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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:

A fire on Flatbush Avenue killed a 24-year-old man and injured 16 others. [Ditmas Park Corner]

A high school freshman from Kensington was killed by a hit-and-run driver. [KensingtonBK]

34-year-old Latchman Singh was killed by a hit-and-run driver at Flatbush and Dekalb Avenues. [Fort Greene Focus]

Jersey woman found dead in parked car in front of popular Bensonhurst bakery. [Bensonhurst Bean]

Car crashes following police chase, injuring two cops, two civilians. [Sheepshead Bites]

City Council has proposed three new types of zoning that could affect jobs, real estate values, and the use of neighborhoods in Brooklyn. [Brownstoner]

Aperitivo, a popular 5th Ave restaurant, closed after seven years. [Park Slope Stoop]

Reality TV star, restaurant owner sentenced to 9 years for $2.2 million fraud scheme. [SB]

A new cafe on 6th Ave brings cozy coffee and Scottish shortbread. [South Slope News]

From Ditmas Park, stories of fear and hope in a changing neighborhood. [DPC]

The masterminds behind Uncle Barry’s are gearing up to bring beer, trivia, and free hot dogs to the former Brooklyn Bird space on Myrtle Avenue with Moot Bar. [FGF]

A Q&A with Prospect-Lefferts Gardens blogger extraordinaire Tim Thomas. [BKLYNR]

Co-op board headed by former Council candidate is suing to silence a tenant. [SB]

Free pizza alert! Get to the Two Boots grand opening party on 5th Ave next week. [PSS]

Need a pie for Thanksgiving but baking isn’t your thing? Some places to order one. [SSN]

Police warn of Cantonese-speaking scam artists targeting elderly Asian women in Bensonhurst offering rid cash and valuables of “bad spirits.” [BB]

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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:

NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan on living in Brooklyn, Jeopardy, and hosting a trivia night. [Park Slope Stoop]

An armed robbery at Lark Café left neighbors shaken in a community recently hit by a string of crimes. [Ditmas Park Corner]

Brooklyn rents are on the rise. [DNAinfo]

Brooklyn cops are searching for a man who attacked and mugged a woman and child at knifepoint on Monday afternoon. [Fort Greene Focus]

One New York-loving chef is teaming up with GrowNYC to make hot sauce that benefits community gardens. [FGF]

Hamilton’s dream of a sidewalk café is one step closer to becoming a reality. [KensingtonBK]

Southern Brooklyn’s only major medical center, Coney Island Hospital, is planning a huge new expansion and has just completed an energy efficiency project. [Sheepshead Bites]

Is your block the noisiest in your area? City Council wants to find out. [amNewYork]

A woman is raising money to provide pies for neighbors in need this Thanksgiving. [PSS]

An apple turnover worth going out of your way for. [South Slope News]

A glimmer of hope at the future Windsor Terrace Key Food. [SSN]

How you can help your neighbors in need this Thanksgiving. [DPC]

A man was arrested in Brighton Beach for stabbing his estranged wife outside of a Starbucks, in a failed attempt to kill her. [SB]

City unrolls Vision Zero map tracking traffic deaths. [Gothamist]

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Photo by @katiehurd

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:

Duo of dangling goat heads freaked everyone out, briefly. [South Slope News]

A developer’s plans to expand a controversial shopping development in Sheepshead Bay have locals wondering if they’re bailing out a bad investment. [Sheepshead Bites]

We stepped inside the Flatbush Farm crew’s new SISTERS Restaurant, opening this weekend. [Fort Greene Focus]

After 773 Lounge, which has been serving up beers since 1969, was destroyed in a fire, the owners vow to rebuild. [Ditmas Park Corner]

With bon-bons and satin, remembering a childhood spent at the Loew’s Theatre. [KensingtonBK]

A pedestrian was seriously injured when a driver ran a red light on 4th Avenue, hit her, and took off. [Park Slope Stoop]

Three women ended up in the hospital following a suspected anti-gay attack on Franklin Avenue. [FGF]

A scathing report says Lockheed Martin has left us with a subway security system that doesn’t work at all. [NY Post]

The popular Ox Cart Tavern in Ditmas Park was robbed at gunpoint while patrons were eating. [DPC]

More than a dozen Latin Kings gang members indicted for a brutal stabbing near de Blasio’s Park Slope home. [SSN]

Two seniors were busted after investigators found a trove of child porn on their computers, including one video showing an adult in a sex act with a child in diapers. [SB]

Hey look! Gentrification is middle-aged. [Curbed]

The average sale price of a home in NYC just broke $1 million. [Curbed]

Oh no’s! Hipster douches move to Sheepshead Bay. Blogger douche writes about it. [SB]

Does this make you feel better about the “showtime” dancers? [Gothamist]

A new spot for brick-oven pizza now open near Barclays. [PSS]

We’re just gonna go ahead and live in Hunger Pang’s miso butter for the rest of our lives. [DPC]

Home values in Carroll Gardens are destroying its long term residents–even those who stand to make millions by selling. [New York Observer]

Parents of children with special needs file a lawsuit against the DOE, saying children aren’t prepared for life post-high school. [NBC]

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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:

Locals are barking mad over a DOH ban on dogs at the bar The Gate, and have started a petition. [Park Slope Stoop]

Firefighter ordered to take diversity class after racist assault. [Sheepshead Bites]

Dogzilla, dog Ira Glass, “Shih Tzu in a toilet,” and other hits from this year’s Great PUPkin doggie Halloween costume contest. [Fort Greene Focus]

Jon Kest was remembered as a leader who worked tirelessly for social justice in the city. [Ditmas Park Corner]

Oh, F train, why are you always so crazy? [KensingtonBK]

Metal bar Lucky 13 Saloon has moved to Gowanus. [South Slope News]

“The NYPD is engaged in a wide-ranging social experiment in the mass criminalization of poor non-white New Yorkers.” [Gotham Gazette]

A Sheepshead Bay cafe has the scariest Halloween decorations ever. [SB]

A look inside Brooklyn’s newest bar, comfort food restaurant, and ping pong hall. [FGF]

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts kicks off 60th anniversary season with concert by Bobby McFerrin. [DPC]

Citi Bike is spreading south into more of Brooklyn…well, more of Park Slope. [PSS]

“The Following” apparently ruins life in Clinton Hill, attempts to make amends with ice cream truck and sad letter. [FGF]

You’re going to want to adopt every single one of these dogs. [DPC]

There are a few problems with that 10 hour catcalling video. That’s no reason not to discount the impact of street harassment. [Salon]

The ultimate soundtrack to NYC. [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 site and our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

A 22-year-old man died after accidentally setting himself on fire in Borough Park. [KensingtonBK]

A sneak peek inside The Finch, Clinton Hill’s new farm to table restaurant from a former Roberta’s chef. [Fort Greene Focus]

Will the landmarked Brooklyn Lyceum be turned into condos? [Park Slope Stoop]

A Sheepshead Bay man and Texas woman locked in a suicide pact committed the deadly deed using cyanide on Monday. [Sheepshead Bites]

New York expands its role in caring for immigrant children, sometimes using shackles during transportation. [Capital NY]

A 20-year-old man was arrested in last week’s fatal home invasion in Ditmas Park. [Ditmas Park Corner]

Locals want to re-imagine what the 4th Ave/9th St subway station could look like. [South Slope News]

Pedestrian-friendly changes are coming to Brooklyn’s Myrtle and Park Avenues. [FGF]

MTA breaks ridership record, still $15B in the hole. [Gothamist]

Puppy City, where the Wee-Wee Pad was invented, closed for good after 50 years in Sheepshead Bay. [SB]

In case you were wondering, even bike share programs are really just for the rich. [City Lab]

After six weeks of no cooking gas, irate tenants push for change. [DPC]

A study on the controversial rezoning proposal for Prospect Lefferts Gardens is going forward. [Brownstoner]

Exploring Midwood, one bite at a time. [SB]

The Statue of Liberty could’ve ended up in Central Park – or, worse, Philly or Boston. [Failure Magazine]

This is an actual photo of the Gowanus Canal. [PSS]

All of Brownstoner’s Buildings of the Day, mapped. [Brooklyn, one (thousand) building(s) at a time.]

Annual Halloween party on Saturday doubles as fundraiser to Cure Huntington’s Disease. [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 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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