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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 our favorite recent stories from our site and our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

Longtime Ditmas Park resident Leonard Phillips was shot and killed in a home invasion. He is remembered as a gentle man and accomplished auto mechanic. [Ditmas Park Corner]

Two people died after being ejected from a motorcycle off a Gowanus Expressway overpass. [South Slope News]

Cajun pizza joint Two Boots to return with new space on 5th Ave. [Park Slope Stoop]

Homeless shelter moving into hot sheet hotel in Sheepshead Bay. [Sheepshead Bites]

This artists’ residency is free, focused on increased exposure through media, and a subway ride away. [Fort Greene Focus]

Apples, apples, and more apples in Windsor Terrace. [Kensington BK]

Popular gay bar Excelsior to find new life in South Slope. [SSN]

Where you’ll find the best sushi in Park Slope (and possibly all of Brooklyn). [PSS]

Grab your shades, ’cause these modern buildings are about to bling Fort Greene out. [FGF]

Domestic violence on the rise at NYCHA developments. [NY Daily News]

You can help bring hundreds of turkeys to families in need this Thanksgiving. [DPC]

How’s the city doing on rat control? Pretty terribly. [Crain's]

We’re not encouraging you to troll DOT’s #25MPH social media initiative. Not at all. [SB]

A bunch more underground subway stations get wi-fi – but not in Brooklyn. [Brokelyn]

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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 our favorite recent stories from our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

Meet an astronomer who’ll show you a ring nebula in Prospect Park. [Park Slope Stoop]

A Clinton Hill police officer is alleged to have punched out an unarmed teenager walking home from school. [Fort Greene Focus]

Midwood’s historic studio complex may soon bite the dust [Sheepshead Bites]

Workers sue Vegas Auto Spa for alleged wage theft. [South Slope News]

A Ditmas Park landlord is one of the worst in the city, the public advocate said. [Ditmas Park Corner]

Bridging the digital divide: the number of computers for adults at Windsor Terrace Library doubles. [KensingtonBK]

Those damn 1920s hipsters, all moving to Brooklyn and stuff. [Brownstone Detectives]

Threes Brewing will serve up beers and bites in Gowanus when it opens next month. [PSS]

The 16th annual Great PUPkin doggie Halloween costume contest is coming to Fort Greene Park on October 25, and we’re judging! [FGF]

Anti-Semites slug Sheepshead Bay Jewish leader outside Barclay’s. [SB]

A campground for the homeless in Brooklyn. [New York Times]

Cops are looking for a man who opened fire in a Fort Greene grocery store. [FGF]

How’s the mayor’s promise to give small businesses a break from fines going? Not so great. [NY Post]

An intimate new concert series comes to South Slope by way of North Carolina. [SSN]

Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks turn Ditmas Park into Old New York. [DPC]

More nightly Belt Parkway closures to last two weeks. [SB]

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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 our favorite recent stories from our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

A Brooklyn Tech teacher has been charged with sex crimes against seven teenage girls. [Fort Greene Focus]

If cyclist education doesn’t work in Prospect Park, cops will bring out the radar gun. [Park Slope Stoop]

Midwood attorney ran a nationwide fraudulent mortgage rescue scheme, says state AG. [Sheepshead Bites]

A man was hit and killed by an F train, disrupting subway service for hours. [South Slope News]

Is there too much filming in Ditmas Park? [Ditmas Park Corner]

New details on Sheepshead Bay’s 30-story highrise include a gated entrance next to the subway station, for which they’re tearing down a 100-year-old building. [SB]

Neighbors are not pleased with a luxury housing development’s illegal ad campaign. [KensingtonBK]

That subway car you ride? This is how it’s made. [Business Insider]

Ebola in Park Slope?!?! (Not quite, but…) [PSS]

Bushwick Coffee Shop owner Instagrams his distaste for Jews, probably won’t be Bushwick Coffee Shop owner for very long. [Brokelyn]

Get to know the local bartender slinging your drinks in South Slope. [SSN]

Subway cars to get surveillance cameras. [NY Post]

Amateur drone operators are becoming an issue for the NYPD. [FGF]

De Blasio expands living wage law. [New York Times]

Some Clinton Hill history, complete with “pickle dealers,” Myles Standish, and a hilarious 1908 wedding recap. [FGF]

Coney Island’s State Senator tells cyclists to find a f*cking bike lane. [BB]

Time capsule under NYU-owned building turns up… vodka sauce? [Animal]

Landlords who harass tenants in NYC will be publicly shamed. [NYT]

Legislators call for an end to a state law they say prevents the city from creating and maintaining affordable housing. [DPC]

East New York is the new Bushwick? Not so fast. [New York Magazine]

In case you’ve never looked closely at the pic on a can of Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray soda. [Untapped Cities]

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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 our favorite recent stories from our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

A speed camera in Sheepshead Bay issued 6,000 tickets in one day, according to a City Council member. The DOT says it’s not true, but flubbed their own numbers. [Sheepshead Bites]

A PS 249 science teacher was arrested and charged with sexually abusing five students. [Ditmas Park Corner]

17-year-old Nicholas Isaac and 21-year-old Daquan Jackson were arrested for sexually assaulting a woman twice in one hour on August 31. [Fort Greene Focus]

A new 30-story tower is coming to Sheepshead Bay, four times larger than any other building in the area. [SB] 

Permits have been filed for the final and tallest building in former mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis’ Myrtle Avenue Development Master Plan. [FGF]

An ex-Brooklynite seeks answers to what’s behind New York’s perfect bagels and pizza. [Narratively]

Luke’s Lobster is now open on 5th Avenue. [Park Slope Stoop]

Prospect Park’s Long Meadow Ballfields are closed this winter for revitalization. [South Slope News]

South Slope has a new holistic fitness studio. [SSN] 

A Community Board 9 meeting on upzoning in Prospect Lefferts Gardens went bonkers. [Q at Parkside] 

Residents fight to keep their community garden from being destroyed by landlords with a criminal history. [DPC]

The state unveiled plans to make Ocean Parkway safer. [KensingtonBK]

Interfaith Hospital in Bed-Stuy has the longest ER wait in the state. [NY Daily News]

Details emerge on Clinton Hill’s forthcoming first Karl Fischer building, which is now for sale. [FGF] 

Yeah that’s Robert De Niro, just chilling in Park Slope. [PSS]

Beware this Rock, Paper, Scissors hustler! [Gothamist]

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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 our favorite recent stories from our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

The Flatbush Frolic is this Sunday – which means music, rides, and food, food, food. [Ditmas Park Corner]

The remains of Brooklyn man killed in WWII were found, returned and buried at Arlington, 70 years after his death. [Sheepshead Bites]

A new spot is serving up the most unusual tea we’ve ever had. [Park Slope Stoop]

Clinton Hill is getting its own CrossFit gym. [Fort Greene Focus]

Remembering a wedding dress shop whose old sign was recently uncovered. [South Slope News]

Calaveras, a new Mexican restaurant, is already getting glowing reviews from neighbors. [KensingtonBK]

The Park Slope outpost of Luke’s Lobster is opening soon! [PSS]

A huge Statue of Liberty replica is being built in Sheepshead Bay. Why? “Because America. I like it.” [SB]

Should taxpayers still be footing the bill for the Mayor’s Slope home? [SSN]

Red Hook coffee roasters Brewklyn Grind opened their first café. [FGF]

Police addressed anger over tickets being given to pedestrians and bikers in Prospect Park’s Parade Grounds. [DPC]

A neighbor launched a petition to allow biking and walking through the Parade Grounds after sunset. [DPC]

For iconic Brooklyn buildings, is change welcome? [FGF]

Opinion: How The Mainstream Media Marred The West Indian American Day Carnival Parade [NY Daily News]

NYC’s libraries are in shambles. [Capital New York]

A look behind the making of Robert Caro’s momentous Robert Moses biography, “The Power Broker.” [The Daily Beast]

Video: Take a font tour of Brooklyn and Queens. [Gothamist]

The fate of LICH remains uncertain. [CNY]

In governor race, Cuomo won big in districts where turnout was small. [CNY]

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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 our favorite recent stories from our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

Park Slope’s last video store is closing. [Park Slope Stoop]

“Blocktoberfest” will bring nearly 20 NYC breweries to Clinton Hill. [Fort Greene Focus]

New York’s infrastructure is crumbling, the state’s comptroller said in a report that was mostly ignored by the media. [Comptroller's Office/Crain's]

The new Greek grill Pitas and Sticks is true to its name. [South Slope News]

The best — and tastiest — BYOB restaurants in Brooklyn. [Brokelyn]

Bike repair shop and café Juice Pedaler is closing its doors. [Kensington BK]

Four people were arrested for pretending to be dentists in Sheepshead Bay. [Sheepshead Bites]

A restaurant will be serving up a ton of pierogies soon in Gowanus. [PSS]

More hours and staff for Brooklyn Public Libraries! [NY Times]

Neighbors are flooding the former John’s Bakery with tributes. [Ditmas Park Corner]

One woman’s impossible mission to save New York’s garment district. [Narratively]

After a rabies scare, Southern Brooklyn’s raccoons will be vaccinated. [SB]

Stroopwafel and killer ice cream sandwich queen Anna Gordon opened her first retail location, The Good Batch, on Fulton Street. [FGF]

The Upper East Side is cooler than Brooklyn? Uh…no. [The Daily Beast/Grist]

Gauging the Brooklyn tattoo and body piercing scene at The End Is Near. [SSN]

The Kestrel is now renting apartments in a building with private rooftop cabanas. [KBK]

An NYPD deputy commissioner vows to investigate Parade Grounds tickets. [DPC]

Clinton Hill is getting a new flea market this fall. [FGF]

The dilapidated Flatbush art trees need your help. [DPC]

Brooklyn voters turned out in higher numbers than elsewhere in the state. [Brooklyn Bureau]

Vogue thinks Bushwick is one of the 15 coolest neighborhoods in the world. [Vogue]

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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 our favorite recent stories from our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

Frank’s Cocktail Lounge looks back on four decades in Fort Greene. [Fort Greene Focus]

Residents: Speed camera at highway exit ramp is unfair; DOT: Too bad. [Sheepshead Bites]

A new organic burger joint is coming to 7th Avenue. [Park Slope Stoop]

Wanted: Competitors for hero eating contest in Sheepshead Bay this Sunday. [SB]

Ditmas Park said goodbye to The Dogwood, but hello to Hunger Pang. [Ditmas Park Corner]

The NYPD is launching a body camera pilot program. [Gothamist]

A new Greek grill is bringing kebabs and moussaka to 9th Street. [South Slope News]

CSI: Gowanus. [New York Times]

Brewklyn Grind Coffee Roasters prepare to open their first retail location. [FGF]

In a list of the stinkiest neighborhoods, Kensington came in smelling like roses. [KensingtonBK]

CitiBike is making even some of the world’s greatest great brains hurt. [CityLab]

A kids’ store was transformed into new and vintage boutique Fort Greene General Store. [FGF]

State Assembly candidate’s lawsuit to boot challenger from primary ballot dismissed. [DPC]

More and more overseas investors are buying up properties in Brooklyn. [Crain's]

Russo’s is serving up fresh mozzarella and giant sandwiches on 5th Avenue. [PSS]

Mapping poverty in New York City. [Capital New York]

Get your pic taken with a DeLorean Time Machine on Sunday for a fundraiser! [SSN]

Man tries to knock “Rent Is Too Damn High” candidate Jimmy McMillan from ballot. [Capital]

After decades, John’s Bakery closes its doors. [DPC]

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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 our favorite recent stories from our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

Brooklyn politicians want the MTA to be more up front about bed bugs on trains. [Sheepshead Bites]

A Flatbush resident and Brooklyn Tech teacher was arrested this week after allegedly sending his student a photo of his genitals. [Fort Greene Focus]

The city’s most obscure islands! [Curbed]

After collapsed ceilings, mold, and rats, these tenants are standing up to their landlord. [Ditmas Park Corner]

Civilian Complaint Review Board recommends discipline of hundreds of officers; NYPD does nothing. [WNYC]

Construction at the Atlantic Yards complex shuts down. [New York Times]

For $90 million, you can buy a Kensington development with a pet-grooming spa. [KensingtonBK]

A jogger was attacked by teenagers in Prospect Park. [DPC]

Talking to the team behind the SpinGreen clothing donation program. [SB]

An all-Nutella restaurant is opening next month! [Park Slope Stoop]

This year marks New York City’s 350th birthday. Who cares, right? [NYT]

Cops are looking for an alleged groper on 4th Avenue. [South Slope News]

A non-profit working with people with disabilities and veterans lands $500K for a therapeutic center in Prospect Park. [DPC]

In Coney Island, forging neighborly ties with soapbox cars. [WFUV]

Two Myrtle Avenue hubs get more pedestrian-friendly. [FGF]

Which Brooklyn neighborhoods will gentrify next? [Capital]

Meet Oona, the 5-year-old behind the missing monkey posters. [DPC]

Hanging around Fort Greene or Clinton Hill? Here’s where to get amazing ice cream. [FGF]

Calling out the MTA on lengthy repairs at the 4th Ave-9th St subway station. [PSS]

Another condo development is on the way on 4th Ave. [SSN]

There’s more to Brooklyn than hipsters and coffee. [The Guardian]

Greenpoint’s Permanent Records is making a move south. [SSN]

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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 our favorite recent stories from our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

Historic Kings Theatre set to reopen soon [Ditmas Park Corner]

NY1 reporter on journalism and raising a family in Brooklyn [Park Slope Stoop]

Preet Bharara is a real life superhero and you need to know who he is [NY Times]

Sausage lover? Get to Der Kommissar! [South Slope News]

The 8 most popular street names in NYC [Untapped Cities]

Burglar trapped overnight in restaurant’s air vent [Sheepshead Bites]

Broken muni-meters on the rise [AMNY]

9 of 10 buildings fail basic energy code requirements [Crain's]

Preservation laws keeping Ditmas family out of home after 2012 fire [DPC]

Photos: Coney Island sand sculpting contest [SB]

De Blasio first mayor to celebrate Pakistan’s independence at Brooklyn Mela [KensingtonBK]

Catcalling (and worse) is why one woman stopped running in Bushwick [Bushwick Daily]

Does your 6-year-old need pampering? There’s a new salon for that [Fort Greene Focus]

Politics and corruption in governor’s race [The New Yorker]

Saturday is the 10th anniversary of Fort Greene Park Literary Festival [FGF]

What the mayor’s rhetoric says about his values [Crain's]

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Neighbors are looking to monitor the rowdy behavior of after-school students from Dewey High School, with at least one community leader saying it’s a longtime issue that needs to be addressed.

Carmine Santa Maria from the Bensonhurst West End Community Council (BWECC) said that the situation is twofold; first there are Dewey students running amok on the trains, then there are kids trespassing in the community after dismissal.

“These kids do whatever they wan to do. It’s not right,” Santa Maria said, citing instances of fights and drug use on private property including the Harway Terraces (2475 West 16th Street), where the group meets.

Because students are no longer on school property, there’s not much that educators can do, Santa Maria explained.

Located at 50 Avenue X, Dewey high school is less than two blocks from the Bay 50th train station on the D line.

“Dewey’s on the outskirts,” Santa Maria said. “You’ll always have kids that hang out after school, but you need to concentrate on the problem.”

The release stated that the community is currently “accepting questions to find out ways to ameliorate the problems and increase Police presence and service to our Bensonhurst/ Gravesend/District 21 areas.”

If there is instance of trespassing, the Community Council advised residents to call 911.

“This has been a long-time problem,” Santa Maria said. “There’s not enough control.”

The Bensonhust West End Community Council will discuss this issue at their next meeting, Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. The group meets at the Harway Terrace Community Room, 2475 West 16th Street. Representatives from the NYPD’s Transit division, as well as local elected officials, are expected to attend.

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