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  • (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)

    Where in Brooklyn is Greenwood Heights? The boundaries have historically been fluid. Certainly any reckoning would include the blocks adjacent to the namesake Green-Wood Cemetery and that area wedged between the Gowanus Expressway and Prospect Avenue. But when Park Slope got hot in the 1980s many developments here tried to hitch their addresses to the neighbor to the north. These days Greenwood Heights is considered to flow all the way to the waterfront dominated by the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal. The neighborhood is also getting a little juice of its own. Rather than stately brownstones...

  • (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)

    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)

    "Park Slope is The Fertile Crescent of Brooklyn's now decades long ascent to ""most desirable"" borough. This neighborhood trafficked in baby yoga classes, organic greens, and skyrocketing rent, long before the first hipster was a twinkle in Williamsburg's eye. Park Slope is a busy neighborhood with two bustling commercial strips on 5th and 7th avenues--7th Ave being more family oriented where high end children's clothing stores, kid friendly restaurants, and dry cleaners abound. 5th Ave is 7th's single, 30-something sister with boutiques and a plethora of bars and restaurants. The neighborhoo...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Prospect Park South/Kensington is an affordable choice for those who want to live steps from Brooklyn’s finest public park. Located just south of the Prospect Park parade grounds, the neighborhood extends south to Beverley Road, and is bounded by Ocean Avenue and Coney Island Avenue. The area is safe and mainly populated by families, making it ideal for those looking to settle down or enjoy a quieter side of New York life. Searching for a garage and yard? As designated by New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission, the neighborhood is a historic district, and Victorian beauties line man...

  • (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)

    "Nestled between Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetery, Windsor Terrace is a historically working-class neighborhood with porch-fronted row homes that are often passed down from generation to generation. This makes for a homey family neighborhood, thus far untouched by the rampant commercial development that has taken over much of Brooklyn. Some gentrification (in the form of well stocked wine stores and restaurants with an artisanal, locavore bent) has touched the small commercial strips that line 16th St and Prospect Ave on opposite sides of the neighborhood. However, unlike many parts of Bro...

  • (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...

  • (Brooklyn)

    Brownsville is a residential neighborhood located in eastern Brooklyn, New York City. The total land area is 2.19 square miles, and the ZIP code for the neighborhood is 11212. Brownsville is bordered by East New York Avenue to the north (on the Bedford-Stuyvesant border), East 98th Street to the west (East Flatbush) and the freight rail Bay Ridge Branch of the Long Island Rail Road to the south (adjacent to the neighborhood of Canarsie) and to the east (East New York). The area is patrolled by the 73rd Precinct located at 1470 East New York Avenue and is part of Brooklyn Community Board 16.

  • (Brooklyn)

    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)

    Settled by Dutch and Germans in the 17th Century and later by Irish, Jewish, Greek, Cypriot, Egyptian, Syrian, and Lebanese immigrants, this Queens neighborhood has kept its long-time ethnic residents while attracting a wide swath of young newcomers in recent years. Astoria’s proximity to Manhattan, along with its slightly-lower rents and slightly more spacious apartments make it a desirable neighborhood to live in. The trifecta of 30th Avenue, Broadway, and Ditmars Boulevard make up Astoria’s main shopping and dining areas, making this multi-zip code neighborhood almost a litt...