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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…


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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…


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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…



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0 Photo Of The Day: Viva Guatemala

Panaderia Guatemalteca on 1962 Bath Avenue. 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!



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0 Weekend Reading: Brooklyn Stories You May Have Missed

After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite recent stories from our site and our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend: A fire on Flatbush Avenue…


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0 F Train Service Suspended For Next Two Weeks

Bad news for F line commuters.  The F train will not run between Stillwell Avenue and Avenue X beginning tonight at 11pm until Monday, December 1 at 5am, while the MTA replaces a critical track switch at West 8th Street. The good news is that for the first time, like, ever, the D, N, and R…


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3 Pols In Brooklyn And Staten Island Boycott MTA’s Verrazano Bridge Celebration

Several elected officials from both sides of the bridge say they are boycotting today’s 50th anniversary celebration for the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, due to the MTA’s proposed fare hike, which would raise the bridge’s cash toll to $16. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Staten Island Borough President James Oddo are among those who said they won’t attend stating, “there is…


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