standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.19.14)

 A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Thursday, June 19, 2014. Updated periodically.

A horse of a different Villabate Alba Bakery on 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst. (Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Eagle)

A horse of a different color…at Villabate Alba Bakery on 18th
Avenue in Bensonhurst.
(Photo by Lore Croghan via Brooklyn Eagle)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • 1,000-Foot-Long Photo Installation Unveiled at Brooklyn Bridge Park [DNA]
  • Velasquez Challenger Jeff Kurzon Has An Interesting Idea About the Clark Street Subway Station in Brooklyn Heights [BHB]

Downtown BK

  • ‘One Brooklyn Resource Fair’ at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Thursday, June 19 [McB]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • 4th Avenue Is Getting Safer, According To Statistics [SSN]
  • Grand Army blaster: Hundreds of musicians will perform on library steps [BP]
  • Roasting Up A Personal Coffee Experience With Parkside [SSN]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Massive Sinkhole on Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg [News12CBS]
  • Three Stalled Waterfront Developments Request Renewals to Build [DNA]
  • Meadowsweet, from the Former Chef at Dressler, Opens at Same Williamsburg Spot [NYTB+BNYM, ENY]
  • ‘Frankenfood’ on Bedford Ave [FW] Is Not That Bad [NYO]
  • New Williamsburg Early Childhood Center to Put Focus on Autism [DNA]
  • You Can Now Win Studio Space Inside the Williamsburgh Library [AFC]
  • Say Egészségedre! To Roebling Tea Room’s New Patio [BB]
  • Top Outdoor Dining Spots for Embracing Summer in Greenpoint [Gpters]
  • A Grub Crawl Through Greenpoint [BB]

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton

  • Inside Brooklyn’s Meticulous, Hand-Crafted Gingerbread House [Curbed]
  • Hipsters Moving to Bay Ridge and Other ‘Farthest Reaches’ of Brooklyn [BINYP]
  • “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at Owl’s Head Overlook Sunday [BEBRJ]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • New Doc: Has a Bushwick Man Served 29 Years For a Murder He Didn’t Commit? [B+B]
  • ‘The Passion of Kim Kardashian’ Comes to Bushwick [Animal]
  • Ed Lewis, Man Behind ‘Essence’ Mag, to Hold Book Signing in Restoration Plaza [BR]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Italian? Chinese? Either way, notable noodles on 18th Avenue [BE]
  • Ciao, bella! The prettiest pastries this side of Palermo [BE]
  • King of the Sausage’ reigns on 18th Avenue [BE]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Chinese Investors Planning Mall, Hotel And More At Development Site On Sunset Park [BB]
  • Brooklyn Board Steamed Over Missing Bush Terminal Pier Park [BB]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • FDNY Rescues Man Who Jumped Off Coney Pier [NYPDN]
  • Go Backstage With Coney Island’s Sideshow Performers [VV]
  • 2014 Mermaid Parade Poster [CIUSA]
  • Favorite Spots to Photograph the Mermaid Parade [ATZ]

Brownsville, Canarsie, & East New York

  • Seventh Grader Designs Canarsie Merchants’ Association’s New Logo [CC]
  • Multiple Shootings Within Hours on Canarsie Streets [CC]
  • Brownsville, Murder Capital USA, Where Shootings are a Way of Life [NYM]
  • LI Man Arraigned on Charges Connected to Fatal ENY Crash [NY1]
  • Celebrating “Superman” – Family Remembers Their Beloved Son [CC]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Upswing in Bicycle Thefts Hits Fort Greene and Clinton Hill [DNA]
  • Debuts Distinguish BAM Cinemafest 2014 [HA]
  • The Hip Goes Pastoral on the Brooklyn Grange, atop the Navy Yard [NYM]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Op-Ed: Patients for LICH call on de Blasio to support return of hospital to northwest Brooklyn [BE]
  • Atlantic Avenue Site Trades for $7.75M [NYO]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Shootings on the Rise in Crown Heights, NYPD Stats Show [DNA]
  • Punk Rock Frontman Nabs Prospect Heights Townhouse for $3.33 M [NYO]
  • Judge Lifts Temporary Restraining Order on Construction of PLG Tower [‘StonerDN, QAP]
  • At Atlantic Yards, Late-Night Lights [AYR] and a Busy Week Ahead in the Courts [AYR]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Go Mollusk Mad This Summer With Oyster & Clam Bakes At Sycamore [DPC]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Antique Car Show Takes Over Floyd Bennett Field [SB]
  • The Clandestine Naval Battle of Mau Mau Island in Brooklyn [UC]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Board of Standards and Appeals Again Delays Vote on Fate of 280 Bond Street [PMFA]
  • 80s-era clothes for sale in Gowanus resulting from cancelled TV show [Brokelyn]


  • Brooklyn Film Festival: A Recap of the Best Films [Gpters]
  • Crime Blotter Across the Borough [BC]
  • Green Taxis Gaining Ground [WSJ]
  • Brooklyn Saw Hottest Day Of the Year Yesterday [N12]
  • City Council Approves 25 m.p.h. Speed Limit [N12]
  • Fire Department Now Responding to All Gas Odor Calls [NYT]
  • Best North Brooklyn Dog Runs and Off-Leash Areas [Brokelyn]
  • Now Hiring in Brooklyn: Museum of Sex, Popular Science, and more! [Brokelyn]


  • Jonathan Fleming, Wrongly Imprisoned for 25 Years, Sues for $162M [DNVV, Cmplx]
  • Man Who Threw Bleach at Outspoken Rabbi Asks for Forgiveness at Sentencing [DNA]
  • Family of man wrongly jailed for murder of rabbi sues for $15M [NYP]
  • New York pet owners can now be buried with their deceased pets [DN]
  • Ex-Assemblyman Vito Lopez refuses to pay $330G fine for sexually harassing female staff members [DNNYT]


  • The ‘Hood Kids Are All Right: Why ‘Inner-City’ Doesn’t Always Mean a Tragic Ending [6SqFt]
  • Governor Cuomo is a Big Pussy on Medical Weed Bill [Animal]
  • Betony Manager Allegedly Tried To Sicken Waitress With Fish Sauce: Court Docs [CNS]
  • Mad Libs: New York Times Real Estate Edition [HP]
  • Take a Ride to Coney Island on Vintage Subway Cars on July 12 [McB]

UPDATED: DNC Convention in Brooklyn?


  • Daniel Keyes, Brooklyn-Born Author of ‘Flowers for Algernon,’ Dead at 86 [NY1, NYT]