Weekend Reading: Brooklyn Stories You May Have Missed

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Photo by Warren Tang

Photo by Warren Tang

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.

With youth unemployment at 29 percent, Flatbush Council Members call for expansion of City summer jobs program. [Ditmas Park Corner]

There’s a Prince tribute in Fort Greene Park this Friday and you should go. [Fort Greene Focus]

‘Rep Your Hood’: Park Slope rapper Pumpkinhead memorialized in passionate street renaming ceremony. [Park Slope Stoop]

Community leaders say they felt ambushed when DOT sprang a Times Square-style plaza in Sheepshead Bay. [Sheepshead Bites]

After tragedies, Sunset Park’s Chinese immigrant families seek parenting classes from local nonprofit. [Sunset Park Voice]

Charges to be dropped against Flatbush woman arrested for assaulting a police officer.[DPC]

Salon to close after hosting memorial this Saturday for Borough Park woman. [PSS]

An unidentified body and street assaults are among the crazier of this week’s Sunset Park crime. [SPV]

Affordable housing lottery at 461 Dean Street Starts Tomorrow! [FGF]

When Church Avenue was crooked.[DPC]

A rumor about a waterfront restaurant’s demise appears to have originated from a massive land deal that eventually fell through. [SB]

Asian American Ambulance service debuts in Brooklyn. [SPV]