standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (05.21.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Updated periodically.

River Cafe's owner Michael "Buzz" O'Keeffe (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

River Cafe owner Michael “Buzz” O’Keeffe (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • The River Cafe gets a nice write-up heralding its rebirth [New York Times] after a long rebuilding effort following Hurricane Sandy [Brooklyn Eagle]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • “Privacy is Dead” Installations Popping Up in Park Slope [FiPS]
  • Residents Driving Golf Cart in Park Slope Bike Lane [FiPS]
  • Facial Hair Competition at Academy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu [South Slope News]
  • Windsor Terrace Bar With Formerly Offensive Name Gets Nice Review [The L Mag]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Car Surfer Falls Off Dunkin Donuts Truck, Seriously Injured [NY Post]
  • Enormous Henry Norman Hotel Coming to Greenpoint [Free Williamsburg]
  • Rockabus Won’t Run Buses From Williamsburg to the Beach This Summer [Gothamist]
  • Bad Ass Dance Video Shot on N. 12th [Greenpointers]

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

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Police Release New Video Showing Bed-Stuy Sex Assault Suspect [Gothamist]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Removal Of Anatolian Gyro Sign Reveals A Bit Of Sheepshead Bay History [Sheepshead Bites]
  • Game Over For 86th Street’s Circle Two Video Game Store [Bensonhurst Bean]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Impatience Grows Among Sunset Park Residents For Promised Waterfront Park [Brooklyn Bureau]
  • Gallery visitors take swings at calf piñata stuffed with $1,000 [Daily News]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Is drinking on the beach legal now? Luna Park ads sure make it look that way [Brokelyn]
  • Thunderbolt Opening Delayed to May 31st [NY1]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • Gun Violence Rises to Unprecedented Levels in Brownsville [Daily News]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Clinton Hill “Hot Bird” Pub Bans Kids After Being Swamped by Families [NY Post]
  • Missing Brooklyn Tech Senior Turns Up in Philly [Daily News]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Toddler Fighting For Life After 6th Floor Plunge in Crown Heights [NY Post]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • 2 Midwood Students Accused of Poisoning Their Teacher [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Blaze flares up in Flatbush apartment building, injuring four [Brooklyn Courier]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Brooklyn dad says son who was behind the wheel in high-speed crash that killed 2 was a ‘great driver’  [Daily News]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • ‘Combined Overflow’ Roundtable Discussion Marks End Of Exhibition At Proteus Gowanus This Friday [Pardon Me For Asking]


  • Police Blotter Around the Borough [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Interactive map visualizes the 3735 bicycle crashes in Brooklyn, NY  from August 2011 to February 2014 [You Are Here]
  • NYPD considering using drones and gunshot detectors to fight crime [Daily News]
  • Torst (in Greenpoint) and La Vara (Cobble Hill) get profiled in an article about the refined American bar snack [New York Times]
  • 101 Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Summer [The L Mag]


  • Brooklyn D.A.: Cost of Reviewing Convictions Tops $1 Million a Year [Wall Street Journal]
  • Reputed Luchese capo gets out jail on $1M bail despite prosecution protests [Daily News]
  • Judge gives Jabbar Collins’ lawyers OK to question ex-NYPD detective Scarcella [Daily News]