standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (05.30.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Friday, May 30, 2014. Updated periodically.

An event for the Kings County Democrats Last Night in Mill Basin (Photo by Matthew Taub)

An event for the Kings County Democrats Last Night in Mill Basin (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • With few places to build, condo developers get creative in Brooklyn Heights [Daily News]
  • Science hacks, stargazing come to Brooklyn for World Science Festival [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • M.F.A. Video Game Programs in Downtown Brooklyn [New York Times]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Cuomo Announces Contract for First Phase of New Kosciuszko Bridge [NY1]
  • Pop/R&B Duo at Williamsburg’s Rubber Tracks Studios [Village Voice]
  • Free Play in McGolrick Park Staurday [FreeWilliamsburg]
  • Yoga For Cyclists in McCarren Park Saturday [Greenpointers]
  • Despite the Cool Williamsburg Parties, Working at VICE is Not So Great [Gawker]
  • Two daring Brooklyn novelists to converse in Greenpoint [Brooklyn Book Beat]
  • Bird Sanctuary Coming to McGolrick Park [Brooklyn Paper]

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

  • City Trying to Help Households in Places Like Bay Ridge Turn Waste Into Compost [New York Times]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • NYPD to Roll Out Revamped Operation Impact Plan in Bed-Stuy’s 79th Precinct [Wall Street Journal]
  • Montana’s Trailhouse Grand Opening Tonight [Bushwick Daily]
  • Another Notable Bed-Stuy Frame House Will Meet the Wrecking Ball [Brownstoner and Curbed]
  • One of the warring pet-poop painters is interviewed–anonymously [Brooklyn Paper]
  • 19-year-old arrested in Bed-Stuy sexual assault [News12]
  • Why digital agency Think Work Media came back to Brooklyn []
  • Underground Bed-Stuy Record Store Gets Star Turn in Indie Film [DNAInfo]
  • The Diggs Will Serve You Lobster-Topped French Fries at 1 a.m. [Bedford + Bowery]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Dante and Chiara de Blasio Annointed King and Queen for the Mermaid Parade [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Thunderbolt Test Run Successful [Amusing the Zillion]
  • Man Dies After Jumping in Front of Q Train in Brighton Beach [Daily News]
  • 19-Year-Old Arrested For Fatal Stabbing in Coney Island [News12]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • ‘We Have No State Representation’: Smitherman Launches Bid Against Sampson  [NY Observer]
  • Cops hunt for handcuffed ex-con who escaped from parole officers in East New York [Daily News]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Fort Greene Liberal Law Professor Running Against Cuomo [NY Post]
  • Models to hit fashion runway at Brooklyn Navy Yard dressed in recycled trash [Daily News]
  • Karl Fischer Building Planned to Replace White Castle in Clinton Hill [DNAInfo]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • The Unmaking of a LICH Deal [Capital NY]
  • The hip dining scene at Boerum Hill’s French Louie offers Gallic style [NY Post]
  • Man Pummeled After He Resists Would-Be Muggers in Boerum Hill [DNAInfo]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Atlantic Yards Construction Means Lane Shutdowns, Sidewalk Closures [AYR]
  • Community Groups Split on Franklin Avenue Road Diet and Bike Lane [Streetsblog]
  • Man Fatally Shot in Crown Heights, Police Say [DNAInfo]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Flatbush 11-year-old struck, critically injured running into street for baseball [NY Post]
  • City Council Honors Flatbush Gunshot Victim [Brooklyn Eagle]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Gowanus Canal to Be Flushed With Millions of Gallons of Fresh Water [Metro]
  • EPA Issues Order To New York City To Perform Gowanus Work [PMFA]
  • Brooklyn Creative League: Gowanus’s resource rich co-working space []
  • Mets owner Fred Wilpon is creating a real estate presence in Gowanus [Daily News]

City Hall

  • City Council Passes Range of Bills as Part of ‘Vision Zero’ Quest [New York Times]
  • Affordable Housing Bill Helps Low Income Seniors [News12]
  • Bed-Stuy City Councilman Robert Cornegy’s School Safety Bill Scheduled for Hearing [OurTime]
  • Bill Protecting Mute Swans Passes Assembly [Sheepshead Bites]
  • Conservatives back incumbents representing Brooklyn, pass over others [SI Advance]


  • From Bushwick Open Studios to the Tiki Disco Summer Opener, these are the best events in BK this weekend [BK Mag]
  • Where to Go This Week: Your Guide to Brooklyn Nightlife [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Here’s a List of Events For the Whole Month of June [Brooklyn Based]
  • 3 of the 10 Best Appetizing Counters Are in Brooklyn [Village Voice]
  • Biking Events Across the borough This Weekend [DNAInfo]
  • Tour de Brooklyn explores the borough Sunday [Daily News]
  • Five Great Restaurants Opened in NYC, Most in Brooklyn [Village Voice]
  • Most of the Great Food Events This Weekend in Brooklyn As Well [Village Voice]
  • Will Brooklyn’s Tech Triangle become MakerBot-Kickstarter-Livestream? []
  • A Mid-Century Redlined Map of Brooklyn (used by the Home Owners Loan Corporation) [WNYC]
  • 1 in 5 NYC High School Kids Commute Longer than Adults [amNewYork]
  • 1 in 4 NYC IT pros live in Brooklyn, with just 7% of the jobs []
  • Housing boom could could be big blow to city’s small biz [Real Estate Weekly]
  • Exotic Animal Lovers Want More Species Legalized as Pets [NY Post]


  • Judge Values Condemned Atlantic Avenue Property at Over $9 Million [Brooklyn Eagle] paving the way for hotel [The Real Deal]
  • Man Convicted For Killing Wife Who Made Wrong Dinner [NY Post]
  • Lil’ Kim’s Mentally-Ill Ex Won’t Face Death Penalty in Brooklyn Murder Trial [Daily News]
  • Convicted Gowanus Dealer Says He Dressed Up as a Woman To Kill Rival [Daily News]
  • “Bail Boss” in Brooklyn Profiled [New York Times]


  • Mayor, distracted by well-wishers, didn’t take note of Orthodox rabbi’s tirade: aides [Daily News]
  • Insurer to Pay Post-Sandy Penalty Over Inspections [Crain’s]
  • Brooklyn Left Me Broke and Tired – a de Blasio neighbor is Forced Out [WNYC]
  • Brooklyn is a Paradise [VICE]
  • Lena Dunham’s dog bit her on the ass last night, resulting in this important, bloody Instagram photo [Happy Place]
  • Brooklyn Weed Fairy Revealed [BK Mag]
  • Time after time: Borough-made film features Brooklyn time-traveler [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Roz Chast’s Graphic Memoir Explores Caring For His Aging Brooklyn Parents [New York Times]

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