02 Mar BENSONHURST IS BACK
neighborhood is gone. This is a very different place than 1989 when racial tensions
put this Italian and Jewish enclave in the national spotlight. Perhaps no New York
neighborhood has undergone such a change in attitude and ethnicity.
Today, it’s home to international immigrants and New York’s fourth Chinatown, which
rifles through 86th St. According to local brokers, six of 10 new Bensonhurst home
buyers are of Asian decent, many leaving lower Manhattan, Flushing and Sunset
Park for less expensive homes.