standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (05.31.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Saturday, May 31, 2014. Updated periodically.

Photo by Matthew Taub

Photo by Matthew Taub

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

Downtown BK

  • Bystander hits suspect in head with police baton during struggle with cop [Daily News]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Anti-discrimination training ordered for Park Slope landlord [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • State Assemblyman Brennan Heads to NJ for Port Authority Announcement, Only to Return Empty-Handed [New York Times]
  • Park Slope Comedian Turns His Roommate Search Into a Talk Show [Brokelyn, Daily News]
  • Foster Dogs and Fitness Come Together for Prospect Park Event [Park Slope Stoop]
  • Slope’s ‘City Sub’ Closed But Will Relocate [Eater]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • New Condos For Williamsburg’s Kent Avenue [NY YIMBY] leave culture and cost-of-living advocates wanting [Brokelyn, NY MagBK Mag]
  • Williamsburg Music Venue Finishing Construction [News12]
  • Charity motorcycle ride in Williamsburg to support Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation and raise awareness about ALD [Daily News]

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

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Mural Dedication at ‘Broken Angel’ Site in Bed-Stuy [Brownstoner]
  • No BS Guide to Bushwick Open Studios on Your Mobile Device [Bushwick Daily]
  • Two Sisters Will Date the Winner of the Smallest Penis Contest [Brokelyn]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Comptroller Stringer Calls ‘Build it Back’ an ‘Unmitigated Disaster’ [SI Advance]
  • Sunday: Sheepshead Stroll, An Outdoor Festival, To Take Over Sheepshead Bay Road [Sheepshead Bites]
  • Treyger, Colton to lead protest against Bensonhurst trash plant [Brooklyn Eagle]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Coney Island Fireworks 2014: Fridays, Six Saturdays, and More [Amusing the Zillion]
  • Coney Island Promised Development is Missing in Action [NY YIMBY]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • Woman Stabbed to Death, Another Shot in Separate Attacks [Daily News]
  • Cops nab handcuffed ex-con who escaped from parole officers in Brooklyn [Daily News]
  • Bayview Residents Travel Back In Time For Dance [Canarsie Courier]
  • Canarsie business owners seek to revamp shopping district [News12]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Navy Yard: First NYC Trashion Fashion Show Tonight [Brooklyn Street Beat]
  • Crime Report: Home Robberies, Assault Arrests and a Masked Thief [The Nabe]
  • Artist Uses Fort Greene Park as Outdoor Gallery [DNAInfo]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Carroll Gardens Artist Kate Wilkes Lives in the Iconic ‘Brooklyn Bell Tower’ [PMFA]
  • Shelsky’s of Brooklyn Rolls Out Expanded Menu at New Court Street Shop [DNAInfo]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Man Shot Dead After Argument on Crown Heights Street; Video of Suspect [NY Post and Gothamist]
  • Crown Heights Shooting Ends 80-Day Violence-Free Streak, Group Says [DNAInfo]
  • Protestors Arrested for Blocking New Development Construction in Lefferts-Gardens [The Q at Parkside]
  • Ai Weiwai Exhibit at Brooklyn Museum Displays His ‘Wit and Courage’ [FT]
  • Angry Yeshiva Students Spread Inflammatory Leaflets in Crown Heights [CHInfo]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • 5th Annual Crawfish Boil at Sycamore’s in Kensington [KensingtonBK]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Shoddy Sidewalk Sheds in Places Like Red Hook a Risk to Pedestrians [New York World]
  • Brooklyn Creative League rents out affordable working space in Gowanus [News12]
  • Noxious Fumes Coming from Lightstone Construction Site Terrorizing Gowanus Residents [GYFO]


  • Hundred of Planned Pre-K Centers Have Building Code Violations [Capital NY]
  • Brooklyn task force offers ideas on fighting drug addiction [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Jockeying to Fill Open Legislative Seats Beginning in Brooklyn [NY1]
  • Top pols tapped as Grand Marshals for Brooklyn Pride Parade [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • ‘Trendy’ Brooklyn Nabes Offer Psych Counseling After School ‘Lockdown’ Drills [FT]


  • De Blasio Remains Mum on Rabbi’s Remarks [New York Times]
  • The ‘Reinvention’ of Jewish Cuisine is Just the Latest Hipster Spin [DieHipster]
  • Recommended Reading From Local Brooklyn Bookstores [Brooklyn Paper]
  • VICE takes up Gawker on its Invitiation to a Street Fight [Capital NY via VICE]
  • Brooklyn’s Culture Scene ‘Tired,’ Can’t Hold a Candle to London [FT]

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