standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (05.18.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Sunday, May 18, 2014. Updated periodically.

Bedford-Stuyvesant Row Houses (Wikimedia Commons)

Bedford-Stuyvesant Row Houses (Wikimedia Commons)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • ‘Touch a Truck’ fundraiser event held in Park Slope to benefit P.S. 295 [News12]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

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

  • Bay Ridge street renamed for 9/11 firefighter who died of lung cancer [News12]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Man sexually assaults woman, 22, in Bed-Stuy, suspect still on the loose [Daily News]
  • Eating along the G Line: Bedford-Nostrand Stop [Daily News]

Fort Greene & Clinton Hill

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Tacos El Bronco is a great “cheap eat.” [EaterNY]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Brooklyn man found dead, bleeding in apartment building [Daily News]
  • NYPD cop injured in Coney Island fire released early from hospital [Daily News]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Lab BaOmer Parade on Eastern Parkway [Crown Heights Info]
  • Man cleared of murder charges from 2006 Crown Heights fire [Daily News]
  • Brooklyn United ready to host national Battle of the Apple competition [News 12]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Kings County Hospital hosts discussion to end violence in Brooklyn [News12]


  • De Blasio’s Summer Youth Employment Struggles to Maintain [Our Time Press]
  • New Construction Amenities Restricted to Market-Rate Tenants [New York Times]


  • “Broad City” tackles the misery, heartbreak and comedy of apartment hunting in NYC [The Real Deal]
  • Amen Dunes’ New Record is an Ode to Failure [VICE]