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0 If UES Waste Transfer Station May Triple City’s Garbage Costs, What Does That Mean For Proposed Local Facility?

A study highlighting the exorbitant cost of a proposed waste transfer station on the Upper East Side may provide ammunition for activists, community members, and pols fighting the planned Gravesend Bay waste treatment facility. The study, conducted by the Independent Budget Office [IBO], found that the proposed UES garbage station would triple Manhattan’s garbage disposal costs, reports the New…


News & Features
3 Meet The Doggie Divas Of Shampooch

Dena Kuehne is known around the neighborhood as something of a dog whisperer. “They come in and they’re a little nervous and biting,” says Kuehne, 33, of her furry clients. “We try to hold them and cuddle them, so that by the next time they come in, they are excited to see us. Getting groomed is…


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1 Belt Parkway Lane Closures Near Bay Ridge And Gerritsen Begin Tonight, Expect Delays

Starting tonight, there will be several nighttime closures on eastbound and westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway to accommodate construction. The work is part of the Seven Bridges Project, a renovation of the highway’s seven bridges and overpasses that began in 2009, and will continue through March 2015. Bay Ridge Avenue (Exit 1) At 11pm, the westbound lanes of the Belt Parkway at Bay Ridge Avenue (Exit 1) will be…


Bits & Pieces
0 Photo Of The Day: White Flag

Who says you can’t wear whites after Labor Day? Photo by Ingrid Spangler. 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 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: Duo of dangling goat heads…



Real Estate
1 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]…



Events
0 Councilman Treyger Invites You To Adopt A Pet This Sunday

Councilman Mark Treyger will be displaying his soft and fuzzy side this weekend. The proud owner of two rescued Yorkies, Treyger is partnering with Sean Casey Animal Rescue, a no-kill shelter with locations in Kensington and Sunset Park, to hold a pet adoption event on Sunday, November 9 from noon to 5pm, outside his district office at 2015 Stillwell…


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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…