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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 of 2010, 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 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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  • Despite being a long subway ride from Manhattan, Brighton Beach is completely worth the trip if you're looking for something really different. It truly is like being in Russia! Great food and interest...  more »
  • A November weekend day. Lots of locals enjoying the sunshine. None of the gaudy rides that colour Coney Island. Still the wonderful beach. And just off it, great shops that make you feel as if you cou...  more »
  • Everything you've heard about Russian jokes in Brighton-the truth. Everything as if hailing from the 90 's-people, style of dress and talk, the Interior of restaurants, music ... Bogdan Titomir, Natalia Gulkina and pink roses Svetke Sokolova "columns, salad with tongue in mayonnaise in restaurants, in stores everywhere inscriptions in Russian Russian speech (younger people speak with a distinct accent). A wonderful beach-a wide and clean. An incredible impression.
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