49th Street and New Utrecht Ave (Source: Google Maps)
We’ve received word that a pedestrian has been struck at the intersection of 49th Street and New Utrecht Avenue in Borough Park just after 12:30 p.m.
According to a police scanner report, the victim is in traumatic arrest. An NYPD Highway unit is en route to investigate the incident.
This is a breaking news story and may contain inaccuracies. We will update it as more information becomes available. If anyone has more information or photos, please send them to nberke (at) bensonhurstbean (dot) com.
We were recently informed by City Councilman David Greenfield’s office that Greenfield, along with fellow Council member and state senatorial hopeful Lew Fidler, will be making an announcement tonight. There is a press conference scheduled for 6 p.m. in front of Congregation Yeshuos Chaim (1167 East 13th Street) in Midwood.
What the two local pols will address – or whether the announcement will include new developments in the State Senate race, Fidler’s health, or the redistricting process – is not known.
Please stay tuned to both Bensonhurst Bean and Sheepshead Bites for continuing coverage of this story.
The following is a press release from the office of City Councilman David Greenfield:
New York – Councilman David G. Greenfield (D-Brooklyn) questioned New York City Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley at a City Council oversight hearing last Wednesday over issues regarding the restaurant inspection process in an attempt to get answers to the many complaints he has heard from restaurant owners in recent months, including at a town hall meeting he hosted in his south Brooklyn district last month that was attended by representatives from over 80 local eateries. Continue Reading »
The above video, which we found via website Gotham Schools, was produced by John Dewey High School teacher Phil Luchun. It features statistics, teacher commentaries and student testimonials meant to illustrate that Dewey as an academic institution is functional, and has improved in recent years – despite being categorized as a “failing school”.
The short film also highlights the achievements of both groups – such as a robotics team ranked higher than its peers at Brooklyn Tech and Stuyvesant, and individuals – such as one student who won a scholarship from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2011, at the school.
After years of refusing to get rid of most of her 45 cats, a Brighton Beach woman bowed to the threat of eviction and has teamed up with Brooklyn Rescue Umbrella and a local Petco to find friendly homes for the felines. Continue Reading »
We’ve just received word that students at John Dewey High School (50 Ave X) staged a mass walkout earlier today – apparently in protest of city plans to close the school, terminate senior staff members and re-open multiple “co-located” schools in the same building.
According to website Ed Notes, students also walked out in protest of the city’s current education policy at Satellite Academy in the Bronx.
This is a breaking news story and may contain inaccuracies. The article will be updated as more information becomes available.
Brown sugar is one of those simple pleasures that I can imagine a tyrannical, totalitarian regime in some hellish, Dystopian future making illegal.
I can picture myself visiting the back room of some seedy, post apocalyptic corner store in a deserted part of town, and trying to score some primo browns for a chocolate chip cookie recipe – the cookie formula secretly deciphered and engraved by myopic warrior-scribes of course.
While those heavenly, caramel-colored crystals are still legal, best believe I’ll be enjoying this Brown Sugar Pound Cake by the ever-impressive Colleen.
The sugar helps to create a nice, firm crust on the outside of the cake, while retaining a moist texture inside. Plus, because of the fancy bundt pan Colleen used, this photogenic dessert keeps reminding me of the Sydney Opera House.
Oh, and they call it a pound cake because the traditional recipe called for a pound each of sugar, flour, butter and eggs. Now let’s eat.
The above photo wasn’t taken in Manhattan or Brownstone Brooklyn.
It was taken right here on Cropsey Avenue and Bay 22nd Street. This image proves that there are plenty of gorgeous, neglected old buildings and hand painted signs in Southern Brooklyn just waiting for someone’s tender loving care to restore them to their former glory.
With this beautiful shot, photographer David Tan goes digital, and yet still manages to achieve his trademark muted colors.
David captured this classic street scene using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS 48mm,
f/5.6 at 1/125s, ISO 100.
So while we had a little snafu getting the name “Bensonhurst Bean” into the segment, they did manage to make me look fairly knowledgeable about neighborhood architecture in between all the Three Stooges impersonations.
In the above video, yours truly pounds the pavement with veteran TV reporter Chauncey Howell and an excellent camera man whose name I regretfully forgot in the commotion of filming. It was fun admiring the handsome homes, as well as the warm, witty people of Bensonhurst.
We spent some time in the low 60′s off Bay Parkway, 17th Avenue between 81st Street and 83rd Street and various spots along 18th Avenue – including a trip to Villabate Alba Bakery (7001 18th Ave).
Big up to my Aunt Rita who happened to make a quick cameo as she was walking down the block!
CompStat reports are produced by the New York Police Department on a weekly basis. We publish the week’s statistics for the 62nd Precinct reports every Friday. The 62nd Precinct is the police command responsible for Bensonhurst and Bath Beach.