standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (06.30.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Monday, June 30, 2014. Updated periodically.

Sunset Park, Brooklyn (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Sunset Park, Brooklyn (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • 3 Firefighters Treated for Minor Injuries in Cobble Hill Fire [BHB]
  • Graffiti Artist Strikes Again at Fruit Street Sitting Area [BHB]
  • Grace Church parishioner artist depicts Coast Guard at work [BE]
  • Watch Our Video Preview of the New Roller Rink at Brooklyn Bridge Pier 2 [BHB]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Group of young women brutalize 15-year-old girl in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park [DN]
  • Five Guys and a Mean-Looking Dude in the Slope [NYT]
  • Prospect Park-goers call for a barbecue ban in the massive green space [DN]
  • Enjoy the End of the Wold Cup on Stone Park Cafe’s 100″ Screen [OTBKB]
  • Lucky 13 Closing 13th Street Saloon, Moving North [SSN]
  • Canvas Cafe & Gallery Closed, Japanese Crepes & Fresh Juices To Replace It [PSS]
  • ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’ Kicks Off Free, Outdoor Summer Performance Schedule From Piper Theatre [PSS]
  • Norman Oder’s Park Slope Tour Includes ‘Encyclopedic’ Knowledge [BRJ]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Two women busted in attack on Orthodox man, 79 [DN]
  • Vintage Furniture Shop to Close on Bedford Ave. After More Than 20 Years [DNA]
  • Help Greenpoint Feral Cat Colonies & Lost Cat in Winthrop Park? [Gpters]
  • Vice, the News Entity, Grows on HBO and Online [NYT]
  • MOVES Is a Rising Fashion House With a ‘Raw, Rowdy Edge’ [B+B]
  • Eerie Photos Of Brooklyn’s Gigantic, Abandoned Domino Sugar Factory [BI]
  • Brooklyn Eats showcases some of the best bites in Brooklyn [BE]
  • What are the three oldest restaurants in Williamsburg? [FW]

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton

  • The B37 Bus is Back–Along With Other Service Changes [N12]
  • New Utrecht students use school walls as their canvas [BE]
  • Verrazano Bridge Workers Save Stranded Falcon Chick [BB]
  • Bay Ridge Eco-Dock Opens [BRJ]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Man robs three women of iPod, smartphones on L train in Brooklyn [DN]
  • New Bushwick Book Aims to Be ‘Time Capsule’ of Present Day [DNA]
  • Bed-Stuy Residents Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Spike Lee Film [NY1, HuffPo]
  • Family demands justice for Chanel Petro-Nixon, Bed-Stuy teen slain in 2006 [N12]
  • Bed-Stuy Townhouse With Outdoor Shower Asks $2.65M [CNY]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • The Commute: Local Pols Fight For Addition Of Avenue R As A Select Bus Service (SBS) Bus Stop [SB]
  • ‘Miami-Style’ Compound Hits the Market [DN]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Industry City Vodka Distillers in ‘spirited’ dispute [NYP]
  • Almost 80% Of NYC’s Daycare Vouchers Reportedly Given To Haredim, Leaving Others Without Help [FM]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Police Seek Suspect in Connection with Coney Island Shooting of Man, Child [NY1]
  • Police Arrest Man in Connection with Brighton Beach Stabbing [NY1]
  • Cyclones Fall Short [BP] but now have Dillon Gee [BP]

Brownsville, Canarsie, & East New York

  • One Dead, Two Injured in Brownsville Shooting [NY1]
  • A New Confidence Game For Young Offenders in Brownsville [NYT]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Massive Fort Greene Bee Swarm Doused With Sugar Water and Run Over [DNA]
  • Versatile Reggae Band Third World On Its Way to the Navy Yard [DN]
  • Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Clinton Hill raises funds to repair historic stained-glass window [N12]
  • Cuomo to Face Challenge from the Left: Fort Greene’s Zephyr Teachout [OTP]
  • From Gilded Movie House to University Gym: Uncovering the Past of the Brooklyn Paramount Theatre [UC]
  • Crime Blotter: Drunk Guy Steals Cab, $1,275 Of Beer Taken & More [FGF]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Minority leaders to Cuomo: ‘Do the right thing’ for LICH [BE]
  • Caroll Gardens Hit Dover is Now Serving Brunch [ENY]
  • Ever-Deepening Pothole on Carroll Street [PMFA]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Crown Heights Community Garden Boarded Up as Members Protest [DNA]
  • Elizabeth A. Sackler elected first woman board chair of Brooklyn Museum [BE]
  • Some of the Housing in the Atlantic Yards is Hardly ‘Affordable’ [AYR]
  • Barclays Center boosts security for Avicii concert following hospitalizations in Boston [N12]
  • Jason Kidd Is Expected to Leave as Nets Head Coach [NYT]
  • 5 Candidates to Replace Kidd as Head Coach [NYP]
  • Candidates Forum in Lefferts Gardens July 12th [QAP]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Flatbush Avenue Street Fair Draws Thousands [DPC]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Man, 32, Is Killed in Hit and Run in Gerritsen Beach [NYT]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • At Least One Man Critical Following Shooting in Gowanus [NY1, NYP]
  • Kentile Floors Sign Inspires T-Shirts, Nails, and Body Art [WSJ]


  • City Has 800 ‘Zombie’ Properties [NYP], Others Vacant Places Investors Store Cash [NYM]
  • Con Ed seeks customer aid to avoid $1B substation [Crain’s]
  • Thirteen of the Best Tattoo Shops in Brooklyn and Manhattan [RNY]


  • Scaffolding in place around Courthouse, even though work hasn’t started in 5 years [NYP]
  • Grandfather arrested after losing toddler on F Train [N12]
  • Hynes Faces Threat to Legacy [BE], Deputy Sent ‘Shredding’ Order [NYP]
  • Real estate millionaire spending wealth to become a judge [NYP]
  • Is Brooklyn’s New DA Telling the Truth About an Assault of a Black Gay Man? [FM]
  • U.S. Marshals guard judge who presided over Brooklyn drug kingpin’s racketeering trial [DN]


  • Portrait: Mayor de Blasio’s Inner Circle [NYM]
  • Menchaca spearheaded drive for municipal ID cards [BE]
  • ‘Made in Brooklyn’ Brands See Major Boom [NYP]
  • Brooklyn man rows to Caribbean from Africa to promote voluntary HIV testing [N12]
  • Mystery Looms Around Funding of Borough President’s Trip to China [NYP]
  • How Spike Lee Predicted Global Warming and Gentrification [BKM]

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