standard Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the Papers (05.13.14)

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Updated periodically.

Brooklyn Public Library (via Wikimedia Commons)

Brooklyn Public Library (via Wikimedia Commons)

Bibliophiles rejoice! After lengthy repairs, all 60 Brooklyn Public Library branches are now open. [Daily News]

Brooklyn writer Ross Perlin’s book Intern Nation: How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy has helped to crack down on the practice of unpaid internships. [Crain’s New York Business]

Does the Atlantic Yards ward off gentrification, or hasten it? [Atlantic Yards Report]

For his part, a Sunset Park superintendent laments his own role in bringing development to his neighborhood. [Gothamist]

And construction within Brooklyn Bridge Park stirs a debate on affordable housing and park funding. [New York Times] A call for proposals asks at least thirty percent of units to be reserved for affordable housing. [Brownstoner]

Video TALE hits Williamsburg this Thursday, gathering some of the finest storytellers around to share hilarious experiences using video to accompany fine art of the spoken word. [Brooklyn Based]

Red Hook‘s attitude, as expressed in an embroidered rainbow? “Whatever.” [McBrooklyn]

Numerous outlets are reporting on a looming NYPD crackdown on texting while driving. [South Slope News, Ditmas Park Corner, Gothamist, Bensonhurst Bean]

An accident on Gravesend’s McDonald Avenue leaves a motorcyclist in critical condition. [Sheepshead Bites]

The half-marathon will criss-cross all over Brooklyn on Saturday, [Brooklyn Based] followed by a Bill Murray themed party in Williamsburg that evening. [Brooklyn Based]

Greenpoint definitely has no shortage of dive bars, but where to begin? Here’s a run-down. [Greenpointers]

Newspaper caper! A literacy-loathing paper box thief strikes again in Bay Ridge. [Bay Ridge Courier]

The city is holding back a permit for July 4 fireworks in Coney Island. [NY1]

A junior high school in Bensonhurst is announcing a new phone app to combat bullying. [Bensonhurst Bean]

handmade gift boutique in Park Slope that suffered a devastating fire last month will sell its remaining salvaged items at Sunday’s Fifth Avenue Fair. [Park Slope Stoop]

Hipster school for kids: a newly converted warehouse between Gowanus and Park Slope is the latest branch of a music-education franchise. [New Yorker]

That gas smell in Brooklyn Heights was a truck decapitating a gas lamp. [Brooklyn Heights Blog via Brooklyn Daily Eagle]

A landmark Clinton Hill house—designed in 1889 for Charles A. Schieren, one of the last mayors of Brooklyn before it became a part of New York City in 1898—is on the market. [Wall Street Journal]

There’s a missing bunny on the loose in Fort Greene. [The Nabe]

Nets on thin ice: blowing a close one at home, the series is now drifting away from them, at three games to one. [NetsDaily]