standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the Papers (05.10.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Updated periodically.

Jay Ott

A missing person poster. (Photo Via Facebook)

The body of missing Bushwick fashion designer Jay Ott was found off the coast of Sunset Park. [Daily News]

Police are looking for the driver of a car involved in a Gowanus hit-and-run that critically injured a pedestrian this morning. [Eyewitness News]

The authorities also need the assistance of Kensington residents to locate a missing senior citizen. [Kensington BK and Ditmas Park Corner]

Mayor de Blasio and Commissioner Bratton attended a police memorial ceremony that included a tribute to Dennis Guerra, the officer killed responding to a Coney Island fire. [NY1]

A TSA employee from parts unknown in Brooklyn was arrested for allegedly having sex with minors in the Dominican Republic. [CBS Local]

That incendiary headline is followed with a literal one: a manhole explosion rocks Bergen Beach. [Brooklyn Daily]

Tompkins Houses residents in Bedford-Stuyvesant worry that their community center may close as school lets out for the summer. [Our Time Press]

Closed permanently is ReBar, a popular venue in DUMBO, leaving many wedding couples scrambling [Wall Street Journal].

Speaking of  lovers in peril, were you sitting at The Owl Farm Thursday night in Park Slope? You caught the eye of a fellow patron, but may not have noticed. [Park Slope Stoop]

And don’t look for romance as a night-owl on the G train: nighttime weeknight work disruptions are coming soon. [Brooklyn Daily]

At least the gray cat who was mercilessly punted 20 feet in the Brevoort Houses in Bedford-Stuyvesant is healing well, rescuers say. [Daily News]

Meanwhile, two types of bird watchers–those with gadgets and purists who prefer the naked eye–are clashing in Prospect Park. [New York Times]

Instead of squabbling, they should claim their prize: someone in South Slope bought a winning lotto ticket and the period for claiming the big award is about to expire. [South Slope News]

Then maybe they could be as rich as Ken Burns, who just bought a three-bedroom Prospect Heights apartment that includes a swimming pool. [FiPs via The Real Deal]

Merrell Schexnydre, President and CEO of BHP, holding an official receipt for $25 million at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Friday. (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Merrell Schexnydre, President and CEO of BHP, holding an official receipt for $25 million at Brooklyn Supreme Court on Friday. (Photo via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Please pick up your $25 million check! A Judge in the LICH litigation ordered Brooklyn Health Partners, a bidder to take over the hospital, to take back their deposit after it was rejected by SUNY Downstate. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]

A former strip club in Greenpoint has been repurposed as a bar, winning accolades for its architectural style. [New York Magazine]

But you could have a beer above the Gowanus instead. [New York Magazine]

Speaking of inspiring furnishing and lighting, designers displayed their work at the 11th annual BKLYN DESIGNS in DUMBO. [DNAInfo]

Also nearby is Jared Kushner’s DUMBO Heights Complex, where e-commerce site Etsy is eyeing a move. [The Real Deal]

Executive director of the Bay Ridge Democrats Jamie Kemmer will challenge Republican State Senator Marty Golden for his seat. [Bensonhurst Bean and Sheepshead Bites].

Finally, the Nets are back home, hoping to avoid a 3-0 series deficit to the Miami Heat. [Nets Daily]