standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (05.17.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Updated periodically.

"Celebrate Brooklyn" in Prospect Park (Via Brooklyn Eagle)

“Celebrate Brooklyn” in Prospect Park (Via Brooklyn Eagle)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Faces Of MS 51 Are Part Of First Back2School Inside Out Project [Park Slope Stoop]
  • Car Flips On 6th Avenue, Sends Two To Hospital [South Slope News]
  • City’s pilot composting collection expands to more parts of Brooklyn [News12]
  • With Moim, Park Slope’s Got Some Pretty Good Korean [CHOW]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Downtown Williamsburg’s Spectacular Glowing Dome Is Open For Revelry [Gawker]
  • Bedford Avenue’s New Destination For Fro-Yo and Waffles On a Stick [Bedford + Bowery]

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton:

  • Two Bath Beach Schools Dealing With Odd-Colored Water [NY1]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • District 15 parents seek answers from Schools Chancellor Fariña [Home Reporter]
  • Philippe Petit in Greenwood Cemetery: To Be Truly Creative, Do the Forbidden [Wall Street Journal]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • Police: Man shot, injured at Bristol Street, Lott Avenue in Brownsville [News12]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Yoko Ono Receives Honorary Degree From PRATT [BK Mag]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • SUNY Releases Closure Plan for LICH [NY1]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Polka-Dot Interiors in Crown Heights [Curbed]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

Gowanus & Red Hook


  • Brooklyn Half-Marathon Kicks Off; Finish Line at Coney Island Boardwalk [Eyewitness News]
  • On Bike to Work Day, Cyclists get surprise caffeine, carb infusion on bridge. [Brooklyn Paper]
  • City Now Expects to Authorize More Green Cabs by the Fall [New York Times]
  • Judge Dismisses City’s Case to Ban Co-Locations Between Public, Charter Schools [NY1]
  • Free Concert Calendar to Heat Up Your Summer [Brooklyn Based]


  • Ratatat’s debut is a time capsule from a Brooklyn bedroom [The A.V. Club]
  • This Portraitist to the Literary Stars Just Inked a Book Deal of Her Own [Bedford + Bowery]