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.
How did a booming real estate market create a deadly drug den for squatters? [Sheepshead Bites]Indelible and Stunning Focus: A must-experience Camera Obscura Exhibit at Gowanus Loft. [Park Slope Stoop]Thousands protest conviction of rookie cop from Bensonhurst in Cadman Plaza. [Bensonhurst Bean]Twelve breathtaking photos of Sunset Park’s Lunar New Year parade. [Sunset Park Voice]Flatbush is home to a new and badly needed multipurpose art and cultural space, located at the neighborhood’s Caribbean market. [Ditmas Park Corner]As luxurious new Nets train facility is unveiled at Industry City, developers vow community inclusion. [SPV]Cops dropped charges against an attempted luring suspect after his accuser stopped cooperating with investigators. [SB]Mayor’s office responds to flooding danger of Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar route. [PSS]“Mob Wives” matriarch “Big Ang” Raiola remembered by family and friends for her big heart. [BB]Rates of overcrowded housing in Borough Park, Kensington and Ditmas Park are as much as twice that of New York City overall. [DPC]