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Police & Fire Photo by Bensonhurst Bean

The 62nd Precinct is investigating reports of a chronic parking meter dodger on 18th Avenue. Concerned neighbor John Bluemke complained of the alleged traffic infractor to News 12 Brooklyn this week saying the car parks illegally near 73rd Street every single day. He told the outlet that traffic agents don’t ticket the vehicle because there is an NYPD vest in…

Photos Photo by Chun Kit

Alas, all good things must come to an end. Sunday marked the last day of Bensonhurst’s 10-day Festa di Santa Rosalia, or as it is affectionately known, the 18th Avenue Feast. Everyone was there: our neighbors, the NYPD’s 62nd Precinct, community leaders, and elected officials. The festival drew visitors of all ages from all five boroughs. There were…

Events 18th Avenue Feast (Photo by Bensonhurst Bean)

If the red, green, and white decorations weren’t a dead giveaway, Bensonhurst’s beloved 18th Avenue Feast is here! The 10-day Italian food and culture festival, formally known as Festa di Santa Rosalia, kicks off tomorrow, August 20, at 6pm, and will last through August 30. Opening night will feature Italian singer Walter Curella, and several elected officials will be in attendance,…

Photos Photo by Carolyn Quinn

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Food & Drink Hand-pull-noodle-soup

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…

Police & Fire

A 59-year-old man was hit by a car early Sunday morning, leaving him seriously injured. The accident happened as the man was crossing 65th Street at 18th Avenue at approximately 6:20am. The car, a pickup truck, whipped around the corner and barreled into the pedestrian. The man, who has not been identified, was brought to Lutheran Hospital in…


The New Utrecht Reformed Church will be holding its fall Thrift Sale, this Friday, October 17 from 4pm-8pm, and Saturday, October 18 from 10am to 3pm., in the parish house, next to the historic sanctuary on 18th Avenue between 83rd Street and 84th Street. In keeping with its tradition of twice annually opening its doors to savvy shoppers,…


Brooklyn’s first cannoli eating contest will take place on October 11 at Bensonhurst’s Columbus Day festival, where competitive eaters will shove as many of the cream-packed cookie shells into their faceholes as they can in six minutes. And competitive eaters are in luck, with provisions for the contest being supplied by the best cannoli maker…

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