By Brad SchundlerA fire ripped through multiple units on the top floor of 8420 20th Avenue Sunday night, prompting emergency crews to evacuate the four-story building, according to fire officials. Firefighters responded to the blaze at 9:43pm and got the flames under control by 10:22pm, said the FDNY.
Photo via 56511627@N04 [https://www.flickr.com/photos/56511627@N04/5625689265] Food Stuffs [/tag/food-stuffs/] is a column exploring the gastronomic landscape of Bensonhurst and the surrounding neighborhoods. Each entry will cover anything and everything remotely related to food. because here in Bensonhurst, food is always news. We’ve
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A new Russian restaurant, Restaurant Lazzat, is set to open soon at 1969 Bath Avenue. Elle Spektor, our roaming reporter, writes in: > Noticed this on my way home yesterday and thought it was interesting. There’s a new venue, “Restaurant Lazzat” starting construction on Bath Avenue and 20th Avenue. The
New Utrecht Avenue subway station. (Source: MTAphotos via Flickr).Subway riders gasping for air while climbing the five flights of stairs at the New Utrecht Avenue subway station are getting some sweet relief… in about five years. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle is reporting [http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/mta-building-elevator-new-utrecht-ave-subway-station-2013-10-15-161500] that
Whoops! A truck driver failed to make the 12-foot clearance on 86th Street at 20th Avenue and got wedged underneath the D train el, snarling traffic. Bensonhurst Bean writer Elle Spektor stumbled across the accident, which occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m. last night, and took the accompanying photos
Yep, there will be zeppoles! (Source: x-eyedblonde/Wikimedia Commons)Don’t forget: this Sunday sees the return of the 86th Street Festival [/bensonhursts-86th-street-festival-returns-on-june-9/]! Today and Saturday may see rain all day, but it’s supposed to be warm on Sunday with only a chance – just a chance! – of showers. So
Photo by Elle SpektorBensonhurst seems to be up-and-running without any major issues. While the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy can still be seen, the spirit, energy and work ethic of the community is back and better than ever. Restaurants, coffee houses, banks, supermarkets, retail stores and even gyms are now open.