News & Features
1 MTA Board Approves Citywide Toll & Fare Hikes

Commuting anywhere in this city is about to get a little bit pricier. The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) board has decided to raise single-fare subway rides from $2.50 to $2.75 on March 22. As planned, unlimited monthly MetroCards will increase from $112 to $116.50, and weekly…

Bits & Pieces
0 Photo Of The Day: Flying High

Another incredible view of Bensonhurst and the southern coast of Brooklyn, by Den Schwartz. Take any photos in Bensonhurst recently? Send them to, or tag them #Bensonhurst on Instagram, and we’ll post them here. Also, follow us on Twitter,…

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Food Stuffs: Warm Up With Guatemalan Stew

Brrr… It sure is cold out there. I had been meaning to hit up one of the several Tienda Guatemaltecas in Bath Beach for a while now, but Sunday’s miserable rain/ice storm was just the push I needed. Today I headed over to Tienda Guatemalteca (located at 1806 Bath Avenue) to sample their daily hot dishes. You have probably noticed the stores before. All…


Bensonhurst Apartment Rental Roundup

Looking for a new apartment to call home? Bensonhurst Bean has got you covered. Our rental roundup showcases some of the deals on the market now. If you know of a great place available for rent or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact nberke [at]bensonhurstbean [dot]com. And if you live in or near one…


New Jersey Man Charged In Fatal Accident At Bath Avenue & Bay Parkway

A New Jersey man has been charged in an accident that fatally injured a pedestrian on the corner of Bath Avenue and Bay Parkway last month. Police say they responded to a 911 call on December 28, and found 27-year-old Raul Leone-Vasquez lying on the street with a severe head injury. Driver Simcha Rosenblatt, 60, of Lakewood, remained on the scene…