OBITUARY: Neighbors and readers mourn untimely loss of John Loscalzo, Brooklyn Heights Blog founder
John Loscalzo, AKA “Homer Fink,” the big-hearted and witty founder of the Brooklyn Heights Blog, died suddenly this past Wednesday at the age of 52.
His death shocked the many Heights residents who kept up with local news and issues via his popular blog, which he started in 2006. He also oversaw several other local blogs and led the Hidden Brooklyn Heights walking tours.
By day, Loscalzo was the director of music content at CBS Local. He worked for decades in the music industry at CBS Radio, MTV, K-Rock and other outlets.
Loscalzo, who was born in Queens and educated at NYU, was known for his absurd sense of humor, intelligence and generosity. He leaves behind his wife, Tracy Zamot, and their daughter Gracie, age 4 ½. A scholarship fund has been established for Gracie.