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0 Photo Of The Day: Winter Wonderland

A video posted by Leah Coloff (@sawlimbedleah) on Dec 12, 2014 at 8:09pm PST Pretty, pretty lights in Dyker Heights. Happy holidays to all! 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!




News & Features
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: Motown legend Diana Ross will…


Police & Fire
2 BREAKING: 39-Year-Old Man Found Dead In Gravesend Bay

A 39-year-old man was found dead floating in Gravesend Bay near Bensonhurst Park this morning. Police responded to a call at 10:20am at the waterway near Bay Parkway and Belt Parkway, where they discovered a male body that was unresponsive and floating in the water, cops said. The man was removed from the Bay by the NYPD’s Harbor…



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0 Con Ed Work & Film Shoot Clog Commercial Streets During Holidays

How are we supposed to do our holiday shopping when all the streets are blocked off? At last night’s Community Board 11 meeting, the hot topic was city permits being given out in commercial areas for Con Edison construction and an upcoming film shoot, causing unbearable traffic and affecting local businesses during the biggest shopping month of the year.…


Bits & Pieces
0 Photo Of The Day: Red, White & Green

♪ Santa Claus is coming to town… ♫ 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!


News & Features
3 Affordable Housing May Be Coming To Parking Lots In Bensonhurst, Brighton & Midwood

Several “underdeveloped areas” of Brooklyn can be used to build affordable housing – including municipal parking lots in Brighton Beach, Bensonhurst, and Midwood – according to a new report by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. The parking lots, like one facing the Riegelmann Boardwalk between Brighton 2nd Street and Brighton 4th Street, can be sold to create approximately 2,000 affordable housing units,…



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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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Bensonhurst Apartment Rental Roundup: Flying Solo

Looking for a new studio or one bedroom to call home? Bensonhurst Bean has got you covered. Our rental roundup is a new feature showcasing some of the deals on the market now–and this week, we’re aiming to get you out of your current place with that guy you’re pretty sure eats his own toenails. If you…

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62nd Precinct Crime Statistics: 12/1/2014 – 12/7/2014

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.