Less than a year after the death of blogger Bob Guskind, someone has apparently acquired his acclaimed Gowanus Lounge website and changed its focus. Sources close to the deal told Gothamist that Guskind's wife was approached by a company interested in paying $7,500 to purchase the domain where the journalist once detailed Brooklyn development and neighborhood minutia. Since then, the site's original banner has been replaced with a photo of Mulberry Street in Manhattan, and Guskind's posts have been replaced with a video of Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, a piece about Betty Smith's "A Tree Grows In Brooklyn," and an artsy video (early Gowanus Lounge posts remain online on a Blogspot.com domain). The motto "Serving Brooklyn" no longer appears on the site. Now, according to the "About" page, "Gowanus Lounge is an informal review of News, Business, and Life in New York as well as in the US as a whole. Expect to find our rants about Real Estate, the economy, Religion, and even pictures of life throughout this great land. We’ll review hotels and restaurants that we want you to know about - basically everything is open and you’ll see this website take shape as time goes on!"

Although the Gowanus Lounge URL has changed hands, all of Guskind's work from the site has been archived at BobGuskind.com. Miss Heather has more info about it here.