Weekend Reading: Brooklyn Stories You May Have Missed

Photo by Daniel Frazer
Photo by Daniel Frazer

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 that are worth a read this weekend:

20+ Restaurants, 50+ Dishes, Just $45? Check out Brooklyn’s largest tasting event, The BITE: Sheepshead. [Sheepshead Bites]

Nepalis in Ditmas Park strive to help their devastated homeland. [Ditmas Park Corner]

A new restaurant featuring wood-fired pizza is open on 7th Avenue. [South Slope News]

Where to go if you’re craving Afghan food in Brooklyn. [KensingtonBK]

Looking for a spot to eat brunch in a backyard? Consider, well, Backyard. [Park Slope Stoop]

The Edward Snowden bust is home with its artist-activist creators, but not for long: it’s headed for the art gallery circuit. [Fort Greene Focus]

Sheepshead Bay will be home to one of the nation’s first Macy’s Backstage, a new concept store featuring “off-price” brand name apparel. [SB]

Sixteen bars where you can imbibe ourdoors in South Slope. [SSN]

PS 217 parents win their battle for a healthier school lunch menu. [DPC]

Police are on the lookout for a Kensington pawn shop thief. [KBK]

El Greco Diner, a Southern Brooklyn staple, was torn down this week. RIP, old friend. [SB]

Cool old neon sign uncovered on 5th Ave, see it now before it’s gone. [PSS]

Staying fit and healthy isn’t just for young folk, say Fort Greene seniors. [FGF]

Not sure why the MTA can’t just install these handy staircase direction signs. [Animal]

Fewer New Yorkers are driving cars to work. [Streetsblog]

Outdoor movie season is coming! See free films at Brooklyn Bridge Park and McCarren Park.

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