This Week in Ditmas Park


It’s difficult to complain about December so far. To keep up with all this news from the neighborhood, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our daily newsletter. If you’ve got a story idea, a question, a complaint, anything, send us an email at

Here’s a recap of the past week:

• Despite being denied coverage on $30,000 in losses from Sandy, Wheated moves forward.

• Here’s where to buy your Christmas tree.

• A 26-year-old man was shot and killed on Flatbush Avenue.

• Who stole the purple kale from Tracey’s garden?

• One neighbor was refused a request-a-stop and inspired a lot of discussion.

• New York Cares is looking for 50,000 coats for Sandy victims.

• Three kittens are up for adoption.

• Santa sends letters from the North Pole to Ditmas Park.

• Fire broke out at Midwood High School.

Chris Robertson, neighbor and sous chef at North End Grill, was interviewed and shared a good steak recipe.

• Santa will take pictures with pets and kids this holiday season.

Photo: World AIDS Day balloons over the Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church by Jonathan Berk

Comment policy