Like other areas of Brooklyn, Bensonhurst Real Estate is currently undergoing a major transformation. Many of the original properties are being demolished and replaced with modern, three-story, brick apartment buildings and multi-family condominiums. This makes the area a great investment opportunity as the new influx of capital will spawn further modernization and revitalization to the area.
The community of Bensonhurst is named after Arthur W. Benson, who began buying farmland in the area in 1835. In the 1950s, an influx of Italian immigrants from southern Italy gave the area a predominantly Italian flavor that has never left. Despite changes in demographics over the years, the area is still affectionately known as “the real little-Italy of New York City” by many residents and visitors. Bensonhurst Real Estate is a gourmet’s paradise with eateries represented from around the world serving traditional dishes. Additionally, many markets offer fresh produce for those who fancy improving their cooking prowess at home.
And you can still get a slice of pizza at Lenny’s Pizza, where John Travolta’s character from “Saturday Night Fever” did. Unfortunately the disco itself was demolished in 2005.
Bensonhurst Real Estate - Transportation
Traveling to and from Bensonhurst is quite simple. The D Trains provide a direct line from Grand Street to Manhattan while the N trains provide connection to Canal Street for a convenient commute into Manhattan’s Chinatown. The F train also runs through the heart of Bensonhurst Real Estate to transport residents between the bay Parkway and Kings Highway Stations. For those who like keeping their commute above ground, the bus line also provides convenient transportation.
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