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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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  • People say coney island is great... I think its very overcrowded. I only visit Brighton Beach when I want to jump on the subway and visit the beach. Its a long beach with less people than 10 blocks ov...  more »
  • This is right, I live here near the beach itself but got a long walk on the avenue recently. All around decorated for Christmas, there are a lot of fresh tree sellers and fiesta atmosphere. I like to ...  more »
  • taking the line yellow N or R from Manhattan by metro you reach perfect this very nice place and with much peace depending on the time of year, great for walking on the beach or the promenade which have, in summer amusement park is open and in addition there is an aquarium for those who prefer it. It is safe and it is worth going up there.
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