standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.16.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Monday, June 16th, 2014. Updated periodically.

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Williamsburg’s Northside Festival Ran Shows Through The Entire Weekend (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Traffic & Weather

  • 68 degrees, some clouds but mostly sunny. High of 78 degrees.
  • Delays on the Gowanus and Prospect Expressways due to lane closures related to ongoing construction.

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Photographic Installation ‘The Fence’ Now Open [YSF]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • LGBT Shows Pride in Twilight Parade [NY1]
  • Food Truck Rally Rolls Into Prospect Park [N12]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Annual Northside Festival Held in Williamsburg [N12, GmistVV]
  • ‘Inner Beauty Pagent’ Celebrates What’s On the Inside [BP]
  • Meat Hook Sandwich Now Open [Greenpointers]

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton

  • Narrows Community Youth Theater Holding ‘Shrek’ Auditions [BRJ]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • FDNY Investigating Garage Fire on Kosciusko Street Saturday [BR]
  • Stayin’ Alive: One Teacher’s Photo Reel of Bushwick in the 80s [NYT]
  • ‘Smallest Penis Contest’ Returned [Gmist, Brokelyn]
  • ‘Chionesu Bakari’ Tries to Teach Young Bed-Stuy Men About Fatherhood [BR]
  • Co-Working Space ‘Bushwick Desks’ Now Open [T.ly]
  • The Bar With Phone-Charging Stations: ‘Finally!’ [NYO]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Punk rockers launch DIY music venue in Bensonhurst basement [DN]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Pickup Truck Jumps Curb, Strikes Pedestrian, Crashes Into House [N12]
  • Family to celebrate Father’s Day at Maimonidies: They All Work There [DN]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Cyclones Take Opener [BP]
  • Mermaid Parade Registration Now Open [CIUSA]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • 1 Hurt in Police-Involving Shooting in East New York [N12]
  • Father’s Day Walk Shines Light on Violence [N12]
  • Man in Critical Condition After Being Struck on Linden Blvd [N12]
  • Accused ‘Brooklyn Ripper’ had shaved head to elude cops [NYP]
  • 7-Year-Old Stab Victim Remains Fragile [NY1], Learning to Smile Again [NYP]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Green Light for Bike-Friendly Flushing Avenue [BP]
  • DOT Proposes Safety Changes for Park Avenue [MA]
  • ‘BOMB’ Magazine’s ‘Pool Party’ Tonight at Greenlight Bookstore [BR]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • SUNY announces agreement with developer Fortis to replace LICH with condos [BEBHBMcB]
  • Success Academy Eyes Expansion Into Cobble Hill, Upending Mayor’s Agenda [NYT]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Atlantic Yards Goes Futurama [NYT]
  • Ratner’s MAS Award: selective memory, glitzy gala, and enduring dismay [AYR]
  • ‘Common Core’ Through a 9-Year-Old’s Eyes at P.S. 97 in Crown Heights [NYT]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Flatbush Machete Attack Was Gang-Related [Metro]
  • Staging Holocaust Stories Proves Therapeutic for Witness Theater [JDF]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Bergen Beach Honors Retiring Rabbi [BC]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Red Hook Houses Tenants Say Mold, Water Damage Plaguing Complex [DNA]

Borough-Wide

  • NYPD’s 21-Day Traffic Safety Initiative / Crackdown Begins [Gmist]
  • City Using ‘Rat Vision’ Techniques to Clamp Down on Infestations [AnimalET]
  • Editorial: a Rent Freeze Won’t Fly [DN]
  • Is Rising Crime the New NYPD Normal? [NYPDC]

Courts

  • Man wrongfully convicted of murder to sue city for $162M [NYP]
  • Falsely accused ‘Gentleman Groper’ can sue for false arrest [NYP]

Miscellaneous

  • Starbucks CEO, Raised in Brooklyn Housing Projects, to Offer Free Online College Education to Workers [NYT]
  • Zach Zarba, NBA ref from Brooklyn, works first finals game [DN]
  • With state’s film tax credit, CEOs make bank [Crain’s]
  • Bread and (Roses) Historic Signs: Contradictions, Sure, But Some Things Are Worth Preserving [BL]