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During the last days of Rome, there came a point when the emperor and his generals decided it would be prudent to recall their military installations from the farthest reaches of the realm.

Similarly, the once mighty retail empire of Blockbuster is falling – besieged not by invading hordes streaming across the Rubicon, but rather by streaming movies on demand at home.

After closing their Sheepshead Bay location on Nostrand Avenue, the final Brooklyn outpost of the ebbing brick and mortar chain happens to be right here in Bensonhurst. Continue Reading »

Bensonhurst Blogwrap


This is Bensonhurst Bean’s monthly blogwrap, where we highlight some of the stories that have affected Bensonhurst over the last month, as covered by both local and mainstream media.

Brooklyn Writer Returns To Childhood Neighborhood – Daily News

Brooklyn Waterfront Shopping Center Approved – Crain’s New York

Parents Plan Bensonhurst Protest After DOE Cuts Seats – Daily News

Beloved Coney Island Crank Shoots Self In Head – Brooklyn Paper

City Cracks Down On Illegal Apartments – CBS

Goodbye Old Parking Meters, Hello Muni-Meters – Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Parker Stepped To Savino During Closed Door Meeting – Capital Tonight