Tuesday lunchtime linkage

Mom always said not to eat things you find on the street [Brooklyn Paper]
One group still gathers to practice a Brooklyn tradition [Brooklyn Paper]
Visitors to Brooklyn Bridge Park double last year’s number [Brownstoner]
Perhaps they felt a pitbull would be too stereotypical [NYT]
A plan to allow us to swim in the river without having to swim in the river [Curbed]
Brooklyn pizza icons battle over proposed location [NYP]
Abortion protests never came to full term [WNYC]
New beer hall smackdowntoberfest [FiPS]