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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:
· Bensonhurst-by-the-Sea
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:
· Sandy Koufax, baseball player
· Larry King, talk show host
· Elliott Gould, actor
· Harvey Fierstein, actor, writer
· Vincent Gardenia, actor
· Maurice Sendak, author, illustrator
Bensonhurst attractions: Nellie Bly Amusement Park
Quotes:
In many ways, this is the real 'Little Italy' of New York.
-- New York Neighborhoods
Eleanor Berman

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Kings County
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~ New York Neighborhoods
Eleanor Berman

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