standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.26.14)

 A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Thursday, June 26th, 2014. Updated periodically.

Brooklyn Navy Yard (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Brooklyn Navy Yard (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park announces new board member Amelia Wilson [BE]
  • Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pop-Up Pool to Open this Week [DNA]
  • Etsy Takes Brooklyn [NYO]
  • Dabney Lee Sample Sale in Dumbo [DNYC]
  • Before DUMBO Had a Dumb Name: Eamon Loingsigh’s New Novel References the Neighborhood’s Seamy Past [6SqFt]

Downtown BK

  • NYU-Poly says spill was a not-so-toxic chemical [BP]
  • Here’s What the Massive Building Replacing Big Parking Garage Downtown Will Look Like [B]
  • NYU will ‘transform’ old MTA HQ downtown [CNY], then scales down its plans [Crain’s]
  • Low-Income Tenants Fighting Eviction Get $5M for Legal Help [DNA]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Park Slopers griping over plan to turn massive parking garage into housing and retail complex [DN]
  • Meeting on Slope Parking Garage Tonight [PSS]
  • GreenSpace On 4th Avenue To Open At Long Last [PSS]
  • Eleven Consignment Boutique to Open New Location Across the Street [HPS]
  • House of ‘First Family’ Available Soon For $6,500 / mo. [FiPSBKM]
  • Foer-Krauss Compound Chops Price by $1.5 Million, Relists With More Photos [BCNY]
  • Tasty Tacos To Go At 5th Ave’s Jalapeño King [SSN]
  • Warner Brothers Cheaps Out on President Street Block Association [FiPS]
  • “Warpaint” and “Yellowbirds” at Prospect Park Bandshell Tonight [NYT]
  • Fireworks & The Philharmonic For Free At Prospect Park July 9 [DPC]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Police Searching for East River Swimmer Swept Away by Current [DNA]
  • W’burg board: One-way a no-go for Wallabout Street [BP]
  • Pol: Bill to save W’burg community center dead, but DeBlasio has joined the cause [BP]
  • Organic Cafe Headed to Union Avenue Luxury Block [DNA]
  • Scoreboard made of cars beams World Cup results from Greenpoint [DN]
  • Artworks hand-carried from Cuba for Brooklyn show [DN]
  • Starbucks is Coming to Williamsburg [DNA]
  • Watch the 1991 short film that predicted the future of Williamsburg [FW]
  • Self-Service Pet Wash Offers Space for People to Bathe Their Dogs [DNA]
  • Space and Shakespeare will collide at Word bookstore [BC]
  • Why Peter Pan Is the Best Doughnut Shop in the City [VV]
  • In Williamsburg, A Hidden Refuge For the Undocumented and Incurable [B+B]
  • 15 Awesome Discoveries From the Greenpoint Grub Crawl [Gpters]
  • Greenpoint Weekend Arts Guide [Gpters]
  • Greenpoint’s Alex Karpovsky, of Girls, Notoriety, Profiled [NYM]

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton

  • Google asks Fontbonne Hall Academy to test new product [BE]
  • Dyker Heights Houses Have Hot-Weather Charm, Sell For Big Bucks [BE]
  • Dyker Heights mansion price-tagged at $7 million [BE]
  • Majestic menageries on Dyker Heights lawns [BE]
  • Sum, Sum, Summertime eye candy … in Dyker Heights [BE]
  • Congress Recommends Ethics Probe of Grimm [BEVV]
  • OPINION: Bay Ridge—a Brooklyn success story [BE]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Spike Lee Celebrates ‘Do the Right Thing’ With Bed-Stuy Block Party [DNA]
  • Bed-Stuy Director Tapped to Tour Italy as Part of Film Festival [DNA]
  • Bed Stuy Brownstone Goes for $1.65 Million at Kings County Public Auction [B]
  • New 42-unit project bound for 810 Flushing Avenue in Bushwick [BBH]
  • Bushwick commercial building trades for $20.8M [TRD]
  • How Is Life at Bushwick’s Most Controversial New Building, Colony 1209? [BD]
  • Pool Tables I Have Known (Requiem for Wreck Room Bar) [BD]
  • Autopsy Shows Bushwick Fashion Designer Jay Ott Drowned [WWD]
  • Bushwick’s New Venue, Palisades: ‘It’s Everyone’s Scene’ [B+B]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Man Crushed To Death By Tow Truck On Brigham Street [SB]
  • Drunk Driver Crashes Into Coney Island Avenue Storefront [SB]
  • DOT To Install Speed Bumps On Van Sicklen Street Near P.S. 95 [BB]
  • Colton says city’s trash plant plan is ‘not progressive’ [BE]
  • Sooo Delicious Food Court Opens On Bath Avenue, Replacing Casa Calamari [BB]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Child Struck By Police Vehicle In Borough Park [BB]
  • Martense Lane Rock reappears in Sunset Park [N12]
  • Tattoos, Artisanal Food and the Nets: Industry City Is Brooklyn’s ‘It’ Spot [DNA]
  • Green-Wood’s Our Town and the “Voodoo of Location” [L]
  • Brooklyn Nets Training Facility Planned For sunset Park [CNY]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Cyclones Back on Top! [BP]
  • Video Montages From the Mermaid Parade [BEVV]
  • Marina Abramović-Themed Burlesque Comes to Coney Island [Animal]
  • The Cyclone’s 87th Birthday is Today [BTS]
  • Concrete Boardwalk Better For Storms, Says Sandy Recovery Head [SB]

Brownsville, Canarsie, & East New York

  • Superb Play And Intense Squabbles Were The Story Of Caribbean Cup Play [CC]
  • Students Learn About Teamwork At Track And Field Day [CC]
  • Possible Stabbing Near 69th Precinct [CC]
  • Cadillac Crash on Church Avenue Injures Child [CC]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Taxi drivers team up to take down alleged Fort Greene pee bandit [BP]
  • Navy Yard’s new chairman has eye on tech jobs [Crain’s]
  • Duplex Clinton Hill Condo at Bed-Stuy Bargain Price [BKTTF]
  • Teachout: Cuomo thinks small on infrastructure [CapNY]
  • Meet Brooklyn’s Newest Small-Batch Sriracha: Ft. Greene Farms [B+B]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • SUNY board officially approves sale of Long Island College Hospital to Fortis [BEN12, Crain’s]
  • Man Decapitated by Tractor Trailer While Fleeing Police, Witnesses Say [BE, N12, BP, DNADNNYPNY1]
  • Cobble Hill’s last gas station likely doomed [BP]
  • ‘Hey Bartender’ on Showtime Portrays Julie Reiner of Clover Club in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn [NYT]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • MTA Approves Forest City’s Changes to Atlantic Yards Plan [AYR]
  • Lots of Bike Corrals Planned for Prospect Heights [B]
  • Crown Heights’ CB9 Votes in New Chairman [DNA]
  • Brooklyn Museum Fountain to Get Musical Accompaniment Through Contest [DNA]
  • ‘Aaron Swartz’ documentary paints late Crown Heights hacker as a hero [NYP]
  • Nets are caught in the Draft [BENYP]
  • Dixon Is Buyer Behind Record-Setting Sales in Crown Heights, Bed Stuy [B]
  • Flatbush Avenue Street Fair This Sunday [DPC]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Cops Searching For Missing 12-Year-Old Naomi Williams [DPC]
  • Anti-Violence Art Installation Comes To East Flatbush [CC]
  • Compost For Brooklyn’s Iced Tea Party This Saturday [DPC]
  • Neighbors Spruce Up Q Gardens [DPC]
  • Tree Care Event This Sunday [DPC]
  • Lea Expands Menu To Offer Breakfast And Lunch [DPC]
  • Free Screening Of ‘TINY’ Documentary At All Souls Bethlehem Church This Friday [KBK]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • $90,000 in cash and illegal cigarette contraband seized in Brooklyn bust [BE, DN]
  • Gowanus activists to Ladner at Planning Meeting: You’re not listening! [PMFABP]
  • Free Ferry From Red Hook to Manhattan Back Saturday [Brokelyn]
  • Spaceworks offers affordable public space for artists to create and showcase their work [N12]
  • Museum of Morbid Anatomy Opens Saturday with Exhibit on Mourning [DNABP]
  • Smith-Ninth mosaic signs still cardboard after a year [BP]
  • Storytelling Workshop for Toddlers Comes to Red Hook Library [DNA]
  • Morbid Anatomy’s Divya Anantharaman Shows Us DIY Taxidermy [B+B]


  • NYPD Investigating Complaints of Credit Card Fraud Following Muni Meter Use [NY1]
  • The 9 Best Kept Secrets in Brooklyn [L]
  • HomeCanvasr Aims to Show Brooklyn Buyers ‘Secret’ Listings [CNY]
  • Where to Eat Near the F Train: From Coney Island to Forest Hills [Z]
  • Where to Shake it This Summer: Five (Nearly) Free Dance Parties [BB]
  • More Traffic Cameras Coming [WNYC]
  • 16 Ways to Spend Your Weekend [Brokelyn]
  • Where to Watch the 4th of July Fireworks in Brooklyn [Brokelyn]


  • Toll Collector Pocketed $24K by Replacing Cash With Counterfeit Bills: DA [DNANYPBE]
  • Daughter testifies against her father, who’s accused of plotting the murders of her lover’s family in Pakistan [DN, NYP] 
  • Grimm’s ex repped by embattled pol’s pals in fraud case [NYP]
  • Pair of developers facing third lawsuit — but similar allegations — over defective loft construction [TRD]
  • Senior Brooklyn-Born U.S. Prosecutor Who Fought Wall St. Is Departing [NYT]
  • Brooklyn Family Court celebrates LGBTQ families during Pride Month [BE]


  • Nadler says closing loophole will end NSA’s ‘backdoor searches’ of U.S. citizens [BE]
  • GrubHub says Brooklyn has best food delivery tippers in NYC [N12]
  • Chamber of Commerce launches ‘Brooklyn Made’ seal for local goods [N12]
  • Mark-Viverito gives large chunks of funds to projects of allies from Brooklyn, elsewhere [NYP]
  • TerraCRG’s Ofer Cohen on Brooklyn Rezoning, Retail and a Revitalized Condo Market [Crain’s]
  • Should Children Be Allowed in Bars? [DPC]
  • Piling Up: What’s Your Take On Catalog Deliveries? [DPC]
  • Cops: Watch out for the green dot [BP]
  • Why It’s Become More Tempting Than Ever for Chefs to Leave New York [Gmist]
  • Undocumented New Yorkers Will Get City ID Cards [Gmist]
  • Soda Ban Has Burped Its Last: NYC Loses Final Appeal [Gmist], De Blasio Disappointed [CapNY]

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