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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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  • We enjoyed taking a walk along this beach. The sight of the surf was very pretty. We enjoyed walking along the beach and combing the beach.  more »
  • We were advised that Brighton Beach is now referred to as Little Odessa .We walked along the main streets and saw Russian restaurants ,night clubs and stores for shopping.  more »
  • But the ride is worth the trip anyway, wouldn't - that for the fact to cross a population who speaks only Russian! In the USA! Afterwards, he must return to Brighton Avenue and walk around in Little Odessa.
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