standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.18.14)

 A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Wednesday, June 18, 2014. Updated periodically.

Photo by Matthew Taub

Photo by Matthew Taub

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Brooklyn Bridge love-locks lopped [BP]
  • An Upstart New York Architect Dreams Up a Swimming Pool in the East River [VV]
  • Free Guided Tours of ‘The Fence’ in Brooklyn Bridge Park [NYT]
  • Abridged Version of Most Henious Portions of Walentases Interview [Curbed]

Downtown BK

  • Borough President Adams uses fleet of eight taxpayer-funded cars to drive to events [DN]
  • Brooklyn Book Festival Announces 2014 Lineup [BE]
  • Small Business Services Commish Addresses Economic Development at Borough Hall [BCC]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • City approves zoning variance for New York Methodist expansion in Park Slope [BEDN]
  • Mavi To Unveil New Mural At A Party This Saturday [PSS]
  • More Details About the Crazy Lady at Franny’s Who Caused a 911 Call [FiPS]
  • Still Life With Water Balloons on 4th Avenue [NYT]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • S. Williamsburg Hasidim Assist NYPD in Graffiti Crackdown [FW]
  • ‘The Big Chill’ at Brooklyn Brewery Next Monday [BB]
  • Eat Green in Greenpoint: Local Vegan Awareness Day (06/21) [Gpters]
  • The Meat Hook: Everything You Need to Know About Williasburg’s Newest Sandwich Shop [BKM]
  • Taste the Caribbean at Jify’s in Williamsburg [YSF]

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton

  • Bay Ridge residents want ‘Step Street’ repaired [BE]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Million Dollar Condos Hit the Market in Bed-Stuy [‘Stoner] and are here to stay [Brokelyn]
  • Kickstarter Seeks to Bring a Rooftop Farm to Bushwick [BD]
  • Bushwick Photo Retoucher Becomes a Big-Name Museum Ally for Social Media Marketing [NYT]
  • Bed-Stuy Pride Festival Challenges ‘Hate and Police Violence’ [DNA]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • It’s Buy, Buy, Buy (Buildings) on Bensonhurst’s 18th Avenue [BE]
  • New Semi-Pro Basketball Team Coming To Floyd Bennett Field’s Aviator Sports Center  [SB]
  • Grimm’s Campaign Fundraising Is Tanking, But Now He Has Permission To Fundraise For Legal Defense [BB]
  • Thursday: Madison-Marine-Homecrest Civic Holds Final Meeting Of The Season [SB]

Brownsville, Canarsie, & East New York

  • Birthday block party held for Brooklyn boy stabbed to death in elevator [P11DN]
  • ‘Thank Heaven’ No Injuries At 7-Eleven [CC]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Arrest Made in the Murder Outside Whitman Houses, Police Say [DNA]
  • City’s Love Affair With the Summer Sprinkler Bursts Forth in Places Like South Oxford Park [NYT]
  • Pratt and middle school students create designs for under the BQE [MA]
  • Fort Greene Townhouse to Sell for $600,000 Over Ask [Curbed]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • LICH closure causing growing political backlash in Brooklyn [BE]
  • Where’s Cuomo on LICH? [BP]
  • After Robbery, Carroll Gardener Wants Everyone to Remember To Be Alert [PMFA]
  • Dog Vs. Ivy on Union Street: Reader Poll [PMFA]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Officials, Leaders Hold Vigil In Brooklyn For 3 Boys Kidnapped In West Bank [CBS2]
  • Plans to build in community garden sow fear [Crain’s]
  • PLG Arts Invites You To a Party This Weekend [QAP]
  • Office Space Grows in Brooklyn’s Hottest Neighborhoods [DNA]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Check Out A Pollinator Safari With The Flatbush Gardener Saturday [DPC]
  • East Flatbush Youngster Participated in Special Olympics [CC]
  • Big Picture for a 17-Year-Old Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Winner [WSJ]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Local Relay For Life Raised $100,000 To Fight Cancer [SBCC]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • ‘Kentile Floors’ Sign to Light Up One Last Time [DNA]
  • Kushner, LIVWRK grab big Gowanus development site [TRD]


  • Jewish Groups United by Prayers for 3 Missing Youths [NYT]
  • City studying as many as 15 areas for increased density [Crain’s]
  • 10 Beautiful Brooklyn Houses You Can Rent This Summer [CNY]
  • 23 Brooklyn-Specific Emojis We Still Need [BKM]
  • Are Stop-and-Frisks Down, or Up? [NYP]
  • On Rent Freeze Issue, Mayor Calls For ‘Deep Thought’ [WSJ]


  • Inquiry into Hynes Spending as Prosecution Widens [NYT]
  • Surge in Child Migrants Overwhelms Central African Legal Assistance in Brooklyn [NYT]
  • Brooklyn man accused of raping stepdaughter when she was 8 [DN]
  • Alleged Brooklyn drug kingpin’s tattoos reveal life of crime, Bloods membership: prosecutors [DN]
  • Bill Sets Locations For 25 New Family Court Judges [LJ]


  • Brooklyn a Hit as a Baby Name, Except in NY State [BE]
  • Literary Power Couple Jonathan Safran Foer and Nicole Krauss split [NYP]
  • Cuomo Won’t Sign Medical Marijuana Bill Because It Allows For Smoking Marijuana [Gmist]
  • Amendment Absolves Government on ‘Zombie’ Property Law [CapNY]
  • Driving the plot: Brooklyn author pens novel about crime-solving cabbie [BP]


  • Celia Golden, mother of Sen. Marty Golden, dies at 93 [BE]