“A lot of cheesecake,” Cuomo loses Brownstone BK & more

September 8-14, 2014


“That’s a lot of  cheesecake,” says Junior’s owner after turning down $45 million offer to move [NY Times]

Cuomo loses to Teachout in Brownstone Brooklyn; wins everywhere else [The BK Bridge]

Bushwick declared one of the 15 coolest neighborhoods in the world

The 50 most influential people in BK Food [Brooklyn Magazine]

Meet the BK moms who coped with the stress of parenting by becoming world-class body builders [Brooklyn Independent Media]

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Gentrification Cold War

“Black Brooklyn Stand Your Ground” [Q at Parkside]

Lawsuit: Landlord swapping poor minorities for “more affluent white tenants” [NY Post]

Supposedly angry about gentrification, two women threaten to execute white tenants if they didn’t leave their apartment [Daily News]

Local Bed-Stuy businesses angry, being forced out for trendy restaraunts [Daily News]

Didn’t See That Coming

BK’s median rent went down last month [Brokelyn]

Hasidic men arrested ‘trying to buy’ 50 pounds of weed [NY Post]

Miley Cyrus went topless at Bushwick bash (NSFW) [Bushwick Daily]

Bike lanes speed up traffic, study concludes [BK Reader]

Development in Borough Park exploding, while rents go down [BKLNR]

Pirate radio stations hijacking the airwaves in Brooklyn [NY Post]

Female students at Flatbush Yeshiva protest unequal enforcement of dress code [Failed Messiah]


Seven stunning BK perspectives on the 9/11 Tribute in Light, via Instagram. [The BK Bridge]

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Election Results

Indicted pol Sampson, Simon, Hamilton win. Full results [The Brooklyn Eagle]

Turnout hovers around 10% [BK Bureau]


Broken Windows

In spat with Borough Park residents, Postal Service says their mail slots are too damn low. [Daily News]

Ditmas Parkers annoyed about getting tickets for the crime of walking through ParadeGrounds at night [Ditmas Park Corner]



Do those Gowanus canooers know they are rowing in a Superfund site? [PardonMeForAsking]

BK has rabid raccoons [Daily News]

Activists discuss fracking pipeline in Floyd Bennett field (but undermine credibility by referencing the Jill Hodges Bridge) [BK Independent Media]

City sprayed pesticide on Bensonhurst and Dyker Heights to prevent West Nile [Bensonhurst Bean]

BK Hosptial Center affiliates with Mt. Sinai [Brooklyn  Eagle]


Things to Do

Guide to Brooklyn book festival, featuring Rushdie, Auster and more [Brokelyn]

Wu Tanbg Clan and Lil Kim headline massive BK hip hop  summit [Daily News]

BAM’s “next wave” festival [Bushwick Daily]

Eugeme Mirman Comedy Festival [Brooklyn Daily]

New flea market for those intimidated by Bushwick [DNA Info]



PLG’s Angela Hill soaring as “ultimate fighter” [Brooklyn Daily]

Best of the Cyclones [Brooklyn Daily]

Jason Kidd’s apartment can be yours for $22,000 per month [The Brooklyn Game]

Mason Plumlee stars in garbage time as USA routs Slovenia 119-76 [The Brooklyn Game]



Thousands of militia charge protesting BK trolley strikers [Brooklyn Historical Society]

On an earlier 9/11, subway car plunges, killed 11 [Brooklyn Eagle]

How BK’s black churches shaped the civil rights movement [Brownstoner]


BK Passings

extralargeBrian Lee, 16.  Brooklyn Tech student killed by father, remembered as “sweet” and “very bright.” [DNA Info]



417Esther Teitelbaum, 96. Wife of co-founder of Mossad Chinuch Oheli Torah. “Stood by her husbands side and was entirely devoted to Oholei Torah till her very last day.” [Crown Heights Info]


Unidentified Homeless Man. Age unknown.  Run over by 80-year-old driver after earning $6.35 picking up bottles and cans. [NY Post]



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