Weekend Reading: Brooklyn Stories You May Have Missed

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Photo by Bensonhurst Bean

After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of the most interesting recent stories from our sister sites.

How did a booming real estate market create a deadly drug den for squatters? [Sheepshead Bites]

Indelible and Stunning Focus: A must-experience Camera Obscura Exhibit at Gowanus Loft. [Park Slope Stoop]

New shuttle service will make it easier to visit the Brooklyn Navy Yard. [Fort Greene Focus]

Twelve breathtaking photos of Sunset Park’s Lunar New Year parade. [Sunset Park Voice]

Flatbush is home to a new and badly needed multipurpose art and cultural space, located at the neighborhood’s Caribbean market. [Ditmas Park Corner]

As luxurious new Nets train facility is unveiled at Industry City, developers vow community inclusion. [SPV]

Cops dropped charges against an attempted luring suspect after his accuser stopped cooperating with investigators. [SB]

Mayor’s office responds to flooding danger of Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar route. [PSS]

NYC Parks Commissioner’s photo essay on his Fort Greene Park favorites. [FGF]

Rates of overcrowded housing in Borough Park, Kensington and Ditmas Park are as much as twice that of New York City overall. [DPC]