Ulmer Park Library re-opening. (Photo courtesy of Councilman Mark Treyger) Councilman Mark Treyger joined Brooklyn Public Library today to celebrate the reopening of Ulmer Park Library [http://www.bklynlibrary.org/locations/ulmer-park] (2602 Bath Avenue) today. The run down, heavily utilized branch closed last year for capital improvements made possible
Councilman Mark Treyger and Chris Mccreight (Photos: Facebook)In a rare move, United Federation of Teachers has endorsed Councilman Mark Treyger for open Democratic District Leader seat in Brooklyn’s Assembly District 46. Treyger, a former history teacher at New Utrecht High School, won the support of the teachers’ union
2159 83rd Street (Photo via Google Maps)A cute yellow home on 83rd Street may soon become condos, according to new Department of Buildings filings first reported by YIMBY [http://www.yimbynews.com/2016/08/three-story-six-unit-residential-building-planned-at-2159-83rd-street-bensonhurst.html] . The home’s owner Michael Calabrese — who lives in Staten Island — has filed
Photo by Rachel Silberstein/Bensonhurst BeanThe notoriously grimy Kentucky Fried Chicken [https://www.yelp.com/biz/kfc-brooklyn] on 18th Avenue appears to be joining the fate of its former neighbor, a particularly depressing McDonald’s location [/worst-mcdonalds-ever-is-now-closed/#.V8Sgg8CAOko] that closed last year. The fried chicken restaurant at 6510 18th Avenue
Photo by Rachel Silberstein/ Bensonhurst BeanIt was a feast to remember on 18th Avenue this year. Bensonhurst’s Festa di Santa Rosalia, which comes around every August, is a 10-day street festival that commemorates the patron saint of Palermo, Italy, where the feast has been celebrated continuously since 1624. At
Photo by Warren TangAssembly candidate Ramona Johnson calls Facebook administrator a “slave master” [http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/2016/08/assembly-candidate-ramona-johnson-calls-facebook-administrator-slave-master/] . [Sheepshead Bites] Kensington mosques and residents unite against islamophobia [http://ditmasparkcorner.com/blog/events/kensington-mosques-residents-unite-islamophobia/] . [Ditmas Park Corner] Theater Review: ‘Murder at the Food Coop’ boasts neighborhood’s horniest organic
Photo via uninoticias [https://www.instagram.com/p/BJk2TMlAHRe/]The Federation of Italian American Organizations (FIAO) [http://www.fiaobrooklyn.org/] is raising money to aid victims of the devastating 6.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Italy on Wednesday. The tragedy, which left at least 267 dead and more than 2,100
ACUS’ Warren Chan (Photo by Rachel Silberstein/Bensonhurst Bean)The head of a social service agency serving Bensonhurst’s Asian American community says he’s been converted when it comes illegal home conversions. Warren Chan, executive director of Asian Community United Society [http://www.acus-ny.org/] (ACUS) and founder of
Photo via Coney Island History ProjectMuch ink has been spilled about Dr. Martin Couney, the famed — or infamous — incubator doctor, the medical pioneer who saved thousands of premature babies through his Coney Island side show exhibit, at a time when mainstream hospitals were slow to adopt the “newfangled “incubator technology.
Photo via Coney Island History ProjectMuch ink has been spilled about Dr. Martin Couney, the famed — or infamous — incubator doctor, a medical pioneer who saved thousands of premature babies through his Coney Island side show exhibit at a time when mainstream hospitals were slow to adopt the newfangled incubator technology.
Photo via Pio Pio/Instagram [https://www.instagram.com/piopionyc/]When it comes to Peruvian cuisine in wider Bensonhurst — which includes Gravesend, Bath Beach, and Dyker Heights — our neighborhood is blessed with a plethora of options. Swollen Empanadas, well-fed rotisserie pollo and ceviches abound at these these South American eateries.
Photo courtesy of Pamela Harris/FacebookAssemblywoman Pamela Harris has deep Brooklyn roots. A lifelong resident of Coney Island — where she currently lives with her husband Leon — Harris made history last year, when she won a special election [http://www.bensonhurstbean.com/2015/11/pamela-harris-wins-46th-district-assembly-seat/#.V73GAsCAOko] to fill the 46th Assembly
Photo courtesy of Pamela Harris/FacebookAssemblywoman Pamela Harris has deep Brooklyn roots. A lifelong resident of Coney Island — where she currently lives with her husband Leon — Harris made history last year, when she won a special election [/pamela-harris-wins-46th-district-assembly-seat/#.V73GAsCAOko] to fill the 46th Assembly District seat left vacant [/brook-krasny-first-russian-american-assemblyman-plans-to-resign-on-june-7/#.V73NsMCAOkq]
> Our cops arrested 3 thieves w $360k in stolen eel in #BrooklynChinaTown [https://twitter.com/hashtag/BrooklynChinaTown?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw]. #SomethingsFishy [https://twitter.com/hashtag/SomethingsFishy?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw] pic.twitter.com/SL8e08SVg8 [https://t.co/SL8e08SVg8] — NYPD 66th Precinct (@NYPD66Pct) August 22, 2016
Photo courtesy of Councilman Mark TreygerResidents say they are shaken up by two tragic incidents that occurred near neighborhood parks over a span of 24 hours. Daquan Spencer, 31, was fatally shot at 1:30am Sunday morning while attending a party inside Scarangella Park [https://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/scarangella-park]