standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.05.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Thursday, June 5th, 2014. Updated periodically.

The NYPD Has Captured a Suspect Wanted in the East New York Stabbings (Via NYPD)

The NYPD Has Captured a Suspect Wanted in the East New York Stabbings (Via NYPD)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • A clover field grows in Brooklyn: John Street Pasture opens Saturday [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Full Scale Replica of Statue of Liberty Around Brooklyn Bridge Park, Elsewhere [Untapped Cities]

Downtown BK

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • PS/MS 282 Principal Leaves Position Amidst Controversy [Park Slope Stoop]
  • Hari Kondabolu Walks into a Bar: A Community Organizer Turned Comedian Finds a Home in Windsor Terrace [BKYLNR]
  • De Blasio Could Be Fined $500 for Failing to Properly Register Rental Home [DNAInfo]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • HBO’s ‘Girls’ Leave a Trail of Detritus [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Josey Baker at Marlow & Sons for Book Signing [Eater]
  • “New Yorkers Missing the G Train” Video [Village Voice]

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

  • From Brooklyn, Dominic Recchia’s Bid to Represent Staten Island in Congress [Wall Street Journal]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Bushwick Music Crush: Ruthless Memphis Punks Ex-Cult [Bushwick Daily]
  • Editorial: Get Interfaith Hospital Back on the Road to Health [amNewYork]
  • Stoops Bed-Stuy Brings Back the Joy of Outdoor Play [Brooklyn Reader]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Bath Beach Man Busted With 3,236 Cartons Of Black Market Cigarettes [Bensonhurst Bean]
  • Homecrest locals oppose lucrative variance for long-derelict lot [Brooklyn Courier]
  • Shorefront Y, Local Orgs, To Host Autism Walk This Sunday [Sheepshead Bites]
  • Traffic agents come to hazardous Sheepshead Bay intersection [Brooklyn Courier]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Two Biotech Firms Land Tax-Free in Sunset Park’s Army Terminal [Crain’s]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Above the Boardwalk: Summer Arrives at Coney Island (Photos) [BKYLNR]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • Ex-Convict Arrested in Stabbing of East New York Children [New York Times]
  • March Against Violence Kicks Off Gun Awareness Month [Canarsie Courier]
  • For Injured Crossing Guard, It’s Either Stop-And-Go Or Hit-And-Run [Canarsie Courier]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Clinton Hill Restaurant Has Separate, Less Boozy Drinks Menu ‘For Ladies’ [DNAInfo]
  • Learn from NYC makers at three free Brooklyn Navy Yard talks [Brokelyn]
  • Khaled Hosseini at Greenlight Bookstore Friday [The Nabe]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Carroll Gardens Library Kicks Off Summer Reading Program [PMFA]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Stalled Q Train at Prospect Park Stop Leaves Commuters Stranded For Hours [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Brooklyn Public Library’s Summer Reading Program kicks off Thursday [Brooklyn Eagle] and a “read-in” this weekend [DNAInfo]
  • Crown Heights Service Station Reborn as Small Business Hub [Real Estate Weekly]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Missing 12-Year-Old Flatlands Autistic Boy Found [News12]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Gowanus Whole Foods Pulls Liquor License Application After CB6 Outcry [DNAInfo]
  • City Comptroller Stringer Invites Gowanus And Red Hook Residents And Business Owners To Testify At Sandy Oversight Hearing [PMFA]
  • Gowanus Residents Issue Statement on Historic District Postponement [PMFA]


  • Southbound Service Returns To Beverley (Sort Of), Plus Other Weekend Subway Service Changes [Ditmas Park Corner]
  • De Blasio Vows ‘A Lot More’ Police Officers in Public Housing [Capital]
  • Cops Given a List of Fire Safety Tips [The Shack]
  • Broken Doors at Many NYCHA Housing Developments [NY1]
  • Now Hiring in BK: Us Weekly, Tumblr and more! [Brokelyn]
  • 15 Things to do This Weekend [Brokelyn]
  • Cheapskate: The best FREE events in NYC this weekend [amNewYork]


  • Law firm puts Vice in its sights for intern class action [Capital]
  • Charles Hynes: A Proud Career That Seemed to Curdle [New York Times]
  • Ex-DA Hynes in Hiding [Daily News]
  • When District Attorneys Go South [NY Post]
  • Prosecutors use Rapper’s music videos as evidence he led murderous crew [Daily News]


  • NYC Pensions Seek Authority For Hedge Fund Investments [Bloomberg]
  • 1 in 7 MTA Workers Were Paid $100K or More in 2013 [NY Post]
  • The Crusader: Can Tish James Reinvent the Public Advocate’s Office? [BKYLNR]
  • ICYMI: Downtown Brooklyn rezoning benefits entirety of NYC [Real Estate Weekly]