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Old 07-02-2007, 07:02 PM
 
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Here are some pics I took of Bensonhurst (Or, as the locals call it, 'Bensonhoist')








Sorry about this one.



























That's basically what you would see if you were to visit the area.

Oh, and for those who don't know, Bensonhurst is located in Brooklyn.
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Old 07-02-2007, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Bensonhurst is a very nice & affordable area. However, the Italian people seem to be fleeing from there over to Staten Island like its going out of style or something.
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Old 07-03-2007, 02:56 AM
 
Location: Metropolis
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^^^^ Still?, I thought that trend is stabilizing.
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I haven't noticed any stop to the hemorraging of white people all over Southern Brooklyn. Someone else from Bensonhurst will have to chime in as to whether this is still going on there.
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:09 AM
 
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I'm not sure if its the Italians leaving, or the Chinese spreading...

But, in recent years theres been a mix of nationalities here. Unheard of 20 years ago.

Lots of Russians, Albanians, Ukrainians, Bosnians, Macedonians, Serbs
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Old 07-03-2007, 07:22 AM
 
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I'm not sure if its the Italians leaving, or the Chinese spreading...

But, in recent years theres been a mix of nationalities here. Unheard of 20 years ago.

Lots of Russians, Albanians, Ukrainians, Bosnians, Macedonians, Serbs
I thought I saw a sign on bay parkway that said will the last white person please turn off the lights
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Old 07-03-2007, 09:18 AM
 
Location: bay ridge
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thank you for posting those pics. i'm in NC for the summer, and i can't wait to get home. unfortunately, whites are leaving bensonhurst in droves. i moved to bay ridge, but many others have left for SI or jersey. i'm thinking of moving back to b-hurst just to do my part to reverse the trend. i hate the thought of a bunch of scumbags turning that neighborhood into a hole.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:00 AM
 
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thank you for posting those pics. i'm in NC for the summer, and i can't wait to get home. unfortunately, whites are leaving bensonhurst in droves. i moved to bay ridge, but many others have left for SI or jersey. i'm thinking of moving back to b-hurst just to do my part to reverse the trend. i hate the thought of a bunch of scumbags turning that neighborhood into a hole.
I wouldn't call them scumbags. The neighborhood is about as safe today as it ever was. There isn't really any increase in crime in the area. The neighborhood's demographics are just changing rapidly. More diversity. Isn't that what NYC is all about?
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:03 AM
 
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I worked in Bensonhurst from 1982 thru 1988. I was a single guy working on 86th street. I used to go out after work and cruise around the nieborhood with some of my cugine friends I got to know. It was a great place. It seemed to me like it changed around 95. Now it almost doesent even look the same.

I hope Bay Ridge can hold on. But it dosent look good for there either. Most of the people I know there were calling it Bay Ruit. Sometimes change is a good thing and sometimes its not. In the cases of Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge it seems like its not.
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Old 07-03-2007, 11:15 AM
 
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I worked in Bensonhurst from 1982 thru 1988. I was a single guy working on 86th street. I used to go out after work and cruise around the nieborhood with some of my cugine friends I got to know. It was a great place. It seemed to me like it changed around 95. Now it almost doesent even look the same.

I hope Bay Ridge can hold on. But it dosent look good for there either. Most of the people I know there were calling it Bay Ruit. Sometimes change is a good thing and sometimes its not. In the cases of Bensonhurst and Bay Ridge it seems like its not.
Bay Ridge is way, WAY more hipster/yuppie oriented than Bensonhurst. A lot of little coffee houses popping up on 3rd, 4th, 5th avenues. I'm pretty sure it's the next Park Slope.
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