standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the Papers (05.08.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Thursday, May 8, 2014. Updated periodically.

One of the views from Marie Lorenz's "Tide and Current Taxi."

One of the views from Marie Lorenz’s “Tide and Current Taxi.”

Brooklyn artist Marie Lorenz’s “Tide and Current Taxi” will take Frieze Art Fair visitors on half-hour boat tour along the city’s coastal waters. [New York Times]

Not to be outdone, many Bushwick art galleries will stay open late Saturday as part of their own “Bushwick Frieze Night.” [Bushwick Daily]

Karla Wozniak, whose work appears in Bushwick.

Karla Wozniak, whose work appears in “Bushwick Frieze Night.”

Free bicycle helmet fittings at the Kensington branch of the Brooklyn Public Library (4 to 6:30 p.m.). [Brooklyn Eagle]

Speaking of libraries, Brooklyn Heights residents are hoping the saved funding from a nixed renovation of the 42nd Street branch might preserve their local institution from any changes. [Brooklyn Heights Blog]

Not so lucky is the South Slope’s VFW post, closing after fifty years. [South Slope News via New York Observer]

At the White House, Prospect Heights’s Brooklyn Botanic Garden received an award: the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. [ABC News]

New Yorkers don’t like to name their babies “Brooklyn.” Within Brooklyn itself, the numbers are most pronounced against this trend (which is occurring elsewhere in the country). [Slate]

Rested or rusty? The Miami Heat dominated the Nets to take Game 1. [Sports Illustrated]

Shelter rescuers eventually captured the stray cat that survived a vicious kick in Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Breevort Houses. The event was captured on video. [Daily News]

“Apple-pickers,” meet the glass-hole: someone broke into a man’s Fort Greene apartment and stole the fancy electronic headgear created by Google. [Brooklyn Daily]

Shows and screenings dominate events in the greater Greenpoint area this weekend. [Greenpointers]

A Windsor Terrace bar gets blow-back for paying homage to Native Americans. [FiPS]

Sign of the changing times: a vegan bakery on Bushwick Avenue [Brownstoner]

Brooklyn Bridge Park near the DUMBO waterfront announced the lineup for its signature movie series. This year’s theme is animals. [Dumbo NYC]

Michael Grimm, the indicted Congressman representing Bay Ridge and Staten Island, is persona non grata at F.B.I. regional offices. [Bensonhurst Bean via DNAInfo]

Pigeons, meanwhile, are non grata in Park Slope, which tied with the Upper West Side for the most amount of complaints about the species’ presence. [Park Slope Stoop via New York Times]

No updates yet on the triple shooting in Clinton Hill last week. Brooklyn brief is following. [The Nabe]

Canarsie residents say Remsen Avenue is a speedway with too many accidents, and a nine-year old’s death is only the latest proof. [Canarsie Courier]

A turn signal comes to another accident-prone intersection in Sheepshead Bay. [Sheepshead Bites]

And potholes will get the quick fix on 86th Street in Bensonhurst. [Brooklyn Courier]

Finally, free egg creams and music await on Henry Street in Carroll Gardens as the Brooklyn “Farmacy” owners celebrate their book launch. [Pardon Me For Asking]