standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (05.24.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Saturday, May 24, 2014. Updated periodically.

A Water Nymph Graces a Brooklyn Heights Window (Via Brooklyn Eagle)

A Water Nymph Graces a Brooklyn Heights Window (Via Brooklyn Eagle)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Water Nymph Graces Brooklyn Heights Window [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Former reBar Owner Owes $20K in Rent and Faces Eviction, Landlord Says [DNAInfo]
  • The Heights: One of Brooklyn’s Most Talked About Condominiums is Sold Out! [6Sqft]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

Apartment construction is planned at the site of the former Harte & Co. factory in Greenpoint. (Photo by Lore Croghan / Brooklyn Eagle)

Apartment construction is planned at the site of the former Harte & Co. factory in Greenpoint. (Photo by Lore Croghan / Brooklyn Eagle)

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Apartments planned at Harte & Co. factory site [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Mirah sings of Forlorn Love at the Music Hall of Williamsburg [New York Times]
  • Booted East Williasmburg tenants sue Loft Board over alleged secret meeting [The Real Deal]

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

  • City Names Bay Ridge Corner in Memory of Hero Firefighter [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Congress Opens Second Investigation of Rep. Grimm [Crain’s]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Bed-Stuy Properties Now Fetching Around $900K [Brownstoner]
  • Find the cat of your dreams at the Silent Barn’s Meow Day adoption event [Brokelyn]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Fire Tears Through Building on 25th Avenue [News12]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Cymbrowitz “Pissed Off” By Allegations He’s Pushing To Privatize Brighton Beach [Sheepshead Bites]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • A Life in and Out of Jail For One ‘Unique’ Brownsville Man [New York Times]
  • 2 Arrested For Liquor Store Robbery in Brownsville [News12]
  • Brownsville Academy high school students transform art gallery into apartment [News12]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Navy Yard Gets Federal Preservation Status [Brooklyn Paper]
  • NYC Trashion Fashion Show set to hit the runway at Brooklyn Navy Yard [Brooklyn Eagle]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Bill’s Bust: Mayor Spent Millions on Doomed LICH [Daily News]
  • Daily News Needlessly Dismissive of Mayor, Too Much Love For Condos [Cobble Hill Blog]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Reverend will deliver his final service after 26 years at Flatbush Reformed Church [Ditmas Park Corner]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Driver Identified in Fatal Gowanus Hit-and-Run, Police Say [DNAInfo]

Borough-Wide

  • Outdoor Drinks For Every Mood and Attitude [Brooklyn Based]
  • Can’t grill on your roof? Then go to one of these bar-beques [Brokelyn]
  • Brooklyn VA Patients Say They Haven’t Had Issues, But Believe Organization as Whole Has Room for Improvement [NY1]
  • MAP: NYC Memorial Day weekend street closures [Metro]
  • NYC Population is Growing, but Housing Lags Behind [NY YIMBY]

Courts

  • Guard stopped black man from eating in Whole Foods:Suit [NY Post]

Miscellaneous

  • Pair From Brooklyn Arrested After Robbery Set Up on LI [Park Slope Patch]
  • City’s landmarking process not worth preserving: experts [The Real Deal]
  • New Yorkers Willing to Pay Higher Taxes for Better Roads, Bridges: Poll [City & State]