standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (07.01.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Tuesday, July 1st, 2014. Updated periodically.

Homes in Cypress Hills (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Homes in Cypress Hills (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Books Beneath the Bridge is Back [BB]
  • Put Some Premium Bourbon in your MOUTH this Wednesday Evening [DNYC]
  • David Walentas Calls Brooklyn Heights ‘Old Guard’ Anti-Semites and Racists in New York Magazine Profile [BB]

Downtown BK

  • ‘Taste of the Caribbean’ celebration at Brooklyn Borough Hall [BE]
  • Dino-Mite in Grove Alley [BE]
  • Manhattan Athletic Club to take two floors at 388 Bridge Street [TRD]
  • Thirteen-Story Hotel Rises on Nevins Street [B]
  • 340 Flatbush Ave Extension to Become Brooklyn’s Tallest Building [NYY]
  • Downtown Brooklyn Public Art Celebrates 40th Anniversary of Rubik’s Cube [DNA]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Brooklyn White-Out Dinner Brings Out the Bourgeoisie in All of Us [NYO]
  • Puppetry Arts Festival Hits Fourth Street [BP]
  • New Mural Unveiled on Fifth Ave and Union Street [HPS]
  • Gluten-Free Vendors Bring Ice Cream, Cookies and Pasta to Park Slope Bar [DNA]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Dead Body Recovered Near India St Pier Last Night in Greenpoint [Gpters, NYP]
  • The Spire Lofts Have an Odd Configuration [Awl]
  • New York City Couple Put Up Buildings that Cater to Artists and Galleries [WSJ]
  • Lowest Common Denominator: A Kara Walker Selfie Generator [HA]
  • PHOTO ESSAY: This Is What’s Behind the Walls of the Domino Sugar Factory [NYO]
  • G’point ferry dock still busted, but city says fix is coming [BP]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Bushwick Residents Invited to Sound Off on Rezoning [DNA]
  • Restaurant Planned for Atlantic Avenue Near Bedford in Bed Stuy [DNA]
  • Out In The Streets Festival back July 26-27 w/ a Killer Lineup [BD]
  • “Do The Right Thing” 25th Anniversary Block Party Celebrates Brooklyn and The Film’s Legacy [UC]
  • Even Spike Lee’s Wife Teases Him About Kickstarting Gentrification in Brooklyn [NYM]
  • Rereading Do the Right Thing 25 Years Later [Gwkr]
  • Sidewalk monuments built to spread gun violence awareness in Brooklyn [N12]
  • Brooklyn artist’s jail cell studio renting for $1 [DN]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Signs Denote Changing Times in Bensonhurst [WSJ]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • The Sunset Park ferry might not run past October [CapNY]
  • OPINION: Training facility will help Sunset Park as well as Nets [BE]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Cyclones Fall Second Time to Staten Yanks [BP]
  • Baby Harbor Seal Makes Debut at New York Aquarium [NY1]
  • State Witholds Documents on Half Marathoner’s Death [BP]

Brownsville, Canarsie, & East New York

  • Community unveils mural for stabbing victim Tanaya Copeland one month after attack [Metro]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Bike Accident At The Corner Of Smith Street And President Street Tonight [PMFA]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • 17-Year-Old Arrested in Crown Heights Park Triple Stabbing, Police Say [DNA]
  • Police search for group of girls who attacked teen inside Prospect Park [N12]
  • Former Brooklyn haunted house counting on “halo effect” to attract tenants [TRD]
  • Jason Kidd Leaving Brooklyn Is Actually The Best Thing For Both The Nets And The Bucks [ED]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Golden Farm Boycott Ends After Workers Land Contract [DPC]
  • Milling and Paving in Kensington This Week [KBK]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Two Jet Skiers Hospitalized in Accident Off Gerritsen Beach: Officials [DNA]
  • It’s end of feline for Brooklyn cat colony [DN]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Man shoots 2, kills himself, at Gowanus iron works [BE, NYT]
  • Steel Rises Next to Gowanus Junkyard [B]
  • Now Docking Downtown: An Oyster Bar on a Boat [NYT]


  • Restaurant Chain to Pay Employees Nearly $1M Following Wage Violations [NY1]
  • Council Members Pushing for Department of Investigation to Monitor Sandy Recovery [NYO]
  • Jumaane Williams to Media: Don’t Link Stop-and-Frisk to Shooting Spike [NYO]
  • New NYPD Recruits and Veterans Head to High-Crime Areas [WSJ]
  • As Brownstone Prices Soar, Developers Changing Approach [B]
  • A New Mapping Tool Lets NYC Residents Peek Into Developers’ Plans [CL]
  • Opinion: Eminent Domain Can Rescue Underwater Mortgages [DN]


  • Older sister in Pakistani honor-killing trial changes story [DN]


  • The 13 Most Insane Lines from NY Mag’s Foreign Buyers Story [CNY]
  •  Brooklyn students win Fulbrights, headed for Bulgaria and Peru [BE]
  • For More New York Real Estate Dynasties, Daughters Hold the Future [WSJ]
  • Officials: Israel finds bodies of kidnapped teens, including son of Brooklyn family [BE]
  • Union Stages Walkout at Village Voice [CapNY]
  • Census Estimates Show Another Increase in New York City’s Non-Hispanic White Population [NYT]

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  • Alex Finan

    What the fuck is South Slope? I’ve lived in Brooklyn for twenty-eight years and have never heard of it. Is it some kind of pretentious hipster attempt to rename Bay Ridge, and Dyker Heights?