This Week In Ditmas Park

Photo via lexryan23
Photo via lexryan23

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Here’s a recap of what happened in our neighborhood last week:

• After sitting dormant for nearly 40 years, the Kings Theatre reopened.

• Elected officials, neighborhood leaders, and others celebrated Assemblywoman Rodneyse Bichotte’s inauguration.

The lights are back on in Newkirk Plaza’s Marlborough passageway!

• Two teens were arrested and charged with trying to rob an 80-year-old woman.

Murrow High School went under lockdown after a teacher believed she spotted intruders.

• Looking for something to do today? Try some of Auria’s sambal at Brooklyn ARTery.

• Hey, business owners! Learn about resources that are available to you this Wednesday.

• Brooklyn Banya was named one of the best indoor activities in the city.

Joe Brancaccio celebrated five years of busting balls at his Fort Hamilton food oasis.

• Lark Café’s owner, Kari Browne, opened her newest coffee spot at 154 Prospect Park Southwest.

• The deli at Newkirk and E. 17th is slated to open any day now.

• The view from Cortelyou, as seen through neighbor Michael Hirshon’s pen.

Neighbors Aaron & Alex Craig on their collaboration with Sufjan Stevens on a slow-motion rodeo film at BAM.

Neighbor and pianist Jesse Stacken on the Beverley Concert Series, how Ditmas Park has changed him & more.

• Our commute is about to get pricier.

Meet the Prospect Park Alliance’s new president and hear what she’s planning for the park.