Brooklyn News Roundup

Brooklyn News Roundup
Photo by Shannon Geis/Ditmas Park Corner
Photo by Shannon Geis/Ditmas Park Corner

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]

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]

Walgreens, Rite Aid merger puts Church Ave’s indie pharmacies in a good spot. [Kensington BK]

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

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]

Community Board 12 approves renovations for the ball courts at Dome Playground. [KBK]

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