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Bits & Pieces
1 Photo Of The Day: Stripes & Stars

Can you guess which subway stop this is? 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!


Police & Fire
0 Cops Nab Serial Church Thief Shortly After Break-In

Police say they have caught the thief who has been ripping off houses of worship all over Southwest Brooklyn – including one in Bensonhurst. Back in November, we reported that a burglar robbed Church of the Holy Spirit at 8117 Bay Parkway – among at least 11 other churches – making off with an HP laptop and cash. Well, it seems…



Events
0 Saturday: Annual Living Nativity Display At New Utrecht Reformed Church (Plus A Petting Zoo!)

This one is sure to be popular with the 10-and-under crowd. Our friends at the New Utrecht Reformed Church (1827 84th Street) are putting on their annual Living Nativity display this weekend – featuring real people and live animals. The scene will take place on Saturday, December 20, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm, on the front lawn of the New Utrecht Church sanctuary, located at 18th…



Events
0 Reaching-Out Community Services Urgently Needs More Toys For Operation Christmas Smiles

This holiday season, teach your kids about the greatest gift of all: helping others who are less fortunate. There are many children in our neighborhoods whose parents can’t afford to buy them presents. Luckily, a wonderful charity, Reaching-Out Community Services (RCS), has organized one of the largest toy drives in Brooklyn. The toys will be distributed at their “Operation Christmas…


Bits & Pieces
0 Photo Of The Day: School’s Out

Over at P.S. 200 Benson School. 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!



Business
1 86th Street Chevrolet To Be Torn Down, Reopened By New Owner In 2016

The 86th Street Chevrolet (1575 86th Street) closed its doors Friday and will soon be torn down to make room for a new building, following a change of ownership. John Iacono, who owns dealerships all over the city including four in Bay Ridge, confirmed that he bought the location from previous owner John Manganelli in November. Iacono shared some of…


Transportation
0 A Quarter Of All Subway Trains Arrive Late

In news that will surprise no one, a lot of the city’s subways aren’t showing up on time — and it’s only gotten worse. The MTA just released some statistics that show you’re not going crazy when you think you’re waiting far too long for the next D train. According to NBC New York, the report says that…


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Get Your Spicy Food Fix At La Granja For NYC’s First Peruvian Restaurant Week

We are a little late in the game, but this year, December 8-19 was officially declared New York City’s Peruvian Picante Restaurant Week by the city’s Trade Commission of Peru and LatinLover Food & Travel Magazine. Eight of the best Peruvian restaurants across the city are offering spicy prix fixe menus infused with aji amarillo, the yellow chili…

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Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Is In Gravesend & It’s On The Market For Just $899k

This funhouse is proof that money can’t buy taste. The Gravesend three-bedroom has been on the market for over three months. The Barbie pink exterior might have almost worked if the owners had considered sticking to one theme, but unfortunately, the inside is nothing short of an aesthetic nightmare. From the velour-covered kitchen stools to the checkered…

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Cops Nab Serial Church Thief Shortly After Break-In

Police say they have caught the thief who has been ripping off houses of worship all over Southwest Brooklyn – including one in Bensonhurst. Back in November, we reported that a burglar robbed Church of the Holy Spirit at 8117 Bay Parkway – among at least 11 other churches – making off with an HP laptop and cash. Well, it seems…