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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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  • Heard of it, but when november strolling in Brighton Beach, people actually either spoke russian or had a well recognizable accent. Friendly and warm - felt like Brooklyn but anyways different.  more »
  • It is a good location in New York City Beach. If you want to soak up the Sun on the hottest day of the summer, take a look at try here.
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  • Despite the cold, it was a beautiful and historically important place for me to visit. The rides are closed for the season, but looking at the structures, and walking the restored boardwalk was reassu...  more »
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