standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.03.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014. Updated periodically.

The De Blasios packed up for Gracie Mansion yesterday, leaving unwanted materials curbside (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • ‘Togather,’ DUMBO-Based Crowdsourced Events Interest Project, Shutting Down []
  • Brooklyn Heights Cinema Offering Discounted Tickets via Dealflicks [Brooklyn Heights Blog]
  • 9/11 Museum Pavilion Designer Bringing Restaurant Space to DUMBO [DNAInfo]

Downtown BK

  • The Awl and the Rise of Downtown Brooklyn [BK Mag]
  • Brooklyn’s Great White Way [Brooklyn Paper]
  • $43M Flatbush Avenue Extension Site May Get New Tower [Curbed]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • De Blasio Family Begins Move From Slope to Gracie Mansion [New York Times via DNAInfo]
  • Former Acrobat’s Park Slope Home Has a Trapeze, Of Course [Curbed]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Rally to Save House from ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ [Curbed]
  • W’burg animation fest features hand-drawn hosts [Brooklyn Paper]
  • McGolrick Park is Getting a Makeover [Greenpointers]
  • North Brooklyn Farms to Launch Kickstarter For Expansion and Potential New Home [Greenpoint Gazette]
  • Michelin-recommended chef opens new Polish restaurant in Williamsburg [FreeWilliamsburg]
  • First Permits Filed for ‘Two Trees’ Domino Development [Curbed]
  • Flushing and Classon is Accident Central [Brooklyn Paper]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • ‘Thunderbolt’ Roller Coaster Will Now Open Next Week…Sometime [Bensonhurst Bean]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • Police Hunt Suspect Who Stabbed Two Children [Wall Street Journal] but a lack of security footage makes it difficult [New York Times]
  • NYPD Releases Sketch of Suspect in ENY Stabbings of Children [Metro]
  • Grieving Dad Recognizes Sketch of Suspect Who Murdered His Son [Post]
  • Killer of 6-year-old May Be Linked to Earlier Murder [DNAInfo]
  • City approves NYCHA plan to install cameras in Boulevard Houses [Daily News]
  • Local Leaders Seeking Federal Assistance in ENY Stabbing [News12]
  • East New York Community Members Hold Vigil for Three Young Stabbing Victims [NY1]
  • Woman Dies in East New York Fire [Daily News]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Teen gunned down outside Clinton Hill housing project right near NYPD station house [Daily News]
  • Zephyr Teachout Is Still Ready to Campaign Against Cuomo [Observer]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • SUNY fast-tracks Fortis-NYU bid for Long Island College Hospital [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • LICH Supporters Rally Outside Court [News12]
  • A Battle Grows in Brooklyn for Joan Millman’s Seat [Observer]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • On night Ratner/Gilmartin get Onassis Medal, “appalled” Historic Districts Council plans showing of “Battle for Brooklyn” [AYR]
  • Luke Bryan to Play in Barclays, First Country Music Concert For Venue [Rolling Stone]
  • Young ‘citizen scientists’ at Brooklyn Museum make the grade at STEM Matters NYC Research Symposium [Daily News]
  • Judge Temporarily Blocks Concrete Pour at Planned Lefferts-Garden Development [Daily News] as opponents fight to keep Propsect Park Sunny [BK Mag]
  • The Way Station Is a Dr. Who Themed Bar in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn [Untapped Cities]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

Gowanus & Red Hook


  • Alternative Side Rules Suspended Wednesday, Thursday for Shavuous [CrownHeightsInfo]
  • Detective Chief: NYPD will review each murder arrest to avoid false convictions [The Shack]
  • Con-Ed Readies for Summer Energy Surge [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Swill, on demand booze delivery, expanding to Brooklyn this summer []
  • ‘Zombie’ Properties Get Eviction Notice [Crain’s]
  • Parks Department contracts for NYC music festivals highlight 2013 struggles [FreeWilliamsburg]
  • Plenty of Financial Woes, But No Fatalities in CitiBike [Real Deal via Slate]


  • Ex-Brooklyn Prosecutor Charles J. Hynes Accused of Misuse of Funds [New York Times]
  • Former DA Hynes Could be Facing $1 Million Larceny Rap [Post]
  • Kamins Relieved of Duties Following Probe Into Hynes Campaign [NYLJ]
  • Man Jailed For 17 Years Based on Shaky Evidence From Detective Scarcella to be Released [Post]
  • Blacks and Latinos Disproportionately Arrested for Pot Possession [Village Voice]


  • New York to Hold Clinical Trial for Medical Marijuana [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • ‘CircleUp,’ Which Helped Brooklyn Small Businesses, a Start-up to Watch [FT]
  • The Price of Pickles: Why is Good Food So Expensive? [BK Mag]
  • New York Has Stolen Obama’s Heart [Observer via Politico]
  • Storm Protection Projects Unveiled for the Tri-State Area [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • It’s Not Just About the Money: The Racial Coding of New York City’s Middle Class [BK Mag]