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: Hundreds of people gathered at…

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. And if…

News & Features
0 Panel Nixes Plan To Cut List Of Potential City Landmarks

The city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has withdrawn its controversial plan to remove 98 properties awaiting landmark status from their list, including the historic Green-Wood Cemetery and Lady Moody’s House in Gravesend. As we previously reported, the commission was scheduled to vote on “decalendaring” the sites on Tuesday, December 9, as an effort to clear a backlog of applications and prioritize new…

Real Estate
0 City Seizes McKinley Park Library Building For “Public’s Good”

City officials officially seized the McKinley Park public library branch (6802 Fort Hamilton Parkway) Monday – using the power of eminent domain – after failing to strike a deal with the library’s owner to purchase the property, reports the Commercial Observer. As we reported in March, the Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) offered the building’s owners $2.4 million…

Bits & Pieces
0 Photo Of The Day: Ready For Santa

And all I can think about is that December electric bill. 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, Facebook, and Instagram, and subscribe to our daily newsletter!

Police & Fire
36 15 Women Arrested, Nine Massage Parlors Shut Down In Prostitution Sting

Authorities arrested 15 women and shut down nine massage parlors in Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge today, as part of a major prostitution and trafficking investigation. Two women, Xiao-Ling Pan and Sun Han, were charged with promoting prostitution, nine were charged with misdemeanor prostitution, and 10 were charged with providing unlicensed massage services, according to prosecutors. “We conducted these raids and…

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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…


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…


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.