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Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the Papers for May 9

May 9, 2014 By Matthew Taub Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Friday, May 9, 2014. Updated periodically.

  • The latest victim of the “hammer mugger” describes his encounter with the suspect in a Bedford-Stuyvesanttrain station. [CBS News] Previous victims included a pregnant woman. [DNAInfo]
  • The Frieze Art fair has attracted followers and satellite events, but the “Bushwick Frieze Night” on Saturday [Bushwick Daily] and tonight’s Greenpoint Gallery Night [Greenpointers] were apparently not significant enough to merit the list of notables. [New York Times]
  • The Heat take a 2-0 series lead over the Nets [Nets Daily]. Already a waning playoff contender, the team lacks the intense rivalries and a devoted fan base that make for a memorable franchise. [New York Times]
  • Legal action over the “scoring” of potential creditors could shake up the bids for Long Island College Hospital[Brooklyn Daily Eagle]. Meanwhile, Brooklyn Health Partners, previously considered the favorite but then brushed aside, may have a second chance. [Crain’s Health Pulse]
  • Whole Foods in Gowanus is a whole nuisance that blocks bike and pedestrian traffic, according to neighbors. [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget plan received a warm reception by Brooklyn businesses. A break on fines for small businesses (to drive “mom and pop” stores) and funding for development of the Brooklyn Army Terminal in Sunset Park are welcome developments to Carlo Scissura, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]
  • But a plan for affordable housing construction within Brooklyn Bridge Park is raising tempers. [Wall Street Journal]
  • Someone painted a mural on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and it’s brilliant. [Brooklyn Heights Blog]
  • A captive audience of frail and elderly Sandy refugees (marooned after the storm at the Kings Hotel in Coney Island) were scurried into enrolling with managed care companies. The frenzy for enrollment was the result of a Medicaid overhaul in New York, with bloated plans criticized as being at taxpayer’s expense. [New York Times]
  • Bergen Beach woman has invented a convertible breast-feeding blanket for modest moms with a discrete mesh window at the top that lets moms nurse with modesty while maintaining eye-contact with their children. [Brooklyn Daily]
  • A legendary karaoke series, held mainly in the basement of a Park Slope bar but with a rapt following, comes to an end. [BK Mag]
  • In Dyker Heights, karaoke doesn’t fare much better, where a lounge offering the activity but perennially embroiled in arrests and illicit allegations was denied a liquor license. [Home Reporter]
  • Calling all Brooklyn sculpture artists! A flashy new hotel in North Williamsburg wants to commission your work for its lobby. [New York Observer]

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