News & Features
0 Richie Randazzo, “$5 Million Doorman,” Dies At Age 50

The doorman from Avenue U who won the $5 million jackpot died from lung cancer last week. Richie Randazzo, who had been battling the disease for over a year, died on November 14 at age 50. His funeral mass will be held at St. Simon & St. Jude Roman Catholic Church in Brooklyn at 11:45am today, according to Cusimano & Russo…

News & Features
0 Silver Alert: Danju Gao, 77, Has Alzheimer’s, Last Seen Entering D Line At Grand Street

The NYPD is searching for Danju Gao, a 77-year-old Asian woman with Alzheimer’s, from the area of 28th Avenue and Cropsey Avenue in Brooklyn. She was last seen on November 15 around 11:45am entering the Grand Street (D line) subway station in Manhattan. She does not speak English, only Cantonese. Anyone with information in regards to this missing person is…

Bits & Pieces
1 Photo Of The Day: Downtown Train

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Real Estate
0 Bensonhurst Apartment Rental Roundup

Looking for a new place 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. 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.…

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: NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan on…

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Food Stuffs: Hand Pull Noodle & Dumpling House

Food Stuffs is a column exploring the gastronomic landscape of Bensonhurst and the surrounding neighborhoods. Each entry will cover anything and everything even remotely related to food because here in Bensonhurst, food is always news. Despite the nondescript pink sign and literal name, Hand Pull Noodle & Dumpling House, located in the heart of Bensonhurst (7201 18th Avenue), is…


Check Out These Bensonhurst Open Houses This Weekend

Looking for a new place to call home? Bensonhurst Bean has got you covered. If you’re house hunting, our open house roundup is a new feature to help you plan your weekend. And if you know of a great place on the market or are a broker representing a property you want included, contact advertising [at] sheepsheadbites [dot]…


Burglar Hits 11 Churches In Southwest Brooklyn, Leaves Jacket

Police are searching for a burglar they say has robbed churches all over Brooklyn, including one in Bensonhurst, just in time for the holidays. The suspect broke into a total of 11 churches in Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, and Bensonhurst in the last two months, usually in the early afternoon, stealing cash, laptops, a camera, and keys, cops say. The…