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Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for May 14

May 14, 2014 By Matthew Taub Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Updated periodically.

The MTA will allow free transfers for G train riders to J or M trains at the Lorimer St. stop during work on the Greenpoint tube this summer. [Daily News]

The Brooklyn DA is investigating the owner of DUBMO bar and wedding venue ReBar, who absconded and left depositors scrambling. [Gothamist via NY Post] At least one couple, from Carroll Gardens, is launching a fundraiser to raise money for their wedding at an alternative venue. [Pardon Me For Asking] Just in time, a new space at 26 Bridge Street has opened. [DUMBO NYC]

Long Island College Hospital will begin FDNY ambulance diversions atmidnight [NY1]. And it’s game over for the early favorite bidder, Brooklyn Health Partners. [McBrooklyn and Brooklyn Daily Eagle]

An art gallery will display five alternative proposals for the Atlantic Yards construction. [Brokelyn]

WeWork in Williamsburg: the collaborative work-space company inks its first lease in Kings County. [New York Observer]

Supporters of Michael Grimm, the Congressman representing southern Brooklyn neighborhoods like Bay Ridge and Bensonhurst, will hold a rally for him Saturday in Staten Island [Staten Island Advance]

Nine Brooklyn retail strips, including Fulton Mall, saw their rents more than double. [Crain’s New York Business]

Bed-Stuy Beer Works now delivers by cargo bike. [Brokelyn]

The insanely adorable Gingerbread House in Bay Ridge returns to the market for $10.5 million. [Curbed]

Visiting North Williamsburg this weekend? Here’s a guide. [Free Williamsburg]

This Saturday is the Brooklyn Public Library‘s “Bike the Branches” event, a fun one-day bike ride where you can discover our borough in an exciting way and support the library at the same time. [Ditmas Park Corner]

Mayor de Blasio journeys to a city asphalt plant by the Gowanus Canal to make an announcement at 10:50 a.m. [New York Times]

Pro-boxing comes to a local Canarsie gym. [Brooklyn Daily]

The City Council is poised to cast its final vote on the redevelopment of the area near the Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg. The new plan now includes 538,000 square feet of affordable apartments. [The Real Deal]

Members of the NYPD Emergency Service Unit conducted a high-wire training exercise Tuesday on top of the Brooklyn Bridge. [Wall Street Journal]

Bay Ridge cops offer a chance to return unused, expired or illegally obtained prescription drugs, no questions asked. [Brooklyn Daily Eagle]

A four-building portfolio in southeast Williamsburg has hit the market with an asking price of $22 million. [Crain’s New York Business]

After numerous complaints, the 78th Police Precinct in Prospect Heights has stepped up its efforts to park patrol cars away from the sidewalk near a Sixth Ave. stationhouse. [Daily News]

Brooklyn Bridge Park issues a Request For Proposals (RFP) for new construction. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] One outlet decries opposition to the project as “NIMBY.” [Gothamist]

A judge upholds a $62 million verdict awarded to Brooklyn mom who lost her legs in botched hospital procedure. [Daily News]

Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Night Bazaar announces new spring and summer hours and promotions. [Gothamist]

A cyclist was injured after hitting a baby carriage and a dog in Park Slope. [Park Slope Stoop]

State Senator Diane Savino, representing Coney IslandGravesendBrighton Beach, and Bath Beach, is pushing for the State to embrace medical marijuana. [Bensonhurst Bean]

A crook reached under a toilet stall to steal a woman’s wallet in Brooklyn Heights. [Brooklyn Daily]

An alcoholic prosecutor went AWOL during a trial of a man accused of a Flatlands murder. [Daily News]

Fire, vandalism, and theft at beloved “Bread Love” cafe in Stuyvesant Heights. [Brownstoner]

The owner of Deltaprintr, a Brooklyn-based maker of 3-D printers, says the race in his industry is on. [Crain’s New York Business]

“To say anything general or sweeping about Brooklyn these days is to invite all kinds of nonsense,” theObserver admits. But they did so anyway: a list of “Brooklyn Influencers,” or 128 people who matter right now, hits the formerly pink press. [New York Observer]

Season on the line: down three games to one, the Nets will try to save the series in Miami. [NetsDaily]

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