standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.12.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Thursday, June 12th, 2014. Updated periodically.

Cloudy Days Continue

Cloudy Days Continue (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Le chocolat, c’est magnifique: French chocolatier is the new Willy Wonka of Montague Street [BE]
  • High School Students Put Together Exhibit on Brooklyn’s Sugar Industry History [NY1]
  • VIDEO: Protecting the Brooklyn Bridge’s love padlocks [BE]

Downtown BK

  • Musicians to Hold Fundraiser for Haitian Guitar School [BC]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Help Get Starcrossed Lovers To The Parking Lot: Kickstarter For Free Local Production Of Romeo & Juliet [SSN]
  • ‘Terroir’ to Close For Good by the Fall [NYM]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • A Williamsburg Homeowner Has Lost His Keys…Intentionally [NYT]
  • Williamsburg Pizza Party Offered Free Pies From “Every Pizzeria” In Manhattan & Brooklyn [Gothamist]
  • One of Williamsburg’s Mysteriously Missing Citi Bike Stations Returns Tonight [B+B]

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton

  • Senior Center’s ‘Race Night’ Raises Big Bucks [BC]
  • ‘Ridgites’ March Against the Scourge of Drugs [BC]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Cycling Bushwick DJ Killed in Car Crash [BP]
  • Weissman Equities Finishing up First Bed Stuy Building, Acquiring Others [Brownstoner]
  • Marcy Houses Tenants: Intercoms are the Key to Safety [NYDN]
  • How to Handle Post-BOS Traumatic Stress Syndrome [BD]
  • The Circus That Doesn’t Leave Town: Carnival Spectacle at a Bushwick Bar [NYT]
  • ‘Taste of Bushwick’ at the Bushwick Starr [BC]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Flubbed Traffic Sign On Nostrand Avenue Causes Wrongful Tickets – Here’s How To Fight Back [SB]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Green-Wood Cemetery Historian Seeks Support For Exhibit On Coney Island Amusement Pioneer [SB]
  • Purge Breakout Experience Coming to Thor’s Coney Island For Weekend [AZ]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • Man Shot After Daughter’s School Award Ceremony [NYP]
  • College Student Stabbed to Death in East New York Remembered at Service [NY1, DNA], to be laid to rest [News12]
  • Mayor Visits Housing Development Where Kids Were Stabbed [NY1]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Brooklyn Community Plans Protest After Teen’s Shooting Death [NY1]
  • Robert Wilson’s ‘The Old Woman’ Coming to BAM [NYT]
  • Trilok School students build Lego trees for ‘A Tree Grows in Brooklyn’ project [News12]
  • Fort Greene Park and Wallabout Walking Tours [Brownstoner]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • 3 Sought in Series of Laundry Robberies [NYT]
  • Eight-Story Mixed-Use Building to Replace Part of Crown Heights Brewery [Brownstoner]
  • Australian Prime Minister Tours Brooklyn P-Tech in Crown Heights [NYDN]
  • There Goes the Neighborhood: Starbucks is Coming to Crown Heights [BK Mag]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Artist Matt Kenny On “1515 Church,” His Installation Based On The Church Avenue DNA Center Sign [DPC]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Computer Geeks and Comedians Team Up For Comedy Hack Day [BC]
  • Sandy Oversight Meeting Uncovers Mold and Money Shortages [RHSR]


  • City-Wide Shootings Increase in 2014 [WSJ]
  • How to Find a Free Pre-K Spot If Your Child Is Waitlisted at Public Schools [DNA]
  • CA Teacher-Tenure Overhaul Likely To Spur Similar Effort in NY [NYP]
  • Council Hearing on Bill de Blasio Affordable Housing Plan Abruptly Cancelled [NYO]
  • Push for 25 M.P.H. Speed Limit Continues [Newsday]
  • The ‘Smallest Penis’ Contest Endures for a 2nd Year, and Other Weekend Events [Brokelyn]


  • Prosecutor Fired by Hines Talking to AG [NYPNYDN]
  • Brooklyn Gets the Attention, But the Bronx Is the City’s True Wrongful Conviction Capital [VV]
  • De Blasio Slams ‘Taxi of Tomorrow,’ Despite Ruling [Crain’s]
  • Brooklyn’s federal courthouse unveils “A Photographic History of the NYPD” [BENYLJ]


  • Bill’s Up: Mayor earns 51% approval rating [CapNY], while 66% disapprove of Horse Ban [NYDN]
  • Edible Brooklyn writer is an Urban Forager [Gothamist]
  • Brooklynite’s animated film to premiere this summer [BE]
  • De Blasio’s Fiscal Bubble [C&S]

UPDATED: DNC Convention in Brooklyn?