standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (05.19.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Monday, May 19, 2014. Updated periodically.

Blondie in their heyday. The group plays an intimate show today in Williamsburg. (Wikimedia Commons)

Blondie in their heyday. The group plays an intimate show today in Williamsburg. (Wikimedia Commons)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Construction Begins at John Street Park [Brownstoner]
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 2 Opens This Week [BK Mag]
  • Former ReBar Wedding Planners Work Without Pay to Help Jilted Couples [DNAInfo]
  • Pizza Connoisseur and Author to Give Talk at Brooklyn Historical Society [Brooklyn Paper]
  • This $32 Million Penthouse is Brooklyn’s Most Expensive Home [Curbed]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • First Lady Chirlaine McCray Gives a Telling Expose, [NY Mag] some labeling it sensational [NY Post] while others see it as no big deal [Brooklyn Based]
  • South Slope Bar Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary With Movie Schedule [South Slope News]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Blondie Playing Intimate Show Today at Rough Trade [Brooklyn Vegan]
  • School Settlement Association to demolish its building despite its place in literary lore [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Forget Rubick’s Cube, Check Out Rubin’s Cube at Greenpoint’s Succulent Studios [Bedford + Bowery]
  • Want your soil tested? [Greenpointers]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Missing 14 year old autistic boy from Sheepshead Bay found safe. [News12]
  • Bensonhurst Developer Rosabianco has a roadmap to success [Real Estate Weekly]
  • Zombtrees attack Manhattan Beach [Brooklyn Courier]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Councilmen Deutsch and Treyger seek to block new concrete promenade [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Double Shooting In Coney Island Spurs Local Pols To Call For More Cops [Bensonhurst Bean via Metro]
  • Ex-Gov. Paterson Calls for Pension Law Change to Help NYPD Officer  Injured in Coney Island [DNAInfo]
  • Gerritsen Beach gets a boost in post-Sandy recovery efforts [Brookyn Eagle]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • 4 men shot, 1 stabbed during violent Sunday [News12]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • SONYA Art Walk Gives Public Chance to Meet Artists [DNAInfo]
  • Waiting game: Catsimatidis’s Fort Greene development decades in the making [Brooklyn Paper]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Man killed by police after domestic scissor stabbing in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens [News12]
  • Brick Townhouse in Crown Heights Asks $1.695 Million [Curbed]
  • First Bites: Citrico in Prospect Heights [Brooklyn Based]
  • Anti-semetic graffiti found in Crown Heights Alley [News12]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Battle Continues to Preserve Jackie Robinson’s East Flatbush Home [NY Post]
  • Broken elevator forces man with cerebral palsy to sleep in Flatbush building’s lobby for weeks [News12]
  • Assemblywoman Rhoda Jacobs to Retire [NY1]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • 100 Bike Parking Spots Slated for Red Hook This Summer [DNAInfo]
  • A look at the new 12-story Gowanus complex [The Real Deal]


  • Fast-Track Hits the B and D trains, other changes [Park Slope Stoop]
  • De Blasio Seeks $40 Million From State For New Homeless Program [Wall Street Journal]
  • Mayor Puts 911 Overhaul on Hold to Probe Costs, Delays [Daily News]
  • Modos modular furniture, by two designers in industrial Brooklyn [GizMag]
  • State Senate passes bill to add more jail time for hit-run drivers [Brooklyn Eagle]


  • In Defense of Spike Lee–Even if He Now Lives on the UES [FiPS]
  • Brooklyn’s Tod Mann honored at ‘A Taste of Hope’ [Brooklyn Eagle]