Brooklyn News Roundup: Week Of November 30-December 1

Photo by Thea Grant Design.
Photo by Thea Grant Design.

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.

Park Slope optical store owner indicted for stealing $3.4 Million in loans. [South Slope News]

The police are looking for a suspect who took a photo of himself with the stolen smartphone. [Ditmas Park Corner]

‘Before you build, you must dig’ is public outcry as CB6 Committee votes on Gowanus Pre-K plan. [Park Slope Stoop]

Neighbors in Kensington organize to support a new homeless shelter opening in the area. [KensingtonBK]

Hot Bagels on Church Avenue is the place to go for your morning schmear. [KBK]

Affordable grocery options could be scarce with potential residential project on 5th Avenue Key Food site. [PSS]

Ever wonder what it’s like to sell Christmas Trees? The Houles come down from Vermont to sell their trees on Cortelyou Road every years. [DPC]

Paddy’s of Park Slope opens, ‘A Dream Fulfilled’ for the owners. [SSN]

Following a horrific car crash that claimed the life of a 64-year-old woman, City Councilman Chaim Deutsch urged the DOT to install a left-turn signal at the intersection. [SB]