Brooklyn News Roundup

Brooklyn News Roundup
the rainbow ends at San Remo

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 our favorite recent stories from our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

A speed camera in Sheepshead Bay issued 6,000 tickets in one day, according to a City Council member. The DOT says it’s not true, but flubbed their own numbers. [Sheepshead Bites]

17-year-old Nicholas Isaac and 21-year-old Daquan Jackson were arrested for sexually assaulting a woman twice in one hour on August 31. [Fort Greene Focus]

A new 30-story tower is coming to Sheepshead Bay, four times larger than any other building in the area. [SB]

Permits have been filed for the final and tallest building in former mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis’ Myrtle Avenue Development Master Plan. [FGF]

An ex-Brooklynite seeks answers to what’s behind New York’s perfect bagels and pizza. [Narratively]

Luke’s Lobster is now open on 5th Avenue. [Park Slope Stoop]

Three men robbed an elderly woman at gunpoint in an elevator of a Coney Island building. [Bensonhurst Bean].

Prospect Park’s Long Meadow Ballfields are closed this winter for revitalization. [South Slope News]

South Slope has a new holistic fitness studio. [SSN]

A Community Board 9 meeting on upzoning in Prospect Lefferts Gardens went bonkers. [Q at Parkside]

The state unveiled plans to make Ocean Parkway safer. [KensingtonBK]

Interfaith Hospital in Bed-Stuy has the longest ER wait in the state. [NY Daily News]

Details emerge on Clinton Hill’s forthcoming first Karl Fischer building, which is now for sale. [FGF]

Yeah that’s Robert De Niro, just chilling in Park Slope. [PSS]

A Bensonhurst couple is desperately fighting the state’s plan to close a “lock down” institution that cares for their severely autistic son. [BB]

Beware this Rock, Paper, Scissors hustler! [Gothamist]

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