Currently the neighborhood is undergoing a transformation; many of the original houses dating back over 90 years ago are being torn down and replaced by three-story brick apartment buildings and multi-family condominiums.Visitors from throughout the New York City metropolitan area flock to the neighborhood each year in late August or early September to take part in the colorful Santa Rosalia Festival (commonly known simply as The Feast to locals), held on 18th Avenue from Bay Ridge Parkway (75th Street) to 69th Street. Rosalia is the patron saint of the city of Palermo and is sometimes venerated as the patron for the entire island of Sicily (a sizable portion of Bensonhurst’s Italian American residents are of Sicilian heritage).(If you like the spicy stuff, be sure to add some of the Chinese pepper-infused oil! Crust, which has two Cleveland locations, may look like your standard slice joint, but it’s anything but.The care put into these pizzas starts with the dough, which is handmade every day and allowed to slowly ferment and rise, and everything is made from scratch daily.
The centerpiece of the casual restaurant is a custom-tiled wood-burning oven, and it’s turning out a roster of pies that changes seasonally, based on what’s fresh and local. Margherita, simply topped with San Marzano tomato sauce, fior di latte, olive oil, and basil, but be sure to order at least one other pie: the pizza with ember-roasted potatoes, roasted onions, and smoked mozzarella.I bowled in Maple Lanes, Cropsey Lanes, Thunderbay and Frankie & Johnny’s, but mostly at Ave M Bowl on Mc Donald Ave. – Segals Baby Furniture Store Group Video 86 St Tour Stillwell Ave Action Bowlers – Food To Die 4 – Brooklyn Tales – Nostalgia – Brooklyn Street Games Jackie Gleason – Ring Fever – Comedians Corner – Shark Tank Bensonhurst (also known as “Brooklyn’s Little Italy”) is a neighborhood located in the south-central part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn.Bensonhurst runs from about 14th Avenue to 25th Avenue and from Gravesend Bay to 53rd Street, encompassing Bath Beach, New Utrecht, and part of Dyker Heights and bordered by the Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Gravesend, and Borough Park sections.The celebration began as soon as the Italian team won, until about p.m., when the permit ran out.Since 2012, The Daily Meal has ranked America’s best pizzas, and it’s been a half-decade that’s seen America’s pizza landscape go from spectacular to otherworldly.For many generations of Jew and Italian residents, Bensonhurst’s geographic boundaries have been defined by the streets where the ethnic mix of Bensonhurst begins to fray.Interestingly, since about 1993, the rapid expansion of the population of Orthodox Jews in neighboring Borough Park, has encroached deeply into Bensonhurst, such that the ethnic geographic boundaries now begin from about 18th Avenue to 25th Avenue and from Gravesend Bay to 60th Street.I moved from Bay Ridge to Bensonhurst in 1957 at the age of 10 years old.At that time my street had no sidewalks and the street wasn’t paved.Brooklyn’s “Little Italy” Bensonhurst was stereotyped as a haven for Mafia members (Gus Farace, a reputed mob associate suspected of murdering a federal drug-enforcement agent, was found shot to death in a parked car there on November 17, 1989, and two years later the neighborhood provided the setting for the mob-themed film Out for Justice starring Steven Seagal), many of whom are believed to maintain residences in Dyker Heights, a neighborhood adjacent to Bensonhurst.Despite this old stereotype, the reality is that the overwhelming majority of Bensonhurst residents (like the overwhelming majority of all Italian-Americans) have nothing to do with crime, organized or otherwise.