Brooklyn News Roundup

Photo by Karen Merbaum
Photo by Karen Merbaum

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.

Shooting of 16-year-old boy leads Brooklyn pols to call for state investment in anti-gun violence programs. [Fort Greene Focus]

Watch kids scream their heads off at Dyker Frights. [Bensonhurst Bean]

Citing concerns about overdevelopment, Community Board 15 voted unanimously to reject the Mayor’s zoning plan. [Sheepshead Bites]

Park Slope pooches rejoice as “Dining With Dogs” bill passes. [Park Slope Stoop]

Swift and massive renovations at Industry City now attracting the general public. [South Slope News]

The National’s Aaron Dessner has put his Stratford Road home on the market. [Ditmas Park Corner]

City Councils $5.3 Cleanup NYC initiative hits southern Brooklyn’s main streets. [BB]

Editor Donny Levit on theater, music, and how Brooklyn inspired the stories of “Rock N’ Roll Lies.” [SSN]

5ive Spice opens, and it’s banh xeo tacos, banh mi, and pho heaven. [PSS]

Officials announced a new affordable housing project on the site of the Flatbush Caton Market on Tuesday. [DPC]

Three years after Superstorm Sandy swept through Sheepshead Bay, the city’s Build it Back program is reporting measurable progress in the neighborhood. [SB]

Brooklyn’s cat cafe is staying open another month. [FGF]

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