Benshonhurst is a neighborhood in the south-central portion of Brooklyn, known as the Little Italy of Brooklyn and for its family-owned restaurants and outdoor fruit and vegetable markets along 86th Street.
In The News: Accessible, From All 4 Corners of the World, If You’re Thinking of Living in Benshonhurst. The Boundaries: runs from 14th Avenue to 25th Avenue and from Gravesend Bay to 53rd Street, encompassing Bath Beach, New Utrecht, and part of Dyker Heights and bordered by the Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Gravesend, and Borough Park sections. The Commute: Three subway lines run through Bensonhurst. The D and M lines make a diagonal cut through the center of the neighborhood, and the N line hugs the northern edge of Bensonhurst before turning into Gravesend. The quickest trips to Manhattan are on the D and N lines, which run express along 4th Avenue. The ride from the Bay Parkway stop on the N line to Canal Street in Manhattan takes 33 minutes, according to the MTA. A trip from the 18th Avenue stop on the D line to the Grand Street stop in Manhattan takes 34 minutes. Click on the “Directions” link in the menu on the left for exact walking/subway directions and commuting time.