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Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for May 28

May 28, 2014 By Matthew Taub Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Locks of Love Coming Down at Brooklyn Bridge [Fox]
  • Proposal for a One Story Building on 20 Old Fulton Street [DUMBO NYC]
  • Brooklyn Rotary Club Brings Haitian Boy to U.S. for Life-Saving Surgery [Brooklyn Courier]
  • Brooklyn Heights Business Owner Says She Won’t Allow Movie Shoots in Her Store [Brooklyn Heights Blog]
  • Rooftop Beer Garden and Restaurant Planned for Empire Stores in DUMBO [DNAInfo]
  • Dock Street Dumbo Gets Glassy [Brownstoner]
  • Older Buildings Like 75 Henry St. in Brooklyn Heights Add Amenities to Compete with New Neighbors [DNAInfo]
  • Second “Shake Shack” to Open in DUMBO [The Real Deal]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • No Prospect Park Film Festival This Year [Brooklyn Paper]
  • A City-Wide Review of Brunch Preparations Includes Marco’s in Prospect Heights [New York Times] while ‘R&D Foods’ Makes ‘Off the Menu’ [New York Times]
  • No Storytimes At Park Slope Library Through Mid-June [South Slope News]
  • Manahattanhenge? How about ParkSlopeHenge? [Room8]
  • Center For Anti-Violence Education Punch-A-Thon In Prospect Park This Sunday [Park Slope Stoop]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Students Evacuated After Fire Breaks Out Near Williamsburg Talmudic School [NY1]
  • Memorial Day Shooting in East Williamsburg [Bedford + Bowery]
  • Brooklyn Film Festival Kicks Off in Williamsburg Friday [DNAInfo] and here’s what to catch, both local and not [Bedford + Bowery]
  • Live in a 145-Year-Old Williamsburg Church for $4,250/Mo [Curbed]
  • Cheap Storefronts for Rent in Williamsburg’s Housing Projects [Animal]
  • New Affordable Housing up for Grabs in Greenpoint and Bed Stuy [Brownstoner]

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

  • Residents charge picnic parties leave piles of trash in Owl’s Head Park [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Grimm’s Campaign Manager Quits Amid Pol’s Legal Troubles [Bensonhurst Bean]
  • Wife of Rabbi tied to Congressman Grimm Attempts Suicide [Failed Messiah]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Woman Dies After Bed-Stuy Apartment Fire [Metro] apparently while smoking in bed and on an oxygen tank [Daily News]
  • Memorial Day Fire at Bushwick Sea Town [Bushwick Daily]
  • Livestream to Return Community to former 3rd Ward Digs [Greenpoint Gazette]
  • WagMag Annual Benefit Tonight [Bushwick Daily]
  • ‘The Well’ Steps in to Save ‘Tiki Disco,’ For a Price [Brokelyn]
  • The Wick Is Finally Open, and Amazing! (photos) [Bushwick Daily]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Bushwick Starr and Brooklyn Gypsies to Host Oye! Avant Guarde Night Festival [Broadway World]
  • Sampson Challenger Who Grew Up Homeless Says Mayor’s Homeless Initiative Doesn’t Go Far Enough [Sheepshead Bites]
  • Bushwick Open Studios Guide: How to do BOS like a Boss [Bedford + Bowery]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Mayor Bill de Blasio touts early pre-K enrollment in Sunset Park [News12]
  • Former cop indicted for scrawling anti-Semitic graffiti in Borough Park admits going on hateful spree [Daily News]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Coney Island School To Get Fire Alarms Fixed By Start of Next School Year [NY1]
  • Neil Patrick Harris Says Hello to Coney on Memorial Day [Coney Island USA]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Brooklyn Hospital Center to double size of Emergency Department [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Subway Rider at Atlantic Avenue Who Refused Muggers Stabbed, Hospitalized [Metro]
  • Barclays Center Hiring 300 Part-Time Workers This Summer [DNAInfo]
  • Trash-based Fashion Show at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Tonight [The Nabe]
  • 40 New Trees Coming to Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill [DNAInfo]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • De Blasio’s “Historic Moment” on LICH increasingyl resembling GWB’s “Mission Accomplished” on Iraq [Newsday]
  • LICH advocates say ‘ER’ is just a clinic [Brooklyn Paper]
  • This Cobble Hill Townhouse Costs $18K a Month [The Real Deal]
  • Van Horn in Cobble Hill Closed [Grub Street]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Pressured to Move, Low-Income Tenants Resist Buyouts [Brooklyn Bureau]
  • Prospect Heights Musicians to Celebrate Dylan’s 73rd Birthday With Concert Friday [Brooklyn Courier]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Smoke Bomb Goes Off on School Bus in Ditmas Park [WABC]
  • Ditmas Park Residents to Clean Graffiti and Beautify Streets Saturday [Ditmas Park Corner]
  • Wandering East Flatbush toddler found safe after apartment escape [NY Post]
  • Bogus Flatbush broker busted after he showed apartment seekers pads he broke into [Daily News]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Attacker Bashes Pair with Car Club at Red Hook Motel, Police Say [DNAInfo]
  • DEP Finds Pile Driving Noise At Lightstone Group’s Gowanus Mega Development “Excessive”. Issues 5 Day Cure Notice [PMFA]
  • Gowanus Tech Developer Creates & Wins With Artistic Style [GYFO]
  • Red Hook Theater Group Highlights Gentrification Through ‘Romeo and Juliet’ [DNAInfo]
  • Dinosaur BBQ is Having an Instagram Contest [GYFO]


  • D / N / R / F Line Subway Service Advisories: 5/27 – 5/30/2014 [Bensonhurst Bean]
  • Weekday Changes on the F & G [KensingtonBK]
  • Police Blotter Across the Borough [Brooklyn Courier]
  • Citi Bike Celebrates Anniversary With Cupcakes and Complaints [WNYC] but will be expanded [Daily News]
  • NYPD Officers to Carry Heroin Overdose Antidotes [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Where are the Jobs? Probably Brooklyn [Crain’s]
  • 10 Best New Breakfast Sandwiches in Brooklyn [BK Mag]
  • Sorry, Rudy: De Blasio May Let New Yorkers Own Ferrets [Gothamist via NYTimes]


  • 3 Courts 1 Building: A host of problems plague Brooklyn courthouse [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Artist or Gang Leader? Brooklyn Rapper’s Trial Begins [New York Times]
  • Brooklyn community members rally in Lower Manhattan against NYPD policies on marijuana arrests [News12]
  • NY board says election donor limit unenforceable [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Gambino mobster sentenced to life in prison for 1981 slaying of bartender in Queens bar  [Daily News]


  • Storme DeLarverie, Lesbian Activist from Brooklyn who took part in Stonewall Riots, Dies at 93 [Daily News]
  • Take a Look Inside the late Massimo Vignelli’s 1972 Subway Map [Untapped Cities]
  • Ditmas Park Resident Valerie D’Orazio On Her New Graphic Novel, “Beyond: Edward Snowden” [Ditmas Park Corner]
  • De Blasio Decides Against Bid for 2024 Olympic Games [Wall Street Journal]
  • Brooklyn Designers Created “Game of Phones” as Fun Ritual to Start a Party [DNAInfo]
  • Brooklyn furniture designer Jim Malone: Sometimes the future is in the past [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Haredi Leader Calls Non-Orthodox Jews ‘Heretics’ at Agudath Israel Dinner With Mayor De Blasio [Failed Messiah]
  • The Writing is On the Wall: Female Artists Embrace Murals and Graffiti Art, Often Illegally [New York Times]
  • Nets Deron Williams Undergoes Ankle Surgeries [NetsDaily]

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