standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.04.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Wednesday, June 4th, 2014. Updated periodically.

Bushwick Open Studios was held this weekend (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Bushwick Open Studios was held this weekend (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

Downtown BK

  • New 28-Story Tower Coming to Downtown Brooklyn [The Real Deal]
  • Borough Hall’s Iconic Clock Ticks Once Again [Daily News]
  • Fort Greene Theater Troop Performing Inside Transit Museum [Brooklyn Paper]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Janelle Monae in Prospect Park to Kick Off Celebrate Brooklyn! [amNewYork]
  • Barclays Center Gobbles Up and Rearranges Another Nearby Slope Bar [The L Mag]
  • Construction Finally Underway on Slope’s Long-Neglected Nash Building [Here’s Park Slope]
  • Nice New Benches Along Slope’s Fifth Avenue [Park Slope Stoop]
  • Fifth Avenue Celebrates Spring With a Spectacular Street Fair [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • 3rd Avenue’s Draft Barn Closed, Space For Rent [South Slope News]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • City Recognizes Work of Nuestros Ninos Founder with Street Naming Ceremony on S. 4th [Greenpoint Gazette]
  • Forgotten Greenpoint: Wooden Sidewalk on West Street May Become Extinct [Greenpointers]
  • Urban Sprawl: New Stores in Williamsburg Market an Aesthetic Long-Gone [BK Mag]
  • ‘Vegan cheese’ store serves pseudo-dairy in W’burg [Brooklyn Paper]

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

  • Famed Gingerbread House could be made into Hollywood-style compound for celebrity buyer [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Potholes to Finally Be Fixed on 86th Street in Dyker Heights [Brooklyn Courier]
  • Michael Grimm Blames Barack Obama For His Indictment [Observer]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Eric Adams Calls on Brooklyn Community Board 3 to Back Bed-Stuy Slow Zone [Streetsblog]
  • Bed-Stuy Street Christened “Do the Right Thing Way” [Complex]
  • A New Bushwick Bar With Phone Chargers is Amazing [Bedford + Bowery] or Lamentable [BK Mag]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Treyger Launches Participatory Budgeting, Giving Constituents A Voice In Spending $1 Million Locally [Bensonhurst Bean]
  • Ocean Avenue Medical Center Hits Market For $5.75 Million [Sheepshead Bites]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Will Brooklyn’s Industry City Be the Next Chelsea Market? [Crain’s]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Coney Island bathroom brouhaha costs city Parks Dept. $100,000 (and counting) to compile and review analysis of the plans [Daily News]
  • After Witnessing Chaos Of Coney Island Ave Intersection, DOT Chief Orders Traffic Safety Measures [Sheepshead Bites]
  • Astroland Rocket Finds New Home Beside the Wonder Wheel [Amusing the Zillion]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • NYPD Sets up 24-Hour Task Force [News12], Emergency Meeting Tonight [News12]
  • First Victim in a Cluster of Stabbings Was Killed in the One Moment She Was Alone [New York Times]
  • Lack of Cameras in Public Housing Outrages Residents and de Blasio [New York Times]
  • De Blasio to NYCHA: Cameras Must Be Installed By Years’ End [Daily News]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Shot Yards Away From Police Station, a Teenager Collapses and Dies [New York Times]
  • Teen shot dead near Brooklyn cop station ‘basically a good boy’: neighbors, family  [Daily News] and Witnesses Say it May Have Been an Argument Over Basketball [The Nabe]
  • Police Investigate Shooting of 16-Year-Old in Clinton Hill [NY1]
  • Years of Sexual Abuse Decades Ago at Clinton Hill Private School Alleged [Wall Street Journal]
  • Historic Clinton Hill Home Gets Million Dollar Makeover [Wall Street Journal]
  • “The Oracle” at BAM [New York Times]
  • Japanese playwright Toshiki Okada’s “The Sonic Life of a Giant Tortoise” at Jack in Clinton Hill [New York Times]
  • Shiny New PRATT Post Office Coming to Clinton Hill [Brownstoner]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Brooklyn judge hears LICH supporters’ motion to throw out RFP scores [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • De Blasio Used LICH as a Political Prop, Angry Ex-Supporters Say [DNAInfo]
  • LICH Drama Rages On [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Chef Deuki Hong to Cook Korean Feast at Seersucker [Eater]
  • Boerum Hill Chef Spicing it Up With Her Own Hot Sauce [News12]
  • David Sedaris Will be at BookCourt Thursday [Brooklyn Heights Blog]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Stalled Train at Prospect Park Stop Causing Commute Problems [Ditmas Park Corner]
  • Lane of Traffic to Be Removed for Bike Lane in Crown Heights [DNAInfo]
  • Brooklyn business incubator opens at 1000 Dean Street [News12 and The Real Deal]
  • Crown Heights Tenant Union Plans March for Rent Freeze Saturday [Brownstoner]
  • Studios Start at $2,200 in Crown Heights’ Newest Rental [Curbed]
  • Municipal Art Society Plan to Honor Ratner Mired in Controversy Over Barclays Center [New York Times, Capital, AYR]
  • Atlantic Yards Community Meeting Makes Clear Forest City (Not State) Is In Charge [AYR]
  • Updated Rendering for Unusual Building on Unusually Shaped Lot in Prospect Heights [Brownstoner]
  • Pride Party at Brooklyn Museum [Brooklyn Based]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Flatbush Man fights for his life after early morning deli shooting on Tuesday [Daily News]
  • Greenfield Gives Away Over 800 Bicycle Helmets In Midwood [Yeshiva World News]
  • Film Crews Will Eat Up Prospect Park South Parking This Weekend [Ditmas Park Corner]
  • Hey Brooklyn, Try Rugby For a Change: New Team Kicks Off on Midwood Field Saturday [Brooklyn Eagle]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Emergency Meeting called in Red Hook Over LICH Closure [Red Hook Star-Revue]
  • What Climate Change Would Actually Look Like: Grab Your Scuba Gear [GYFO]
  • Is the Iconic Kentile Floors Sign Coming Down at Last? [Gothamist]


  • Police Blotter From Around the Borough [Brooklyn Paper]
  • After the Storm of Doom Yesterday, a Double Rainbow [Gothamist]
  • New York City Teachers Vote in Favor of a Raise and a Nine-Year Contract [New York Times]
  • Brooklyn’s Marching Band Community Grief-Stricken By Unsolved Stabbings [DNAInfo]
  • Landhaus at the Woods (Williamsburg) and Doughnut Plant (Prospect Heights) [New York Times]
  • Enduring Eats: 5 Brooklyn Restaurants That Have Stood the Test of Time, From 1 Year to 70 [BK Mag]
  • 3 Great Places in Brooklyn to Be Alone [Gothamist]


  • Former Prosecutor in Brooklyn Was Consumed by Campaign, Emails Show [New York Times]
  • Hynes is the Poster Boy For NYC Political Corruption [NY Post]
  • Former DA sullied by report of desperate campaign tactics [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Paper Trail Uncovers Judge’s Political Advice [New York Law Journal]
  • For Justice Kamins, Blurred Lines Between Duty and Friendship [New York Times]
  • Penalties Vary for Jurists’ Political Activity [New York Law Journal]
  • Kamins Vows to Fight the Charges Against Him [NY Post]
  • Mortimer Matz, A Middleman Occupied at the Nexus of Politics and Public Relations [New York Times]
  • Mayor Rejected Twice by Department of Buildings on Apartment He Rents Out [DNAInfo]


  • Literary, Culinary, and Cultural Brooklynites Drink…A Lot [BK Mag]
  • Here Are the Best Beer (and Cider) Events in June [Village Voice]
  • Jenny Slate is an “achingly real young Brooklynite” in ‘Obvious Child’ [Daily News]
  • Editorial: Downtown Brooklyn Rezoning Benefits Entirety of NYC [Real Estate Weekly]
  • Editorial: Is the City’s Development Leading To Its Destruction? [6SqFt]
  • Mayor de Blasio Has a Jewish Problem [City & State]
  • Mayor’s Plan For the Homeless Falls Way Short: Critics [The Real Deal]
  • Imaginative Plans For Future New York’s Rising Sea Levels [Animal]
  • ‘Cat Tattoos’ a Niche Success For One Brooklyn Artist [Daily Mail]