Bits & Pieces
0 Photo Of The Day: You Are My Sunshine

This man’s face as he takes in some Vitamin D in Dyker Heights is one of the reasons we love summer. 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,…



Events
0 Celebrate The 80s Tonight At MCU Park

Wednesday, July 29, is 80s Night at MCU Park when the Brooklyn Cyclones take on the Hudson Valley Renegades at 7pm. Tickets are $10 and fans will be treated to games, giveaways and other surprises meant to bring on the…




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Cafe Lily, Bensonhurst’s Second Uzbek-Russian-Korean Restaurant, Opens On Avenue O

A second Uzbek-Russian-Korean restaurant opened in the Bensonhurst area last month, replacing Uzbechka, a popular Uzbek restaurant that closed after just one year in business. Cafe Lily (42 Avenue O), located just over the Bensonhurst-Gravesend border, offers generous servings of the delicious hybrid cuisine of Uzbekistan’s Koreo Saram population — ethnic Koreans who migrated to Uzbekistan during…

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This Weekend’s Bensonhurst Open House Picks

We’ve rounded up some of the more interesting Bensonhurst (and surrounding areas) open house listings for this weekend. Any thoughts on these places? 1747 West 2nd Street List Price: $799,000; $381, annual taxes Size: Three bedrooms, one bathroom, two partial bathrooms Details: Grab this amazing place — because one of the half bathrooms has a bidet! I…

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Coney Island Man Gets 25 To Life For Shooting Close Friend

A 25-year-old Coney Island man was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for fatally shooting his good friend in 2013 because he believed the victim was romantically involved with his sister, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced today. Johnny Velez-Garriga, 25, was convicted on June 18 on one count of second-degree murder and one count…