standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.11.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. Updated periodically.

Photo by Matthew Taub

Photo by Matthew Taub

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • The Day After Vandalism in Brooklyn Heights Only the Citibike Station Has Been Cleaned [BHB]
  • Pedestrian ‘Bouncy Bridge’ in Brooklyn Bridge Park [Brooklyn Eagle], What do you think? [BHB]
  • Anne Hathaway Puts DUMBO Clocktower Loft Back on the Market for $4.25 Million [6SqFt]
  • Poets House Holds Annual Brooklyn Bridge Walk, Honors Naomi Shihab Nye in DUMBO [WSJ]

Downtown BK

  • Emergency Housing Units Unveiled in Downtown BK [NYTGothamist]
  • $35 Million Deal at Fulton Mall [Post]
  • Brook-Lens: Susan Taylor Inspires ‘Courage to Change’ at Downtown YWCA [BR]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Fuller Defeats Solano to Win CB1 Chairmanship [Greenpoint Gazette]
  • Northside Festival: Which Acts to See [amNewYork]
  • Williamsburg’s Luxury Building 50 North 5th Street Completely Full [Brownstoner]
  • Rent Hike Causes ‘Kings County Bar’ to Relocate [DNAInfo]
  • Community Garden Sprouts at Williamsburg Prep [Greenpoint Gazette]

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

  • Can’t Afford the Ginger Bread House? Other Homes Are Available [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • St. Patrick students perform musical tribute to NYC [Brooklyn Eagle]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Neighbors Contemplate Lawsuit Versus Private School in Bed-Stuy [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • NYPD Has No Info On Brooklyn DJ Killed While Cycling In Bushwick [Gothamist]
  • Bed-Stuy Renter Renovated Apartment in Exchange For Cheaper Rent [Brick Underground]
  • Up Close and Personal with Lilly, the First Tenant of Polyamorous House in Bushwick [Bushwick Daily]
  • Bushwick Men’s Roller Derby League Forms in Bushwick [Metro]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Missing: Paige Timmons, 15, Last Seen Near Ocean Avenue [Sheepshead Bites]
  • Bensonhurst dad fights to keep son’s developmental center open [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Pothole-Proofing the Verrazano Bridge? That’s the Plan [Bensonhurst Bean]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Photos of the Thunderbolt’s Construction, Video of Its Test [ControlGeek]
  • Brighton Beach Couple Celebrates 65th Anniversary After 34 Years in U.S. [NY1]
  • What’s New at Paul’s Daughter: Lobster Rolls, Mama Burger Fundraiser, LEDs [Amusing the Zillion]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • Young Girl Stabbed in ENY Elevator Leaves Hospital [NY1]
  • Shooting Deaths Rise in Canarsie, East New York [Daily News]
  • Next ‘Slow Zone’ Bike Routes Planned for Brownsville, East New York [StreetsBlog]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Exhibit Fro the Navy Yard’s No. 1 Cameraman [Brooklyn Based]
  • BAM Shows a Re-Mastered Version of One of the First Graffiti Documentaries [Untapped Cities]
  • Great Georgina Secures Permit Seeking Outdoor Seating [DNAInfo]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Brooklyn judge puts off LICH decision; focus on community needs assessment [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Newest Deadline for LICH Could be Friday [Crain’s]
  • Ganso Yaki Opens in Boerum Hill in the Fall [NYT]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Morrissey’s Barclays Center show & full tour cancelled [Brooklyn Vegan]
  • Brain v. Braun at the Barclay’s Center [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Ratner Honored [AYR], letters from Dean Street Association Went Ignored [AYR]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Forklift Kills Midwood Grocery Worker [PostDaily News]
  • Trio Wanted For String Of Robberies Hit More Brooklyn Businesses [DPC]
  • Here Are The Latest Reopening Dates For Southbound Cortelyou Road & Parkside Avennue Platforms [DPC]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Marine Park  “Freeze” Lounge Owner in Hot Water After Biased Employment Ad [Daily News]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Photos of the Abandoned, Graffiti-Covered McDonald’s on Fourth Avenue [GYFO]
  • Editorial: The Sign May Be Iconic, But Kentile Was a Loathsome Company [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Author Speaks of compulsive parrots and psychotic elephants at the Bell House Tonight [NYT]
  • 311 is a Joke: NYPD Ignores Lane-Blocking Big Rigs in Red Hook [StreetsBlog]


  • De Blasio: $27 Million to be Used for NYCHA Security Cameras [News12]
  • Stop-and-Frisk Reduction Has Not Caused Rise in Shootings: Bratton [amNewYork]
  • Low-Fee Rental Roundup in Clinton Hill, Ditmas Park, Elsewhere [BrickUnderground]
  • The Tip Sheet: June 11th to 17th [Brooklyn Based]
  • “Hidden Cash” Scavenger Hunt Coming [Observer], please skip it [BK Mag]


  • Brooklyn Stabbing Suspect Indicted on Murder Charges [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Prosecutor Misconduct Commission Moves Forward on Hynes [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Brooklyn Republican Leader Craig Eaton Went to Strip Clubs: Smith Trial Tapes [NYT]


  • NYC suspends homeless-pet euthanasia for a day [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Brooklyn Nets’ Andray Blatche now a Filipino [Brooklyn EaglePost]
  • NBC’s new summer TV series ‘Brooklyn Taxi’ [Post]
  • Editorial: Shorter Public School Days, Why? [BR]


  • Cosmo ‘Gus’ Cangiano, who put his family’s deli dynasty on the map, dies at 81 [BC]