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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…



News & Features
9 City To Begin Construction On Southwest Brooklyn Waste Station “Very Soon”

Construction on the highly controversial Gravesend Bay Waste Transfer Station near Caesar’s Bay is scheduled to begin any day now. Despite years of fierce opposition from residents, politicians, and environmentalists, the city will move forward with the plan and start the demolition phase in early December, the city’s Sanitation Department confirmed. The work will take place at a facility owned…


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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.