So while we had a little snafu getting the name “Bensonhurst Bean” into the segment, they did manage to make me look fairly knowledgeable about neighborhood architecture in between all the Three Stooges impersonations.
In the above video, yours truly pounds the pavement with veteran TV reporter Chauncey Howell and an excellent camera man whose name I regretfully forgot in the commotion of filming. It was fun admiring the handsome homes, as well as the warm, witty people of Bensonhurst.
We spent some time in the low 60′s off Bay Parkway, 17th Avenue between 81st Street and 83rd Street and various spots along 18th Avenue – including a trip to Villabate Alba Bakery (7001 18th Ave).
Big up to my Aunt Rita who happened to make a quick cameo as she was walking down the block!
Anyone interested in being a vendor can show up the morning of the market. Just make sure to get there early! A spot with a table and chair costs $35.
This is a great neighborhood event that brings colorful characters from all over. If you’ve ever wanted to while away a lazy Saturday buying or selling furniture, antiques, clothing and various other collectible items, this is the place for you.
The Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit is located at 8117 Bay Parkway, between 81st Street and 82nd Street. Flea markets will be held every other Saturday – weather permitting – beginning September 3, from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Please call 718 837-0412 for more information.