Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for May 16

May 16, 2014 By Matthew Taub Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Friday, May 16, 2014. Updated periodically.

Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

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Williamsburg & Greenpoint

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton:

  • Bay Ridge Nights: Find your new romance in the Ridge. [Brooklyn Courier]
  • Carlo Formisano: Brooklyn’s ‘poultry professor’ [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Students create ‘Generations’ mural for Norwegian Christian Home [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Dyker Heights Car Crash Leaves Cyclist in Critical Condition [Brooklyn Daily]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Bed-Stuy Library Celebrates Life of Woman Whose Cells Made Medical History [DNAInfo]
  • Controversial “Jefftown” Creator Has Some Words For The Haters [Gothamist]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Sheepshead Bay’s annual street festival, BAYFEST, this Sunday. [Brooklyn Courier]
  • Balkan Party Music To Rock Sheepshead Library During Bike The Branches Saturday [Sheepshead Bites]
  • Mickey Rooney shines again in new trailer for lost ‘last’ film [Daily News]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Coney Island Residents Step Up For Street Patrols [Daily News]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • Fostering Youth Food Justice Leadership Through New FEEST Initiative [Brooklyn Reader]
  • Surveillance video shows gunpoint robbery at Brownsville deli [News12]
  • SUV Crashes In Front Of Canarsie Popeyes [Eyewitness News]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Urban foraging book gives new meaning to ‘street food’ [Brooklyn Daily]
  • Free exhibit “Making it in NYC: the Era of New Manufacturing” opens at Brooklyn Navy Yard [The Nabe]
  • A gang conducts an “umbrella assault,” while other crimes dot the neighborhood. [The Nabe]
  • Fort Greene has affordable rents, comparatively. [Curbed]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Fox pulls the plug on beloved Gowanus Yacht Club’s “Duff” beer [Brokelyn]
  • The Sad Remuddling Of 195 Smith Street, Former Home Of Robin Des Bois [Pardon Me For Asking]
  • Ronny The Seltzer Man Still Delivering In The Neighborhood [Pardon Me For Asking]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Tenants Fight to Save Their Homes in Up-and-Coming Crown Heights [Epoch Times]
  • Auto Thefts Surging as Drivers Leave Unattended Cars Running [DNAInfo]
  • Prospect Park Church Elevated to Cathedral Status [Eyewitness News]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • HBO “Gils” uses Ditmas Park to portray the mid-west. [NY Mag]
  • Family Dollar store robbed at gunpoint in Flatbush [News12]
  • NYPD Seeking Public Assistance In Identifying Burglar At Midwood Medical Center [JP Updates]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Brooklyn Eighth-Grader Becomes A Published Author — Twice [CBS 2 NY]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Giant new Four & Twenty Blackbirds Space Coming [Park Slope Stoop via GrubStreet]
  • Two Brothers Built Their Own Internet Service Provider on the Roof of a Supermarket in Brooklyn [MotherBoard]



  • Wife of accused billion-dollar Ponzi schemer arraigned in Brooklyn Federal Court [Daily News]
  • Public school teacher, EMT busted for selling heroin [NY Post]
  • Rabbi Pleads Guilty to Sex Abuse, Gets Sweetheart Deal of One Year in City Jail [Failed Messiah]


  • Try as it may, The Observer can’t get Brooklyn right. [Brookyln Eagle]

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