Brooklyn News Roundup

Photo by Shannon Geis/KensingtonBK
Photo by Shannon Geis/KensingtonBK

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.

Catch of the day in Gowanus Canal: Man claims he hooked three-eyed fish. [Park Slope Stoop]

Driver jumps curb and flips car on Flatbush killing one pedestrian. [Ditmas Park Corner]

Farewell Waldbaum’s: Longtime employees and customers mourn the Bensonhurst supermarket’s demise. [Bensonhurst Bean]

A new ‘upscale’ food chain called Gala Fresh Farms will replace the Waldbaum’s at 3100 Ocean Avenue. [Sheepshead Bites]

Childhood memories of PS 10 and Park Slope circa 1900. [South Slope News]

Brooklyn’s tallest tower, at 1K feet, is coming. [Fort Greene Focus]

Former New York Knicks Draft pick Michael Wright found dead in his Lexus SUV on East 16th Street. [DPC]

The 61st Precinct’s Commanding Officer says drug addiction is driving a recent uptick in burglaries. [SB]

Unwanted knocks at the door: Look out for ‘Slammers’ promising lower utility bills. [SSN]

Parents of Park Slope’s PS 321 donate school supplies to Brownsville’s PS 446. [PSS]

Brooklyn Chamber’s Carlo Scissura says Bensonhurst has arrived. [BB]

Fort Greene man disputes police report of his car accident. [FGF]