standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.13.14)

 [A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Friday, June 13th, 2014. Updated periodically.

Last of the Cloudy Days, Hopefully (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Last of the Cloudy Days, Hopefully (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • De Blasio re-nominates Regina Myer as president of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp [BE]
  • Chocolate Works Opens on Montague; Karl is There With Cam [BHB]
  • Starwood seeking buyer for Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge Park [NYP]
  • Big Outdoor Screens in DUMBO to Watch the  World Cup [NYT]
  • Walking Tours This Saturday [BHB]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Condos to Replace Park Slope Eyesore [BP]
  • New Condo Rises in Windsor Terrace [Brownstoner]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Upstart bazaar nipping at Brooklyn Flea’s heels [BP]
  • New Rendering Out for Former Menachem Stark Project [Curbed]
  • Top Northside Shows From Bushwick Daily [BD]
  • Greenpointers and Shorewave Records Free Northside Showcase Saturday 6/14 Preview Part One [GP]
  • Futuristic Hotel at 55 Wythe in Williamsburg Now Under Construction [6SqFt]
  • Wythe Avenue corridor to get yet another hotel [Crain’s]
  • Brazilians Celebrate World Cup Opening at Miss Favela [News12]
  • DayBreaker, The Alcohol-Free, Morning Dance Party [NYT]

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

  • Bay Ridge Democrats Called to Join the Fight against Fracking [BRJ]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • ‘Bread Love’ Searching For New Space After Fire [Brownstoner]
  • Bees From Roberta’s Rooftop Hives Allegedly “Escaping & Terrorizing” Neighbors [Gothamist]
  • Punk’s Not Dead at a New Bushwick Flea Market Housed in Shipping Containers [VV]
  • Please Don’t Call the Bushwick-Ridgewoord Border ‘Quooklyn’ [Brokelyn]
  • Rockaway Bus From Bar ‘Pearls’ For $6 [BD]
  • Don’t Blackout! This Weekend’s Openings Will Require Electricity [BD]
  • Enjoy This Bushwicky Fake News Site [B+B]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Wanted: Purse-Snatcher Caught On Camera [SB]
  • Plumb Beach Cat Colony Given Stay Of Exe-CUTE-tion! [SB]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Report: Leiby Kletzky Security Cameras Switched To Exclusive NYPD Control [FM]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • After a few delays, Coney Island’s Thunderbolt expected to open Friday [BENY1], or Saturday [AMNY]
  • Purge Breakout Experience Coming to Thor’s Coney Island For Weekend [ATZ]
  • Coney Island Nursing Home Damaged During Sandy Celebrates Grand Reopening [NY1]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • East New York stabbing victim Tanaya Copeland laid to rest [News12]
  • ‘Brooklyn Ripper’ survivor can’t bear to see slain friend’s family [NYP]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Clinton Hill Protest Over Laquan Nelson Shooting’s Delayed Police Response [BENews12]
  • CB 2 Narrowly Approves Greenmarket Expansion on Washington Park [Nabe]
  • Where the heck is Wallabout? Learn on these free walking tours [Brokelyn]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • New Parlor Serves Hot Ice Cream Sandwiches and Sundaes in Carroll Gardens [DNA]
  • Carroll Gardens parents fuming over planned school day shift at PS 58 [NYDN]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Tenants Push For Rent Freeze [News12]
  • Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council Might Sue Over Lagged Barclays Timetable [AYR]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • New Trees Planted On Marlborough Road Near Newkirk Plaza [DPC]
  • Free Public Rowing in Prospect Park [DPC]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • K-9 Hurt After Biting Live Wire in Floyd Bennett Field [NYP] but Partner Responds Quickly [NYT]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • A Whole Lot Of Noise, Shaking, Toxic Smells, And Traffic Jams At Lightstone Group’s Mega Construction Site In Gowanus [PMFA]
  • Protest to Save the Kentile Floor Sign From Demolition [GYFO]
  • Can Anyone Save Brooklyn’s Kentile Floors Sign? Should They? [CL]
  • Kentile Sign Looks Doomed [Gothamist] But Will Be Saved [NYT]

Borough-Wide

  • NYC Bike-Ped Projects, Many in BK, Get $21 Million in Federal Funds From State DOT [StB]
  • Scam Alert: MTA Warns Of Fraudulent Websites Claiming To Help Find Items Lost On Mass Transit [ShB]
  • Anti-Overdose Drug Becoming Everyday Part of Police Work [NYT]
  • Legislature Extends Rule on Mandatory Settlement Conferences on Foreclosure Cases [NYLJ]
  • NYC Subway System to Celebrate 110 Years [BE]
  • Make Music New York: Concerts in Brooklyn [Metro]
  • Haitian Art and Dance in Brooklyn [NYT]

Courts

  • Re-Bar Owner Pleads Guilty to Grand Larceny, Tax Fraud [BE], headed to prison [BP], up to 10 years [NYDN] but as low as 3 1/3 [NYP]
  • Rebar owner agrees to million restitution for lovebirds [BP, WSJ] who jeer him outside Court [NYT]
  • Mother of 6-year-old stabbed to death in Brooklyn outraged anyone would defend killer [NYPD]
  • NYPD cop & brother plead guilty to gun smuggling in Brooklyn Federal Court [NYP]
  • Brooklyn Attorney weighs in on proposed anti-revenge porn law [Metro]

Sports

  • What rebuilding year? Xaverian overcomes seven elimination games to city title [BE]
  • With few summer options, Nets GM may plot another blockbuster [NYP]

Miscellaneous

  • Let’s Talk About Weirdly Awesome Indie Band Names [GP]
  • NYC Ranks Second in Gay-Friendly Cities [AMNY]
  • A Field Guide to Tracking Bill Murray in the Wild [NYM]