Brooklyn News Roundup

Brooklyn News Roundup
South Slope buildings
Photo by Donny Levit / South Slope News

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]

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]

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]

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]