Neighborhoods Tagged as: By the Beach

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  • (Brooklyn)

    Namesake of Neil Simon’s hilarious coming-of-age play, location site for TV shows like Law & Order and Russian Dolls and known far and wide as “Little Odessa” for its huge Russian population, Brighton Beach is not your typical New York City neighborhood. Surrounded on three sides by sandy shores and neighbor to the legendary amusement haven of Coney Island, it’s hard to imagine Brooklyn’s Brighton Beach as a thrumming center of one of the largest urban cities in the United States. Developed in the mid-1800s in an attempt to mimic the resort of Brighton in England, Brighton Beach was...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Mill Basin is a Brooklyn residential neighborhood on Jamaica Bay. It is bounded by Avenue U to the northwest, and the Mill Basin inlet on all other sides. One of the few neighborhoods in Brooklyn that constitute their own peninsula, Mill Basin was in fact built out by developers in 1906 by dredging up marshland and filling in waterways (Avenue U, in fact, used to just be a creek). The remote location of Mill Basin is reflected in it architecture. The area is composed of almost all single-family houses, with very few condos or co-ops. If you’re searching for a spot to flex your gardening sk...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Gerritsen Beach is a small town/community in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, located between Sheepshead Bay to the west and Marine Park to the east. The area is served by Brooklyn Community Board 15. Gerritsen Beach lies on a peninsula in the southeastern part of Brooklyn, near Marine Park; it is bounded on the north by Avenue U, to the east by Gerritsen Avenue, to the south by the Plumb Beach Channel, and on the west by Shell Bank Creek and Knapp Street. It is bisected, from west to east, by the Gotham Avenue Canal. The area north of the canal, known as the \"new section\" by local res...

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    Bath Beach is a neighborhood in the New York City Borough of Brooklyn in the United States. It is located at the southwestern edge of the borough on Gravesend Bay. The neighborhood's borders are defined by 86th Street to the north, Bay Parkway to the east, Gravesend Bay to the south, and 14th Avenue to the west. Bath Beach is served by the D elevated subway line of the New York City Subway system, also called the BMT West End Line. Stations along the line serving the community are 18th Avenue, 20th Avenue, Bay Parkway, 25th Avenue, and Bay 50th Street.

  • (Queens)

    Far Rockaway is a neighborhood on the Rockaway Peninsula in the New York City borough of Queens in the United States. It is the easternmost section of the Rockaways. The neighborhood starts at the Nassau County line and extends west to Beach 32nd Street. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 14.

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    Arverne is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens, on the Rockaway Peninsula. It was initially developed by Remington Vernam, whose signature \"R. Vernam\" inspired the name of the neighborhood. Arverne extends from Beach 56th Street to Beach 73rd Street, along its main thoroughfare Beach Channel Drive, alternatively known as Rev. Joseph H. May Drive. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 14.

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    Beechhurst is a neighborhood in the northeastern section of the New York City borough of Queens. It is on the northeastern side of Whitestone, Queens, New York, near the East River, north of the Cross Island Parkway and between the approaches to the Throgs Neck and Whitestone bridges.Beechhurst is part of the 109th police precinct and is part of Queens Community Board 7. The Q15 via 150th Street to Beechhurst provides access to and from the Flushing-Main Street station on the IRT Flushing Line.

  • (Queens)

    Belle Harbor is an neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. It is a tight-knit, middle to upper class community located on the western half of the Rockaway Peninsula, the southernmost area of the borough. While there are no formal boundaries for the area, Belle Harbor is often used to refer to the area between Beach 126th and Beach 142nd Streets. According to a map from 1909, Belle Harbor is located in the area between Beach 125th (west side) and Beach 141st Streets. The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 14. According to the 2010 United States Census, the neighborhood,...

  • (Queens)

    Broad Channel is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. It occupies the southern portion of Rulers Bar Hassock (known colloquially as \"Broad Channel Island\"), which is the only inhabited island (pop. about 3,000) in Jamaica Bay. The neighborhood stands on Big Egg Marsh, an area of fill approximately 20 blocks long and 4 blocks wide. The community is an inholding within the Gateway National Recreation Area, a unit of the U.S National Park ServiceLying between Howard Beach and the Rockaway Peninsula, it is connected to those communities by bridges at either end of the island-th...

  • (Queens)

    Floral Park is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Queens. It is adjacent to the Village of Floral Park, which is in Nassau County. It may be distinguished from the latter by the use of the designation \"North Floral Park\". The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 13.Union Turnpike is the border between the neighborhoods, with Glen Oaks to the north. The other boundaries of Floral Park are roughly Little Neck Parkway (252nd Street) to the west, Langdale Street to the east, and a diagonal boundary from Hillside at 271st Street to Jericho Turnpike at 257th Street to the sou...

  • (Queens)

    Howard Beach is a neighborhood in the southwestern portion of the New York City borough of Queens. It is bordered in the north by the Belt Parkway and South Conduit Avenue in Ozone Park, the south by Jamaica Bay in Broad Channel, the east by 102nd-104th streets, and the west by 78th Street.The neighborhood is part of Queens Community Board 10.The ZIP code of Howard Beach is 11414.

  • (Queens)

    Whitestone is a residential neighborhood in the northernmost part of the New York City borough of Queens. Located between the East River to the north and 25th Avenue to the south. Whitestone is surrounded by College Point, Flushing, Bayside, Auburndale, Linden Hill, and Murray Hill.

  • (Bronx)

    Pelham Bay is a middle- to upper-middle class neighborhood located in the northeast Bronx, home to roughly 15,000 residents. It is bordered by wide vehicular thoroughfares including Pelham Parkway, the Bruckner Expressway and the Hutchinson River Parkway, yet exhibits the pervasive tranquility and country-clean air that characterize a small town in the country. Pelham Bay is largely high-rise free. Many locals are house or condo owners and have lived in the neighborhood for generations. Pelham Bay locals give the area high marks for safety and quality of life; it’s a nurturing, family-fr...

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    Co-op City, located in the northeast area of the Bronx called Baychester, is the largest residential development in the U.S, with a resident population approaching 50,000 – a small city. Co-op City has its own zip code, power plant, firehouse and police force, an abundance of nursery schools and daycare facilities, and a large educational complex which includes a high school, two middle schools, and three elementary schools. Co-op City offers frequent, reliable accessibility to public transportation, including an express bus to Manhattan. The 35 high-rises in the neighborhood offer serene op...

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    City Island is a small island approximately 1.5 mi (2.4 km) long by .5 mi (1 km) wide. At one time incorporated within the boundaries of Pelham, Westchester County, it is now part of the New York City borough of the Bronx. As of the 2010 census the island had a population of 4,362. Its land area is 1.023 km² (0.395 sq mi, or 252.835 acres). The island is part of Bronx Community Board 10. City Island is located at the extreme western end of Long Island Sound, south of Pelham Bay and east of Eastchester Bay. The body of water between City Island and the even smaller (and uninhabited) Hart Isl...