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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)

    Canarsie is a neighborhood in the southeastern portion of the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City, United States. The area is part of Brooklyn Community Board 18. Canarsie, which includes the entire 11236 ZIP code, is bordered on the east by Fresh Creek Basin, East 108th Street, and the BMT Canarsie Line (L train) to Linden Boulevard; on the north by Linden Boulevard; on the west by Remsen Avenue to Ralph Avenue and the Paerdegat Basin; and on the south by Jamaica Bay. Canarsie also neighbors East Flatbush, Flatlands, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach, and East New York. Canarsie is patrolled by the...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Gravesend is a demographic cocktail, growing populations staking claim to the neighborhood along long-time enclaves. That diversity traces back almost 400 years when Gravesend was one of the original towns in the Dutch colony. But it was started by an Englishwoman, Lady Deborah Moody, the only woman to found a colonial settlement in North America. She led a group of religious dissenters here in 1643. Gravesend was mostly a sleepy farm town until the world arrived with a bang -- or at least a starter's pistol -- in the last half of the 19th century. Three big-time racetracks opened amidst the...

  • (Brooklyn)

    How exclusive is Manhattan Beach, the seaside community that has topped recent reports of Brooklyn's priciest neighborhoods? The street names are laid out in alphabetical order and there aren't even enough streets to use up the entire alphabet before Seawall Avenue is reached at the Atlantic Ocean. Manhattan Beach, nestled between Sheepshead Bay to the north, Brighton Beach to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, is only three blocks wide. The median price of homes in Manhattan Beach has nosed northward of one million dollars in a neighborhood that is about as suburban as New York Ci...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Marine Park is a residential neighborhood on Jamaica Bay in Brooklyn, bordered by Gerritsen Avenue, Flatbush Avenue, Avenue U and Kings Highway. Its namesake park of nearly 800 acres is in the southern area of the neighborhood, just on the water. This safe and family-friendly Brooklyn neighborhood seems set to stay that way. Demographically, the area has been an Irish Catholic district for decades, and little has changed. Several Catholic schools are located here, and the neighborhood celebrates several Catholic traditions throughout the year, such as festivals and parades. The population al...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Midwood is a Brooklyn neighborhood in the central southern area of the borough. It is bounded on the north by the Brooklyn College campus and on the south by Avenue P. The eastern border is Nostrand Avenue, McDonald Avenue to the west is the other boundary. The ‘hood has seen several demographic changes throughout its history, and most recently the neighborhood has become a destination for Orthodox Jews from other parts of Brooklyn. In fact, the 2012 census found Midwood to be the least diverse neighborhood in otherwise extremely diverse New York! Midwood has remained a steadily quiet and...

  • (Brooklyn)

    One of the most difficult to reach areas in Brooklyn is also the most worthwhile to visit! Take the ferry from Lower Manhattan or prepare for a long walk or bus ride from the G or F trains to arrive at this quaint Brooklyn neighborhood that’s reminiscent of a seaside fishing village. A neighborhood since the 1600s, Red Hook remains a lively community! Cobblestone streets, a shipyard welcoming cargo and cruise ships from across the Atlantic, and adorable old buildings and homes make up most of Red Hook. Red Hook has recently become a destination for food lovers! Chef Andy Ricker brought hi...

  • (Brooklyn)

    It is estimated that more than 11 million people live behind walls in gated communities in the United States. The first place that privilege could be exercised in New York City was Sea Gate. The neighborhood on the eastern tip of Coney Island traces its roots back to a developer named Norton's Point Land Company that bought all the land west of 37th Street on Coney Island in the 1890s. Norton built a casino where the Coney Island Light now stands and sold parcels to people named Vanderbilt and Dodge and Morgan. The social aristocracy enjoyed their summer resort community so much they banded t...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Sheepshead Bay is the neighborhood bordered by Ocean Parkway to the west, Avenue T to the north, and water masses to the south and east (Sheepshead Bay and the Plumb Beach Channel, respectively). Named after a rare fish said to resemble a sheep, Sheepshead Bay closely resembles its neighbor Brighton Beach in demographics– the area is comprised of many immigrants from the Soviet Union. For those looking to find a safe area with great schools for their children, Sheepshead Bay can’t be beat. Real estate prices are reasonable, with plenty of bungalows available, as well as new condominium de...

  • (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...

  • (Queens)

    Bayside is a prosperous residential area in the eastern part of the borough of Queens. It borders on both the Long Island Sound and Little Neck Bay, which offer postcard-perfect open water views and splendid autumnal foliage from some of the neighborhood’s many parks. The Throgs Neck Bridge, which connects the Bronx and Queens, looms with particular majesty in the distance. Bayside, the town, is a stop on the Port Washington Line of the LIRR, which provides the best public transportation access; be advised however, if you’re planning on living here, you’re gonna need a car. Departing...

  • (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.

  • (Queens)

    Rego Park is a solid, middle- to upper-middle class neighborhood in Queens, bordering on Elmhurst to the north Forest Hills to the southeast. It includes a mostly residential section of Austin Street, the Forest Hills’ equivalent of Rodeo Drive. Originally developed in the 1920’s, the meandering sycamore-lined streets are composed of six-story brick apartment buildings with names like The Mayfair and The Beverley. These buildings are frequently interspersed with single-family homes in the Tudor style, brick multi-family townhouses and garden apartments with a somewhat more current design....

  • (Queens)

    Ridgewood is a residential neighborhood in Queens, sharing borders with Glendale and Maspeth in Queens, and the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Bushwick (which it was once part of) and East Williamsburg. There’s a lot of next-hot-neighborhood chatter about Ridgewood lately, due to its proximity to the aforementioned hipster bastions and its more-Brooklyn-than-Queens appearance; some established residents express open anxiety relating to a youthful invasion and colonization in the near future. Considering the charming, architecturally stimulating (and intact) appearance of the area, affordable ren...

  • (Queens)

    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.