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1 Woof! Neighborhood Dogs Try Out New & Improved Dyker Beach Park Dog Run

The neighborhood just got a little more dog-friendly. The abandoned yard on the northwest corner of Dyker Beach Golf Course has long been used by locals as an unofficial dog run, but today, after being closed for a full year, the area has been transformed into a perfect play space for pups. About 20 dogs and their owners came out today for a ribbon-cutting event…


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0 Replacement Of Coney Island Boardwalk With Concrete Begins, Outraged Pols Seek To Cut Off Funding

A site trailer and construction fence were installed at Brighton 15th Street this month – a first step in a controversial plan to replace the Riegelmann Boardwalk’s iconic wooden planks between Brighton 15th Street and Coney Island Avenue with cement and plastic. But several elected officials are expressing outrage about the work, and at least one is threatening to cut…


Food & Nightlife
0 Food Stuffs: Hand Pull Noodle & Dumpling House

Food Stuffs is a column exploring the gastronomic landscape of Bensonhurst and the surrounding neighborhoods. Each entry will cover anything and everything even remotely related to food because here in Bensonhurst, food is always news. Despite the nondescript pink sign and literal name, Hand Pull Noodle & Dumpling House, located in the heart of Bensonhurst (7201 18th Avenue), is…


News & Features
0 Catch A Ride On The Nostalgia Train

If you’re looking for fun outside of the neighborhood this weekend, and have a young (or old) train fan in your life, be sure to catch the MTA’s Holiday Nostalgia Train, running along the M line between 2nd Avenue and Queens Plaza on Sundays (10am to 5pm) through December 28. The cars, originally in service between…


Bits & Pieces
0 Photo Of The Day: All The Fixings

Believe it or not, this is a cake. Find it at Villabate Alba (7001 18th Avenue). Happy Thanksgiving! Take any photos in Bensonhurst recently? Send them to editor@bensonhurstbean.com, or tag them #Bensonhurst on Instagram, and we’ll post them here. Also, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, and subscribe to our daily newsletter!



News & Features
0 Community Board 11 Addresses Illegal Home Conversions

By Kimberly Connor Community Board 11’s meeting on November 20 focused heavily on the hot-button issue of illegal home conversions, the practice of subdividing one or two-family homes into single room occupancy dwellings. Also discussed were problematic parking laws on New Utrecht Avenue and the date of the annual Festa di Santa Rosalia. Illegal Home Conversions Bob Cassara…


Police & Fire
0 Cops Arrest “Biggest Burglars” After Month-Long Spree Across Bensonhurst

Four men were arrested and charged for robbing two Bensonhurst residences last week, and police believe they are responsible for a month-long burglary spree in the neighborhood. Louis Desalvatore, 36, John Catullo, 46, Paul Debenedetto, 37, and Joseph DeBenedetto, 30, were charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of larceny, trespassing, criminal possession of stolen property and other charges…



Police & Fire
0 Silver Alert: Gerald Kinnison, 65, Has Dementia

Police are looking for Gerald Kinnison, a 66-year-old suffering from dementia, who went missing Friday morning from his Coney Island home. Kinnison was last seen leaving his assisted living center (2316 Surf Avenue) at 8am on November 21 wearing a black jacket, black shirt, black sneakers, and blue pants. He is described as a black male, 6 feet…


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Food Stuffs: Hand Pull Noodle & Dumpling House

Food Stuffs is a column exploring the gastronomic landscape of Bensonhurst and the surrounding neighborhoods. Each entry will cover anything and everything even remotely related to food because here in Bensonhurst, food is always news. Despite the nondescript pink sign and literal name, Hand Pull Noodle & Dumpling House, located in the heart of Bensonhurst (7201 18th Avenue), is…

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Check Out These Bensonhurst Open Houses This Weekend

Looking for a new place to call home? Bensonhurst Bean has got you covered. If you’re house hunting, our open house roundup is a new feature to help you plan your weekend. And if you know of a great place on the market or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact advertising [at] sheepsheadbites [dot]…

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Cops Arrest “Biggest Burglars” After Month-Long Spree Across Bensonhurst

Four men were arrested and charged for robbing two Bensonhurst residences last week, and police believe they are responsible for a month-long burglary spree in the neighborhood. Louis Desalvatore, 36, John Catullo, 46, Paul Debenedetto, 37, and Joseph DeBenedetto, 30, were charged with two counts of burglary, two counts of larceny, trespassing, criminal possession of stolen property and other charges…