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Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for June 15

June 16, 2014 By Matthew Taub Special to the Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn Brief
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Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Democratic District Leader Jo Anne Simon formally launches Assembly bid [BE]
  • Parks Department Cleans Graffiti From Fruit Street Sitting Area [BHB]
  • Anti-Gun Violence Rally Marches Across Brooklyn Bridge [NY1N12]
  • DUMBO Landlord Lures Artists With Rent Discounts [CNY]
  • Björk’s Biophilia App is the First to be Added to MoMA’s Collection [BHB]
  • DUMBO Shake Shack to Name Concrete After Jane’s Carousel [DNA]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Judge Extends Temporary Restraining Order on Prospect Park Residence to Ensure Elderly Are Cared For [NYDN]
  • An Ornette Coleman Tribute at Celebrate Brooklyn! [NYT]
  • Nail Salon Replaces Video Store [HPS]
  • Street Fairs in the Slope: No Parking, Buses Rerouted [SSN]
  • 19 Envelopes of Hidden Cash in Prospect Park [Gothamist], Leading People to Scramble [NYP], But We Should All Ignore It [BKM]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Williamsburg ATM Stripped of Keypad, Card Reader, Police Say [DNA]
  • Innovation at Northside Fest, or Maybe Not So Much [B+B]
  • What Not to Miss at Northside Festival [L Mag]
  • Williamsburg Loft of John Seymour, Restaurateur [NYT]
  • Williamsburg Adds Gloss, Wipes Out Culture; Even the Journal Laments it [WSJ]
  • Inside Henry Norman Hotel, Offering an ‘Industrial Chic’ Experience in Greenpoint [B+B]
  • Inside a Williamsburg Party Featuring Pizza From Across the Borough [Gothamist]
  • ‘Donna,’ South Williamsburg Cocktail Bar, Rises From the Ashes [PM]
  • Shane Smith, VICE media mogul, has won over millennials, investors [FT]
  • The World Naked Bike Ride Along Kent Avenue Was Very Wet [VV]
  • What to Expect From Bon Appetit’s Greenpoint Grub Crawl [BKM]

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton

  • ‘Gingerbread House’ Up For Sale [NY1]
  • Grimm Has Fewer Resources at His Disposal in Re-Election Fight [NY1]
  • Show Dad a righteous Father’s Day in Bay Ridge [BC]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Toddler Wanders Out of Bed-Stuy Apt., Reunited With Father [News12]
  • Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck by SUV in Bed-Stuy [DNA]
  • Man Who Saved Bed-Stuy Gun Victim Shot to Death in South Carolina [DNANYDN]
  • Beacon’s Closet Opens Fourth Location in Bushwick [BP]
  • Basketball Tournament in Bed-Stuy Enters 35th Year of Helping Preteens [DNA]
  • Tripping on Ayahuasca at an Undisclosed Location in Bushwick [NYT]
  • Zosia Mamet Hosted a Very Bushwick Baby Shower for Designer Rebecca Minkoff [BKM]
  • American Black Film Festival’s Move to New York Celebrated in Bed-Stuy [DNA]
  • New 56-unit building headed for 1103 DeKalb in Bed-Stuy [BBH]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Ten Sandy-Wrecked Boats Finally Removed From Knapp Street Lot [SB]
  • Bath Beach Music Teacher Seeks Neighbors’ Help In Revamping Sound System [BnBn]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Cyclones Opener Washed Out [BP]
  • Lose Your Stomach on the Thunderbolt, Now Opening [Gothamist]
  • Lose Your Stomach From Home By Watching This POV Thunderbolt Video [Animal]
  • Coney Island Boardwalk Cats Project’s First Effort Rescues 28 Cats [ATZ]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • Development is in Store For East New York [NYY]
  • Parks Department Worker Critically Injured in Fire Dies From Injuries [DNANYDN]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Five Miles of Bike Lanes Proposed for Flushing Avenue [DNA]
  • New Buildings Slated for Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill [MA]
  • Five Questions for Gabriele Caroti, BAMcinemaFest Director [BrBsd]
  • Neighborhood Crime Report [Nabe]; Rally Protesting Gun Violence [Nabe]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • New Montessori School Opening In Former Paris Court Theatre In Cobble Hill [PMFA]
  • St. Mary’s Park Closed Due to Construction Debris [GYFO]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Plan For Franklin Avenue Bike Lanes Moves Ahead [DNA]
  • Police Seek to Close Nightclub After Bouncer Is Arrested for Shooting [DNA]
  • Crown Heights Community Sends ‘Thoughts & Prayers’ For Missing Teens in Israel [BR]
  • Ratner wins prize for best … preservationist? [BP]
  • 80-Foot-Tall Apartment Building Could Replace Crown Heights Industrial Site [DNA]
  • Part of Courtelyou Road ‘Q’ station reopens after $3 Million Upgrade [NY1]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Flatbush Man Stabs Three With a Machete [NYP]
  • Police Seek Missing Teen [DPC]
  • See Kensginton Artists’ Work at Seventh Heaven Street Fair Sunday [KBK]
  • ‘The Dad Beats’ Talk About Their Forthcoming Album [DPC]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Plumb Beach Cat Shantytown Gets the Boot [BCN12]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Kentile Floors Sign Down But Not Out [BP]
  • Realty Collective Lists Red Hook Property for $24M [NYO]
  • Red Hook has all the ingredients to be next hot neighborhood [REW]
  • A Tour Of The Gowanus Canal With Students For Sustainable Urbanism [PMFA]
  • Gowanus Literary Fiction Publisher Strikes it Big With “My Struggle” [WSJ]


  • Weekend Subway Service Advisories [SB]; the ‘M’ Goes to Manhattan [BD]
  • Construction to Derail N,R Lines Next Week [BnBn]
  • NYPD issues hundreds of tickets in Brooklyn during hazardous driving crackdown [N12]
  • City Hesitant on ‘Avonte’s Law’ [ET]
  • From Kentile to Domino, Nostalgia’s Burning Glow [NYT]
  • AG Going After ‘Zombie’ Property Owners [REW]
  • Haredi Pre-Ks At Loggerheads With NYC’s New Universal Pre-K Program [FM]
  • Summer Jobs For Teens Are Valuable, and a Young Brooklynite Looks For One [NYT]
  • Enterprising Youths Turn City-Sponsored Compost Bins Into Coolers [Gothamist]
  • What’s Going On Saturday in the Music Scene? Northside & More [BV]
  • Have a Good Weekend [Animal]


  • Judge Rejects Efforts to Toss Out Fishy LICH Scores [BE]
  • Ordeal not over for many despite reBar guilty plea [BE]
  • Parties Ask Judge to Resolve Stop/Frisk Motions [NYLJ]
  • Orthodox Jewish woman says school fired her for observing Sabbath [NYP]
  • Career Criminal Makes Thousands by Complaining About NYPD: Records Show [DNA]


  • NYT’s New Chief Debuts on Twitter, Links to an Article About a Brooklyn Funeral [NYT]
  • Will Brooklyn Bicyclists Get Doored by De Blasio’s ‘Taxi of Tomorrow’ Opposition? [SB]
  • Mayor’s Affordable Housing Plan Lacks Environmental Sustainability [CNY]
  • Benjamin Anastas’s Bad Brooklyn Breakup One Summer [NYT]
  • Brooklyn Library Patron Advised Not to Write in Books by The Ethicist [NYT]
  • Ask a Native New Yorker: Should I Let Strangers Sit On My Stoop? [Gothamist]
  • Lana del Ray on Her New Album [FT] & Hit ‘Brooklyn Baby’ – “I Wish I Was Dead Already” [NYP]
  • Showing Up For the Selfie: How Social Media Is Changing Live Music [BKM]
  • Central London, Like Brooklyn, Gives Restauranteurs Breathing Room to Correct Mistakes [FT]

UPDATED: DNC Convention in Brooklyn?

  • Absolutely! [Brooklyn Eagle]
  • Okay, Sure [NY Post]
  • No Way [Brokelyn]
  • Yes, Despite Some Serious Reservations [NYO]
  • Could be Good, Could be Bad, Might Not Matter at All [SFG] (*New)

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