Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the news for June 19

June 19, 2014 By Matthew Taub Special to Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn Brief
Bensonhurst has many attractions, including this lovely horse
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Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • 1,000-Foot-Long Photo Installation Unveiled at Brooklyn Bridge Park [DNA]
  • Velasquez Challenger Jeff Kurzon Has An Interesting Idea About the Clark Street Subway Station in Brooklyn Heights [BHB]
  • Standish Under New Ownership, What’s Next? [BHB]

Downtown BK

  • Brooklyn Kids Block Party Thursday at Albee Square in Downtown Brooklyn [McB]
  • ‘Ohio Players’ Play Lunchtime Show in MetroTech Commons [NYT]
  • ‘One Brooklyn Resource Fair’ at Brooklyn Borough Hall on Thursday, June 19 [McB]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • 4th Avenue Is Getting Safer, According To Statistics [SSN]
  • Another Grocery Store Bites the Dust on 7th [FiPS]
  • Grand Army blaster: Hundreds of musicians will perform on library steps [BP]
  • Roasting Up A Personal Coffee Experience With Parkside [SSN]
  • Playtime In Park Slope: Upcoming Children’s Events [PSS]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Greenpoint Commuters Concerned They’ll Be Without Both Ferry and G-Train [NY1]
  • Massive Sinkhole on Driggs Avenue in Williamsburg [News12CBS]
  • Three Stalled Waterfront Developments Request Renewals to Build [DNA]
  • Meadowsweet, from the Former Chef at Dressler, Opens at Same Williamsburg Spot [NYTB+BNYM]
  • Lengua taco from Tacos Morelos [VV]
  • ‘Frankenfood’ on Bedford Ave [FW] Is Not That Bad [NYO]
  • New Williamsburg Early Childhood Center to Put Focus on Autism [DNA]
  • Printhouse Lofts are Ready to Make Their Mark on the Williamsburg Real Estate Scene [6SqFt]
  • Polo Dobkin’s Meadowsweet Opens [ENY]
  • Brooklyn Night Bazaar is being taken over by Chouffe Fest; Win a Ticket [Gpters]
  • You Can Now Win Studio Space Inside the Williamsburgh Library [AFC]
  • Video: Behind-The-Scenes At The Best Williamsburg Pizza Party Ever [Gmist]
  • Say Egészségedre! To Roebling Tea Room’s New Patio [BB]
  • The Secret Behind the Meat Hook’s Unique Escabeche [VV]
  • Saltie Dinner at Achilles Heel [ENY]
  • Top Outdoor Dining Spots for Embracing Summer in Greenpoint [Gpters]
  • A Grub Crawl Through Greenpoint [BB]
  • Grand Grand Street Block Parties, June 21 & 28 [BCC]

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton

  • Inside Brooklyn’s Meticulous, Hand-Crafted Gingerbread House [Curbed]
  • Hipsters Moving to Bay Ridge and Other ‘Farthest Reaches’ of Brooklyn [BINYP]
  • “Smokey Joe’s Cafe” at Owl’s Head Overlook Sunday [BEBRJ]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • New Doc: Has a Bushwick Man Served 29 Years For a Murder He Didn’t Commit? [B+B]
  • Salute pizza and garage rock in Bushwick at this weekend’s Pizza Fest [Brokelyn]
  • ‘The Passion of Kim Kardashian’ Comes to Bushwick [Animal]
  • Bushwick Goes Basic: Old Stanley’s Bar [L]
  • New seven-story, 104-unit development slotted for 744 Bedford Avenue in Bed-Stuy [BBH]
  • Permits filed for 292-294 Quincy Street [BBH]
  • Ed Lewis, Man Behind ‘Essence’ Mag, to Hold Book Signing in Restoration Plaza [BR]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • P.S. 254 Cafeteria Renamed Mary Colgan Cafe After Passing Of Longtime School Aide [SB]
  • Italian? Chinese? Either way, notable noodles on 18th Avenue [BE]
  • Ciao, bella! The prettiest pastries this side of Palermo [BE]
  • King of the Sausage’ reigns on 18th Avenue [BE]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Chinese Investors Planning Mall, Hotel And More At Development Site On Sunset Park [BB]
  • Brooklyn Board Steamed Over Missing Bush Terminal Pier Park [BB]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • FDNY Rescues Man Who Jumped Off Coney Pier [NYPDN]
  • Go Backstage With Coney Island’s Sideshow Performers [VV]
  • Students and seniors sing and shimmy through ‘Grease [BC]
  • 2014 Mermaid Parade Poster [CIUSA]
  • Favorite Spots to Photograph the Mermaid Parade [ATZ]

Brownsville, Canarsie, & East New York

  • Seventh Grader Designs Canarsie Merchants’ Association’s New Logo [CC]
  • Multiple Shootings Within Hours on Canarsie Streets [CC]
  • Brownsville, Murder Capital USA, Where Shootings are a Way of Life [NYM]
  • One-on-One Mortgage Counseling July 16th [CL]
  • LI Man Arraigned on Charges Connected to Fatal ENY Crash [NY1]
  • Celebrating “Superman” – Family Remembers Their Beloved Son [CC]
  • New Hoops Team in the ‘Hood [BC]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Upswing in Bicycle Thefts Hits Fort Greene and Clinton Hill [DNA]
  • Brooklyn Cultural District Near BAM Will Get Makeover [Crain’s]
  • Debuts Distinguish BAM Cinemafest 2014 [HA]
  • Dior Cruise’s Collection at the Brooklyn Navy Yard [NYT]
  • Clinton Hill Development Site Wants $12 Million [‘Stoner]
  • Can’t Fake the Funk: Style in Clinton Hill [NYT]
  • Fort Greene Fixer Upper in Contract for $3.2 Million [‘Stoner]
  • The Hip Goes Pastoral on the Brooklyn Grange, atop the Navy Yard [NYM]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Atlantic Avenue Site Trades for $7.75M [NYO]
  • Andy Spade Debuts Home Store on Atlantic Avenue [‘Stoner]
  • Take Root to Offer Special Vegetarian Menu Next Month [NYM]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Shootings on the Rise in Crown Heights, NYPD Stats Show [DNA]
  • Punk Rock Frontman Nabs Prospect Heights Townhouse for $3.33 M [NYO]
  • Judge Lifts Temporary Restraining Order on Construction of PLG Tower [‘StonerDNQAP]
  • At Atlantic Yards, Late-Night Lights [AYR] and a Busy Week Ahead in the Courts [AYR]
  • ‘Rebbe’ Hits NYT Bestseller List as 20th Anniversary of Chabad Leader’s Death Nears [CHIBR]
  • Brooklyn Bell’s The Local Is Scooping Ice Cream in Crown Heights [VV]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Go Mollusk Mad This Summer With Oyster & Clam Bakes At Sycamore [DPC]

Flatlands, Marine Park, & Mill Basin

  • Antique Car Show Takes Over Floyd Bennett Field [SB]
  • Emergency services workers teach kids importance of safety [BC]
  • The Clandestine Naval Battle of Mau Mau Island in Brooklyn [UC]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Board of Standards and Appeals Again Delays Vote on Fate of 280 Bond Street [PMFA]
  • Find Complex, Hop-Centric Brews at Other Half Brewing Company [VV]
  • Ample Hills’ Brian Smith Explains Their ‘It Came From Gowanus’ Ice Cream [NYM]
  • 80s-era clothes for sale in Gowanus resulting from cancelled TV show [Brokelyn]


  • Brooklyn Film Festival: A Recap of the Best Films [Gpters]
  • Crime Blotter Across the Borough [BC]
  • Green Taxis Gaining Ground [WSJ]
  • As City Plans Payphone WiFi, Council Members Wary of Monopoly [GG]
  • Power Outage Delayed All Subways Yesterday [NYMGkr]
  • Brooklyn Saw Hottest Day Of the Year Yesterday [N12]
  • Brooklyn Tenants, Landlords Weigh In on Proposed Hikes at Rent Guidelines Board Hearing [NY1N12]
  • City Council Approves 25 m.p.h. Speed Limit [N12]
  • Thanks to Albany and NYPD, Careless Driving Law Will Keep Gathering Dust [SB]
  • NYPD Is Ticketing More Drivers for Speeding on Neighborhood Streets [SB]
  • Fire Department Now Responding to All Gas Odor Calls [NYT]
  • Department of Sanitation removing some trash bins to reduce illegal street dumping [N12]
  • Best North Brooklyn Dog Runs and Off-Leash Areas [Brokelyn]
  • Here are all of your 2014 free outdoor summer movies in Brooklyn [Brokelyn, Nabe]
  • Now Hiring in Brooklyn: Museum of Sex, Popular Science, and more! [Brokelyn]
  • 8 Spots For an Outdoor Lunch Break in Brooklyn [Brokelyn]


  • Jonathan Fleming, Wrongly Imprisoned for 25 Years, Sues for $162M [DNVVCmplx]
  • Man Who Threw Bleach at Outspoken Rabbi Asks for Forgiveness at Sentencing [DNA]
  • Gowanus Rappers’ Lyrics and Lifestyles Scrutinized in Murder Case [NYT]
  • Judge: Indictment Stands for Five Hasidic Men Accused of Gang Assault in Brooklyn [NY1]
  • City Settled With Pair Who Refuses to Surrender White Castle Sliders to Cops [NYP]
  • Family of man wrongly jailed for murder of rabbi sues for $15M [NYP]
  • New York pet owners can now be buried with their deceased pets [DN]
  • Ex-Assemblyman Vito Lopez refuses to pay $330G fine for sexually harassing female staff members [DNNYT]
  • Brooklyn Man Forfeits Sports Memorabilia to repay Indiana University for Fraud Scheme [IC]
  • Brooklyn Defendant Did Not Consent to New Juror, Appellate Panel Finds [LJ]
  • Those Challenging Unfair Stop-and-Frisks Can Sue Individual Police Officers, Judge Rules [BR]


  • Who Lives in Rent-Regulated Housing? [NYO]
  • The ‘Hood Kids Are All Right: Why ‘Inner-City’ Doesn’t Always Mean a Tragic Ending [6SqFt]
  • Scotch With a Brooklyn Flavor [NYTNYM]
  • ‘Kill Switch’ Reducing iPhone Thefts [AnimalNYT]
  • Striking Photos of Brooklyn as Seen From Elevated Subway Lines [FW]
  • Governor Cuomo is a Big Pussy on Medical Weed Bill [Animal]
  • New York City ranks high in wrinkle study thanks to long commutes, high stress [DN]
  • Brooklyn Entrepreneur Learns to Keep His New Business From Devouring His Finance [Money]
  • Betony Manager Allegedly Tried To Sicken Waitress With Fish Sauce: Court Docs [CNS]
  • Mad Libs: New York Times Real Estate Edition [HP]
  • What is Juneteenth, and Why Do We Celebrate it? [BR]
  • Take a Ride to Coney Island on Vintage Subway Cars on July 12 [McB]

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]
  • Don’t Believe the Brooklyn Hype [DN] (Goes Beyond DNC Issue)
  • The Politicians Sure Like it [amNYNYO] *(New)


  • Daniel Keyes, Brooklyn-Born Author of ‘Flowers for Algernon,’ Dead at 86 [NY1, NYT]

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