standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the Papers (05.11.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Sunday, May 11, 2014. Updated periodically.

Photo via Matthew Taub

Photo via Matthew Taub

California residents are being sold on Bushwick as the latest “hipster ‘hood” worth a visit. [Sacramento Bee] The same goes for travelers from Boston [Boston Herald]

At the second annual Mr(s) Williamsburg competition, they do drag a little differently. [New York Times]

Interfaith Medical Center, on the border of Crown Heights and Bedford-Stuyvesant, rebounds from a potential bankruptcy and now shows signs of staying power. [Our Time Press] A theatrical performance, held in the hospital, helped draw attention to its plight. [BKLYNR]

Six kids blessed with beautiful voices—but living in a Flatbush homeless shelter— will bring their inspiring singing act to Radio City Music Hall. [Daily News]

“A Bikeable Feast,” a cycling supper club beginning May 17, will consist of a four hour bike tour from Greenpoint to South Williamsburg, concluding with an outdoor dinner. [Daily News]

A Park Slope resident is attempting to preserve Quechua, the dying language of the former Inca Empire. [Wall Street Journal]

Between 2003 and 2012, neighborhoods like DUMBO helped Brooklyn outpace Manhattan in the growth of design firms. [Women’s Wear Daily]

Kensington is the neighborhood of choice for a couple on “the hunt” for more apartment space. [New York Times]

A social media savvy Brooklyn Heights resident (and former government employee) is leading a grass roots effort to oppose plans for two tall residential towers in Brooklyn Bridge Park. [Brooklyn Heights Blog]

Police identify a suspect in connection with hammer attacks in Bedford Stuyvesant and elsewhere. [NY1]

Crime in the borough includes a slashing in Coney Island [News12] and a slew of robberies, stabbings, shooting and assaults in the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill areas. [The Nabe]

The victim of the Gowanus hit and run yesterday has now sadly passed away. Police continue to look for the driver. [Park Slope Stoop]

An NYPD lieutenant already in hot water for a litany of lawsuits is embroiled in another questionable stop and frisk in Crown Heights. The city has already paid out $400,000 for incidents involving his conduct. [Daily News]

“Brookyln,” Colm Tobin’s acclaimed 2009 novel, is next for the Big City Book Club. Brooklyn College and the Fulton Mall make appearances in the novel, which takes place in the early 1950s. [New York Times]

A 47 year old woman from parts unknown in Brooklyn gave birth to twins. [NY Post]

An evicted Brownsville mother of four is getting help from a local shelter to get back on her feet. [Daily News]

Barcelona in Brooklyn: Greenpoint tapas restaurant “El Born” gets a nice write up. [New York Times]

A few restaurants near Clinton Hill‘s Classon Avenue G train stop received favorable treatment as well. [Daily News]

Dream of ditching your dream job and opening a wine store? Proceed with caution and talk to this Williamsburg couple first. [Wall Street Journal]

Mayor de Blasio’s housing plan would include major development along modest thoroughfares like Pitkin Avenue in Brownsville and East New York. [New York Times]

This is our house! The Nets took game three back at home, keeping the series alive. [NetsDaily] But while in attendance, Jake Gyllenhall could not keep both Jay-Z and Beyonce entertained at the same time. [Gawker]

It’s Mother’s Day. Take her to a concert at St. Paul’s Church in Carroll Gardens. [Pardon Me For Asking]