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:

The NYPD is cracking down on cyclists…for two weeks. [Park Slope Stoop]

Shake Shack is open! Shake Shack is open! [PSS]

Should Barclays host the Democratic National Convention? [PSS]

A new twice-monthly storytelling event launched at a 5th Ave bar. [South Slope News]

A new restaurant is already set to replace Lindos diner, which abruptly closed. [SSN]

A Long Island man allegedly robbed jazz legend Cecil Taylor of $500,000. [Fort Greene Focus]

Sister’s Restaurant, from Park Slope’s Flatbush Farm crew, will open within the month. [FGF]

Yafa Deli owner Anis Naser opens neighboring restaurant Sahara Ark. [FGF]

From Morocco to Belgium to Myrtle Avenue, Wally Abdel captures people through their portraits. [FGF]

A pan-ethnic food court in Bath Beach gets good reviews. [Bensonhurst Bean]

They keep finding bed bugs on N trains. [BB]

A driver lost control of a packed school bus and crashed into a Boro Park gas station. [BB]

A Brooklyn Community Board member was arrested in connection to a $1M Medicaid fraud scheme. [Sheepshead Bites]

How opulent can a supermarket be? In Brighton Beach, the answer is “very.” [SB]

Some jerk allegedly punched out a kid with autism. [SB]

Sheepshead Bay’s legendary Randazzo’s Clam Bar updated its iconic sign. [SB]

The Newkirk Plaza subway station has had some troubling incidents lately. [Ditmas Park Corner]

Employers should not ask about criminal or credit history, area leaders charge. [DPC]

Meet Malani, the incredible force behind Coney Island Avenue’s House of Fashion. [DPC]

A turn-of-the-century home is being torn down to make way for a seven-story development. [DPC]

Kensington library had to pull two iPads from its children’s section after patrons were apparently sneaking off with them to shop and play violent video games. [Kensington BK]

Already hit with flooding and sewer backup, Windsor Terrace residents are worried about what three incoming developments are going to mean for them. [KBK]

A food co-op is looking for help with grant writing. [KBK]

You never know who’s drawing you on a napkin at the bar... [FiPS]

Photographer Chris Arnade will miss Brooklyn, but we’ll miss him more. [The Awl]

“Trader Joe’s is coming to Washington Avenue!” – A couple guys [FiPS]

“Um, no, it’s not.” – Journalists/former TJs employees [Brokelyn]

Commenting about commenting about commenting. [Brooklyn Magazine]

Tips for being an unarmed black teen. [The Onion]

Stop dumping ice on your head. Start donating $100. [Vice]

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