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Weekend Reading: Brooklyn Stories You May Have Missed

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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 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]

Three men arrested after reportedly opening fire on cops in Fort Greene. [Fort Greene Focus]

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]

Cat café launches crowd funding campaign for a permanent home. [FGF]

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

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]

Tour the architecture and history of Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, and Wallabout. [FGF]

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]

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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