standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (05.23.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Friday, May 23, 2014. Updated periodically.

Luna Park, Set to Open This Weekend (Wikimedia Commons)

Luna Park, Set to Open This Weekend (Wikimedia Commons)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • NYPD rescues Brooklyn Bridge jumper in dangerous mission [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • First Couple Sues For Ruined Nuptials By ReBar Owner [DNAInfo]
  • A Comet Rendering Will Land in Brooklyn Bridge Park [NY Post]
  • 51 Jay Street Conversion to Have Up to 90 Apartments [DUMBO NYC]
  • Startup Tinybop moving from Boerum Hill to DUMBO [Crain’s]
  • Call Me Halal: Palatable Advice Straight from the Streets of Downtown Brooklyn [6sqft]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • City Beaches Open Memorial Day & NYC Beach Bus Will Take You There From Park Slope [Park Slope Stoop]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Strategies for Smorgasburg [WNYC]
  • Williamsburg Salon Offering Butt Facials to Improve Butt Selfies [Complex]
  • 2 From Brooklyn Included in Haredi Jews Indicted In Divorce-Compelling Kidnap Conspiracy – All Face Possible Life In Prison [Failed Messiah]
  • Large canvas tepee in Havemeyer Park [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Local Chinese developer snags stake in $49M Greenpoint site [The Real Deal]
  • Williamsburg Fitness Co. Brooklyn Crew working out Manhattan expansion [Crain’s]

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

  • Bay Ridge Teacher Accused of Brownstone Break-Ins [Daily News]
  • Attempted Arborcide on Bay Ridge’s 5th Avenue Caught on Video [Brooklyn Courier]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Start-Up ‘LiveStream’ Headed to 3rd Ward’s Old Space in Bushwick [New York Times]
  • Interfaith Hospital Bankruptcy Hearing Postponed [DNAInfo]
  • Council Member Unveils New Breastfeeding Station in Bed-Stuy [DNAInfo]
  • Occult bookstore in Bushwick is hosting a 24-hour variety show [Brooklyn Courier]
  • Central Station, Late Night Food Source, Opening in Bushwick [Bushwick Daily]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Brooklyn’s Second Chinatown Expands in Bensonhurst [NY1]
  • Gravesend teacher poisoned by kids is ill, ‘traumatized’ [Daily News]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • A Prisoner’s Unflagging Claim of Innocence For an East New York Crime [New York Times]
  • East New York one of 15 Neighborhoods to be Re-zones for De Blasio Housing Plan [The Real Deal]
  • Canarsie’s Outreach Organization Faces Some Stale Conditions [Canarsie Courier]
  • Canarsie Girls Wrestling Coach Earns Coach of the Year Award [Canarsie Courier]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • ‘Fight Club’ Outside Atlantic Center Mall Eyed by NYPD [DNAInfo]
  • Navy Yard Received National Landmark Status [NY1]
  • Free Biking Classes in Fort Greene [The Nabe]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • A Prospect Heights Teenager Has Disappeared, Family and Police Ask for Help [BK Mag via Park Slope Stoop]
  • Hasidic Building in Crown Heights Had Safety Code Violation That Likey Contributed To Child’s Fall, Death [Failed Messiah]
  • Video shows suspect wanted in anti-Semitic graffiti in Crown Heights [News12]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Free Memorial Day Concert at Greenwood Cemetery [KensingtonBK]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Picture of Driver Wanted in Hit-and-Run Earlier This Month [GYFO]
  • Gowanus Historic District Status Shot Down [GYFO]


  • Many drivers ticketed in Brooklyn during 48-hour speeding crackdown [News12]
  • The 10 Best Concerts in New York This Weekend [Village Voice]
  • 13 Things to Do This Weekend [Brokelyn]
  • Outdoor Drinks: Great Bars For Huge Groups [Brooklyn Based]
  • Meet Spinlister, Or Airbnb For Bikes [BK Mag]


  • Lawsuit: Brooklyn Law School Staffer Fired for Getting Pregnant [NY Post]
  • ReBar Owner Pleads Not Guilty [Wall Street Journal]
  • ReBar Owner Prosecuted for Tax Evasion, Not Stolen Deposits [Brooklyn Paper]


  • Robin Williams Stars in ‘The Angriest Man in Brooklyn’ [New York Times]
  • ‘Knockout’ Assault Victim’s Friends Chase Down Brooklyn Suspect [NY Post]
  • Nets star Deron Williams to undergo surgery on BOTH ankles [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Art Follows Food on Four Wheels [Brooklyn Based]
  • Cyclists and Red Lights: Actually, It’s Complicated [Brooklyn Spoke]