standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (05.27.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Updated periodically.

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A film crew in Brooklyn. Half of the TV shows filmed in New York City are now shot in the borough (Wikimedia Commons)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Turbines Popping Up on Roofs Like 388 Bridge, With Questions of Efficiency [New York Times]
  • Sticky Pathways in Brooklyn Bridge Park Gumming Up Wheelchairs [Brooklyn Heights Blog]
  • Brooklyn Heights Moms Coin “Bump Water,” Vitamin Rich Prenatal Beverage [Daily News]
  • DUMBO’s Synth-Pop trio ‘Young Heel’ Profiled [Brooklyn Courier]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Missing Park Slope Teen Located, in Good Condition [Park Slope Stoop]
  • Photos: Who Is Feeding These Guinea Pigs In Prospect Park? [Gothamist]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • State comptroller, Thomas DiNapoli, to release report on the borough’s economy at Brooklyn Brewery today [New York Times]
  • Photos: NYC Zombie Crawl in Williamsburg [Village Voice]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Woman attacked by Red-Tailed Hawk in Bedford-Stuyvesant [News12]
  • Driver who hit pedestrian in ‘Vision Zero’ Area Charged with DUI [News12]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Anti-Semitic terms found drawn on 2 cars on Kings Highway in Gravesend [News12]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Owner of ousted Coney Island bar Beer Island back with Margarita Island [Daily News]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • In Cypress Hills, A Quest to Recognize Forgotten Achievements Still Relevant in Everyday Life [New York Times]
  • Two teen bystanders shot after gunman sends ‘bullets flying’ [NY Post]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Back Forty Chef to Open Farm-to-Table Restaurant on Franklin Ave. [DNAInfo]
  • Fantasia, albino Burmese python who inspired awe at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, dies [New York Times]
  • Kids Cool Off on Memorial Day at Prospect Park’s New Water Play Area [DNAInfo]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Kareem Potomont, accused of shooting 13-year-old Gama Droiville, speaks out [Am New York]
  • Motorcyclist dies in collision with Nissan SUV in Brooklyn: NYPD [Daily News and NY Post]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Borough’s Distinguished Women Honored in Mill Basin [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Traffic Calming For Flatlands’s Foster Avenue [Brooklyn Courier]
  • Family of 20-Year-Old Killed in Car Accident Celebrate His Life [NY1]
  • CB18 to get meeting room back from Sandy recovery program workers [Brooklyn Courier]

Borough-Wide

Courts

  • Advocates Seek to Make Courthouses Off Limits for Immigration Officials [New York Times]
  • De Blasio’s ‘Right-sizing’ housing of the elderly is tricky business [Crain’s]

Miscellaneous

  • Brooklyn Author Laura Silver’s New Book honors Kings County Knish-tory [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Brooklyn indie-rocker Sharon Van Etten gets a fairly positive review from the always-acerbic Post [New York Post]
  • 8 Outdoor Concerts to Catch in NYC [NY Post]

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