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0 Photo Of The Day: Not-So-Subtle Signs

And you thought normal-sized babies were scary. Spotted at 6007 14th 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!




Opinion
2 Why Lady Moody’s House Must Be Saved

As we reported last week, the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) had planned to remove 98 sites from its list of potential landmarks today, an effort to clear a backlog of applications. On the list for almost 50 years was the historic Lady Moody’s House in Gravesend. Fortunately, thanks to pushback from politicians and preservationists, the vote was postponed…


News & Features
0 Find Out If That Offer Is A Foreclosure Scam At New Website From Attorney General

A new website created by the New York State Attorney General’s office aims to help homeowners easily identify and avoid mortgage rescue scams, while also providing direction on how to reach housing counselors and legal services organizations if additional assistance is needed. Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman says AGScamHelp.com was developed to keep homeowners who…



Bits & Pieces
0 Photo Of The Day: Only In Dyker

Christmas glow. Submitted by reader Kaitlyn Perniciaro. 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
1 Councilman Treyger Moves To Make Coney Island Boardwalk A City Landmark

Can our beloved boardwalk be saved? Councilman Mark Treyger asked the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) to make Coney Island’s Riegelmann Boardwalk a scenic landmark today, an effort to block the city from replacing its planks with concrete and plastic, reports the New York Daily News. “This is a globally recognized iconic structure that draws millions of visitors each year,”  Treyger told us. “Many…


Transportation
0 A D/N Switcharoo & More Bensonhurst Subway Service Changes

Below you’ll find early week subway service changes for the D, N, F, and R lines in Brooklyn. Check back later this week to see what’s happening this weekend. Changes via MTA.info. Starting Wednesday: F LINE F trains run every 20 minutes between Avenue X and Stillwell Av; Jamaica-bound trains skip Avenue U  Days, 10:30am-3pm, Wednesday,…


News & Features
0 Prosecutors May Go After Grimm’s Lawyers For Conflict Of Interest

Prosecutors filed a request for a “Curcio hearing” in Congressman Michael Grimm’s tax fraud case Friday, likely targeting his recently hired legal counsel, reports the Staten Island Advance. It was not revealed who was named in the request, but the motion comes after attorneys Stuart N. Kaplan – who once worked with Grimm at the FBI – and his…


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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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Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Is In Gravesend & It’s On The Market For Just $899k

This funhouse is proof that money can’t buy taste. The Gravesend three-bedroom has been on the market for over three months. The Barbie pink exterior might have almost worked if the owners had considered sticking to one theme, but unfortunately, the inside is nothing short of an aesthetic nightmare. From the velour-covered kitchen stools to the checkered…

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Crime Blotter: Thief Punches CVS Security Guard In Face For Laundry Detergent

Here’s our roundup of the most interesting crime reports that that happened in and around Bensonhurst in the last week, courtesy of the NYPD’s 62nd Precinct. Robberies were big this week. One firefighter lost his badge to a pickpocket, a feisty women fended off a purse-snatcher, and a burglar went to great lengths to get his laundry done. A burglar punched…