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Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for June 13

June 13, 2014 By Matthew Taub Special to Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn Brief
Another cloudy Brooklyn day. Photo by Matthew Taub
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Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • De Blasio re-nominates Regina Myer as president of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corp [BE]
  • Chocolate Works Opens on Montague; Karl is There With Cam [BHB]
  • Inside Dumbo’s Abandoned Empire Stores Before Its Makeover [Curbed]
  • Starwood seeking buyer for Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge Park [NYP]
  • Big Outdoor Screens in DUMBO to Watch the  World Cup [NYT]
  • Walking Tours This Saturday [BHB]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Condos to Replace Park Slope Eyesore [BP]
  • New Condo Rises in Windsor Terrace [Brownstoner]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Upstart bazaar nipping at Brooklyn Flea’s heels [BP]
  • New Rendering Out for Former Menachem Stark Project [Curbed]
  • Top Northside Shows From Bushwick Daily [BD]
  • Greenpointers and Shorewave Records Free Northside Showcase Saturday 6/14 Preview Part One [GP]
  • Lee Associates Lands Williamsburg Pod Hotel Assignment [REW]
  • More Than $2K of Gucci, Prada Stolen from Car in Williamsburg, Police Say [DNA]
  • Futuristic Hotel at 55 Wythe in Williamsburg Now Under Construction [6SqFt]
  • Wythe Avenue corridor to get yet another hotel [Crain’s]
  • Brazilians Celebrate World Cup Opening at Miss Favela [News12]
  • DayBreaker, The Alcohol-Free, Morning Dance Party [NYT]

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

News for those who live, work and play in Brooklyn and beyond

  • Bay Ridge Democrats Called to Join the Fight against Fracking [BRJ]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • ‘Bread Love’ Searching For New Space After Fire [Brownstoner]
  • Bees From Roberta’s Rooftop Hives Allegedly “Escaping & Terrorizing” Neighbors [Gothamist]
  • Punk’s Not Dead at a New Bushwick Flea Market Housed in Shipping Containers [VV]
  • Please Don’t Call the Bushwick-Ridgewoord Border ‘Quooklyn’ [Brokelyn]
  • Rockaway Bus From Bar ‘Pearls’ For $6 [BD]
  • Don’t Blackout! This Weekend’s Openings Will Require Electricity [BD]
  • Enjoy This Bushwicky Fake News Site [B+B]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Wanted: Purse-Snatcher Caught On Camera [SB]
  • Plumb Beach Cat Colony Given Stay Of Exe-CUTE-tion! [SB]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Report: Leiby Kletzky Security Cameras Switched To Exclusive NYPD Control [FM]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • After a few delays, Coney Island’s Thunderbolt expected to open Friday [BENY1], or Saturday [AMNY]
  • Purge Breakout Experience Coming to Thor’s Coney Island For Weekend [ATZ]
  • Coney Island Nursing Home Damaged During Sandy Celebrates Grand Reopening [NY1]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • East New York stabbing victim Tanaya Copeland laid to rest [News12]
  • ‘Brooklyn Ripper’ survivor can’t bear to see slain friend’s family [NYP]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Clinton Hill Protest Over Laquan Nelson Shooting’s Delayed Police Response [BENews12]
  • CB 2 Narrowly Approves Greenmarket Expansion on Washington Park [Nabe]
  • Where the heck is Wallabout? Learn on these free walking tours [Brokelyn]
  • #TBT: Pratt in 1907 [Nabe]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • New Parlor Serves Hot Ice Cream Sandwiches and Sundaes in Carroll Gardens [DNA]
  • Carroll Gardens parents fuming over planned school day shift at PS 58 [NYDN]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Tenants Push For Rent Freeze [News12]
  • Cost of Crown Heights Studios and One-Bedrooms Up by Double Digits: Report [DNA]
  • Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council Might Sue Over Lagged Barclays Timetable [AYR]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • New Trees Planted On Marlborough Road Near Newkirk Plaza [DPC]
  • Free Public Rowing in Prospect Park [DPC]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • K-9 Hurt After Biting Live Wire in Floyd Bennett Field [NYP] but Partner Responds Quickly [NYT]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • A Whole Lot Of Noise, Shaking, Toxic Smells, And Traffic Jams At Lightstone Group’s Mega Construction Site In Gowanus [PMFA]
  • Protest to Save the Kentile Floor Sign From Demolition [GYFO]
  • Can Anyone Save Brooklyn’s Kentile Floors Sign? Should They? [CL]
  • Kentile Sign Looks Doomed [Gothamist] But Will Be Saved [NYT]


  • NYC Bike-Ped Projects, Many in BK, Get $21 Million in Federal Funds From State DOT [StB]
  • Scam Alert: MTA Warns Of Fraudulent Websites Claiming To Help Find Items Lost On Mass Transit [ShB]
  • Anti-Overdose Drug Becoming Everyday Part of Police Work [NYT]
  • Legislature Extends Rule on Mandatory Settlement Conferences on Foreclosure Cases [NYLJ]
  • Rental Market Reports for BK [DumboNYC]
  • Bill would require public schools to install door alarms [News12], but they’re costly [NYP]
  • Cops Should Beef Up Housing Patrols: Poll [NYP]
  • NYC Subway System to Celebrate 110 Years [BE]
  • Make Music New York: Concerts in Brooklyn [Metro]
  • Haitian Art and Dance in Brooklyn [NYT]


  • Re-Bar Owner Pleads Guilty to Grand Larceny, Tax Fraud [BE], headed to prison [BP], up to 10 years [NYDN]
  • Rebar owner agrees to million restitution for lovebirds [BPWSJ] who jeer him outside Court [NYT]
  • After Bitter Election Loss, Charles Hynes Shredded His Office Documents : Sources [NYO]
  • Mother of 6-year-old stabbed to death in Brooklyn outraged anyone would defend killer [NYPD]
  • NYPD cop & brother plead guilty to gun smuggling in Brooklyn Federal Court [NYP]
  • Brooklyn Attorney weighs in on proposed anti-revenge porn law [Metro]


  • What rebuilding year? Xaverian overcomes seven elimination games to city title [BE]
  • Cyclones Ready to Roll Into Staten Friday Night [BE]
  • With few summer options, Nets GM may plot another blockbuster [NYP]


  • Let’s Talk About Weirdly Awesome Indie Band Names [GP]
  • Despite Administration Launch, Legislators & Advocates Vow to Move Forward on Open FOIL [GG]
  • Are ‘Starchitects’ Ruining Skylines? [WNYC]
  • NYC Ranks Second in Gay-Friendly Cities [AMNY]
  • A Field Guide to Tracking Bill Murray in the Wild [NYM]

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