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Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News for May 17

A collection of headlines and events involving the borough today, Saturday, May 17, 2014. Updated periodically.

May 18, 2014 Matthew Taub Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Faces Of MS 51 Are Part Of First Back2School Inside Out Project [Park Slope Stoop]
  • Car Flips On 6th Avenue, Sends Two To Hospital [South Slope News]
  • City’s pilot composting collection expands to more parts of Brooklyn [News12]
  • With Moim, Park Slope’s Got Some Pretty Good Korean [CHOW]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Downtown Williamsburg’s Spectacular Glowing Dome Is Open For Revelry [Gawker]
  • Bedford Avenue’s New Destination For Fro-Yo and Waffles On a Stick [Bedford + Bowery]

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

  • Two Bath Beach Schools Dealing With Odd-Colored Water [NY1]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • District 15 parents seek answers from Schools Chancellor Fariña [Home Reporter]
  • Philippe Petit in Greenwood Cemetery: To Be Truly Creative, Do the Forbidden [Wall Street Journal]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Southern Brooklynites Slam Sandy Rebuild Efforts [Home Reporter]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • Police: Man shot, injured at Bristol Street, Lott Avenue in Brownsville [News12]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Yoko Ono Receives Honorary Degree From PRATT [BK Mag]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • SUNY Releases Closure Plan for LICH [NY1]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Polka-Dot Interiors in Crown Heights [Curbed]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

Gowanus & Red Hook


  • Brooklyn Half-Marathon Kicks Off; Finish Line at Coney Island Boardwalk [Eyewitness News]
  • On Bike to Work Day, Cyclists get surprise caffeine, carb infusion on bridge. [Brooklyn Paper]
  • City Now Expects to Authorize More Green Cabs by the Fall [New York Times]
  • Judge Dismisses City’s Case to Ban Co-Locations Between Public, Charter Schools [NY1]
  • Free Concert Calendar to Heat Up Your Summer [Brooklyn Based]


  • Ratatat’s debut is a time capsule from a Brooklyn bedroom [The A.V. Club]
  • This Portraitist to the Literary Stars Just Inked a Book Deal of Her Own [Bedford + Bowery]

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