standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News (07.02.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014. Updated periodically.

8th Avenue, Sunset Park (Photo by Matthew Taub)

8th Avenue, Sunset Park (Photo by Matthew Taub)

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • VIDEO: A tour of Jehovah’s Witnesses headquarters in DUMBO [BE]
  • Don’t even THINK about parking in Brooklyn Heights on the 4th of July! [BE]
  • ‘Jack the Horse’ Not Quite Soft Opening This Weekend [BHB]
  • Former Warner Music Co-Chairman Michael Fleisher Sells Brooklyn Heights Town Home for $6.4M [6SqFt]

Downtown BK

  • Shaggy, Olivia, others draw crowd to Brooklyn Borough Hall [BE]
  • Brooklynites Rally For Slain Teens in Israel [N12]
  • Hasta la vista, IHOP! [BE]
  • Eric Adams Declares Himself a ‘Tender’ Borough President in First Newsletter [NYO]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Daily News: Brooklyn Central Library Needs $100 Million in Repairs [DN]
  • Buy a Park Slope Condo, Get a Free Tesla [NYM]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Burning Man-Inspired ‘Mindfulness’ Festival Coming to Brooklyn Parks [DNA]
  • Vice Media Moving to New Williamsburg Headquarters [WSJ]
  • Police Identify Body of Man Who Was Swept Away in East River [NY1]
  • Family of 7-Year Old Injured in Roll-Up Gate Accident Thank FDNY for Saving Son [GG]
  • Tenants of Williamsburg Luxury Building Organize a Rent Strike [B]
  • Artist Kara Walker Says Farewell to the Domino Sugar Refinery [CNY]
  • 50 Kent has free outdoor movies this summer courtesy of Nitehawk Cinemas [Brokelyn]
  • A Handful of Car Spaces, or a 27-Dock Citi Bike Station? [SB]

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton

  • The B37 bus is back! [BE]
  • Gay Talese Reminisces About Verrazano Construction [NYT]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Bed-Stuy Residents Rally Against Gun Violence [DNA]
  • Animal remains found in dumpster on Throop Avenue in Bed-Stuy [N12]
  • (In)Famous Dive Bar, Wreck Room Is Gone For Good. Bushwick Community Mourns [BD]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Bad Batman Bags Man’s Bag At Coney Island McDonald’s [SB]
  • TONIGHT: Memorial for slain Israeli boys [BC]
  • Knapp Street Burger King Converted To Temporary Mosque For Ramadan [SB]
  • Brooklyn Public Library Expands Free Summer Meals Program, Giving Free Lunch To Kids At 25 Branches [SB]
  • Winona Ryder stars in Rag & Bone campaign photographed in Coney Island [DN]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Crowded Sunset Park subway station to get second exit [BC]
  • Eyebeam moved to Sunset Park []

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Bad Batman Bags Man’s Bag At Coney Island McDonald’s [SB]
  • Zombies at the Cyclones Game Tonight [NYT]
  • Cops seek shooter of 10-year-old boy [BC]
  • Farley Herzek Appointed President Of Kingsborough Community College [SB]

Brownsville, Canarsie, & East New York

  • Man Accused of Stabbing Two Children in East New York Arraigned [NY1]
  • Can Murals Change a Neighborhood? [BR]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • AfroPunk Festival Announces Lineup [MA]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Fortis signs contract with SUNY to buy LICH in Brooklyn [BE]
  • Activists claim racism as LICH deal nears end [BP]
  • Overnight, A Big Pink Illegal Clothing Collection Bin Appears On Hoyt Street [PMFA]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Livingston Leaves Nets After One NBA Season to Join Warriors [BN]
  • Shanghai-Based Group Purchases Major Stake in Atlantic Yards Affordable Housing Project [NY1]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • X-Press Pizza For Sale [DPC]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Arrest in fatal hit-and-run [BC]
  • Sharks score blowout against Carolina Phoenix [BC]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Scaffolding plummets several stories onto worker [BP]
  • On the market for $24 Million — in Red Hook [BE]
  • Viva Italia — in Red Hook [BE]
  • Crazy about kitchens? Check out new showrooms — in Red Hook [BE]
  • Long Live Art — in Red Hook [BE]


  • Mexico City artist unveils 122 bicycle silhouettes all across Brooklyn and Manhattan [DN]
  • Public Schools in City Are Now Poorer and More Crowded [NYT]
  • A Guide to Outdoor Pools in Brooklyn [SSN]
  • Summer Concerts This Weekend, Mostly in Brooklyn [WSJ]
  • ’10 Best Hot Dogs in NYC’ Includes a Few in Brooklyn [Gmist]


  • Brooklyn DA stands by double murder conviction investigated by Det. Louis Scarcella [DN]
  • Driver Who Killed Pedestrian in Police Chase Was Not “Depraved” Because He Tried to Avoid Collision, Court Rules [VV]
  • Serial Unlicensed Driver Gets Misdemeanor Charge in Brooklyn Death [SB]
  • High Court ruling on IQ and death penalty unlikely to affect cop- killer Wilson’s sentence, prosecutor says [DN]
  • Daniel St. Hubert asked for lawyer shortly after getting arrested for stabbing two children in Brooklyn elevator: court papers [DN]


  • Democrats blast Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling [BE]
  • Pols spend $2.8M on MTA Bus problem already (essentially) solved [Crain’s]
  • Sikora launches campaign for Millman’s Assembly seat [BE]
  • Council Member Williams Launches National Organization to Fight Gun Violence [BR]
  • What does it mean when painted bike lanes fade? [BS]


  • Actor, Filmmaker Paul Mazursky Dies at 84 [NY1]
  • Bob Hastings, ‘McHale’s Navy’ actor, dies at 89 [NYP]

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