush Gardener, who is putting a list together of all of the coverage.