standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.20.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Friday, June 20th, 2014. Updated periodically.

The view from Bushwick (Photo by Matthew Taub)

The view from Bushwick (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Brooklyn Heights library battling air conditioning problems, along with six other branches [DN]
  • Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby [BHB]
  • B’Heights author pens history of women’s boxing [BP]

Downtown BK

  • MTA fires high-ranking security executive after 25 years, escorts him out of Brooklyn office [DN]
  • BP Adams, Brooklyn’s No. 1 Booster, Sees Few Limitations [Crain’s]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Drums and Horns Descend on Grand Army Plaza for Crowdsourced Live Concert [DNA]
  • Giant Crotch Takes Over 199 Seventh Avenue [HPS]
  • These Park Slope Apartments Have an Ideal Renter in Mind [CNY]
  • What Are Some Things You Never Want To Do In NYC? [SSN]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Up-close view of the Williamsburg Sinkhole [Animal]
  • Celebrating the Birth of Pizza by Honoring Every Parlor in the City [VV]
  • ‘Treehouse’ Grows in Brooklyn, Becoming a Local Designer ‘Super Store’ [B+B]
  • Best Italian Sandwich in the City at Emily’s Pork Store [VV]

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton

  • Brooklyn prep school files for bankruptcy, may not delay lawsuit [BE]
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Upper Level Closures Planned Next Week [BB]
  • Salvation Army Basketball Clinic in Bay Ridge [BRJ]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Eight injured as garbage truck crashes through Bed-Stuy deli wall [DN, N12]
  • 17 arrested after yearlong Bed-Stuy drug sting; 5 suspects still at large [N12]
  • Police Seeking Suspect Who Shot Man in Leg in Bed-Stuy [BR]
  • Bushwick Pet Superette is Closing Due to Oversaturation of Pet Industry in Bushwick [BD]
  • After a Dark Period, the Dashing Lads of Apostrophe Are Ready to Kick Some Colon [B+B]
  • ‘Cracked’ Chicken Wings and Fruity Sangria: Tasty Eats From the Inaugural Taste of Bushwick [HuffPo]
  • Revisiting ‘Do The Right Thing,’ 25 Years Later [HuffPo]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Three-Story 18th Avenue Building Sells For $1.98 Million [BB]
  • Sheepshead Bay Didn’t Look So Different in 1938 [SB]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Rooftop dance party atop Industry City Sat. Night, Built Around Argentine documentary “Living Stars” [NYT]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Man Who Jumped From Coney Pier Pronounced Dead, Despite Rescue Efforts [NYP]
  • Feds Give Nearly $1 Million For Brighton Beach Greenstreets As Coastal Resiliency Measure [SB]
  • Time-lapse video captures the construction of Coney Island’s new Thunderbolt roller coaster [DN]
  • Cyclones edge Renegades in extras [BE]
  • “When Harry Met Sally” on the Beach at Coney Island [BRJ]

Brownsville, Canarsie, & East New York

  • Stabbing in Broad Daylight in Cypress Hills [N12]
  • Multiple Shootings Within Hours On Local Streets [CC]
  • DIY Greenhouse Building Workshop in East New York [BS]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Clinton Hill Yeshiva Has Operated Illegally for 20 Years, Local Leaders Say [DNA]
  • BAM Cinemafest: Bits of Brooklyn, Everywhere [NYTFP]
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard “Family Fun Day” Sunday [NYT]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Court Street Accident In Front Of Abilene’s Last Night Apparently Involved Drunk Driver [PMFA]
  • World Cup Pub Crawl Kicks Off Summer on Atlantic Avenue [DNA]
  • Atlantic Avenue Summer Celebration Saturday [CHB]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Unrenovated Crown Heights House With Details Goes for $1.5 Million [BS]
  • Review of Bluestone Cafe in Prospect Lefferts-Gardens [QAP]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Kings rugby up for a ‘Fight’ this weekend [BE]
  • Monday Evening, State Senator Brennan Shares Plan For Safer Ocean Parkway [DPC]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Iconic Gowanus Kentile Sign Started to be Dismantled Yesterday (Photos) [PMFADNA, DN]
  • Mom-n-Pop Flop: Small Businesses Can’t Get ‘Build-it-Back’ Loans to Recover From Sandy [BP]
  •  NYC DEP Commissioner Lloyd Attending June Gowanus Canal Superfund Community Advisory Group Meeting [PMFA]


  • Mayor, City Council agree on $75B budget plan [Crain’s]
  • Kids and Education: Brooklyn News Wrap-Up [BE]
  • City Urged to Boost Bet on Manufacturing [Crain’sNYO]
  • Money Remains Crime-Fighting Tool for New York Police [NYT]
  • Bill would require NYC to factor in population growth in planning school facilities [BE]
  • While Improving, City’s Air Quality Crisis Quietly Persists [GG]


  • Nearly 400 Brooklyn assistant district attorneys received at least 4% salary raises [DN]
  • Brooklyn man convicted of raping 8-year-old stepdaughter after she wrote college application essay [DN]
  • Ex-cop faces life in prison for using uniform to rob drug dealers [NYP]
  • Gowanus Rapper Denies Murder, but Testifies About a Life Studded With Criminal Acts [NYT, DN]
  • Two frauds jailed after tricking more than 500 students with fake nursing school [NYP]


  • Deal reached to legalize medical marijuana in NY [N12] with a hugh catch [HuffPoCapNY]
  • Zoning star solves city’s land use conundrums [REW]
  • Lana Del Rey, That’s No Way for a Pop Star To Behave [Gkr]
  • New York Legislature Closing Session With a Flurry of Activity [NYT]


  • Carol Chapin, Carroll Gardens resident, Music Together director, dies at 65 [BE]
  • Gerry Goffin, Songwriter and Carole King’s Ex-Husband, Dead at 75 [RS] (born in Brooklyn)

UPDATED: DNC Convention in Brooklyn?

  • Absolutely! [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Okay, Sure [NY Post]
  • No Way [Brokelyn]
  • Yes, Despite Some Serious Reservations [NYO]
  • Could be Good, Could be Bad, Might Not Matter at All [SFG]
  • It would be ‘cool’ [AP]
  • Don’t Believe the Brooklyn Hype [DN] (Goes Beyond DNC Issue)
  • The Politicians Sure Like it [amNYNYO]
  • Sinovision Does a Video [SV] *(New)(Chinese-Tranlation Required)

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