standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.25.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Wednesday, June 25th, 2014. Updated periodically.

Bushwick (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Bushwick (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Assemblywoman Millman’s Final Senior Fair at St. Francis College Friday [BHB]
  • Wheaton Terrier Abandoned at Hillside Seeks Fosters or Forever Home [BHB]
  • Met Opera’s Summer Recital Series Coming to Brooklyn Bridge Park Tonight [NYT]

Downtown BK

  • Velazquez clobbers Kurzon in Democratic primary for 7th CD [BE, N12]
  • Spike Lee honored for ‘Do The Right Thing’ anniversary [BEN12CPXamNY]
  • Nydia Velazquez beats Jeffrey Kurzon in 7th District Democratic primary [N12]
  • Grove Alley Makers Nite taking place Friday, June 27th [YSFBEBE]
  • Lunchtime Juggling Group Pops Up Downtown [DB]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • De Blasio to Rent Family’s Home While Living in Gracie Mansion [NYP]
  • ‘As You Like It’ is a walk in the park — Prospect Park, that is [BE]
  • Amerigroup Leases on 5th Avenue in the Slope [NYT]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • First Williamsburg Starbucks Opening Mid-Summer [DNA]
  • Williamsburg teacher goes beyond call of duty to help deaf student after tragic loss [DN]
  • A Business Lets You Order Your Picnic Supplies to Go [NYT]
  • Photo Essay: Williamsburg Shomrim Bike Registration [YWN]
  • Video: The Onion reports on “hipster molting season” in Williamsburg [FW]

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton

  • Missing Brooklyn writer found dead in waters off New Jersey [DN]
  • DOT Installing Safety Features on 4th Avenue in Bay Ridge [BE]
  • Bay Ridge Lawyers Association celebrate new officers at 60th annual dinner dance [BE]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Two Women Robbed on L Train in Two Days, Police Say [DNA]
  • Discarded Test Papers Behind Bed-Stuy School Reveal Student Information [DNA]
  • “Transformation: Rythm’s Roots” Explores Black History in Herbert Von King Park [NYT]
  • Spike Lee Block Party in Bed-Stuy: Get Ready For the Hottest Day of the Year [BR]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Gunman wanted in shooting at the Marlboro Houses [N12]
  • Ex-real estate exec cops to stealing $3M from Properites in Gravesend, Elsewhere [NYP]
  • Assembly Candidate Akselrod Calls For Mandatory Defensive Driving Training For High School Students [SB]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Artist Pre-vid Release Show At Industry City Distillery – You’re Invited [GYFO]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Locals Say Toxic Sludge Is Spilling Into Coney Island Creek As City Clears Clogged Sewers [BB]
  • Some more coverage of the Mermaid Parade [GptersBCBCC]
  • Drone Flies Over Coney Island’s Luna Park [GYFO]
  • More 0s for Cyclones’ Oswalt [BE]

Brownsville, Canarsie, & East New York

  • Tour ‘The Hole,’ NYC’s Rundown Brooklyn-Queens Border Town [CNY]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Vet Hospital Opens in Fort Greene [B]
  • Fort Greene Tour Highlights Michael Jordan, Walt Whitman and Tootsie Rolls [DNA]
  • Poehler, Rudd visit BAM to premiere ‘They Came Together’ [BE, N12NYM]
  • Pratt’s Jefferson Musanda & Nzinga Knight To Be Featured On Project Runway Season 13 [FGF]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Email LICH Update: SUNY board calls special meeting re Fortis sale, and more [BE]
  • Boerum Hill woman, 68, arrested for snatching purses, cops say [amNYMetroFGFDNA]
  • Bergen Street luxury building may fetch $50M [NYP]
  • Editorial: LICH Leftovers [HuffPo]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Multiple Stabbings in Crown Heights Leaves One Dead [BRMetro], Two Injured [CHI]; Deceased Victim 18-Years-Old [DNA, N12]
  • ESD Shuts Down Atlantic Yards ‘Alternatives’ [AYR] while  MTA Announces There Will Be lots of Drilling [AYR]
  • Nets Owner to Trim Spending to Get $1 Billion Valuation [NYP]
  • Andy Ricker Will Move Pok Pok Phat Thai to Brooklyn [ENY]
  • Kendrick Lamar Interviewed In His ‘Cramped Quarters’ at the Barclays Center [NYT]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Some Are Upset After Brooklyn College Rejects $10 Million Koch Donation [JWF]
  • What’s in a Name? Food Co-Op Organizing in Central Brooklyn [BR]
  • Rabbi Affixes Mezuzah To New Shul in Flatbush [YWN]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Foam Fest! [BC]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • A New Museum for the Morbid Opens in Gowanus [BB]
  • Red Hook Pilates Raising Funds for $12K in Fitness Equipment [DNA]


  • 85% of Renters ‘Burdened’ [CNY]
  • Rent Guidelines Board Approves ‘Shockingly Low’ 1% Increase [Animal]
  • What landlords, tenants’ advocates are saying about historic rent hike [TRD]
  • What Does a 1% Rent Increase Do? (Other Than Irritate Virtually Everyone) [NYO]
  • Want Your Security Deposit Back? Make Sure You Know Your Landlord [TB]
  • Caribbean Restaurant Week Offering Prix Fixe Deals Across City [DNA]
  • With LIRR Strike Looming, MTA Prepares Contingency Plans [NY1]


  • Plastic surgeon sentenced for fatal liposuction [NYPDN]
  • Brooklyn man sentenced to 20 years in prison for Brownsville shooting [BE]
  • NYPD Lt., facing administrative rap, defends himself by failing to recall key elements to the case [TS]


  • Mayor de Blasio & Speaker Silver Announce New Steps To Help Families Of Students With Disabilities [YWN]
  • McCall reappointed as chairman of SUNY [BE]
  • Deputy mayor goin’ back to Brooklyn [Crain’s]
  • ‘Ramen Fries’ Are a Thing, and Coming to the Hip Brooklyn Scene Soon [FB]
  • Brooklyn cyclists prepare for cross-country ‘Bike 4 Friendship’ trip [N12]
  • Just How LGBT-Friendly Is Bill de Blasio? [VV]
  • Chirlane McCray Wonders Why Her 1979 “I Am A Lesbian” Essay Didn’t Get More Attention [VV]


  • Eli Wallach, Versatile Actor of Stage and Movies with a Brooklyn Legacy, Dies at 98 [NYTBNNYP]

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