standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (05.22.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Thursday, May 22, 2014. Updated periodically.

Traffic calming could come to Park Avenue, a service road to the BQE (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Traffic calming could come to Park Avenue, a service road underneath the BQE (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Owner of Kim’s Grocery on 7th Ave retires after 30 years, shop being renovated under new ownership [Park Slope Stoop]
  • Pork Slope’s New Summer Menu Looks Amazing [BK Mag]
  • City Beaches Open Memorial Day & NYC Beach Bus Will Take You There From Park Slope [Park Slope Stoop]
  • “Kale Chips” Graffiti is Sweeping the Neighborhood [FiPS]
Lost Dog Found in Greenpoint. Now Seeking the Owner (Used With Permission From Greenpointers)

Lost Dog Found in Greenpoint. Now Seeking the Owner (Used With Permission From Greenpointers)

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Motorcyclist dies on Williamsburg Bridge when he clips pillar, gets thrown from bike [Daily News]
  • Revealed: 170 South 1st Street Renderings [NY YIMBY]
  • Lost Dog Found in Greenpoint–Local Blog Seeks the Owner [Greenpointers]
  • Greenpoint Landing Changes Hands, Could Expand [The Real Deal]
  • Swarm of 24K Bees Removed From Williamsburg Street [DNAInfo]

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

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Three Injured In Car Vs. Motorcycle Accident On 15th Avenue [Bensonhurst Bean]
  • Check Out This Revealing Exchange Between Senators Savino, Golden On Medical Marijuana [Sheepshead Bites]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Sources say Cymbrowitz in plot to privatize Brighton’s beach [Brooklyn Courier]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • “Why I Make Art”: Talking to Local Artists on the SONYA Art Walk [The Nabe]
  • Despite a fusty first impression, “The Runner” in Clinton Hill is a gem [The L Mag]
  • Brooklyn CB 2 Committee Unanimously Backs Park Avenue Safety Fixes [Streets Blog NYC]
  • Poll: Should New York City Bars Ban Children? [Wall Street Journal]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • LICH to remain open until next month [News12]
  • LICH ER stays open as deal with Peebles a ‘whisper away’ [Brooklyn Eagle]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Toddler dies after fall from window in Crown Heights [News12]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

Gowanus & Red Hook

Borough-Wide

  • Local Subway Changes For the Long Weekend [KensingtonBK and Ditmas Park Corner]
  • 71 people, including 17 from Brooklyn, arrested in child porn bust [News12]
  • “And Now It’s A F*cking Froyo Place” Artfully Captures NYC’s Relentless Gentrification [Gothamist]
  • JPMorgan Welcome in Brooklyn, But Not Through a Bidding War with NJ [Daily News]
  • Fury at politicians who curbed cops now crying foul at crime spike [NY Post]
  • Brooklyn Prominent in Village Voice’s Guide to “A Very New York Summer” [Village Voice]

Courts

  • Couples confront ReBar owner who ‘stole’ wedding deposits [NY Post]
  • Brooklyn man goes on trial for beating wife to death over meal mix-up [Daily News]

Miscellaneous

  • More Love For Brooklyn Musician Sharon Van Etten [Stereogum]
  • Brooklyn Rapper Mos Def, Living in South Africa, Barred From Returning For U.S. Tour [Daily News]
  • Salary of $90K Needed to Buy a Home in NYC [The Real Deal]
  • New iPhone app Tunnel Vision brings the New York City subway map to life [Metro]