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Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for May 30

May 30, 2014 By Matthew Taub Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn Brief
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Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • With few places to build, condo developers get creative in Brooklyn Heights [Daily News]
  • Science hacks, stargazing come to Brooklyn for World Science Festival [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • M.F.A. Video Game Programs in Downtown Brooklyn [New York Times]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Cuomo Announces Contract for First Phase of New Kosciuszko Bridge [NY1]
  • Pop/R&B Duo at Williamsburg’s Rubber Tracks Studios [Village Voice]
  • Free Play in McGolrick Park Staurday [FreeWilliamsburg]
  • Yoga For Cyclists in McCarren Park Saturday [Greenpointers]
  • Despite the Cool Williamsburg Parties, Working at VICE is Not So Great [Gawker]
  • Two daring Brooklyn novelists to converse in Greenpoint [Brooklyn Book Beat]
  • Bird Sanctuary Coming to McGolrick Park [Brooklyn Paper]

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

  • City Trying to Help Households in Places Like Bay Ridge Turn Waste Into Compost [New York Times]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • NYPD to Roll Out Revamped Operation Impact Plan in Bed-Stuy’s 79th Precinct [Wall Street Journal]
  • Montana’s Trailhouse Grand Opening Tonight [Bushwick Daily]
  • Another Notable Bed-Stuy Frame House Will Meet the Wrecking Ball [Brownstoner and Curbed]
  • One of the warring pet-poop painters is interviewed–anonymously [Brooklyn Paper]
  • 19-year-old arrested in Bed-Stuy sexual assault [News12]
  • Why digital agency Think Work Media came back to Brooklyn []
  • Underground Bed-Stuy Record Store Gets Star Turn in Indie Film [DNAInfo]
  • The Diggs Will Serve You Lobster-Topped French Fries at 1 a.m. [Bedford + Bowery]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Alligator Found Sunbathing by Bensonhurst Pool [NY Post] and the owner was charged with a fine [Daily News]
  • Falling branch sends Sheepshead Bay woman to hospital [Brooklyn Courier]
  • Events in Bensonhurst and Beyond This Weekend [Bensonhurst Bean]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Dante and Chiara de Blasio Annointed King and Queen for the Mermaid Parade [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Thunderbolt Test Run Successful [Amusing the Zillion]
  • Man Dies After Jumping in Front of Q Train in Brighton Beach [Daily News]
  • 19-Year-Old Arrested For Fatal Stabbing in Coney Island [News12]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • ‘We Have No State Representation’: Smitherman Launches Bid Against Sampson  [NY Observer]
  • Cops hunt for handcuffed ex-con who escaped from parole officers in East New York [Daily News]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Fort Greene Liberal Law Professor Running Against Cuomo [NY Post]
  • Models to hit fashion runway at Brooklyn Navy Yard dressed in recycled trash [Daily News]
  • Karl Fischer Building Planned to Replace White Castle in Clinton Hill [DNAInfo]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • The Unmaking of a LICH Deal [Capital NY]
  • The hip dining scene at Boerum Hill’s French Louie offers Gallic style [NY Post]
  • Man Pummeled After He Resists Would-Be Muggers in Boerum Hill [DNAInfo]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Atlantic Yards Construction Means Lane Shutdowns, Sidewalk Closures [AYR]
  • Community Groups Split on Franklin Avenue Road Diet and Bike Lane [Streetsblog]
  • Man Fatally Shot in Crown Heights, Police Say [DNAInfo]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Flatbush 11-year-old struck, critically injured running into street for baseball [NY Post]
  • City Council Honors Flatbush Gunshot Victim [Brooklyn Eagle]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Gowanus Canal to Be Flushed With Millions of Gallons of Fresh Water [Metro]
  • EPA Issues Order To New York City To Perform Gowanus Work [PMFA]
  • Brooklyn Creative League: Gowanus’s resource rich co-working space []
  • Mets owner Fred Wilpon is creating a real estate presence in Gowanus [Daily News]

City Hall

  • City Council Passes Range of Bills as Part of ‘Vision Zero’ Quest [New York Times]
  • Affordable Housing Bill Helps Low Income Seniors [News12]
  • Bed-Stuy City Councilman Robert Cornegy’s School Safety Bill Scheduled for Hearing [OurTime]
  • Bill Protecting Mute Swans Passes Assembly [Sheepshead Bites]
  • Conservatives back incumbents representing Brooklyn, pass over others [SI Advance]


  • From Bushwick Open Studios to the Tiki Disco Summer Opener, these are the best events in BK this weekend [BK Mag]
  • Where to Go This Week: Your Guide to Brooklyn Nightlife [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Here’s a List of Events For the Whole Month of June [Brooklyn Based]
  • 3 of the 10 Best Appetizing Counters Are in Brooklyn [Village Voice]
  • Biking Events Across the borough This Weekend [DNAInfo]
  • Tour de Brooklyn explores the borough Sunday [Daily News]
  • Five Great Restaurants Opened in NYC, Most in Brooklyn [Village Voice]
  • Most of the Great Food Events This Weekend in Brooklyn As Well [Village Voice]
  • Will Brooklyn’s Tech Triangle become MakerBot-Kickstarter-Livestream? []
  • A Mid-Century Redlined Map of Brooklyn (used by the Home Owners Loan Corporation) [WNYC]
  • 1 in 5 NYC High School Kids Commute Longer than Adults [amNewYork]
  • 1 in 4 NYC IT pros live in Brooklyn, with just 7% of the jobs []
  • Housing boom could could be big blow to city’s small biz [Real Estate Weekly]
  • Exotic Animal Lovers Want More Species Legalized as Pets [NY Post]


  • Judge Values Condemned Atlantic Avenue Property at Over $9 Million [Brooklyn Eagle] paving the way for hotel [The Real Deal]
  • Man Convicted For Killing Wife Who Made Wrong Dinner [NY Post]
  • Lil’ Kim’s Mentally-Ill Ex Won’t Face Death Penalty in Brooklyn Murder Trial [Daily News]
  • Convicted Gowanus Dealer Says He Dressed Up as a Woman To Kill Rival [Daily News]
  • “Bail Boss” in Brooklyn Profiled [New York Times]


  • Mayor, distracted by well-wishers, didn’t take note of Orthodox rabbi’s tirade: aides [Daily News]
  • Insurer to Pay Post-Sandy Penalty Over Inspections [Crain’s]
  • Brooklyn Left Me Broke and Tired – a de Blasio neighbor is Forced Out [WNYC]
  • Brooklyn is a Paradise [VICE]
  • Lena Dunham’s dog bit her on the ass last night, resulting in this important, bloody Instagram photo [Happy Place]
  • Brooklyn Weed Fairy Revealed [BK Mag]
  • Time after time: Borough-made film features Brooklyn time-traveler [Brooklyn Paper]
  • Roz Chast’s Graphic Memoir Explores Caring For His Aging Brooklyn Parents [New York Times]

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