If you’ve enjoyed the articles I’ve written on neighborhood architecture, you can check out Sheepshead Bites today, which features a piece with yours truly detailing some of the different architectural styles and ornamentation found in that neck of the woods.
Southern Brooklyn is usually overlooked by the architectural community at large when it comes to all but our most famous historical structures. One of the problems is that many of our older buildings are simply ignored by us.
The long term plan is to document and bring newfound appreciation to the treasures that are our historic buildings and homes – many of which sit right under our noses.
(photo by karen horton via flickr)
From all of us here at Bensonhurst Bean, have a fun, safe and relaxing Labor Day!
We’ll be back tomorrow with the best in Bensonhurst business, entertainment, art and news.
Bensonhurst Bean will be throwing its very first event this Saturday, June 18, at 8 pm
FREE FOOD, CHEAP DRINKS, LIVE MUSIC - A Party On A Pier!
In addition to celebrating our launch, we will also be celebrating our sister site Sheepshead Bites’ third birthday. But wait, it gets better. Look in the mirror, because we’re celebrating you!
Publisher of Bensonhurst Bean Ned Berke took a break from posing with a hot dog, in order to tell us
the true meaning of Christmas why he thinks our readers are all that and a bag of chips.
“Officially, we’ll be celebrating the third birthday of Sheepshead Bites and the launch of Bensonhurst Bean. But it’s more than that. It’s our great, big thanks to all of you who continue to support us by tuning in every day. We’re looking forward to meeting you face-to-face, and hope you bring a lot of friends for this free event.”
The event will be at the Baron DeKalb Knights of Columbus, located at 3000 Emmons Avenue (across from Roll N Roaster) in Sheepshead Bay. The organization has generously offered us the use of their pier for the evening.
Bassett’s Deli and Caterers (1404 Avenue X) will provide food and Cupcake Kings (1613 Voorhies Avenue) will throw in desserts (while it lasts, anyway!).
As for the music, so far we’ve booked the Penniless Loafers – a lively ska-influenced rock band whose drummer is a Leon M. Goldstein High School graduate – and Nelson – a longstanding local band that has been playing the area for at least 18 years, headed up by Sheepshead natives Nelson F. Ferrer and Ralph Favilla.
There is a suggested donation of $5 at the door, which will go towards our freelancing budget.