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Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for June 17

June 17, 2014 By Matthew Taub Special to Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn Brief
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Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Pierhouse at Brooklyn Bridge Park scales up [BBH]
  • Lowenstein Sandler Opens Brooklyn Entrepreneurship Center in DUMBO [HO]
  • Soccer fans watch World Cup under the Manhattan Bridge [N12]
  • DUMBO Shake Shack Opens Today [ENY]
  • Brooklyn Heights Income Property Purchased For $3.18 Million [6SqFt]

Downtown BK

  • FDNY Swarms Brooklyn Jehovah Building, then Disappears, then Comes Back [McB]
  • Body Doubles in Downtown BK [McB]
  • BP Adams to Hold Vigil Tonight at Borough Hall For Abducted Israeli Teens [BR]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Fight Not Over For Park Slope Senior Residents [BE]
  • City to rule on NY Methodist expansion Tuesday [BE]
  • Brooklyn Pride strikes Slope [BP]
  • Seventh Heaven-ue! Festival lines Slope street with 23 blocks of fun [BP]
  • Cops Called to Franny’s Friday Night [FiPS]
  • The ‘Drips’ Return to Seventh Avenue [HPS]
  • Bitcoin Coming to Park Slope Hotel? [DN]
  • Robert De Niro Film ‘The Intern’ Takes Over 7th Avenue [PSS]
  • Win Tickets to See The National in Prospect Park [BV]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

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

  • SUV Drives Off After Hitting Two Men on a Motorcycle, NYPD Says [DNA]
  • Morris Adjmi to design another Williamsburg project at 89 Grand Street [BBH]
  • Greenpoint Landing, Williamsburg Get City Funding to Build Affordable Units [DNA]
  • At 56, Greenpoint Artist Steve Keene Finally Gets His First New York Show [WSJ]
  • Greenpoint band Dead Stars is a family affair [BP]
  • The Great Greenpoint Ice Cream Sandwich Showdown [Gptrs]

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton

  • Three Years After Voting Down Bike Lane, CB 10 Weighs Bay Ridge Bike Plan [SB]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • First-ever Taste of Bushwick celebrates the neighborhood [N12]
  • ‘Broadway Triangle’ Site For Sale For $2.1 Million [Stoner]
  • Blocking the School-to-Prison Pipeline [WNYC]
  • Dixon to Restore Spectacular Bed-Stuy Wreck [‘Stoner]
  • Bushwick’s Jefftown Slings Late-Night Grub Galore [BB]
  • Bushwick Pizza Gem ‘Robertas’ Opens a Location in the Rockaways [BD]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Councilman Gentile Considering Challenge To State Senator Marty Golden [SB]
  • Urban Archaeologist Discusses Brooklyn’s Dutch Farmhouse Past During Talk At New Utrecht Reformed Church [BB]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Truck hits person, crashes into Sunset Park house on 39th Street [N12]
  • Industry is rising in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park [Crain’s]
  • A Tale of Two Cities: Sunset Park Mom Becomes First in Family to Graduate from College [NY1]
  • All Female EMT Corps Hits the Orthodox Streets of Borough Park [Fox]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Another Video Riding Shotgun on the Thunderbolt [SB]
  • Mermaid Parade Ball Registration Open [CIUSA]
  • Sea Creature Stomp: A Post-Mermaid Parade Parade (RSVP Only) [BB]
  • Photo Album: Coney’s First Taste of Summer [ATZ]
  • Errors Lead to Cyclones Defeat [BR]

Brownsville, Carnarsie, & East New York

  • Police shoot, injure gun-wielding man on Hendrix Street [N12DN]
  • East New York Man, 56, hospitalized after early morning hit-and-run [DN]
  • East New York man shot twice in arm by mugger despite handing over wallet [DN]
  • Rezoning East New York Will Increase Safety, Add Affordable Housing [Brownstoner]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Fort Greene Townhouse Sells For $1.9 Million to Matthew Barney and Bjork [NYO]
  • Old doc about subway graffiti finds new life at BAM [BP]
  • Five Things You Might Not Know About the Brooklyn Navy Yard [BB]
  • Fort Greene Park Jazz Festival Tomorrow Night [Nabe]
  • Intersection: Fashion in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn [ET]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Third Developer Offers $240M for Struggling LICH [NY1]
  • LICH was ‘the Mayor’s Mouse’ [NYP] and ‘Bill’s Bitter Pill’ [NYP]
  • Familiar Face Emerges in LICH Saga [WSJ]
  • De Blasio, local elected officials split over LICH deal [CapNY]
  • Local Elected Officials’ Statement on LICH [BHB]
  • Cornice Of Clinton Street Building Comes Tumbling Down; None Hurt [PMFA]
  • Smith Street Fun Day This Sunday [PMFA]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Man dead in shooting on Prospect Place in Crown Heights [N12DN]
  • Three Families Displaced After Fire Breaks Out in Second Story Apartment [NY1]
  • Barclays Security Guard: I Was Fired For Not Taming Afro [NYP]
  • Modular Delivery for Atlantic Yards Site After Hours, Blocking Bike Lane [AYR]
  • Once-Contested PLG Housing For Homeless Almost Complete [Curbed]
  • Crown Heights boutique building 655 Franklin starts sales [BBH]
  • Toddlers Learn to Roller Skate at Prospect Park Rink [DNA]
  • Emma Straub at the Inkwell Cafe Next Tuesday: PLG Reading Series [BB]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Low-Income Senior Housing With 13 Stories, 58 Units Planned for FlatbushLow-Income Senior Housing With 13 Stories, 58 Units Planned for Flatbush [‘Stoner]
  • Buzz-a-Rama Closed Until September [KensingtonBK]
  • Midwood School Takes a Break For Outdoor Fun [BC]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Gerritsen beach native earns split-decision win in first women’s boxing bout at Barclays [BC]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Contest For New Brooklyn Neighborhood Flags [GYFO] Easily Lends Itself to Mockery [DH]
  • Where Should the Kentile Sign Go? [FiPS]
  • 3rd Annual Inner Beauty Pageant at Littlefield [Brokelyn]
  • It’s the final year of Brooklyn Beta []


  • B / Q / F Line Subway Service Advisories: 6/16 – 6/20/2014 [SB]
  • MTA “Fastrack” Repairs Affect N, R Lines This Week [NY1]
  • Crackdown on Rat Population About to Begin [EWN]
  • Speed Limit Bill Introduced Literally at the 11th Hour [VV]
  • Sanitation Dept. fights illegal dumping in city street bins by quietly removing litter baskets [DN]
  • NYPD kicks off Vision Zero traffic safety initiative [N12]
  • Brooklyn’s Historic Churches Disappear to Make Way for Condos [DNA]
  • Affordable housing gets $500M shot in arm [Crain’s]
  • Assembly Passes Series of Tenants’ Rights for Out Of Control Rents [Gpters]
  • State Senate Bans Powdered Alcohol [NYM]
  • Bodegas to Sell More Fresh Produce [Animal]
  • Big deals in Brooklyn boosts multifamily sales in NYC [TRD]
  • No Room For New Signs Like Iconic ‘Kentile’ Due to Prohibitive Zoning [NYY]
  • What You Can Expect to Pay Renting Off the L Train [BU]
  • Spinola, Real Estate Board President Since ’86, Stepping Down [TRD]
  • Best Music Shows This Week [OMR]
  • ‘Make Music New York’ Festival This Saturday Across Brooklyn [BB]
  • The Most Promising Young Filmmakers in Brooklyn [BKM]


  • Feds Join Charles Hynes Probe [NYP]
  • Jabbar Collins’ Lawyer Wants to Re-Depose Hynes [BRJ]
  • DA’s Conviction Review Unit Confronts Staggering Caseload [NYLJ]; Here’s a List of Vacated Convictions So Far [LJ]
  • ReBar Owner Does Not Have Money to Pay Back Jilted Couples: Source [DNA]
  • Judge ignores killer’s pleas, sentences him to 22 years [NYP]
  • Brooklyn Surrogate Issues Ruling Expanding Rights of Gay Parents [NYT]
  • Gay man beaten by 5 Hasidic men in Brooklyn files lawsuit against them and Shomrim security patrol[DN]
  • Mother of mentally ill Taser victim accepts $700,000 settlement from city [DN]
  • Brooklyn Bar Association installs new officers and trustees [BE]


  • Bratton Still Sees Challenges in a New York He Made Safer [NYT]
  • Food Trucks are Safer Than Restaurants: Study [ENY]
  • Brooklyn Woman Profiled Among Those Traveling to Albany, Petitioning For Higher Wages [NYT]
  • Citi Bike Doesn’t Seem Too Concerned About Recovering Stolen Bikes [Gmist]
  • Head Injuries Actually Decrease With Bike Share [Atlantic]
  • New Lana Del Ray Album, Including Hit “Brooklyn Baby,” Leaves Little to Remember [NYP]
  • Kidnapped Israeli Teen Has Relatives in Brooklyn [BENYP]
  • Bill de Blasio’s Plan to Take Brooklyn Progressivism National [NYM]
  • With Time Running Out, NY Must Decide on Medical Marijuana [VV]
  • A Brooklyn Experimental Musician Gets in Touch With His Inner Michael Jackson [NYT]
  • New argument for congestion pricing might help [Crain’s]
  • Councilwoman Pushes Law to Pull Drivers’ Licenses After Fatal Crashes [DNA]
  • Online petition supporting Airbnb in NYC is semi-anonymous []
  • The Life and Legacy of Brooklyn-Born Robert C. Maynard [KUT]
  • Watch Your Mayor Humiliate Himself on Jimmy Kimmel Live [BKM]

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]
  • It would be ‘cool’ [AP] (*New)
  • Don’t Believe the Brooklyn Hype [DN] (Goes Beyond DNC Issue)

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