Brighton Beach, Brooklyn
Places of Interest
Get the best of both world’s with an address that is tucked away from the main avenue bustle while still being accessible to your lifestyle conveniences and entertainment.
Nestled between Sheepshead Bay and Coney Island, Brighton Beach’s oceanside neighborhood offers innumerable amenities including Riegelmann Boardwalk that stretches nearly 3 miles down to Coney Island’s gated community of Seagate.
With a history that dates back to the late 1800s, Brighton Beach is known as a summer weekend destination for New York City residents. Bright ‘n Green I is located around the corner from a diverse retail district packed with many family-owned shops, stores, restaurants, and businesses along Brighton Beach Avenue which runs parallel to the boardwalk.
Coney Island, an amusement park and seaside resort area in the midst of a major revitalization features Luna Park, Deno’s Wonder Wheel, the historically-known wood rollercoaster the Cyclone, and a variety of sideshows for your entertainment.
Coney Island is also known for Nathan’s Famous, a franchise started as a hot dog stand in Coney Island that has grown into a globally recognized hot dog franchise for its “unequaled quality and taste”. On July 4th every year since 1916 (with 2 exceptions), Nathan’s Famous has held its Hot Dog Competition which attracts competitors from all over the world. Coney Island is also home to MCU Park, better known as the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball team. Other area attractions include the New York Aquarium, which is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the Unites States.
Sheepshead Bay, named after an edible fish once found in its waters, has been traditionally known for its active seafood market along the piers that occupy Emmons Avenue. There has been an increase in party and tour boats in the area, as the fishing fleet has been shrinking. A Holocaust Memorial can be found on the western end of the bay. The more recent real estate boom has brought a growth in condominium developments which re-energized the selection of restaurants along the bay and in its shopping district.
There are several public and private schools in the community serving grades K-12, and Kingsborough Community College – CUNY is located in nearby Manhattan Beach.