standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (05.25.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Sunday, May 25, 2014. Updated periodically.

The New Thunderbolt Rollercoaster Will Open May 31st (Photo by Matthew Taub)

The New Thunderbolt Rollercoaster Will Open May 31st (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • BPL’s Nachowitz, Skrodelis and Woloch Discuss Brooklyn Heights Library Plans [Brooklyn Heights Blog]
  • A Farewell to a Brooklyn Bridge Park Employee at Fornino [New York Times]
  • Dave Navarro Has Dinner at Sociale in Brooklyn Heights as Folks Remain Relatively Cool [Brooklyn Heights Blog]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Park Slope’s Cog & Pearl tries to recover from electrical fire with online fund-raiser [Daily News]
  • Woman’s body found hanging from tree in Prospect Park [Daily News]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Vision Zero Discussions Commence in Greenpoint [Greenpoint Gazette]
  • Watch: New Video Shows Kara Walker Creating Her Iconic Sphinx [BK Mag]

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

  • House Committee Says it Will Investigate Grimm But Hold Off For Now [NY1]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Bushwick Teen Arrested For stealing iPhone in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen [News12]
  • Eating Along the G Line: the Myrtle-Willoughby Aves. station in Bedford-Stuyvesant [Daily News]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Got Nerves of Steel? Meet the Thunderbolt Roller Coaster [New York Times]
  •  Dick Zigun, unofficial mayor of Coney Island [New York Times]
  • New Coney Island exhibit ‘The Face of Steeplechase’ [News12]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Brooklyn Farmer’s Market Likely to Expand Near Public Housing [NY1]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Van Horn is Closed and the Space is Now for Rent [Eater]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Residents rally against construction of high-rise apartment building in Prospect Park [News12]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • 3 men injured after car crashes into tree on Ocean Parkway in Midwood [New York Post]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • State board shoots down Gowanus historic district [The Real Deal]
  • Upstart merchants have relied on Kickstarter to build their dreams in Gowanus [Daily News]


  • Bikes Change Your Brooklyn Apartment Hunt [New York Times]
  • Cloudy weather hinders official opening of summer beaches [News12]