standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.06.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Friday, June 6th, 2014. Updated periodically.

Photo by Matthew Taub

Photo by Matthew Taub

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

Downtown BK

  • Fire Commissioner Bridges Old and New Departments [New York Times]
  • Party like it’s the Jurassic period – in Grove Alley [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Safety Awareness Event Held at Borough Hall [News12]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Investigating the India Street Ferry (Or lack thereof) [Greenpointers]
  • OBT Celebrates Bringing Better Tomorrows to North Brooklyn [Greenpoint Gazette]
  • New York’s Table Scraps Belch Methane in De Blasio Plan for Green Power [Bloomberg]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Faberge Jewelry Sues Sheepshead Bay’s Faberge Lounge For Trademark Infringement [Sheepshead Bites]
  • Editorial: Deutsch’s “Participatory Governing” Concept No Replacement For Participatory Budgeting [Sheepshead Bites]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • On Eve Of Coaster’s Resurrection, Remembering The House Beneath The Thunderbolt [Sheepshead Bites]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • Hundreds Gather to Remember 6-Year-Old Victim of Brooklyn Stabbing [New York Times]
  • Man accused of stabbing kids in Brooklyn elevator suffers from schizophrenia, suspected in other attacks[Daily News]
  • Girl, 7, Recovering From Elevator Stabbing [New York Times]
  • Slain boy’s dad takes final walk to school on morning of funeral [NY Post]
  • Tears Flow at Funeral for 6-Year-Old Stabbed to Death in Brooklyn Elevator [DNAInfo]
  • Anguished father of Brooklyn kid-stabber Daniel St. Hubert says he didn’t raise son to be ‘an animal’ [Daily News]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Brooklyn Navy Yard renews 16 leases [Crain’s]
  • Three women who allege teacher abused them in ’60s ask Brooklyn school for information [Daily News]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Lost Diamond Engagement Ring Found and Returned to Carroll Gardens Bride-to-Be [DNAInfo]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Police seek suspect Sundance Oliver in string of Crown Heights robberies [News12]
  • New Burrito Spot on Frankling [Brownstoner] and listings on Eastern Parkway [Brownstoner]
  • Is This the Birth of the Kingston Avenue Bike Lane? [Yeshiva World News]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Brooklyn’s iconic Kentile Floors sign facing ‘imminent threat’ [Daily News]
  • Local Residents Rally to Save Kentile Floor Sign [DNAInfo] and here’s how you can help [BK Mag]
  • Molly and the Zombies Make Debut at the Bell House [Observer]



  • Brooklyn kid-stabber Daniel St. Hubert engaged in ‘violent conduct’ in prison: records[Daily News]
  • Suspect in Brooklyn Stabbings is Charged With Murder [New York Times]
  • Before Arrest, a Long String of Violent Acts [New York Times]
  • Beastie Boys Win Copyright Case Against Monster Beverage [amNewYork]

City Hall

  • Brad Lander Makes the Rules That Others Live By [Crain’s]


  • For de Blasio, Deals, Drama and (Maybe) Progress [New York Times]
  • Mayor de Blasio Assets are Few With Meager Retirement Fund [Daily News]
  • Editorial: in Praise of Historic Districts [Brooklyn Eagle]