News & Features
2 Watch This Adorable Couple Get Hitched On The N Train

It’s the sweetest thing to happen on the N line since sibling kitties Posey and Parker were rescued from the Bay Parkway station. A couple boarded the N train in Southwest Brooklyn Friday – accompanied by just a handful of friends, family, and the New York Daily News – and got married 30 minutes later as they crossed the Manhattan Bridge into the…

Bits & Pieces
4 Photo Of The Day: Red, White & Blue

That’s one patriotic fire hydrant. 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!

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0 Happy Thanksgiving From Bensonhurst Bean!

We at Bensonhurst Bean would like to wish everyone a lovely Thanksgiving filled with turkey, stuffing, pumpkin pie, family, friends, and maybe even a turkey made out of cake like the one pictured above! Allegedly, we are in for quite a snowfall, so dress warmly, and stay safe on those slippery roads if you have travel plans. If you…

Bits & Pieces
0 Photo Of The Day: ‘Tis The Season…

…for plaid scarves. #DykerHeights 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!

News & Features
1 Teenagers Volunteer To Clean Up Streets Of Bensonhurst & Bath Beach

The neighborhood looking a little shinier lately thanks to some community-minded kids. Groups of teenagers from neighborhood schools joined Assemblyman William Colton and Councilman Mark Treyger on Saturday, November 22 to help clean up large stretches of 86th Street, Bay Parkway, and Bath Avenue. The event was the third of its kind this year – part of…

Police & Fire
0 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…

News & Features
0 Staying Local For T-Day? Here’s What You Need To Know

Thursday, November 27 is Thanksgiving, and if you’re headed out of town, here’s hoping your travels are safe and easy despite the crummy weather. If you’re sticking around the neighborhood, here’s some information you might need to know: Government Offices, Parking, And Sanitation Government offices, post offices, public libraries, courts, and the Department of Motor…

0 Today: St. Peter Catholic Academy Students Organize Thanksgiving Food Drive & Prayer Service

The students of Saint Peter Catholic Academy (8401 23rd Avenue) will host a special Thanksgiving prayer service today at 11am – and they are inviting all southwest Brooklyn parishioners. The service, which will take place at Saint Mary, Mother of Jesus Parish (2326 84th Street), concludes two weeks of Thanksgiving-themed events at the Academy, including a school-wide food drive…

News & Features
1 Woof! Neighborhood Dogs Try Out New & Improved Dyker Beach Park Dog Run

The neighborhood just got a little more dog-friendly. The abandoned yard on the northwest corner of Dyker Beach Golf Course has long been used by locals as an unofficial dog run, but today, after being closed for a full year, the area has been transformed into a perfect play space for pups. About 20 dogs and their owners came out today for a ribbon-cutting event…

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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…


Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Is In Gravesend & It’s On The Market For Just $899k

This funhouse is proof that money can’t buy taste. The Gravesend three-bedroom has been on the market for over three months. The Barbie pink exterior might have almost worked if the owners had considered sticking to one theme, but unfortunately, the inside is nothing short of an aesthetic nightmare. From the velour-covered kitchen stools to the checkered…


Cops Nab Serial Church Thief Shortly After Break-In

Police say they have caught the thief who has been ripping off houses of worship all over Southwest Brooklyn – including one in Bensonhurst. Back in November we reported that the suspect climbed through the side window of Church of the Holy Spirit at 8117 Bay Parkway – among at least 11 other churches – and stole an HP laptop and…