Brooklyn News Roundup: Week Of May 11-15

Brooklyn News Roundup: Week Of May 11-15
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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 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]

A teenage gunman was arrested in a shooting by the Parade Ground. [Ditmas Park Corner]

A giant street fair comes to 5th Avenue tomorrow. [Park Slope Stoop]

It’s official! Weekend Walks are coming to Bensonhurst’s 18th Avenue in July. [Bensonhurst Bean]

Great tacos can indeed be found between auto repair shops and the Prospect offramp. [South Slope News]

Councilman Lander urges city to increase funding for libraries. [KensingtonBK]

A woman was struck and killed by a car on 4th Avenue. [SSN]

A body found in the Ambrose Channel near Sandy Hook has been identified as the Bensonhurst man who went missing last month. [BB]

Violent home invasion leaves one hospitalized. [KBK]

Unprecedented cooperation between the NYPD and Russian authorities will now see a man tried in Russia for brutally stabbing to death his wife and step-daughter in 2011. [SB]

A new steakhouse is opening in Park Slope. [PSS]

Asian fusion restaurant Bashi Channel celebrates its grand opening. [DPC]

Cops are looking for a man who burglarized a home, hiding his face from security cameras with a yarmulke. [SB]

“The [subway] tracks have become appalling garbage dumps.” [amNewYork]

Brooklyn rents reached an all-time high in April. [Daily News]