Players: Elliot Larkfield, who is known on his site as Robert Schnakenberg, creator of the "What's On Steve Buscemi's Stoop" Tumblr; Steve Buscemi and his Park Slope Neighbors
The Opening Serve: Elliot Larkfield created his "What's On Steve Buscemi's Stoop" in 2009. "One day, I was walking my dog past his house and I saw the doll head there so I took a picture," said Larkfield to Park Slope Patch. "That’s how it all started. Then I realized it needed its own dedicated forum, and that was how the Tumblr was born." The postings were irregular but in each post Larkfield documented the objects left on Buscemi's brownstone. Things like decapitated doll heads, a bag of batteries, a "bath seat," a free Pachysandra plant--they all helped in garnering him around 300 Twitter followers and a blog following. "You could go through it and see the process of his mind over the years. Hats from various films he worked on, like "The Big Lebowski hat, which I keep in my office," Larkfield told Park Slope Patch. "That hat and the Iowa Manchester Centennial tie are the two things I have kept. The ceramic coaster with his son’s name on it, was there a riff there? We don’t know. The door was interesting, is he building his Emmy room?"
The Return Volley: While Larkfield began solving the mystery that is Buscemi, Mr. Pink's neighbors turned against the blogger and defended the neighborhood star. Kerri Doherty, editor of the Fucked in Park Slope, pointed out the safety issues. "Though I am fascinated with Booshems, I do find this site invasive," Doherty wrote in a post that pointed to the blog. "It's one thing to photoshop his eyes onto a bunch of chick's faces, but the blogger makes no attempt at concealing the street name and house number." Kurt Schamann, who has lived in the neighborhood for 38 years, was more explicit. "What the blogger is doing is weird, he’s a stalker. If I was posting pictures of a female actress['s] house I’d get arrested for stalking,” Schamann told Park Slope Patch. “I am looking out for him, I am going to give him a good camera broken." And Susan Desocio, who lives in the Slope, told The Brooklyn Paper that people should go through the blogger’s garbage as payback."He was psychoanalyzing Steve Buscemi’s stuff," Desocio told the Brooklyn Paper. This guy needs some medical attention."