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After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite recent stories from our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

The Flatbush Frolic is this Sunday – which means music, rides, and food, food, food. [Ditmas Park Corner]

The remains of Brooklyn man killed in WWII were found, returned and buried at Arlington, 70 years after his death. [Sheepshead Bites]

A new spot is serving up the most unusual tea we’ve ever had. [Park Slope Stoop]

Clinton Hill is getting its own CrossFit gym. [Fort Greene Focus]

Remembering a wedding dress shop whose old sign was recently uncovered. [South Slope News]

Calaveras, a new Mexican restaurant, is already getting glowing reviews from neighbors. [KensingtonBK]

The Park Slope outpost of Luke’s Lobster is opening soon! [PSS]

A huge Statue of Liberty replica is being built in Sheepshead Bay. Why? “Because America. I like it.” [SB]

Should taxpayers still be footing the bill for the Mayor’s Slope home? [SSN]

Red Hook coffee roasters Brewklyn Grind opened their first café. [FGF]

Police addressed anger over tickets being given to pedestrians and bikers in Prospect Park’s Parade Grounds. [DPC]

A neighbor launched a petition to allow biking and walking through the Parade Grounds after sunset. [DPC]

For iconic Brooklyn buildings, is change welcome? [FGF]

Opinion: How The Mainstream Media Marred The West Indian American Day Carnival Parade [NY Daily News]

NYC’s libraries are in shambles. [Capital New York]

A look behind the making of Robert Caro’s momentous Robert Moses biography, “The Power Broker.” [The Daily Beast]

Video: Take a font tour of Brooklyn and Queens. [Gothamist]

The fate of LICH remains uncertain. [CNY]

In governor race, Cuomo won big in districts where turnout was small. [CNY]

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After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite recent stories from our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

Park Slope’s last video store is closing. [Park Slope Stoop]

“Blocktoberfest” will bring nearly 20 NYC breweries to Clinton Hill. [Fort Greene Focus]

New York’s infrastructure is crumbling, the state’s comptroller said in a report that was mostly ignored by the media. [Comptroller's Office/Crain's]

The new Greek grill Pitas and Sticks is true to its name. [South Slope News]

The best — and tastiest — BYOB restaurants in Brooklyn. [Brokelyn]

Bike repair shop and café Juice Pedaler is closing its doors. [Kensington BK]

Four people were arrested for pretending to be dentists in Sheepshead Bay. [Sheepshead Bites]

A restaurant will be serving up a ton of pierogies soon in Gowanus. [PSS]

More hours and staff for Brooklyn Public Libraries! [NY Times]

Neighbors are flooding the former John’s Bakery with tributes. [Ditmas Park Corner]

One woman’s impossible mission to save New York’s garment district. [Narratively]

After a rabies scare, Southern Brooklyn’s raccoons will be vaccinated. [SB]

Stroopwafel and killer ice cream sandwich queen Anna Gordon opened her first retail location, The Good Batch, on Fulton Street. [FGF]

The Upper East Side is cooler than Brooklyn? Uh…no. [The Daily Beast/Grist]

Gauging the Brooklyn tattoo and body piercing scene at The End Is Near. [SSN]

The Kestrel is now renting apartments in a building with private rooftop cabanas. [KBK]

An NYPD deputy commissioner vows to investigate Parade Grounds tickets. [DPC]

Clinton Hill is getting a new flea market this fall. [FGF]

The dilapidated Flatbush art trees need your help. [DPC]

Brooklyn voters turned out in higher numbers than elsewhere in the state. [Brooklyn Bureau]

Vogue thinks Bushwick is one of the 15 coolest neighborhoods in the world. [Vogue]

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After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite recent stories from our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

Frank’s Cocktail Lounge looks back on four decades in Fort Greene. [Fort Greene Focus]

Residents: Speed camera at highway exit ramp is unfair; DOT: Too bad. [Sheepshead Bites]

A new organic burger joint is coming to 7th Avenue. [Park Slope Stoop]

Wanted: Competitors for hero eating contest in Sheepshead Bay this Sunday. [SB]

Ditmas Park said goodbye to The Dogwood, but hello to Hunger Pang. [Ditmas Park Corner]

The NYPD is launching a body camera pilot program. [Gothamist]

A new Greek grill is bringing kebabs and moussaka to 9th Street. [South Slope News]

CSI: Gowanus. [New York Times]

Brewklyn Grind Coffee Roasters prepare to open their first retail location. [FGF]

In a list of the stinkiest neighborhoods, Kensington came in smelling like roses. [KensingtonBK]

CitiBike is making even some of the world’s greatest great brains hurt. [CityLab]

A kids’ store was transformed into new and vintage boutique Fort Greene General Store. [FGF]

State Assembly candidate’s lawsuit to boot challenger from primary ballot dismissed. [DPC]

More and more overseas investors are buying up properties in Brooklyn. [Crain's]

Russo’s is serving up fresh mozzarella and giant sandwiches on 5th Avenue. [PSS]

Mapping poverty in New York City. [Capital New York]

Get your pic taken with a DeLorean Time Machine on Sunday for a fundraiser! [SSN]

Man tries to knock “Rent Is Too Damn High” candidate Jimmy McMillan from ballot. [Capital]

After decades, John’s Bakery closes its doors. [DPC]

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After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite recent stories from our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

Brooklyn politicians want the MTA to be more up front about bed bugs on trains. [Sheepshead Bites]

A Flatbush resident and Brooklyn Tech teacher was arrested this week after allegedly sending his student a photo of his genitals. [Fort Greene Focus]

The city’s most obscure islands! [Curbed]

After collapsed ceilings, mold, and rats, these tenants are standing up to their landlord. [Ditmas Park Corner]

Civilian Complaint Review Board recommends discipline of hundreds of officers; NYPD does nothing. [WNYC]

Construction at the Atlantic Yards complex shuts down. [New York Times]

For $90 million, you can buy a Kensington development with a pet-grooming spa. [KensingtonBK]

A jogger was attacked by teenagers in Prospect Park. [DPC]

Talking to the team behind the SpinGreen clothing donation program. [SB]

An all-Nutella restaurant is opening next month! [Park Slope Stoop]

This year marks New York City’s 350th birthday. Who cares, right? [NYT]

Cops are looking for an alleged groper on 4th Avenue. [South Slope News]

A non-profit working with people with disabilities and veterans lands $500K for a therapeutic center in Prospect Park. [DPC]

In Coney Island, forging neighborly ties with soapbox cars. [WFUV]

Two Myrtle Avenue hubs get more pedestrian-friendly. [FGF]

Which Brooklyn neighborhoods will gentrify next? [Capital]

Meet Oona, the 5-year-old behind the missing monkey posters. [DPC]

Hanging around Fort Greene or Clinton Hill? Here’s where to get amazing ice cream. [FGF]

Calling out the MTA on lengthy repairs at the 4th Ave-9th St subway station. [PSS]

Another condo development is on the way on 4th Ave. [SSN]

There’s more to Brooklyn than hipsters and coffee. [The Guardian]

Greenpoint’s Permanent Records is making a move south. [SSN]

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After a busy week, here’s a chance to catch up on some of the news happening outside of our neighborhood! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite recent stories from our sister sites, as well as some other fascinating pieces that are worth a read this weekend:

Historic Kings Theatre set to reopen soon [Ditmas Park Corner]

NY1 reporter on journalism and raising a family in Brooklyn [Park Slope Stoop]

Preet Bharara is a real life superhero and you need to know who he is [NY Times]

Sausage lover? Get to Der Kommissar! [South Slope News]

The 8 most popular street names in NYC [Untapped Cities]

Burglar trapped overnight in restaurant’s air vent [Sheepshead Bites]

Broken muni-meters on the rise [AMNY]

9 of 10 buildings fail basic energy code requirements [Crain's]

Preservation laws keeping Ditmas family out of home after 2012 fire [DPC]

Photos: Coney Island sand sculpting contest [SB]

De Blasio first mayor to celebrate Pakistan’s independence at Brooklyn Mela [KensingtonBK]

Catcalling (and worse) is why one woman stopped running in Bushwick [Bushwick Daily]

Does your 6-year-old need pampering? There’s a new salon for that [Fort Greene Focus]

Politics and corruption in governor’s race [The New Yorker]

Saturday is the 10th anniversary of Fort Greene Park Literary Festival [FGF]

What the mayor’s rhetoric says about his values [Crain's]

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Neighbors are looking to monitor the rowdy behavior of after-school students from Dewey High School, with at least one community leader saying it’s a longtime issue that needs to be addressed.

Carmine Santa Maria from the Bensonhurst West End Community Council (BWECC) said that the situation is twofold; first there are Dewey students running amok on the trains, then there are kids trespassing in the community after dismissal.

“These kids do whatever they wan to do. It’s not right,” Santa Maria said, citing instances of fights and drug use on private property including the Harway Terraces (2475 West 16th Street), where the group meets.

Because students are no longer on school property, there’s not much that educators can do, Santa Maria explained.

Located at 50 Avenue X, Dewey high school is less than two blocks from the Bay 50th train station on the D line.

“Dewey’s on the outskirts,” Santa Maria said. “You’ll always have kids that hang out after school, but you need to concentrate on the problem.”

The release stated that the community is currently “accepting questions to find out ways to ameliorate the problems and increase Police presence and service to our Bensonhurst/ Gravesend/District 21 areas.”

If there is instance of trespassing, the Community Council advised residents to call 911.

“This has been a long-time problem,” Santa Maria said. “There’s not enough control.”

The Bensonhust West End Community Council will discuss this issue at their next meeting, Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m. The group meets at the Harway Terrace Community Room, 2475 West 16th Street. Representatives from the NYPD’s Transit division, as well as local elected officials, are expected to attend.

The above photo, courtesy of David Tan, shows foot-tapping commuters waiting for the next Coney Island bound D Train on the elevated platform of the 62nd Street Station.

It was taken on August 13, 2011, using a Canon A-1 armed with Kodak Ultra Max 400 film.

This photo, by Retrofresh! via Flickr, is timeless and just about perfect in its depiction of what could be one of dozens of random corner stores in Bensonhurst.

Got any interesting images of Bensonhurst? Send them to jteutonico [at] BensonhurstBean [dot] com, or simply tag your Flickr photos Bensonhurst Bean. If you’re using Flickr, please be sure to upload your work with Some Rights Reserved, so we can use it.

One tough-looking rooster at Poly Prep Country Day School (9216 7th Ave) in Dyker Heights. Photo courtesy of David Tan.

Got any interesting images of Bensonhurst? Send them to jteutonico [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com or tag your Flickr photos Bensonhurst Bean. If you’re using Flickr, please be sure to upload your work with Some Rights Reserved, so we can use it.

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!

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