Brooklyn News Roundup

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Saget George Horner by hkpotts on Instagram
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:

Former Roberta’s chef is opening The Finch on Greene Ave. [Fort Greene Focus]

Community space, education, and more at the new Greene Grape Annex. [FGF]

Celebrating five years of good drinks and good sausages at a local beer hall. [FGF]

Flatbush Avenue is getting a Gap Factory Store. [Ditmas Park Corner]

Adoptable dogs wearing flower crowns! [DPC]

A husband and wife’s video project tackles aspects of mental health. [DPC]

A new spot for cemitas and tacos opens in the Gowanus Whole Foods. [Park Slope Stoop]

The 4th Avenue McDonald’s is history. [PSS]

Need a seaside escape? How about Gowanus-side with a clam roll at Littleneck? [PSS]

Free rides for kids on the Prospect Park Carousel every Thursday in August! [South Slope News]

A community garden receives a special award during Greenest Block in Brooklyn. [SSN]

Brooklyn Proper brings seasonal eats and creative cocktails to Windsor Terrace. [SSN]

A man was charged with stealing a lawyer’s identity and setting up a phony law firm. [Sheepshead Bites]

Flatbush and Coney Island Avenues set to become slow zones. [SB]

Turns out you can’t call your business Fabrege. [SB]

Does getting rid of trash cans actually eliminate trash? [SB]

Lincoln Center is bringing performances to some central Brooklyn libraries. [Bensonhurst Bean]

A popular 11-day festival set for this month is still working on finalizing dates. [BB]

Cops are on the hunt for a groper in Bay Ridge. [BB]

Stop and frisk…your appetite? [Brokelyn]

Guess the next indicted elected official, win a free dinner. [City & State]

The battle of Brooklyn Bridge Park. [NY Times]

Anthony Weiner is starting a restaurant in the Rockaways. [Daily News]

Brooklyn-born WWII vet who found Hitler’s top hat passes away. [Daily Eagle]

A Brooklyn baby event for the style-conscious. [Daily News]

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Photo: The latest from artist George Horner on Union Street, by hkpotts.

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