Headlines of the Week: Dec 10-16

A renovated discovery center, celebrating Kwanzaa, and a woman was rescued after taking an unintended dip in the Gowanus Canal.


Here, we've gathered the most popular articles of the last seven days that appeared on Brooklyn Patch sites. From police activity to holiday festivities, find out what news had the borough buzzing. 


Windsor Terrace-Kensington: Prospect Park Zoo Opens Renovated Discovery Center

The Wildlife Conservation Society just re-opened the Prospect Park Zoo's Discovery Center after renovations. 


Ditmas Park: Vigils to be Held Across Brooklyn for Newtown Victims

Brooklynites from all neighborhoods gathered together Saturday to pay tribute to those lost in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.


Fort Greene-Clinton Hill: Man Killed by Sanitation Street Sweeper

A man was struck and killed by a NYC Sanitation street sweeper Saturday morning, police say. 


Park Slope: POLL: Are Film Shoots Welcome in Park Slope?

It seems that every week the cameras and crews are filming in the area, but how do residents feel about Hollywood's takeover of neighborhood?


Prospect Heights: Violent Mugging at Wash Ave ATM: Reports from the 77th Precinct

A 23-year-old man was taking money of an ATM at the Capital One Bank on Washington Avenue when he was attacked.


Carroll Gardens: Woman Rescued After Plunge into Gowanus Canal

According to an FDNY spokesman, the woman was in the toxic waterway at around 5:53 p.m. Tuesday near Union and Bond streets.


Bed-Stuy: Celebrating Kwanzaa: "First Fruits"

An African-American holiday celebrating the Nguzo Saba (seven principles) and the Karamu (feast).


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