Fundraiser benefits Bensonhurst church restoration

A fundraiser was held Saturday for Bensonhurst's New Utrecht Reformed Church with the money going toward restoration costs.



The church needs to raise another $250,000 to complete construction. A reported $1 million has already been spent on the project.



The ceiling has been redone and the entire building has been rewired.



Church members gave free tours of the sanctuary Saturday during a Blessing of the Pets event.



The church was originally founded in 1677 and is the fourth oldest church congregation in Brooklyn.


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