"Bensonhurster” is the name of an inhabitant of Bensonhurst, in the borough of Brooklyn. “Bensonhursters” was cited in the Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle in 1893.
Bensonhurst is a large, multiethnic neighborhood in the southwestern part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, in the United States. It is surrounded by Dyker Heights, Borough Park, Flatbush, Midwood, Gravesend, and Bath Beach to the northwest, north, northeast, east, southeast, and southwest, respectively. It was well known as a Little Italy of Brooklyn due to its once large Italian-American population. Bensonhurst is also home to Brooklyn’s second Chinatown.
3 September 1893, Brooklyn (NY) Daily Eagle, “County Town Notes,” pg. 9, col. 3:
The Bensonhursters could not afford to lose Charlie, least of all would they want him blown away without his clothes.
17 February 1901, Detroit (MI) Free Press, “A Pugilist’s Home: ‘Bob Fitzsimmons Lives Like a Nabob in a Fashionable Brooklyn Suburb,” pt. 4, col. 4, col. 1:
The tame lion, about which such a row was made when Fitzsimmons brought him to Bensonhurst and turned him loose of the lawn surrounding his house, has come in for a share of the good feeling which the Bensonhursters now have for Fitzsimmons and his family.
2 September 1989, New York (NY) Amsterdam News, “Jesse is coming to stump for Dinkins in mayoral election” by Simon Anekwe, pg. 40:
“Good Bensonhursters should persist in indicating they disagree with the hecklers of the demonstrators,’ Mr. (David—ed.) Dinkins went on.
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Orlando C. Fernando
Top 10 Reasons Lois should NOT go back with Ned
10) The leather pants don’t fit Ned any more.
9) Sick of dog hairs all over the Q mansion.
8) Sonny’s next L&B endeavor: song & dance act with Miguel.
7) Doesn’t want to have a bunch of toxic kids.
6) Mr. Cerillo can’t throw a right hook 100 miles away.
5) Covering an accidental homicide? Not good enough for Bensonhursters!
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I knew you’d have an “Oy!”.
Since “essentially all” is not the same as categorically all, how do the remaining native Bensonhursters pronounce the words?
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“You can tell if somebody’s from Bensonhurst just by looking at him, but that doesn’t mean that 28 Bensonhursters are their own ethnic group,” he said
March 3, 2016 / Brooklyn news / Police Blotter / Bensonhurst / Mean Streets
Hit-and-run driver critically injures elderly Bensonhurster