standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.17.14)

 A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Updated periodically.

Clover Field of Art in DUMBO (Photo by Mary Frost)

Clover Field of Art in DUMBO (Photo by Mary Frost)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park scales up [BBH]
  • Soccer fans watch World Cup under the Manhattan Bridge [N12]
  • DUMBO Shake Shack Opens Today [ENY]

Downtown BK

  • FDNY Swarms Brooklyn Jehovah Building, then Disappears, then Comes Back [McB]
  • BP Adams to Hold Vigil Tonight at Borough Hall For Abducted Israeli Teens [BR]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Fight Not Over For Park Slope Senior Residents [BE]
  • City to rule on NY Methodist expansion Tuesday [BE]
  • Bitcoin Coming to Park Slope Hotel? [DN]
  • Robert De Niro Film ‘The Intern’ Takes Over 7th Avenue [PSS]
  • Win Tickets to See The National in Prospect Park [BV]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • SUV Drives Off After Hitting Two Men on a Motorcycle, NYPD Says [DNA]
  • At 56, Greenpoint Artist Steve Keene Finally Gets His First New York Show [WSJ]
  • Greenpoint band Dead Stars is a family affair [BP]
  • The Great Greenpoint Ice Cream Sandwich Showdown [Gptrs]

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton

  • Three Years After Voting Down Bike Lane, CB 10 Weighs Bay Ridge Bike Plan [SB]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • First-ever Taste of Bushwick celebrates the neighborhood [N12]
  • ‘Broadway Triangle’ Site For Sale For $2.1 Million [Stoner]
  • Bushwick Pizza Gem ‘Robertas’ Opens a Location in the Rockaways [BD]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Councilman Gentile Considering Challenge To State Senator Marty Golden [SB]
  • Urban Archaeologist Discusses Brooklyn’s Dutch Farmhouse Past During Talk At New Utrecht Reformed Church [BB]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Truck hits person, crashes into Sunset Park house on 39th Street [N12]
  • All Female EMT Corps Hits the Orthodox Streets of Borough Park [Fox]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Another Video Riding Shotgun on the Thunderbolt [SB]
  • Photo Album: Coney’s First Taste of Summer [ATZ]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • Police shoot, injure gun-wielding man on Hendrix Street [N12DN]
  • East New York man shot twice in arm by mugger despite handing over wallet [DN]
  • Rezoning East New York Will Increase Safety, Add Affordable Housing [Brownstoner]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Fort Greene Townhouse Sells For $1.9 Million to Matthew Barney and Bjork [NYO]
  • Intersection: Fashion in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn [ET]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Third Developer Offers $240M for Struggling LICH [NY1]
  • Familiar Face Emerges in LICH Saga [WSJ]
  • De Blasio, local elected officials split over LICH deal [CapNY]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Man dead in shooting on Prospect Place in Crown Heights [N12DN]
  • Barclays Security Guard: I Was Fired For Not Taming Afro [NYP]
  • Modular Delivery for Atlantic Yards Site After Hours, Blocking Bike Lane [AYR]
  • Toddlers Learn to Roller Skate at Prospect Park Rink [DNA]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Low-Income Senior Housing With 13 Stories, 58 Units Planned for FlatbushLow-Income Senior Housing With 13 Stories, 58 Units Planned for Flatbush [‘Stoner]
  • Midwood School Takes a Break For Outdoor Fun [BC]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Gerritsen beach native earns split-decision win in first women’s boxing bout at Barclays [BC]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Contest For New Brooklyn Neighborhood Flags [GYFO] Easily Lends Itself to Mockery [DH]
  • It’s the final year of Brooklyn Beta []


  • Crackdown on Rat Population About to Begin [EWN]
  • Sanitation Dept. fights illegal dumping in city street bins by quietly removing litter baskets [DN]
  • State Senate Bans Powdered Alcohol [NYM]
  • Big deals in Brooklyn boosts multifamily sales in NYC [TRD]
  • No Room For New Signs Like Iconic ‘Kentile’ Due to Prohibitive Zoning [NYY]
  • Spinola, Real Estate Board President Since ’86, Stepping Down [TRD]
  • The Most Promising Young Filmmakers in Brooklyn [BKM]


  • Feds Join Charles Hynes Probe [NYP]
  • Judge ignores killer’s pleas, sentences him to 22 years [NYP]
  • Brooklyn Surrogate Issues Ruling Expanding Rights of Gay Parents [NYT]
  • Gay man beaten by 5 Hasidic men in Brooklyn files lawsuit against them and Shomrim security patrol [DN]
  • Mother of mentally ill Taser victim accepts $700,000 settlement from city [DN]
  • Brooklyn Bar Association installs new officers and trustees [BE]


  • Head Injuries Actually Decrease With Bike Share [Atlantic]
  • New Lana Del Ray Album, Including Hit “Brooklyn Baby,” Leaves Little to Remember [NYP]
  • Kidnapped Israeli Teen Has Relatives in Brooklyn [BENYP]
  • With Time Running Out, NY Must Decide on Medical Marijuana [VV]
  • Councilwoman Pushes Law to Pull Drivers’ Licenses After Fatal Crashes [DNA]
  • Watch Your Mayor Humiliate Himself on Jimmy Kimmel Live [BKM]

UPDATED: DNC Convention in Brooklyn?

  • No Way [Brokelyn]
  • Yes, Despite Some Serious Reservations [NYO]
  • Could be Good, Could be Bad, Might Not Matter at All [SFG]