Profile for Bensonhurst, New York, NY
Bay 28th St., Bensonhurst, NY
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Bensonhurst is a neighborhood of Brooklyn
. Elevation is 13 feet.
Bounded by 14th Avenue, Bay Parkway, Avenue P, 65th Street and 86th Street.
Former and merged names include:
Thousands of Italian immigrants settled here in the 1950s. In recent years, many Italian-Americans have left, replaced by Russian and Chinese immigrants.
Filming location for:
· 1977 movie, "Saturday Night Fever"
Setting for 1950s TV show, "The Honeymooners"
Well-known residents have included:
· Maurice Sendak, author, illustrator
· Sandy Koufax, baseball player
· Elliott Gould, actor
· Vincent Gardenia, actor
· Larry King, talk show host
· Harvey Fierstein, actor, writer
Bensonhurst attractions: Nellie Bly Amusement Park
In many ways, this is the real 'Little Italy' of New York.
-- New York Neighborhoods
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“ In many ways, this is the real 'Little Italy' of New York. ”
~ New York Neighborhoods