Post Tagged with: "Bensonhurst"

Despite the fact that Italians have moved out of Bensonhurst in recent years, there are still signs of a vibrant Italian life, such as the Tribuzio Meat Market and the Congrega San Vito Do Ciminna Club on 18th Avenue. (Photo courtesy of Raymond Guarini via Brooklyn Reporter)

Recording Italian-American History in Brooklyn and Beyond

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Western European March 5, 2019 at 4:29 pm

Bay Ridge native Raymond Guarini works to preserve the history and stories of Italian Americans in Brooklyn and across the country, writes Brooklyn Reporter.

At Il Centro (Photo by Vanessa Etienne via Bklyner)

‘Il Centro’ of the World in Bensonhurst

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European December 4, 2018 at 5:51 pm

Il Centro, described as the “first Italian-American multicultural community center in New York,” boasts a diverse and multigenerational membership base, reports Bklyner.

In addition to Italian records, goods imported from Italy can be found at S.A.S. Italian Records. (Photo by Paul Frangipane via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Reminiscing at Bensonhurst’s Last Italian Record Store

Brooklyn, Technology, Western European November 9, 2018 at 5:09 pm

Despite changed neighborhood demographics, S.A.S. Italian Records remains open more than 50 years after its founding, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

47th Assembly District Leader Nancy Tong Nancy Tong (center) and Assemblymember William Colton joined demonstrators in speaking out against anti-Chinese graffiti that appeared in Bensonhurst. (Photo by Zainab Iqbal via Bklyner)

Denouncing Anti-Chinese Graffiti in Bensonhurst

Brooklyn, Crime, East Asian August 6, 2018 at 6:08 pm

At a rally in Bensonhurst, residents and elected officials condemned anti-Chinese graffiti that appeared on storefronts over the weekend, reports Bklyner.

Worshipers stand outside the entrance of the Bait-ul-Tahir mosque (Photo via Bklyner)

Ahmadis Seek Peace – Including with Other Muslims

Brooklyn, Muslim December 8, 2017 at 4:11 pm

Ahmadi Muslims speak to Bklyner about the persecution they faced in their homeland and how that has changed – for the most part – in Brooklyn.

Jmart in Bensonhurst (Photo via BKLYNER)

Jmart Opens in Bensonhurst, a Year After Outcry

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian May 31, 2017 at 11:04 am

Jmart will open on Saturday in Bensonhurst, more than a year after uproar that an Asian supermarket would be replacing the closed Waldbaum’s, reports BKLYNER.

Panel at the Chinese American Social Services Center on April 27. (Photo by Carly Miller via BKLYNER)

Panel on Immigration Fraud and Fears Among Chinese

Brooklyn, East Asian, Immigration May 1, 2017 at 5:53 pm

The Chinese American Social Services Center of Bensonhurst held a panel for the community to address immigration and citizenship concerns, and educate attendees on scams, reports BKLYNER.

Nancy Tong (Photo by Kimberly Conner for Voice of NY)

Nancy Tong Joins South Brooklyn Council Race

Brooklyn, East Asian, Politics January 31, 2017 at 6:08 pm

The first and only Asian-American elected official in Brooklyn, District Leader Nancy Tong of Bensonhurst, announced she is running for the City Council, report Kings County Politics and Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

William Guarinello (right) founded the Bensonhurst Alliance. Community Board 11 District Manager Marnee Elias-Pavia (right) had met earlier with Jmart representatives to discuss the possibility of the store offering more ethnic options. (Photo by Paula Katinas via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Multicultural Alliance Formed After Supermarket Uproar

Asian, Brooklyn, Business, Food April 6, 2016 at 1:48 pm

The new Bensonhurst Alliance, made up of a diverse group of community leaders, was formed after residents decried the sale of a former Waldbaum’s to an Asian grocery store, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

CB 11 District Leader Marnee Elias-Pavia (left) and Council member Mark Treyger (second from right) meet with Jmart representatives. (Photo courtesy of Treyger via Bensonhurst Bean)

Asian Supermarket Now ‘Committed’ to Carrying Non-Asian Products

Asian, Brooklyn, Business, Food March 23, 2016 at 3:59 pm

After some Bensonhurst residents railed against the sale of a shuttered Waldbaums to Asian grocery store Jmart, local officials met with representatives from the Flushing-based supermarket to discuss options for also serving other communities, reports Bensonhurst Bean.

Fong & Zhou Supermarket, located at 8514 18th Avenue in Brooklyn, is one of the Asian grocery stores suggested in Bensonhurst Bean. (Screenshot via Google Maps)

Asian Supermarkets – For All?

Brooklyn, Business, East Asian February 25, 2016 at 1:01 pm

In light of recent pushback in Bensonhurst to news that an Asian grocery store will replace a former Waldbaum’s, Bensonhurst Bean and Brooklyn Daily check out whether Asian supermarkets can appeal to other communities.

Jonathan, Veton, and Ksenia a block from their high school. Photo by Hannah Frishberg

Bensonhurst Students Fear More Racism, Sexism Following Election

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Education, Elections 2016, Youth November 14, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Three high school students from New Utrecht High School in Bensonhurst discuss their concerns about the election results in this article, reprinted from Bensonhurst Bean.

(Photo by Corazon Aguirre via Brooklyn Reporter/Brooklyn Media Group)

Albanian Culture Celebrated at Mother Teresa Statue Unveiling

Brooklyn, Eastern European September 28, 2016 at 4:15 pm

A Sept. 25 ceremony in Bensonhurst to commemorate Mother Teresa reflected the diverse cultures and faiths she encountered in her lifetime, including her Albanian heritage, report Brooklyn Reporter and Brooklyn Daily.

At the Festa Santa Rosalia in Bensonhurst (Photo by Rachel Silberstein via Bensonhurst Bean)

Honoring the Patron Saint of Palermo in Bensonhurst

Brooklyn, Culture, Western European August 30, 2016 at 4:13 pm

The 10-day Festa di Santa Rosalia just concluded in Brooklyn. Bensonhurst Bean reports on the event, with photos.

El Cantón is located behind train tracks in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

A Latino Homeless Community Survives in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Latino September 9, 2015 at 1:59 pm

The “El Cantón” commune is the only protection for a group of homeless immigrants, most of them Guatemalan, El Diario reports.