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Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for May 21

May 21, 2014 By Matthew Taub Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • The River Cafe gets a nice write-up heralding its rebirth [New York Times] after a long rebuilding effort following Hurricane Sandy [Brooklyn Eagle]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • “Privacy is Dead” Installations Popping Up in Park Slope [FiPS]
  • Residents Driving Golf Cart in Park Slope Bike Lane [FiPS]
  • Facial Hair Competition at Academy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu [South Slope News]
  • Windsor Terrace Bar With Formerly Offensive Name Gets Nice Review [The L Mag]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Car Surfer Falls Off Dunkin Donuts Truck, Seriously Injured [NY Post]
  • Enormous Henry Norman Hotel Coming to Greenpoint [Free Williamsburg]
  • Rockabus Won’t Run Buses From Williamsburg to the Beach This Summer [Gothamist]
  • Bad Ass Dance Video Shot on N. 12th [Greenpointers]

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

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Police Release New Video Showing Bed-Stuy Sex Assault Suspect [Gothamist]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Removal Of Anatolian Gyro Sign Reveals A Bit Of Sheepshead Bay History [Sheepshead Bites]
  • Game Over For 86th Street’s Circle Two Video Game Store [Bensonhurst Bean]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Impatience Grows Among Sunset Park Residents For Promised Waterfront Park [Brooklyn Bureau]
  • Gallery visitors take swings at calf piñata stuffed with $1,000 [Daily News]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Is drinking on the beach legal now? Luna Park ads sure make it look that way [Brokelyn]
  • Thunderbolt Opening Delayed to May 31st [NY1]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • Gun Violence Rises to Unprecedented Levels in Brownsville [Daily News]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Clinton Hill “Hot Bird” Pub Bans Kids After Being Swamped by Families [NY Post]
  • Missing Brooklyn Tech Senior Turns Up in Philly [Daily News]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Toddler Fighting For Life After 6th Floor Plunge in Crown Heights [NY Post]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • 2 Midwood Students Accused of Poisoning Their Teacher [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Blaze flares up in Flatbush apartment building, injuring four [Brooklyn Courier]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Brooklyn dad says son who was behind the wheel in high-speed crash that killed 2 was a ‘great driver’  [Daily News]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • ‘Combined Overflow’ Roundtable Discussion Marks End Of Exhibition At Proteus Gowanus This Friday [Pardon Me For Asking]


  • Police Blotter Around the Borough [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Interactive map visualizes the 3735 bicycle crashes in Brooklyn, NY  from August 2011 to February 2014 [You Are Here]
  • NYPD considering using drones and gunshot detectors to fight crime [Daily News]
  • Torst (in Greenpoint) and La Vara (Cobble Hill) get profiled in an article about the refined American bar snack [New York Times]
  • 101 Free Things to Do in Brooklyn This Summer [The L Mag]


  • Brooklyn D.A.: Cost of Reviewing Convictions Tops $1 Million a Year [Wall Street Journal]
  • Reputed Luchese capo gets out jail on $1M bail despite prosecution protests [Daily News]
  • Judge gives Jabbar Collins’ lawyers OK to question ex-NYPD detective Scarcella [Daily News]


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