North Western Brooklyn

Brooklyn News Roundup: Week Of October 5-9

Photo by nykkifoster.
Photo by nykkifoster.

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.

The city renamed a street corner in honor of Seth Kushner, the beloved photographer, comic writer and Sheepshead Bay native. [Sheepshead Bites]

How to help the family of Ligia Puello, the beloved mother killed in a deadly Borough Park explosion. [Bensonhurst Bean]

Memorial appears at Franchezka Unisex Salon, owned by woman who died in Borough Park apartment explosion. [South Slope News]

The New York Islanders ride their zamboni into Barclays Center. [Park Slope Stoop]

A Victorian house on Foster Avenue may be torn down to make way for a seven-story apartment building. [Ditmas Park Corner]

Wheated was named one of Brooklyn’s 50 best restaurants by Fodor’s and we love their Brussels Sprout salad. [Kensington BK]

Community says farewell to beloved Tiger the cat, the Mayor Of 6th Avenue and 11th Street. [SSN]

Boo-zers, murders, and a ghost box: The Brooklyn Paranormal Society ‘investigates’ Prospect Park. [PSS]

Mayor’s citywide zoning plan fails to address Bensonhurst’s ongoing parking problems, say community board officials. [BB]

Two local grocery stores, the Ocean Avenue Waldbaum’s and the Coyle Street Food Basics, were sold at auction as part of the A&P bankruptcy. [SB]

The DOT has installed a speed hump on East 22nd Street where 8-year-old Jadann Williams was killed by an SUV driver in August. [DPC]

Councilman Mark Greenfield and Councilman Brad Lander announce Sunday Brooklyn Public Library hours at four branches to accommodate growing Orthodox Jewish community. [BB]

A local artist has won the contest to design the asphalt ‘floor’ of a new plaza on Avenue C and McDonald Avenue. [KBK]

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