Marzipan, mozzarella and music on Bensonhurst’s 18th Avenue

Aug 20, 2019 243

BY: Lore Croghan

There’s a retail corridor where people know what the word latticini means, where the hot new store is an old movie theater and the most glamorous building you’ll see is a church from the 1820s. Welcome to 18th Avenue in Bensonhurst, where the local shopping reflects residents’ Italian, Chinese and Polish heritages.

The neighborhood’s annual Festa di Santa Rosalia starts on Aug. 22. (Santa Rosalia is the patron saint of Palermo, by the way.) This is a good time to brush up on your knowledge of 18th Avenue shopping options, in case you decide to attend the festival, which runs through Sept. 1.

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