standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.23.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Monday, June 23, 2014. Updated periodically.

Photo by Matthew Taub

Photo by Matthew Taub

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Dept. of Labor Rejects ReBar Staff’s Attempt to Recover Lost Wages [DNA]
  • VIDEO: The Fence at Brooklyn Bridge Park [BE]
  • Dancing in spring the olde way, on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade [BE]
  • New Exhibit of Brooklyn Street Photos at Historical Society [BP]

Downtown BK

  • Police search for Danielle Selig, last seen on corner of Livingston Street, Gallatin Place [N12]
  • Community leaders get advice at ‘One Brooklyn Resource Fair [BE]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Ben Folds will play to crowd dressed all in white at Prospect Park fund-raiser [BP]
  • Eagle Provisions Company Building Listed for $9M in Slope South [NYO]
  • Swords Return to Public Statues in Places Like Grand Army Plaza as City Crime Drops [DNA]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • $1,000 reward in possible bias attack in So. Williamsburg [N12]
  • Vice Has Many Media Giants Salivating, but Its Terms Will Be Rich [NYT]
  • “King Kirby,” at the Brick in Brooklyn, part of the Comic Book Theater Festival [NYT]
  • Six Takeaways From Northside’s ‘Disrupting Transportation’ []
  • ‘The Big Chill’ Tonight at Brooklyn Brewery [YSF, EBFP]

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton

  • Retail and Department Store, Hotel Workers Endorse Recchia [BRJ]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • 22 charged with drug trafficking following undercover investigation at Roosevelt Houses [BE]
  • Bed-Vyne Brew Celebrates First Year With Block Party [DNA]
  • Campaign Aims to Call Time on Bushwick Bars [DNA]
  • Video of Bushwick Wall Collapse [Animal]
  • Bed-Stuy’s Fulton Art Fair celebrates the artists of the African diaspora [BE]
  • At Bushwick Gallery, Kate Durban Talks About Disturbing Reality TV [VICE]
  • Donut Deli, an Australian Cafe and a 7-Eleven Open in Bed-Stuy [DNA]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Bensonhurst Bands in the Basement [BP]
  • The fine art of noodle-making on 18th Avenue [BE]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Searching for Home in Sunset Park, Brooklyn [NYT]
  • DOE Places Brooklyn Mom’s 3 Sons in Schools in 3 Different Neighborhoods [DNA]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • De Blasios don costumes for annual Mermaid Parade in Coney Island [DNDNA, BV, GmistVVamNY]
  • Cyclones Squeak Out One Win [BP], Then Another [BP], and Another [BP]

Brownsville, Canarsie, & East New York

  • 26-year-old Donnell Smith shot, killed at 281 Powell St. in Brownsville [N12]
  • East New York Slumlord Thrown in the Slammer After Failing to Make Basic Repairs [DN]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Fort Greene Sidewalks to be Upgraded Surrounding ‘Cultural District,’ BAM [BP]
  • Brooklyn Public House Reopens in Fort Greene [B]
  • Why Is This Fort Greene Residence All Lit Up? [6SqFt]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Revealed: 321-325 Pacific Street [NYY]
  • Editorial: LICH’s Clumsy Closing Costed $100 Million [Crain’s]
  • Founding Principal Bids Farewell to Carroll Gardens School [DNA]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Police: 3 people wanted for attempted robberies at Citibank on Utica Avenue, M&T Bank on University Avenue [N12]
  • Jewish and Black Teen Taken Into Custody Following Incident [CHI]
  • Hit n’ Run Driver Arrested After Returning to Crash Scene [CHI]
  • Thousands of Lubavitchers Turn Out on Eastern Parkway for ‘an Hour With the Rebbe’ on Video [CHI]
  • At Atlantic Yards, Questions Over Vanderbilt Platform [AYR] and Permanent Railyard [AYR]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Dead man found in East Flatbush apartment may have been killed by male lover: police sources [DN]
  • P.S. 109 students place anti-violence murals on Glenwood underpass [N12]
  • Shot Teenager Graduates In Another Step Towards Recovery [CC]
  • 66th Precinct Plainclothes Teams Catch Kensington Perps [KBK]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Refuse from Floyd Bennett Field is Repurposed For Art [NYT]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Family Claims Red Hook Man Dies of Asthma Attack After 911 Ambulance Delay [NYP]
  • Builders drop big bucks on Gowanus-Canal-side block [BP]


  • Bloody start to summer as a dozen people shot over 12 hours [NYP]
  • Safest and riskiest areas of New York’s subway system [DN]
  • Make Music New York Festival [NYT]
  • 9 Great Coworking Spaces in Brooklyn [BKM]
  • At School, Turning Good Food Into Perfectly Good Compost [NYT]
  • New York City’s Top Public Schools Need Diversity [NYT, BKMBN]
  • 93 Days of Summer: How to Spend Each Day of the Season in Brooklyn [Brokelyn]


  • Brooklyn’s new District Attorney leads the way with 8 inmate exonerations so far this year [DN]
  • Judge Upholds Policy Barring Unvaccinated Students During Illnesses [NYT]
  • Legislature Approves 25 New Family Court Judgeships [LJ]
  • Facing Pressure From Tenant Groups, Board Is Set to Vote on a Rent Freeze [NYTN12]


  • Baptism by Fire: a Brooklyn Firefighter’s Initiation [NYT]
  • Brooklyn cleans up at architecture awards [BP]
  • Brooklyn native to star in Judge Judy-style court show [DN]
  • Questions about Bicycles, Superintendents and Rent-Stabilization [NYT]
  • Editorial: Mayor and business getting along—for now [Crain’s]
  • Nonprofit paid for Brooklyn borough president’s trip to China [NYP]
  • Watch This Short Documentary on NYC Subway Dancers [Animal]

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