When police arrived on Bay 34th and Bath Avenue at 3:40 a.m. early Monday morning, they found a 31-year-old man fatally beaten.
Police were responding to an assault distress call. They have reports that there were five persons responsible and they escaped in a silver mini-van, according to the New York Daily News.
The man was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center. His identity has yet to be released.
Izote flower jars, green mangos and pacayas on Puebla Market’s shelves, located on 86th Street.
Nohemi takes out her prepaid card from her pocket and sets the time in the dryer. This is her third load this busy morning and, with Nohemi in the eighth month of her third pregnancy, the work has made her physically exhausted.
Her kids, Yulmi and Aarón are running in the MonsterWash (8122 18th Avenue) laundry aisles, enjoying their summer vacation.
The mother has no plans for cooking lunch; if she can finish the laundry soon, maybe she can make something quickly. One of Bensonhurst’s advantages is that she can find almost any kind of ingredient for her traditional Guatemalan dishes, from tamales to the famous Pepian, a meat or chicken stew with home-made pumpkin seed sauce. When she makes “tamales” – three times per year- she takes the time to buy the plantain leaves. Her specialty: pork or chicken.
Since she came to the United States almost nine years ago, she buys groceries in the Italian stores for replacements for the Guatemalan goods she can’t find. They have a variety of Mexican spices, the most similar she can find to those from her native country.
During her three pregnancies, the only craving she could not satisfy is green mangos. Otherwise, Guatemalan stores in Bath Avenue have everything else.
Bensonhurst is home to a growing community of Guatemalans like Nohemi, most of them from indigenous villages in the mountains. Their Mayan faces add more color to the melting pot from the area.
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Tonight you’re invited to head down to the 62nd precinct at 1925 Bath Avenue from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. to celebrate the 29th annual “National Night Out Against Crime.”
Police precincts throughout the country will host block parties filled with food, music, games and entertainment.
The gathering, which is hosted by the National Association of Town Watch, aims to “strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community relationships, heighten crime and drug awareness and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods and organizations are fighting back.”
The event is a chance to meet neighbors and local community leaders over food and fun while building community spirit.
Look for food, face painting and general neighborhood merriment.
“National Night Out Against Crime” is free and open to all ages. For more info call (718) 236-2611.
Community Board 11 will hold its general meeting and public hearing at St. Finbar’s Confraternity Center at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday, May 10 at 1825 Bath Avenue and the corner of Bay 20th Street.
The public hearing will pertain to permits for local businesses and the renaming of two neighborhood streets: 82nd Street and 15th Avenue in honor of Karen Barone and 71st Street and 21st Avenue in honor of Robert Cohen.