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Still a good area to visit especially if you like brownstones and Italian restaurants

I lived here fir the first five years in my life. And have been going back periodically to visit folks and to dine at a few remains places to eat that I like be. The area has... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I lived here fir the first five years in my life. And have been going back periodically to visit folks and to dine at a few remains places to eat that I like be. The area has definetly changed over from Italian jewish to Russian and Chinese today. Prices have increased and some if the homes have been rebuilt fir... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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231 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Two Family Houses, Small Apartment Buildings, Tree Lined Streets and Avenues - - Bensonhurst is a true Brooklyn neighborhood. People talk about brown-stone Brooklyn with houses dating back to the 1880's. But Bensonhurst was the neighborhood to live in for Middle-calls Brooklynites starting in the 1940's & 1950's. Shopping, Dinning and Mass-Transit - - - it's Home.

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Thank MTDigs
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

I grew up in bath beach (bath ave) and moved out after 30 years but left my parents there. The changes are enormous, all 3 movie houses are gone, most Italian restaurants are gone and 86th street is mostly Asian. Cropsey park still attracts many people as does the waterfront. Parking gets worse every year and both Jewish delis are... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 8 February 2016

I think it's lost a little of it's charm from just a few decades ago, but most of it seems to have changed over from Italian to Asian. Lots of new restaurants and stores to show that change. It still seems fairly safe, but it's lacking it's bit of beauty.

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Thank Bernardo F
Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

I grew up on 19th avenue and Bath avenue across the street from the 62nd police precinct. I went to PS 200 and then to Lafayette high school. The neighborhood is so different now. So much has changed. 86th street a few blocks away is so crowded with merchants and shops it's often difficult to get around. Many of the... More 

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Thank HenryChin
Brooklyn, NY
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Reviewed 5 September 2015

We started with an appetizer of baked clams. They were the worst we've ever had. Warmed over and tasteless. We ordered 2 pasta dishes and soon realized why we hadn't been here in two years; we waited, and waited... for 40 minutes before the pasta arrived. Yes it was a busy night but other, equally good local restaurants have busy... More 

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Thank shellyf
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Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

Growing up in Bensonhurst was a great experience. Some of my family came here from Italy and had to work hard to raise a family, save money and buy a house. Totally different now. Most of the old timers have moved onto other areas and they come back to visit old friendships myself but I have never lost my link... More 

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Thank Albert F
New York
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Reviewed 21 November 2014

86th Street is the main attraction here. Presently, much of Bensonhurst is now Asian in flavor, and this is reflected in the many shops and food markets in the area. Off 86th, the area is residential, with parks, schools, and libraries. There are also some national chain stores located in the area, and many restaurants. From Bensonhurst, it's possible to... More 

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Glen Head, New York
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

I lived in Bay Ridge when in Brooklyn and would always come to Bensonhurst for Italian food or items on 86th street. This is a classical Brooklyn neighborhood that while not like it has been is a mandatory visit for those looking to truly explore Brooklyn. It is set up on small streets and avenues with small to medium size... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

This is an old, congested neighborhood. Parking is always a problem but there are many conveniences. Many specialty food stores (Italian, Russian) line the streets. At Bay street, the true attraction is found at the start of a long bay side promenade which stretches for several miles, past Bay Ridge, Fort Hamilton and Verizon Narrows Bridge. Do yourself a favor... More 

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