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Today’s Links: Residents Meet About Rodents At The First Rat Summit, A Fireworks Rampage On A Crown Heights Corner & More

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Taking advantage of a red light, skater and camera crew work to get the shot under the BQE in East Williamsburg (Paul Stremple/BKLYNER)

Sure, Joey Chestnut gorged on Nathan’s famous hotdogs yesterday at the big-time Coney island bash, but don’t forget Feltman’s original frankfurters…

Fireworks were flying last night, but residents hanging on Crown Heights corner got an up close and personal display when a Roman Candle-wielding woman went on the attack.

With the city turning its focus to rat extermination and mitigation efforts in some of the hardest-hit parts of Brooklyn, residents attended the first ever “Rat Summit” in Bed-Stuy on Tuesday.

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Protestors marched across the Brooklyn Bridge to demand the end of forced separation of immigrant children from their parents—and one especially determined protestor climbed onto Lady Liberty herself! Of course, the scenic span is a common corridor for protest.

Makers, artists and the like once had it made in Bushwick, but rising rents are driving out the creatives who paved the way for gentrification—luckily, there’s money in writing a memoir about it.

And on the business side, a new study shows that despite gains in job creation across the borough, Central Brooklyn may be getting left behind…

Many Brooklynites love to complain about their commutes, to kvetch about the communities and neighborhoods they hold dear—and when it comes to parking, Bay Ridge and Bath Beach drivers really do have it worst, a study shows.

Some drivers will be speeding through the streets of Brooklyn unimpeded, however, when the Formula E electric car racing series finishes out the season with a race in Brooklyn.

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