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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.

March Blogwrap


Image courtesy of David Tan

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.

Top Ten Most Outrageous Things JoAnn From Bensonhurst Has Said [The Stir]

Census Numbers For City Won’t Change, Bureau Says [New York Times]

Brooklyn, In Thick And Thin (Crust) [New York Times]

Gun-toting Hood Rips Off Livery Driver In Bensonhurst [New York Post]

Annual Awards Laud Notable Brooklynites [Brooklyn Daily]

NYPD Report On Muslim Shops Includes Jews, Catholics [Daily News]

Bensonhurst Store Ready To Ditch Synthetic Pot In Wake Of State Ban [Daily News]

Brooklyn 11223 – “Everybody Loves Drama” [AV Club]

Reader Rob Abruzzese snapped these pics late last night at the corner of Bay 29th Street and Benson Avenue.

Rob says he was woken up at around 2:30 a.m. by the sound of breaking glass.

“I went out to see what was going on and there were about 10-15 fire trucks and police cars responding to a fire,” Rob told Bensonhurst Bean. “It was on a building Bay 29th St on the corner of Benson Ave. The apartments that took the brunt of the damage were directly on the corner of the building in the 4th and 5th floors.”

Fortunately the consensus among bystanders, as well as an EMT Rob spoke to, was that no one was seriously hurt in the early morning blaze.

“I asked a couple people on the street and one EMT if anybody was hurt and the general answer was probably not (nobody knew for sure).”

This is a breaking news story and may contain inaccuracies. We will update it as more information becomes available. If anyone has more information or additional photos, please send them to jteutonico [at] bensonhurstbean [dot] com.

This week’s image comes courtesy of reader Soo Koon Lee, who writes that “the dissonance of this photo is pretty funny.”

Here at Bensonhurst Bean, we were quite shocked to learn that in these tough economic times, even the famous chef character seen on pizza boxes has to moonlight in order to make ends meet.

Lee caught up with the hardworking cuisinier, whose likeness was gracing a sign outside of local restaurant Istanbul [2202 86th St], slicing up delicious döner kebabs to appease the hungry lunchtime crowds.

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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.

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

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Image courtesy of David Tan

The above photo wasn’t taken in Manhattan or Brownstone Brooklyn.

It was taken right here on Cropsey Avenue and Bay 22nd Street. This image proves that there are plenty of gorgeous, neglected old buildings and hand painted signs in Southern Brooklyn just waiting for someone’s tender loving care to restore them to their former glory.

With this beautiful shot, photographer David Tan goes digital, and yet still manages to achieve his trademark muted colors.

David captured this classic street scene using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS 48mm,
f/5.6 at 1/125s, ISO 100.

The above photo – which was taken alongside the Belt Parkway – comes courtesy of the very talented David Tan, who used a Konica Autoreflex T3 with Kodak Gold 200 film.

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When I look at this photo by David Tan, I can’t help but think of the Charlie Chaplin film The Kid. David used Kodak ColorPlus 200 film with a Konica Autoreflex T3. Taken on 86th Street.

A stray sunbathing on a lawn in Bensonhurst. Image courtesy of David Tan.

Thanks to Erica Sherman from our sister site Sheepshead Bites, we recently learned of a local photographer named David Tan. David (often) uses a film camera rather than a digital and has quickly gained our admiration. In Erica’s words, “his images have a very cool, muted color and mystifying quality about them.”

Expect to see more impressive examples of David’s work on Bensonhurst Bean in the near future.

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