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0 Send Us Your Best Photos Of Dyker Heights Christmas Lights!

Now that we’ve finally recovered from binging on obscene amounts of turkey and pie, it’s time for the insanity that is Christmas in Dyker Heights! Send us your best shots of 30-foot soldiers, flickering trees, over-the-top nativity scenes, motorized displays, and more — and get them featured here on Bensonhurst Bean. Dyker Heights tends to get all the…


Bits & Pieces
0 Photo Of The Day: Sparkles

Gravesend is dazzling! 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!




Police & Fire
0 10-Year-Old Girl Dies, Pregnant Mother Is Injured After Being Hit By Minivan Driver In Borough Park

https://twitter.com/NYScanner/status/539978227906011136 We have some tragic news from the 66th Precinct: A man who police said stole a minivan from his workplace’s valet parking garage hit a 10-year-old girl and her pregnant mother as they crossed 60th Street near 18th Avenue just before 9pm last night, killing the girl and injuring the woman, who the Daily…



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0 Photo Of The Day: Scare Family

Spotted in Dyker Heights. 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
0 Burglar Who Tried To Whack Gravesend Deli Owner Who Testified Against Him Receives 20 Years To Life

The incarcerated Gravesend burglar who tried to get a fellow Rikers inmate to kill a witness has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison, Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson announced today. As we reported in September, Joseph Lombardo, 55, was hit with a new indictment of conspiracy and solicitation to commit murder just hours after being…


Events
0 15 Things To Do With Kids & Families This Holiday Season In Brooklyn

The holiday season in Brooklyn is a great time to be a kid (and a parent!), with the flurry of tree and menorah lightings, abundance of hot chocolate, and, of course, strings and strings of dazzling lights. Here are 15 of our favorite upcoming events around the borough: Sinterklaas at The Wyckoff House Museum When: Saturday, December…


Police & Fire
1 Cops Crack Down On Illegally Parked Trucks Near Washington Cemetery

Police cracked down on commercial vehicles illegally parked on 21st Avenue running through Washington Cemetery on Sunday, issuing tickets to all trucks parked between 53rd Street and 57th Street. Previously, we wrote about problems caused by trucks parked on the Bay Parkway side of the cemetery. Not only do the noisy trucks use up residential parking spots, disrupt funerals, and leave…


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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.