standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (05.29.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Thursday, May 29, 2014. Updated periodically.

Long Island College Hospital is now in negotiations with its third buyer (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Williamsburg Shop ‘Dr. Cow’ Makes Vegan Friendly Cheese (No Dairy) [News12]
  • Sage Music to Offer Summer Camp for Neighborhood Kids [Greenpoint Gazette]
  • Greenpoint’s Old and New Residents Mix it Up [Crain’s]
  • Two Trees Unveils Murals Along Domino Sugar Factory Walls [Greenpoint Gazette]
  • A Response to the “Greenpoint Lonely Boy” Stereotype [Greenpointers]
  • W’burg Mom Claims She & Kids Were Purposefully Locked in McCarren Bathroom [Brooklyn Paper]

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

  • Former Marine Arrested on R train in Bay Ridge with Stolen Weapons [DNAInfo] after being with the cache on a local bus [NY Post]
  • Belt Parkway At Bay Ridge Avenue To Lose A Lane For 1.5 Years, Beginning Tomorrow [Bensonhurst Bean]
  • Bay Ridge Community Coming Together to Try and Save Resident With Leukemia [NY1]
  • Major Bay Parkway Promenade Rehabilitation Now Underway [Bensonhurst Bean]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Cop arrested for drunk driving in Gravesend refuses to take Breathalyzer test [Daily News]
  • Sheepshead Resident Ariel Jasper Leads Fight To Legalize Ferret Ownership [Sheepshead Bites]
  • Community Board pans traffic safety plan for Ocean Parkway [Brooklyn Courier]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Approximately 10,000 Women Attend Anti-Internet ‘Asifa’ (Protest/Boycott) In Boro Park Wednesday Evening [Yeshiva World News]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Q&A with Alberto Zamperla, designer of Coney Island’s new roller coaster [Metro]
  • The Thunderbolt, Coney’s New Rollercoaster, By the Numbers [Metro]
  • Fire union official: NYPD officer Dennis Guerra could have been saved during Coney Island fire [News12]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • Alleged cohort of dead Brooklyn carjacker who targeted retired cop charged with robbery [Daily News]
  • Bratton sacks detective who accidentally shot partner while drinking [Daily News]
  • Random attack on L train leaves 69-year-old woman in a coma; suspect has psychiatric history [Daily News]
  • ENY Teen Mom, 14-month-old son missing [News12]
  • Popular Caribbean Soccer Tournament Kicks Off Festivities In ENY [Canarsie Courier]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Spike Lee Retrospective at BAM Features Rare Film About Bed-Stuy Barbershop [DNAInfo]
  • Department of Transportation plans Park Avenue safety changes in Clinton Hill [News12]
  • BAM’s ‘Next Wave’ Festival to Include WikiLeaks Drama [Wall Street Journal]
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard Exhibit Showcases the Former Naval Site’s Industrial Growth [TheNabe]
  • ‘Glow in the Dark’ Yoga in Fort Greene Park [Brooklyn Based]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • SUNY ends talks with Peebles to buy Long Island College Hospital; Fortis next up [Brooklyn Eagle and Cobble Hill Blog]
  • Deals on Wallpaper, Rugs, Pillows and More in Boerum Hill [New York Times]
  • The Condo Store: a New Type of Retailer on Court Street [PMFA]
  • ‘Mission Chinese’ Pop-Up in Carroll Gardens Lives Up to the Hype [BK Mag]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Parents Boycotting Standardized Test for Prospect Heights Third-Graders [DNAInfo]
  • Hawthorne Street townhouses look to rebrand Lefferts Gardens neighborhood [The Real Deal]
  • Borough President Adams a No-Show At Chabad Crown Heights Dinner Honoring Him [Failed Messiah]
  • Architects to Show Off ‘Alternatives’ to Atlantic Yards [Real Estate Weekly]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Are They Nuts? Peanut Farmers in Weeksville and Kensington [New York Times]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • $30 Million Miami-Esqe Mansion in Mill Basin Switches Brokers [Curbed]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Fire at 345 Carroll Street Construction Site [GYFO]


  • Changed Along the F & G This Weekend [KensingtonBK]
  • Shuttle Buses On The 2 & 4, F Express, No G & More Weekend Subway Advisories [Park Slope Stoop]
  • The best of the worst of the AirBnb Brooklyn neighborhood guides [Brokelyn]
  • City Council expected to pass traffic safety legislation [News12]
  • Nonprofit Preschools Struggling to Stay Afloat Despite Mayor’s Pre-K Push [DNAInfo]
  • Deputy Mayor Says Pre-K Will Add Billions to the Economy [Crain’s]
  • City Faces Million in Rents for Charters Moved Out of Public Schools [Wall Street Journal]
  • Council Members Combat ‘Predatory Equity’ Purchases of Affordable Housing Units in Large Developments [The Real Deal]
  • Politicians Albanese and Lander Get In Twitter-War Over Stop-and-Frisk [NY Post]
  • Soaked: Three Brooklyn Hospitals are Water Bill Deadbeats [Daily News]
  • Local Pols Pressing Schools Chancellor to Support Free Lunch Program [News12]
  • Students ask Mayor to Respond to Call for Black History in our Schools [Our Time]
  • Brooklyn Film Festival Rolls With International Flavors [Wall Street Journal]
  • Jersey City Plans Rival 4th of July Fireworks [Gothamist]


  • With Distancing, and a Zeal for Fair Trials, a Midwood Lawyer Defends Terrorism Suspects [New York Times]
  • Brooklyn Congressman Jeffries to NYPD: Stop Pot Arrests [Animal]


  • Andrew Sullivan Calls His Brief Stay in Brooklyn A “Chaotic, Fetid Monument To Incompetence” [Gothamist]
  • Brooklyn novelist tries biking into Manhattan, calls it “hell on wheels” [6SqFt]
  • Income Inequality is Getting Worse, According to Survey [am New York]
  • De Blasio Skips His Cue to Speak Out Against Orthodox Jews’ Condemnation of Others, Protection of Sexual Abusers [New York Times]
  • Medical Marijuana Passes State Assembly, With Some South Brooklyn Members Opposing [Staten Island Advance]
  • Here are the Pro-Marijuana Ads Airing in New York [Animal]

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