Here, we've gathered the most popular articles of the last seven days that appeared on Brooklyn Patch sites. From police activity to politics, real estate and restaurants, find out what news had the borough buzzing.
The New York Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in locating a missing Park Slope teen.
Miguel Lugo, 16 years old, was last seen at approximately 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at his home on Union Street, between Fourth and Fifth avenues, within the confines of the 78th Precinct.
Lugo is described as a black 16-year-old male, standing about 6-foot-1, and weighing about 140 lbs. Lugo has brown eyes, black hair, and was last seen wearing a black jacket, brown work boots, and striped baseball hat.
Bed-Stuy: Parents Ask for More Police Presence After 5 Shootings in 8 Days Outside of School on Tompkins Ave
More than 300 frustrated parents and administrators of four schools housed in a building located at 70 Tompkins Avenue across from Marcy Houses protested Friday morning on the school’s grounds, calling for greater police presence, following a Wednesday afternoon shooting and lockdown-- the fifth the building has experienced since January 4.
Carroll Gardens: Gowanus Whole Foods Begins To Rise From The Ground
Between recent construction at the future site of Brooklyn's first Whole Foods store, and prospective renters checking out the recently advertised Coignet building located at the far end of the lot, the corner of Third Avenue and Third Street is drawing a lot of attention to Gowanus this week.
Don’t miss this piece about the new Whole Foods coming to Gowanus. Patch spoke with a Whole Foods representative who stated the Brooklyn market is on track to open this fall. Meanwhile, the Coignet Building at the far end of the lot continues to decline offers to rent.
A 59-year-old man was shot in the leg Thursday afternoon in Prospect Park South, police said. The shooting occurred at approximately 1:45 p.m. on Church Avenue and East 18th Street.
The man was taken to Kings County Hospital in stable condition to be treated for a gunshot wound, police said. No suspect was found, police continued. Stay with Patch for updates.
Fort Greene-Clinton Hill: 4-Alarm Fire Tears Through Pratt Institute Early Friday Morning
A raging four-alarm fire broke out on the top floor of a main building at the Pratt Institute's Clinton Hill campus early Friday morning.
An FDNY official said the roof of 200 Willoughby Ave. partially collapsed during the blaze, which started around 2 a.m. and took 39 units and 168 firefighters to put out. There were 168 firefighters who battled the blaze, which was put out at 4:11 a.m.
Prospect Heights: Pacific Street to Lose 20 Street Trees—Indefinitely—to Atlantic Yards Construction
Pacific Street residents will lose 20 street trees next week to make way for more construction at Atlantic Yards, and it could be decades before they are replanted. To read the full story, click here.
Windsor Terrace-Kensington: Police Investigate Alleged Attempted Abduction in Borough Park
Police in the 66th Precinct responded to calls Tuesday evening regarding the attempted abduction of a 9-year-old Orthodox Jewish girl on 13th Avenue near 42nd Street.
Police received a call around 5:45 p.m. alleging that a man with a large dog was attempting to lure the girl, who was walking home from her aunt's house, into his black SUV. To read more on the investigation on the attempted abduction of a 9-year-old girl, click here.