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Media Rundown: Brooklyn in the News for June 20

June 20, 2014 By Matthew Taub Special to Brooklyn Daily Eagle from Brooklyn Brief
A view of Bushwick through this fence.
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Brooklyn Heights & DUMBO

  • Brooklyn Height library battling air conditioning problems, along with six other branches [DN]
  • Last Minute Weekend Suggestions: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby [BHB]
  • Atlantic Avenue Site Trades for $7.75M [NYO]
  • B’Heights author pens history of women’s boxing [BP]

Downtown BK

  • MTA fires high-ranking security executive after 25 years, escorts him out of Brooklyn office [DN]
  • BP Adams, Brooklyn’s No. 1 Booster, Sees Few Limitations [Crain’s]

Park Slope, South Slope, & Windsor Terrace

  • Drums and Horns Descend on Grand Army Plaza for Crowdsourced Live Concert [DNA]
  • Giant Crotch Takes Over 199 Seventh Avenue [HPS]
  • Park Slope Food Coop prepares for summer slide [DN]
  • These Park Slope Apartments Have an Ideal Renter in Mind [CNY]
  • The National in Prospect Park again (night 2 review & setlist) [BV]
  • Park Slope Planner: The Best Events June 19-22 [PSS]
  • What Are Some Things You Never Want To Do In NYC? [SSN]

Williamsburg & Greenpoint

  • Up-close view of the Williamsburg Sinkhole [Animal]
  • Community Board Approves School Sett Reconstruction, Despite Opposition [GG]
  • New development in, Chinese takeout out at 83 Humboldt [BBH]
  • North Brooklyn Waterfront May Get Lots of Affordable Housing [CNY]
  • Inside the real estate world of murdered developer Menachem Stark [TRD]
  • Three More Chain Gyms Opening in North Brooklyn [DNA]
  • Underground Comedy in a Basement Apartment in Williamsburg [NYT]
  • Celebrating the Birth of Pizza by Honoring Every Parlor in the City [VV]
  • TromaDance Film Fest screams into Williamsburg [BP]
  • Chvrches Played a Free Show at Northside Festival (Photos) [VV]
  • Who Says Hasidim Have ‘Dead Eyes’? [JDF]
  • Mentorship, mobile ads and guitar chords win at Northside Festival’s ‘Dutch Pitch Session’ []
  • Giselle Zatonyl’s art installation, Discrete Systems, at TRANSFER gallery [B+B]
  • More Love For Meadowsweet [DNAFW]
  • ‘Treehouse’ Grows in Brooklyn, Becoming a Local Designer ‘Super Store’ [B+B]
  • Best Italian Sandwich in the City at Emily’s Pork Store [VV]

Bay Ridge, Bath Beach, Dyker Heights & Fort Hamilton

  • Brooklyn prep school files for bankruptcy, may not delay lawsuit [BE]
  • Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Upper Level Closures Planned Next Week [BB]
  • Bath Beach teacher uses theater to build skill and confidence in her students [DN]
  • Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team at Shore Road Park [BRJ]
  • Salvation Army Basketball Clinic in Bay Ridge [BRJ]

Bed-Stuy & Bushwick

  • Eight injured as garbage truck crashes through Bed-Stuy deli wall [DN, N12]
  • 17 arrested after yearlong Bed-Stuy drug sting; 5 suspects still at large [N12]
  • Police Seeking Suspect Who Shot Man in Leg in Bed-Stuy [BR]
  • Woman Seriously Hurt After Bushwick Building Collapses, Officials Say [DNANY1, BPB+B]
  • Interfaith Medical Center’s Life After Bankruptcy [Crain’s]
  • Bed Stuy Condos Close to Clinton Hill Border Launch Starting at $389,000 [BS]
  • How Livestream Hopes to Make Bushwick a New Technology Hub in Brooklyn [BKM]
  • Another 2-Bagger on the Bed-Stuy Border: 441 Classon Avenue [BTF]
  • Little Branch Alums Plan Jazz Bar for Bedford and Halsey in Bed Stuy [BS]
  • Six-Story Building Planned in East Bed Stuy [BS]
  • Bushwick Pet Superette is Closing Due to Oversaturation of Pet Industry in Bushwick [BD]
  • After a Dark Period, the Dashing Lads of Apostrophe Are Ready to Kick Some Colon [B+B]
  • ‘Kings County Bar’ to Move to ’1 Knickerbocker’ Spot, Apparently [BD]
  • Second Annual Bushwick Art Book & Zine Fair Returns to SIGNAL [BD, FP]
  • Bushwick Couple Eric John Meyer and Jean Ann Douglass Offer One-Act Plays in a Rental Truck [WSJ]
  • Bushwick’s Newest Gallery Opened with Inaugural Exhibition [BD]
  • Top Shows: Make Music New York Edition {in Bushwick} [BD]
  • ‘Cracked’ Chicken Wings and Fruity Sangria: Tasty Eats From the Inaugural Taste of Bushwick [HuffPo]
  • Revisiting ‘Do The Right Thing,’ 25 Years Later [HuffPo]

Bensonhurst, Gravesend, Manhattan Beach, & Sheepshead Bay

  • Three-Story 18th Avenue Building Sells For $1.98 Million [BB]
  • Sheepshead Bay Didn’t Look So Different in 1938 [SB]

Borough Park & Sunset Park

  • Rooftop dance party atop Industry City Sat. Night, Built Around Argentine documentary “Living Stars” [NYT]

Brighton Beach, Coney Island, & Sea Gate

  • Man Who Jumped From Coney Pier Pronounced Dead, Despite Rescue Efforts [NYP]
  • Feds Give Nearly $1 Million For Brighton Beach Greenstreets As Coastal Resiliency Measure [SB]
  • Bloomberg administration made ‘sound’ move to concrete boardwalks: Sandy recovery head [DN]
  • Time-lapse video captures the construction of Coney Island’s new Thunderbolt roller coaster [DN]
  • Cyclones edge Renegades in extras [BE]
  • Public school health and vision center to be built at P.S. 188 in Coney Island [N12]
  • Mermaid Parade Expected to Make Big Splash [amNY]
  • “When Harry Met Sally” on the Beach at Coney Island [BRJ]

Brownsville, Canarsie, & East New York

  • Stabbing in Broad Daylight in Cypress Hills [N12]
  • Multiple Shootings Within Hours On Local Streets [CC]
  • Concrete Canoe Club in Canarsie [NYT]
  • Affordable Housing Proposed for Long-Empty Lot at Decatur and Broadway in Ocean Hill [BS]
  • DIY Greenhouse Building Workshop in East New York [BS]

Clinton Hill & Fort Greene

  • Clinton Hill Yeshiva Has Operated Illegally for 20 Years, Local Leaders Say [DNA]
  • BAM Cinemafest: Bits of Brooklyn, Everywhere [NYTFP]
  • Best things to do and see at the Brooklyn Navy Yard [Brokelyn]
  • #ThrowbackThursday: “The Old Swimming Hole” in Clinton Hill [Nabe]
  • Brooklyn Navy Yard “Family Fun Day” Sunday [NYT]

Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, & Boerum Hill

  • Court Street Accident In Front Of Abilene’s Last Night Apparently Involved Drunk Driver [PMFA]
  • French-American Eatery White Oak Replaces Apartment 138 on Smith Street [DNA]
  • Choral Chameleon’s Annual Summer Institute Concert This Friday At St. Paul’s Church on Carroll Street [PMFA]
  • World Cup Pub Crawl Kicks Off Summer on Atlantic Avenue [DNA]
  • Atlantic Avenue Summer Celebration Saturday [CHB]

Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, & Lefferts Gardens

  • Unrenovated Crown Heights House With Details Goes for $1.5 Million [BS]
  • Chatting with Shanna Pacifico of Back Forty About Her New Crown Heights Spot [BKM]
  • On Shootings and Starbucks: The Two Sides of Crown Heights [BKM]
  • Review of Bluestone Cafe in Prospect Lefferts-Gardens [QAP]

Ditmas Park, Flatbush, Kensington, & Midwood

  • Kings rugby up for a ‘Fight’ this weekend [BE]
  • Volunteers spit and polish Church Avenue [BC]
  • Monday Evening, State Senator Brennan Shares Plan For Safer Ocean Parkway [DPC]

Gowanus & Red Hook

  • Iconic Gowanus Kentile Sign Started to be Dismantled Yesterday (Photos) [PMFADNA, DN]
  • Remaining Portion of Kentile Sign to be Illuminated Tonight [NYT]
  • World’s biggest Kentile fan wears Gowanus skyline on his back [BP]
  • Free Shuffleboard at Royal Palms Today [NYT]
  • The Gowanus, Where Citi Bikes Go to Die [CNY]
  • Mom-n-Pop Flop: Small Businesses Can’t Get ‘Build-it-Back’ Loans to Recover From Sandy [BP]
  •  NYC DEP Commissioner Lloyd Attending June Gowanus Canal Superfund Community Advisory Group Meeting [PMFA]


  • Mayor, City Council agree on $75B budget plan [Crain’s]
  • New Contract for Teachers Is Altering Schools’ Hours [NYT]
  • MTA to Conduct Full Review of A, C Lines [NY1]
  • Landlords Plan Rent Campaign [REW]
  • Kids and Education: Brooklyn News Wrap-Up [BE]
  • City Urged to Boost Bet on Manufacturing [Crain’sNYO]
  • Money Remains Crime-Fighting Tool for New York Police [NYT]
  • Step Into These Well-Lit Brownstones [AT]
  • Best Shows This Weekend [OMR], the Summer [OMR], & Outdoor Concert Guide [OMR]
  • Our Free Outdoor Movie Round-Up, With Calendar [BB]
  • Bill would require NYC to factor in population growth in planning school facilities [BE]
  • While Improving, City’s Air Quality Crisis Quietly Persists [GG]


  • Nearly 400 Brooklyn assistant district attorneys received at least 4% salary raises [DN]
  • Brooklyn man convicted of raping 8-year-old stepdaughter after she wrote college application essay [DN]
  • Ex-cop faces life in prison for using uniform to rob drug dealers [NYP]
  • Gowanus Rapper Denies Murder, but Testifies About a Life Studded With Criminal Acts [NYT, DN]
  • Two frauds jailed after tricking more than 500 students with fake nursing school [NYP]
  • Judge Rejects Suit by Police, Upholds Anti-Profiling Law [LJ]
  • Citing Sunday Law, Judge Tosses $42 Million Award [LJ]


  • Deal reached to legalize medical marijuana in NY [N12] with a hugh catch [HuffPoCapNY]
  • Six months in, de Blasio deals with key vacancies [CapNY]
  • Zoning star solves city’s land use conundrums [REW]
  • Lana Del Rey, That’s No Way for a Pop Star To Behave [Gkr]
  •  Throwback a dozen: Dead Stars set to bring college rock back [Metro]
  • Here’s possibly the whitest rap about Brooklyn you’ll ever hear [Brokelyn]
  • New York State Just Made It Illegal To Sexually Harass Interns [VV]
  • With Victims’ Families in Albany, Senate Could Vote on 25 MPH Bill Soon [SB]
  • Car-wash owners say bill would ruin them [Crain’s]
  • New York Legislature Closing Session With a Flurry of Activity [NYT]


  • Carol Chapin, Carroll Gardens resident, Music Together director, dies at 65 [BE]
  • Gerry Goffin, Songwriter and Carole King’s Ex-Husband, Dead at 75 [RS] (born in Brooklyn)

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]
  • Sinovision Does a Video [SV] *(New)(Chinese-Tranlation Required) 

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