standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.14.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Saturday, June 14, 2014. Updated periodically.

Red Hook (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Red Hook (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Democratic District Leader Jo Anne Simon formally launches Assembly bid [BE]
  • Anti-Gun Violence Rally Marches Across Brooklyn Bridge [NY1, N12]
  • Björk’s Biophilia App is the First to be Added to MoMA’s Collection [BHB]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • An Ornette Coleman Tribute at Celebrate Brooklyn! [NYT]
  • 19 Envelopes of Hidden Cash in Prospect Park [Gothamist], Leading People to Scramble [NYP], But We Should All Ignore It [BKM]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Innovation at Northside Fest, or Maybe Not So Much [B+B]
  • What Not to Miss at Northside Festival [L Mag]
  • Williamsburg Loft of John Seymour, Restaurateur [NYT]
  • Shane Smith, VICE media mogul, has won over millennials, investors [FT]
  • The World Naked Bike Ride Along Kent Avenue Was Very Wet [VV]

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton

  • Grimm Has Fewer Resources at His Disposal in Re-Election Fight [NY1]
  • Bath Beach Music Teacher Seeks Neighbors’ Help In Revamping Sound System [BnBn]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Toddler Wanders Out of Bed-Stuy Apt., Reunited With Father [News12]
  • Zosia Mamet Hosted a Very Bushwick Baby Shower for Designer Rebecca Minkoff [BKM]
  • American Black Film Festival’s Move to New York Celebrated in Bed-Stuy [DNA]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Ten Sandy-Wrecked Boats Finally Removed From Knapp Street Lot [SB]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Cyclones Opener Washed Out [BP]
  • Lose Your Stomach on the Thunderbolt, Now Opening [Gothamist]
  • Coney Island Boardwalk Cats Project’s First Effort Rescues 28 Cats [ATZ]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • Development is in Store For East New York [NYY]
  • Parks Department Worker Critically Injured in Fire Dies From Injuries [DNANYDN]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Five Questions for Gabriele Caroti, BAMcinemaFest Director [BrBsd]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • New Montessori School Opening In Former Paris Court Theatre In Cobble Hill [PMFA]
  • St. Mary’s Park Closed Due to Construction Debris [GYFO]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Plan For Franklin Avenue Bike Lanes Moves Ahead [DNA]
  • Police Seek to Close Nightclub After Bouncer Is Arrested for Shooting [DNA]
  • Part of Courtelyou Road ‘Q’ station reopens after $3 Million Upgrade [NY1]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Flatbush Man Stabs Three With a Machete [NYP]
  • ‘The Dad Beats’ Talk About Their Forthcoming Album [DPC]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Plumb Beach Cat Shantytown Gets the Boot [BC, N12]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • A Tour Of The Gowanus Canal With Students For Sustainable Urbanism [PMFA]
  • Gowanus Literary Fiction Publisher Strikes it Big With “My Struggle” [WSJ]


  • AG Going After ‘Zombie’ Property Owners [REW]
  • Haredi Pre-Ks At Loggerheads With NYC’s New Universal Pre-K Program [FM]
  • Summer Jobs For Teens Are Valuable, and a Young Brooklynite Looks For One [NYT]
  • Enterprising Youths Turn City-Sponsored Compost Bins Into Coolers [Gothamist]


  • Judge Rejects Efforts to Toss Out Fishy LICH Scores [BE]
  • Ordeal not over for many despite reBar guilty plea [BE]
  • Orthodox Jewish woman says school fired her for observing Sabbath [NYP]


  • NYT’s New Chief Debuts on Twitter, Links to an Article About a Brooklyn Funeral [NYT]
  • Will Brooklyn Bicyclists Get Doored by De Blasio’s ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ Opposition? [SB]
  • Lana del Ray on Her New Album [FT] & Hit ‘Brooklyn Baby’ – “I Wish I Was Dead Already” [NYP]

UPDATED: DNC Convention in Brooklyn?