standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.24.14)

 A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Tuesday, June 24th, 2014. Updated periodically.

Williamsburg's Bedford Avenue

Williamsburg’s Bedford Avenue can be quiet and quaint–on a Sunday (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Rescue Units Looking for Someone in the Water in DUMBO, Monday Night [McB]
  • Snack attack: New Shake Shack by Brooklyn Bridge Park is busy, busy, busy [BE]
  • Will This Love Lane Mews Condo Also Sell for a Crazy Amount? [CNY]
  • Carley Roney, Founder of The Knot, Picnics in Brooklyn Bridge Park [NYT]
  • Former Heights Press writer publishes debut poetry collection [BE]
  • Jack Antonoff, Guitarist of Band ‘fun.,’ lives with Girlfriend Lena Dunham in the Heights [NYM]

Downtown BK

  • Thousands of Bees Removed from Downtown Brooklyn Scaffold [DNA]
  • Tuesday’s Primary: In Brooklyn, Jeff Kurzon Is Challenging Nydia Velazquez [McB]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • A 5-Bedroom Brooklyn Home with Swimming Pool for $949K? Only in the Movies [DNA]
  • Robert De Niro Spotted on 7th Avenue [PSS]
  • Outdoor Dinner Party With Ben Folds Set in Secret Prospect Park Spot [DNA
  • PHOTOS: Dum Dum Girls at Celebrate Brooklyn [VV]
  • VIDEO: Drummers and horn players take over library steps [BP]
  • Brooklyn Community Chorus at Congregation Beth Elohim [FiPS]
  • Long Unarmed, 2 Generals Will Be Reunited With Their Swords [NYT]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Worker Hurt in Accident at Future Williamsburg Whole Foods Site [DNANY1N12]
  • 10th Annual Bicycle Fetish Day [BP]
  • Rib Specialist Carnal Just Might Become Your New Favorite Smorgasburg Stand [GS]
  • Wythe Hotel cashing in on Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks [NYP]
  • Bao Wow: ‘Lucky Luna’ in Greenpoint [L]
  • Gertrude Stein play brings the weird to Williamsburg [BP]
  • Zoe Kravitz Performs With Band at Café de la Esquina in Williamsburg [amNY]
  • Courtshop Picks Williamsburg For First-Ever Brooklyn Store [RNY]
  • Two Weeks Remaining To See Kara Walker’s Sugar Sphinx [BR]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • As Prices Soar in Bed Stuy, Borough President Calls for 50-30-20 Housing and Rezoning [B]
  • Say Goodbye to the Diviest of Bushwick Dive Bars; Wreck Room Is Closing After 9 Years [BD, FW]
  • Bushwick’s Fitness Scene Steps Up Its Game With Aerial Yoga [RNY]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Caretakers moving Plumb Beach felines to undisclosed, out-of-state location [BC
  • Bensonhurst boy plays golf with the pros [BE]
  • 200 ginkgoes are planted in Gravesend, and their fruit smells like vomit [NYT]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Industry City lures commercial kitchens — and storefronts — as it heats up a big revamp [DN]
  • Artist Pre-vid Release Show At Industry City Distillery – You’re Invited [GYFO]
  • Orthodox Jewish woman launches social media campaign to convince her husband to grant her a religious divorce [DN]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

Brownsville, Canarsie, & East New York

  • Family, friends of Carlos Santos, who was stabbed to death in Cypress Hills, begs for information [N12]
  • Police Seek Man in Connection with Brownsville Shooting, Robbery [NY1]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Car & Ambulance Crash Blocks Traffic On Lafayette Avenue [FGF]
  • Henry Gutman appointed as chair of Brooklyn Navy Yard [BE]
  • ‘The Old Woman,’ With Willem Dafoe and Mikhail Baryshnikov, at BAM [NYT]
  • Make Music NY solstice festival plays in “hot” in Fort Greene Park [BE]
  • Puppy Prom to Crown Canine King and Queen [DNA]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Black, Puerto Rican Caucus protests SUNY’s treatment of LICH bidders [BE]
  • Nightingale 9 Moving to Seersucker Space, Making Way for Wilma Jean [ENY]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Video: Car Bursts into Flames on East New York Ave. [CHI]
  • Local nonprofit Project Renewal serves 2 millionth free meal to needy Crown Heights residents [N12]
  • Brooklyn Museum wants you to write a soundtrack for their fountain [Brokelyn]
  • Listings Are up for Crown Heights Building on Sterling Place [B]
  • Gosling adopted by a pair of Prospect Park ducks [BP]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Flatbush Synagogue Of Rabbi Behind Many Bans About To Close [FM]
  • Everyone’s A Winner At The Strawberry Shortcake Eating Competition [DPC]
  • Brooklyn College liberals spurn $10M gift from Koch brothers [NYP]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Marine Park Improvements Coming [BC]
  • Remote-control plane club holding miniature stunt show [BP]
  • Jamaica Bay Riding Academy in Bergen Beach [NYT]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Final “Bridging Gowanus” Meeting This Wednesday [PMFA]


  • Commissioner Bill Bratton advocates for security cameras to be added to all city subway cars [DN]
  • All Hell Breaking Lose Monday Night in Brooklyn: Stabbings, Shots Fired, Robery, Child Abuse, EDP and More [McB]
  • New York City to issue municipal IDs, even to illegal immigrants [N12]
  • Enjoy the opera at Brooklyn Bridge Park, and 16 other free things to do this week [Brokelyn]


  • Crown Heights Rabbi Pleads Guilty In Get Kidnapping And Extortion Case [FM]
  • Cabby ‘plotted double-killing’ after daughter ditched arranged marriage [NYP, DN]
  • New Lead in 1909 Killing of a Star Officer [NYT]


  • Brooklyn Paper is sold to new owner [BP, Crain’sNYP]
  • City sends reps to Washington to pitch Brooklyn’s Barclays Center as host of 2016 Democratic convention [DN]
  • Lena Dunham puts heat on NBC over abortion trailer [NYP]
  • Larry Feldman: From House of Representatives’ Deputy Counsel to “sandwich maker” [BE]
  • Deconstructing the Perfect Burger in Park Slope and Greenpoint [NYT]
  • New York Becomes 23rd State to Legalize Medical Marijuana–Just Not the Kind You Can Smoke [VV]
  • Polls Open For Primary Day Elections [N12]
  • The New Media Boom Times [Awl]
  • Naumburg Orchestral Concerts in Central Park begin tonight with the Knights, a Brooklyn-based orchestra [NYT]

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