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6 City Council Cracks Down On Illegal Clothing Donation Bins

The City Council passed a bill cracking down on illegal clothing donation bins Thursday. The law – proposed by Councilman Vincent Gentile – penalizes organizations that put drop-off bins on the street with no intention of giving the collected garments to the needy. The bill allows the city to remove bins immediately, fining first-time violators $250 and repeat offenders $500.…


Bits & Pieces
0 Photo Of The Day: Happy Birthday

The Verrazano turns 50 next week. Happy birthday from the Brooklyn end of the bridge! Submitted via Twitter by @tonysaunders. 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 Cabs Collide On Bath Ave & Bay 26th Causing Commotion

Two cabs crashed into each other in Bath Beach yesterday, causing quite a commotion. At around 3pm, a loud slam rang out, prompting neighbors to come out of their homes. Residents said that two competing car services – one Bay Express and the other unmarked – had collided on the corner of Bath Avenue and Bay 26th Street. A witness…


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0 Winter Has Arrived: Prepare For Possible Flurries Tonight

If you haven’t already heard it through the Twitterverse, we’re sorry to be the ones to tell you: the NYC Department of Sanitation has issued a snow alert starting at 8pm tonight (Thursday, November 13). We’re guessing you, much like us, have the whole “What? Yesterday was 60 degrees!” – slash – “Ugggghhhh, why?” thing…


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4 Say Goodbye To Luna Park’s Boardwalk Flight

If you have not yet experienced flying across the Coney Island boardwalk harnessed to a bungee cord via Luna Park’s Boardwalk Flight SkyCoaster, you have missed your chance. Boardwalk Flight, which was launched in the summer of 2012 as part of the somewhat controversial expansion of Luna Park’s Scream Zone, allowed thrill seekers to swing – in a wing…


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1 New American Diner Opens On New Utrecht Avenue

A new American restaurant replaced another on New Utrecht Ave in Dyker Heights last month. Gus’ American Grill, on 7206 New Utrecht Ave, was previously known as Antonio’s Luncheonette, and has gotten pretty decent reviews since its grand opening. Gus’ opens at 7am, seven days a week, and serves your typical diner fare – everything from pancakes to club sandwiches to hearty…


Bits & Pieces
0 Photo Of The Day: Orange Blossoms

This little guy was spotted on 20th 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!


Events
0 Tonight: NY Rising Meeting For Marine Park, Mill Basin

Neighbors in Mill Basin, Mill Island, Marine Park, Bergen Beach, and Georgetown are invited to a public meeting tonight, Wednesday, November 12, to hear the latest from the state-sponsored NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program and provide input on projects proposed for funding, designed to meet the community’s recovery needs. This program aims to leverage local knowledge…


News & Features
0 Councilman Treyger To Bikers: Put Down The Phone

Don’t bike and text at the same time. Seems pretty obvious, right? Apparently not to everyone. Councilman Mark Treyger recently discovered that there is no actual law in New York City preventing people from biking and texting, after witnessing an near-crash on Stillwell Avenue. A biker was fiddling with his cellphone, when he suddenly veered into oncoming traffic causing several…


Arts & Culture
1 Gravesend Native Schools Taylor Swift On The *Real* New York In Hilarious Video

Oh, Taylor. First you released that terrible, terrible single about our beloved city. Then we learned that it was just a publicity stunt for your new role as the “Global Welcome Ambassador” for New York City’s tourism department. Well, some folks are not impressed with Taylor Swift’s shiny informational videos (such as this Tribeca-centric NYC vocabulary lesson). In a hilarious parody site (with a perfect…


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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…

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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]…

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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…