standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.10.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Updated periodically.

A Piano Mysteriously Washed Ashore Under the Brooklyn Bridge (@davidefactor – used with permission)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Piano Mysteriously Washes Ashore Under Brooklyn Bridge [Gizmodo via RoadTrippers]
  • Brooklyn Pride Week Kicks Off With Interfaith Service in Brooklyn Heights [News12]
  • Light-Filled Greek Revival Townhouse in Brooklyn Heights Finds a Buyer for $6.8M [6SqFt]

Downtown BK

  • New FDNY Commissioner Sworn In by Mayor [WSJ]
  • At Junior’s Site, Bidders See Brooklyn as a City of Spires [New York Times]
  • When in Athens! Greek Fest speaks Downtown’s language [Brooklyn Paper]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Sale of Bushwick Lot for $3.8 Million Ousts Nonprofit That Helps Homeless [Brownstoner]
  •  Bushwick Development Site on Broadway Wants $2.65 Million [Brownstoner]
  • Brooklyn woman celebrates her 107th birthday in Bed-Stuy nursing home [Daily News]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Greenfield, Other City Council Members Discuss Budget, Wal-Mart [NY1]
  • Want to be Near Your Idol? Reserve a Plot Next to Them at Greenwood Cemetery [NYT]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Questions remain about Half Marathon death on Coney Island Boardwalk [Brooklyn Paper]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • Mother of Brooklyn Stab Victim Finds Strength in Neighbors’ Support [DNAInfo]
  • Let’s Not Call Daniel St. Hubert “The Brooklyn Ripper” [BK Mag]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • CB2 Meeting, Navy Yard Discussion on Sustainable Energy, Both Tonight [The Nabe]
  • Making a Meal of it at ‘Emily’ Pizza [BK Mag]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • 17 As LICH lawsuits fly, Brooklyn patients must travel farther [Brooklyn Eagle]
  •  Our top 5 from Saturday’s NYC Resistor Interactive Show []

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • House fire reveals giant growing operation on Vanderbilt Avenue [Brokelyn]
  • Lefferts Gardens Apartment Building Destroyed By Fire [News12]
  • Thursday meeting: ESD to accept and approve Atlantic Yards Final SEIS [AYR]
  • Salon to become a Pastry Shop or Grocery Store [Q at Parkside]
  • Learn to Swing This Summer with Free Jazz Concerts on Grand Army Plaza [DNAInfo]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Aeration Pipe Finally Dismantled And Removed From Gowanus Canal [PMFA]
  • Here’s a List of Dangerous Chemicals in the Ground at the Lightstone Group’s Gowanus Construction Site [GYFO]
  • Archery Center Hits the Bulls-Eye in Gowanus [DNAInfo]
  • This Historic Trolley Car Will Transport You Back to the Old Days of Red Hook [Brownstoner]
  • Gowanus artist cuts massive sculpture to transport to public art exhibit [News12]


  • Success Academy Schools Network Plans Dramatic New Expansion [Capital]
  • Subway dancers are entertaining until a passenger is injured [Daily News]
  • Outer-borough ‘Green’ Taxi Permits in High Demand [amNewYork]
  • More Green Taxis to Hit the Streets in August [Ny Mag]
  • ‘Stay-at-Home Dad’ an Increasingly Comfortable, Accepted Role [News12]


  • Brooklyn man pleads guilty to strangling girlfriend during an argument over infidelity [Daily News]
  • Man takes the stand to defend himself on charges of beating two cops with a padlock [Post]
  • Inquiry required when sex offender represents himself [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • More Arrested For Marijuana Under De Blasio Than Bloomberg & Giuliani [Gothamist]
  • Where Brooklyn ranks in conviction review initiatives [Brooklyn Eagle]

City Hall & Albany

  • Lawmakers Propose Bill Expanding Admissions Criteria to City’s Elite High Schools [NY1]
  • Malliotakis changes position on legalizing medical marijuana [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • At City Hall, Competing Visions of Open FOIL [GG]


  • Time Warner in $2.2 Billion Deal For Ownership Stake in VICE [SkyNews]
  • How Car Sharing Gradually Weans Users Off Driving [Streetsblog]
  • Mind Rider, designed by two Brooklynites, is embedded with sensors that read brain activity and show it on a small light [NYT]
  • Amtrak wants to upgrade its Northeast Corridor wifi []
  • Brooklyn Born Subway Sandwich Founder Back in Hospital [Post]

DNC Convention in Brooklyn?