standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.09.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Monday, June 9th, 2014. Updated periodically.

Photo by Matthew Taub

Photo by Matthew Taub

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Levin, other Brooklyn notables celebrate HOPE graduates [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • ‘The Fence’ to Open at Brooklyn Bridge Park June 16th [Brooklyn Eagle]

Downtown BK

  • Hotels a Go for Downtown [BC]
  • For Art Hub Eyebeam, It’s Goodbye to Chelsea and Hello to Downtown BK [WSJ]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Celebrate Brooklyn Pride on 5th Avenue This Saturday [Park Slope Stoop]
  • Celebrate Brooklyn Concert Series Helped Revive the Borough [AmNewYork]
  • Sneak Peak at ‘Bar Chuko’ (Photos) [BK Mag]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • When the Going Got Tough on Domino Sugar Deal, Jed Walentas of Two Trees Got Going [WSJ]
  • ‘Eyehategod’ Maintains Hopelessness and Rage While Performing at ‘Europa’ in Greenpoint [NYT]
  • ‘Northside’ Festival Starts This Week: Lineup Updates [Brooklyn Vegan]
  • Our 5 picks for this week’s Northside Innovations Festival []
  • Retail Rents Skyrocket in Williamsburg [Crain’s]
  • Chilean band ‘La Hell Gang’ sign to Brooklyn Label ‘Mexican Summer’ [Free Williamsburg]
  • ‘Bathsalts,’ Brooklyn Queer Party, Celebrates Two-Year Anniversary in Williamsburg [HuffPo]

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

  • Family of hit-run victims pleads: ‘Don’t forget our mom and sister’ [Brooklyn Eagle]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Bed-Stuy House Pulls Off More Ridiculous Flip Than Expected [Curbed]
  • Bushwick Warehouse Likely to Fetch $34 Million [Crain’s]
  • Brooklyn’s Food Queen to Host a Chef Battle and Tasting in Bed-Stuy [Brooklyn Reader]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • New Parking Signs Hardly Helping [Sheepshead Bites]
  • Petrosino Park At 71st Street Is A Pigsty!  [Bensonhurst Bean]
  • Bensonhurst Designer Trademarks ‘Pi’ Symbol, Receives Death Threats [BK Mag]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Islamic school’s motto: We love to see you tile [BP]
  • Cloudy days ahead, all week [BK Mag]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Man stumbles into Coney Island subway station after being stabbed [Metro]
  • Spotlight Event on $35 Million Development in Coney Tomorrow [REW]
  • 4th Annual Autism Walk in Coney [News12]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • 2 Arrested in Gang Assault in Cypress Hills [News12]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • 1 Seriously Hurt, 6 Others Injured in Fort Greene Hit-and-Run Crash [NBC]
  • Letitia James Breaks City Rules With Rental Property, Records Show [DNAInfo]
  • A Mix of Fact and Imagination, ‘As Seen on Radio’ at BAM [NYT]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Two Shot at a Party in Lefferts Gardens [Q at Parkside]
  • Eminent domain, round two: state and Forest City close-mouthed as condemnation process begins for properties near arena site [AYR]
  • Tire Slashings Near Barclays Center? [FiPS]
  • Interview With Crown Heights State Assemblyman Karim Camara [Crown Heights Info]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Fire on Caton Avenue Kills One [DPC]
  • Malaise for Unemployed Brooklyn College Students Stepping into Depressed Job Market [NYT]
  • Filming in Ditmas Park This Week [DPC]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • 3rd Board Of Standards & Appeals Hearing On Gowanus ‘Rock And Roll Playhouse’ June 17th [PMFA]
  • This Artisinal Gowanus Pickle Maker Pays His Employees $16 an Hour [HuffPo]


  • ‘Fastrack’ Repair to Impact ‘F’ Train Service This Week [NY1]
  • MTA Adds Service to G Train, Eliminates ‘G Train Sprint’ [NY1]
  • A comprehensive guide on where to watch the World Cup in Brooklyn [Brokelyn]
  • ‘CityShares’ seeks to pool money to buy apartments in various neighborhoods [Crain’sReal Deal]


  • AG Schneiderman subpoenas former DA Hynes aides in state theft probe [Daily News]
  • DA Hynes’s Fall Tied to Hasidic Community [Failed Messiah via NYPD Confidential]
  • State System Failed in Case of Mentally Ill Ex-Con Stabbing Suspect [amNewYork]
  • Budget Hawks Demand Answers on Teachers’ Pact [Crain‘s]
  • Drivers’ Licenses for the Undocumented ‘Going Nowhere,’ Cuomo to Focus on ‘DREAM’ Act [Daily News]


  • MTA Chief Can’t Catch a Break [Crain’s]
  • Cuomo Backs ‘Overall Effort’ on Medical Marijuana [Capital]
  • Brooklyn-raised comedian Tracy Morgan ‘more responsive’ but still in critical condition [CNN]
  • Hosting a Democratic Convention in Brooklyn Wouldn’t Be a ‘Strategic Error’ [Salon]