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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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  • A wonderful beach with a wooden deck for the promenade, zasizhennyj starenkimi grandparents of former our that went to the promised land, and came to Russia 90-x, what is now Brajtan Beach Avenue. a bunch of garbage, lotochnaja trade, dozens of pharmacies, gloomy guides people in Chinese mass consumption .... that's where he went "scoop" from our country-on Brighton, Ukraine in Tbilisi and Tashkent.
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  • Besides the lovely beach and boardwalk you have a little taste of Odessa and Moscow. Many russian restaurants and specialty food shops. Also do some shopping on Brighton Beach Ave. If you are lucky yo...  more »
  • Walking along the Coney Island decided to go to the area where densely inhabited in the past by our fellow citizens. Disgusting feeling. Why moving to live in another country, fleeing from the entire post-Soviet, that would establish the USSR № 2-the same Sour rye. ... person, same layout trade with conservation, the same discussion byby Wari or neighbor Viti, etc in general I was disgusted. And very nice beach)))
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To enjoy views of the Manhattan skyline and have easy foot access to most of the borough's major attractions, stay in Brooklyn's downtown area. The borough's main tourism district, this area offers both luxurious accommodations for visitors wishing to splurge during their stay, as well as more economical lodgings for those traveling on a limited budget. If you don’t mind driving or taking the subway to most tourist sites, consider one of the neighborhoods outside Brooklyn's central area, such as Williamsburg or Prospect Park.
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