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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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  • Never thought that NY has to a beach. Huge wide, probably 200-250 m with wood-plank Boardwalk. Very elegant and nice to stroll along with fast food outlets, shops and the Aquarium. The water is relatively clean. But, you can't see the bottom. On 9/11, it was very windy and there's neat sand in your face.
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  • At Brighton Beach. You can swim in the ocean. This specific Russian-speaking place. The residents say Brighton this is not America "on the street you can hear Russian speech, in-store price tags in Russian sellers talk to each other in Russian, even products from Russia is. There are all sorts of firms, o t travel agencies before a taxi everywhere will answer. Convenient for those who come to see United States and English not friendly.
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  • "The rumors we have spread quickly. If you are interested in the latest news about shady Russian shop. The best shop around "Dnepr". This is our Club. Our forum. Our Assembly. Our news agency. Here, you can move any help. Discuss the latest newspaper article. Hire a bodyguard, chauffeur or, say, a paid killer. Buy a car for a hundred dollars. Buy Valerian tincture of domestic production. Meet with a fun and very, very inexpensive, Lady. Say here sell marijuana and weapons. Change foreign currency. Enter into suspicious transactions. About the people of our district here know all. Sergei dovlatov honestly, Brighton-Bitč in the statement of Dovlatov touched more than reality. Although, maybe times have changed, but now after a 5-minute walk away on the Russian part of the desire of one-run! :) And, of course, the beach.
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