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Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

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Brighton Beach is an oceanside neighborhood in the southern portion of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, along the Coney Island peninsula. According to the 2010 United States Census report, the Brighton Beach and Coney Island area, combined, had more than 110,000 residents. Brighton Beach is bounded by Coney Island proper at Ocean Parkway to the west, Manhattan Beach at Corbin Place to the east, Sheepshead Bay at the Belt Parkway to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south along the beach and boardwalk.It is known for its high population of Russian-speaking immigrants, and as a summer destination for New York City residents due to its beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and its proximity to the amusement parks in Coney Island.HistoryEarly developmentBrighton Beach is included in an area from Sheepshead Bay to Sea Gate that was purchased from the Indians in 1645 for a gun, a blanket and a kettle.Brighton Beach was located on sandy terrain, and before development in the 1860s, had mostly farms. The area was part of the "Middle Division" of the town of Gravesend, which was the sole English settlement out of the original six towns in Kings County. By the mid-18th century, thirty-nine lots in the division had been distributed to the descendants of English colonists.
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  • Start at Coney Island and walk your way down, passed the Aquarium, to Brighton. Some of the BEST Russian food you'll taste!  more »
  • We have been going here for 2 years now and can’t recommend it enough! The Boardwalk is has great restaurants leading up to the beach. The beach itself is amazing clean. Highly recommend to stop by an...  more »
  • The Parks Department recently laid down mats to allow wheelchairs to get close to the ocean waves. Half a dozen Russian restaurants with shaded outdoor seating, west of coney island avenue.  more »
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