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Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for May 15

May 15, 2014 By Matthew Taub Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Thursday, May 15, 2014. Updated periodically.

Weekend events bring traffic changes in Park Slope: the Fifth Avenue Fair will shut down that thoroughfare Sunday [Park Slope Stoop], while the Brooklyn Half Marathon on Saturday will close Grand Army Plaza and other local roads. [Park Slope Stoop]

The Kings County Fair celebrates its fifth year at Aviator Sports at Floyd Bennett Field (5/15-5/26) [Brooklyn Courier]

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A more unusual event is Shred Fest, the city’s annual event to help New Yorkers prevent identity theft, taking place at Prospect Park on Saturday from 10-4 (enter at West 3rd Street). [Kensington BK]

Free outdoor movie screenings every Sunday night in Fort Greene, through most of the fall. [Brokelyn]

But there’s also great screenings and showings all over. [The L Magazine]

There’s a kickstarter campaign for a Fort Greene couple to open a crab shack in Crown Heights. [DNAInfo]

Upcoming trouble underground on the 2, 3, 4, and 5 lines, which will affect Brooklyn Heights and other more inland neighborhoods. [Brooklyn Heights Blog] B and Q lines switches as well. [Ditmas Park Corner]

Ava Chin leads a foraging walk and talks about her book, “Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal,” in Fort Greene [New York Times]

At least service on the L train will increase, starting this fall. [Free Williamsburg]

Officials are pushing SUNY, the owner of Long Island College Hospital, to keep it open until a new owner is installed. [Brooklyn Eagle]

A candidate seeking Borough President Eric Adams’s old State Senate seat (District 20 – sprawling from Sunset Park to Prospect-Lefferts Gardens) is distributing literature that blurs the line between official business and campaign materials. [Brooklyn Courier]

Gerritsen Beach and Sheepshead Bay have a good chance of getting funding for all the initiatives to protect against another storm surge—except the one idea the community wants the most. [Brooklyn Daily]

State Street in Boerum Hill sees a long torn-up and empty block get a handsome line of rowhouses. [New York Times]

According to a new report from the U.S. Postal Service, Brooklyn is the capital of attacks on Postal Workers. [Brooklyn Magazine]

The NYPD reassigns cops after an East New York detective was shot by his partner. [Daily News]

A 13-year old Flatbush choirboy who was shot in the eye will sing the national anthem at Thursday’s game between the Mets and Yanks. [Daily News]

A baby-faced Flatlands thug  was convicted of murdering a cab driver. [NY Post] The case previously made news when the alcoholic prosecutor went AWOL during closing arguments. [NY Post]

The authorities are looking for a suspect in a Ditmas Park dollar store robbery. [Ditmas Park Corner]

A seven building complex in East Flatbush is on the market for $35 million. [The Real Deal]

A cavernous concert hall is coming to Williamsburg. [Brooklyn Magazine]

A Victorian Flatbush mansion sold for a record price, but the owner is leaving it empty for now. [Brooklyn Eagle]

The Hare Krishnas are packing up from Downtown Brooklyn and heading for Queens. [DNA Info]

Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights residents were taunted by fake ads for a marijuana dispensary “coming soon.” [Gothamist and Daily News]

“The Roof at Whole Foods” in Gowanus gets a nearly sneer-free write up from the journal. [Wall Street Journal]

The Observer interviewed Jonathan Butler, owner of Brownstoner, Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg, to ask him what’s next. [New York Observer

After months of back and forth negotiation about affordable housing, yesterday the City Council gave the thumbs up to the revised development plan around the old Domino Sugar Factory in Williamsburg. [Brownstoner via DNAInfo]

Famed Brooklyn Heights pizzeria Grimaldi’s has sued its ex-landlord for $6 million for removing their custom coal oven without their notice. [Daily News]

A food sampling event will be held in June to support the Bushwick Starr, the neighborhood’s acclaimed theatrical performance venue. [Brokelyn]

Pouncing on potholes: at an upgraded plant in Gowanus, Mayor de Blasio touts his efforts to clean up cavernous roadways. [Brooklyn Eagle]

And City Council members take a round-trip bicycle ride to Brooklyn Borough Hall from Manhattan to back the mayor’s “Vision Zero” plan. [Brooklyn Spoke]

Marine Park and Mill Basin residents are furious after a traffic light went out at a major intersection and the 63rd Precinct, despite being contacted, failed to respond. [Brooklyn Courier]

Gerritsen Beach and surrounding neighborhoods are receiving only a pittance of Hurricane Sandy relief funds–the “Build it Back” program is mired in graft, with most of the funds diverted to consultants and contractors. [Brooklyn Daily]

A recent rundown of the best happy hours was considered insufficient when it came Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick. [Free Williamsburg]

A residential building in Bushwick is looking for polyamorous tenants hoping to live in a judgment-free space. [DNAInfo]

Also in Bushwick, it’s last call for entrants to the second annual contest of the least well endowed. [Bushwick Daily]

Bensonhurst students, parents and teachers are rallying to save the job of an elementary school principal who is being push aside “for no apparent reason.” [Bensonhurst Bean]

It’s the final farewell for the young girl killed in a Canarsie accident. [Canarsie Courier] What will it take for drivers to slow down? [Canarsie Courier]

Bike-to-work day is tomorrow. Here’s everything you need to know. [Gothamist]

Heartbreak: the Nets season ends in a 5-game loss. [NetsDaily] A $192 million experiment comes up empty-handed. [New York Times]

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