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Brooklyn is the most populous of the five boroughs of New York City with about 2.6 million people. An independent city prior to 1898, Brooklyn developed out of the small Dutch-founded town of "Breuckelen" on the East River shore of Long Island, named after Breukelen in the Netherlands. Were it still a separate city and not a borough, it would be the fourth-largest city in the United States after New York City itself, Los Angeles and Chicago. Despite being part of the New York City,

Brooklyn has character that is truly unique Brooklyn (along with Queens) is located on the southwestern tip of Long Island, Brooklyn spans approximately 65 miles of natural shoreline, including about seven miles of sandy beach. Brooklyn neighborhoods are home to unique and diverse communities with special characteristics and features. People of all nationalities, religions and economic backgrounds are making the choice to own homes there. Areas like Park Slope, Fort Greene, Flatbush, Carroll Gardens, Redhook and Greenpoint are flourishing. And Bedford-Stuyvesant is one of many Brooklyn neighborhoods that is returning to its former glory. Brooklyn offers apartments, classic brownstones and one- to four-family houses in a variety of architectural styles.

Brooklyn offers its residents a world of opportunities. Along with affordable places to live and many work opportunities, it has a host of impressive universities, museums, parks and beaches. Frederick Olmstead, the designer of Central Park, also designed Prospect Park; Olmstead felt that Prospect Park came closer to the perfect realization of his ideal park. The Park's 526 acres, including a zoo and wildlife center, certainly rival Central Park in beauty and grandeur. Other Brooklyn highlights include the beautiful and educational Brooklyn Botanic Garden. In the summertime, Coney Island is a popular destination for native New Yorkers and tourists alike.

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Northwestern Brooklyn

Boerum Hill is a small segment of Brooklyn New York roughly bounded by State Street to the north, 3rd Avenue to the east, Court Street to the west, and Warren Street to the south. In the 1950s, all the neighborhoods south of Atlantic Avenue and west of Hoyt Street were called South Brooklyn, which derived its name from being south of the original town of Brooklyn (now Brooklyn Heights ) which was settled by the Dutch. For more information about Boerum Hill Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Boerum Hill page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, find houses for sale in Brooklyn New York please click on Listed Properties.

Brooklyn Heights is a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City that was originally Brooklyn Village, and, from 1834, the main area of Brooklyn City. It is surrounded on the east by Court St and Cadman Plaza, on the west by the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, on the south by Atlantic Avenue, and on the north by the Brooklyn Bridge. It adjoins the Downtown, Cobble Hill and DUMBO sections. It is the part of Brooklyn closest to Downtown Manhattan, directly across the East River, and easily accessible via the Brooklyn Bridge and multiple subway lines. Brooklyn Heights occupies a bluff that rises sharply from the river's edge and gradually recedes on the landward side. For more information about Brooklyn Heights Real Estate please visit Brooklyn Heights page. To get real estate information on other individual Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a home, brownstones, townhouses, row house in Brooklyn New York please go to Listed Properties.

The New York Naval Shipyard (NYNSY), also known as the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the New York Navy Yard and United States Navy Yard, New York, is located 1.7 miles northeast of the Battery on the Brooklyn side of the East River in Wallabout Basin, a semicircular bend of the East River. The Navy decommissioned the Yard in 1966 and sold it to the City of New York. It then became an area of private manufacturing and commercial activity. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a home, brownstones, townhouses, row house, coop or condos in Brooklyn New York please go to Listed Properties. Carroll Gardens is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA named for Charles Carroll, a revolutionary war veteran who was also the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. It shares its northern boundary with Cobble Hill at Degraw Street and Boerum Hill at Warren Street, while extending south to Hamilton Avenue and Red Hook. For more information about Carroll Gardes Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Carroll Gardens page. To get real estate information on other individual Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a house, brownstones, townhouses, row house, condo or coop in Brooklyn New York please go to Listed Properties.

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Clinton Hill is a small neighborhood in north-central Brooklyn, New York. It is bordered on the east by Bedford-Stuyvesant, on the west by Fort Greene, on the north by Wallabout and on the south by Atlantic Avenue or Fulton Street. By the 1840s, Clinton Hill had become a fashionable neighborhood for the wealthy of Brooklyn, who could commute to Manhattan by way of stagecoach to the Fulton Ferry in nearby Brooklyn Heights. By the 1880s and '90s, Clinton Avenue was lined with mansions of millionaires, many of which have survived to the present day. The most prominent of these are linked to Charles Pratt, who built a mansion for himself and one each for three of his four sons. These four mansions can be seen on Clinton Avenue between DeKalb and Willoughby. The Pratt Institute of Art, founded by Charles Pratt in 1887, is located a few blocks from his former home. For more information about Clinton Hill Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Clinton Hill page. To get real estate information on other individual Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a home, brownstones, townhouses, row house, co-op or condominium in Brooklyn New York please go to Listed Properties.

Cobble Hill is a Brooklyn neighborhood in New York City, USA. Bordered by Atlantic Avenue on the north, Hicks Street to the west, Smith Street on the east and Degraw Street to the south, Cobble Hill sits adjacent to Boerum Hill and Brooklyn Heights with Carroll Gardens to the south. Until the 1970s, Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens were, together, known as "South Brooklyn," even though they are in the northwest portion of the borough, because they were south of the original settlement in what is now Brooklyn Heights and downtown Brooklyn. Cobble Hill is the "Co" in the meta-neighborhood BoCoCa which is an amalgamation of three names, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, and Carroll Gardens. For more information about Cobble Hill Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Cobble Hill page. To get real estate information on other individual Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a home, brownstones, townhouses, row house, condo or coop in Brooklyn New York please go to Listed Properties.

Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. The numerous office buildings including the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower and 4 MetroTech Center in the district give the area its own skyline distinct from Manhattan's. The area gets its name from having once been the downtown section of the City of Brooklyn, which was an independent city before the consolidation of the five boroughs of New York City in 1898. For more information about Downtown Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Downtown Brooklyn page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale in Brooklyn for residential, investment properties or condos and coops.

DUMBO (also Dumbo-Vinegar) is the popular name of a neighborhood in Brooklyn, an acronym for "Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass." It is located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges, which connect Brooklyn to Manhattan across the East River. Until the 1990s, the neighborhood was known as Fulton Landing to the south, after the water ferry stop that connected the neighborhood to Manhattan before the Brooklyn Bridge opened, and Vinegar Hill to the north which abuts the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the hotly contested mansions of Commodore's Row. For more information about DUMBO Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Dumbo page. To get real estate information on other individual Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale in Brooklyn for residential, investment properties, condos and coops.

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Fort Greene is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City, USA, roughly bounded by the Brooklyn Navy Yard/Nassau Street to the north, Flatbush Avenue to the west, Vanderbilt Avenue to the east and Atlantic Avenue to the south. For more information about Fort Greene Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Fort Greene page. To get real estate information on individual Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a home, brownstones, townhouses, row house, condo or co-op in Brooklyn New York please go to Listed Properties.

Fulton Ferry describes a prominent ferry line crossing the East River between downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn, New York. Fulton Ferry also describes the locations of this ferry's terminal at both landings, as was common practice. Though there had been boats and sail ferries calling at these locations since the 18th century, the inauguration of Robert Fulton's steamboat ferry service in 1814 established his name on the ferry service, which revolutionized travel between the then City of New York on Manhattan Island and the Village of Brooklyn and the rest of Long Island. The opening of the New York and Brooklyn Bridge in 1883 assured the decline of this and other ferries on the East River. Fulton Ferry service ended in 1924. For more information about Fulton Ferry Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Fulton Ferry page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, commercial, investment properties, condos and coops.

Gowanus is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA, situated roughly between Red Hook and Carroll Gardens on the west and Park Slope on the East. The neighborhood is dwarfed by the Smith-9th Street subway station and the Gowanus Expressway, both crossing the Gowanus Canal. The North boundary of the neighborhood is Caroll street, the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway to the South and West, and the Gowanus Canal to the East. In 1636, Gowanus Bay was the site of the first settlement by Dutch farmers in what is now Brooklyn. For more information about Gowanus Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Gowanus page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, commercial, investment properties, condominiums and coops.

Park Slope is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA, roughly bounded by Fourth Avenue, Prospect Park West (Ninth Avenue), Flatbush Avenue, and Fifteenth Street. It takes its name from being founded on the western slope of neighboring Prospect Park. Park Slope is considered a cultural center of Brooklyn with its many historic buildings, hip restaurants, bars, and retail stores, as well as close access to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Brooklyn Public Library, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, and the Brooklyn Museum. The main streets of commerce are Seventh Avenue and Fifth Avenue. For more information about Park Slope Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Park Slope page. To get real estate information on other individual Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a house, brownstones, townhouses, row house, condominium or co-op in Brooklyn New York please go to Listed Properties.

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Prospect Heights is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, USA, bounded by Flatbush Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, Eastern Parkway and Bedford Avenue. At the northernmost frontier are the Atlantic Avenue Train Yards. Defunct bakeries and factory spaces line Pacific Street from Vanderbilt Avenue to Carlton Avenue. The neighborhood consists mostly of brownstone style residential buildings, although the blocks of Lincoln and St. Johns Places between Underhill and Washington Avenues are multi-unit, depression-era buildings. Compared to other Brooklyn neighborhoods, Prospect Heights is relatively small and the character of the neighborhood at each of its borders lends credence to its diversity. To the north, the train tracks, defunct factories and storage buildings define the area. The Flatbush Avenue border exemplifies a thriving community of restaurants and shops, and brownstones line the residential streets. Eastern Parkway, as outlined above, speaks of expensive real estate in well-maintained luxury buildings. For more information about Prospect Heights Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Prospect Heights page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a home, brownstone, townhouse, row house, condominium or co-op in Brooklyn New York please go to Listed Properties.

Red Hook is a neighborhood of the Borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA. Before annexation into Brooklyn, Red Hook was a separate village. It is named for the red clay soil and the point of land projecting into the East River. The village was settled by the Dutch colonists of New Amsterdam in 1636, and named Roode Hoek. In Dutch "Hoek" means "point" or "corner" and not the English hook (i.e. NOT something curved or bent). Today, the area is home to about 11,000 people. Red Hook is part of the area known as South Brooklyn. It is actually a peninsula formed by the Gowanus Canal at the southern edge of Downtown Brooklyn, and is north of the geographic center of the borough. The term South Brooklyn derives from its location in reference to the original Village of Brooklyn, rather than the much larger borough. For more information about Red Hook Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Red Hook page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a home, brownstones, townhouses, row house in Brooklyn New York please go to Listed Properties.

Windsor Terrace is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA. It is bounded by Prospect Park to the east and Green-Wood Cemetery to the west. The Prospect Expressway runs through the middle of the neighborhood, effectively separating it into two halves. Some streets such as Seeley Street, 11th Avenue/Terrace Place, and Prospect Park West have bridges over the highway. For more information about Windsor Terrace Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Windsor Terrace page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a house, brownstones, townhouses, row house, condos or coops in Brooklyn New York please go to Listed Properties.

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Northern Brooklyn

Bushwick is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA. Founded in 1661 by Governor Peter Stuyvesant as Boswijck, (Dutch for 'Little Town in the Woods') it is the site of some of the earliest settlements in Brooklyn that date to the middle of the 17th century. Bushwick officially became a part of Brooklyn in 1854. Present day borders are Flushing Avenue to the north, Cemetery of the Evergreens to the south, Queens to the east, and Broadway to the west. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a home, brownstone, townhouse, row house, coop or condo in Brooklyn New York please go to Listed Properties.

East Williamsburg and Williamsburg (North Side, South Side)

Williamsburg is a neighborhood in northern Brooklyn, New York City. It is connected to the East Village and Lower East Side in Manhattan by the Williamsburg Bridge over the East River. Williamsburgh was incorporated as the Village of Williamsburgh within the Town of Bushwick in 1827. The area originally called Williamsburg is today referred to as "South Williamsburg". North of traditional Williamsburg is an area known as the "South Side" To the north of that is an area known as the "North Side" So-called East Williamsburg is home to many industrial spaces and forms the area between Williamsburg and Bushwick. Williamsburg, South Side, North Side, Greenpoint and East Williamsburg all form Brooklyn Community Board 1. For more information about Williamsburg Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Williamsburg page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a house, brownstones, townhouses, row house, condos or co-op in Brooklyn New York please go to the Listed Properties.

Greenpoint is the northernmost neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. It is bordered on the south by Williamsburg at the Bushwick inlet, on the East by The Brooklyn Queens Expressway and East Williamsburg , on the north by Long Island City, Queens at the Pulaski Bridge, and on the west by the East River. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a house, brownstones, townhouses, row house, condos or co-op in Brooklyn New York please go to the Listed Properties.

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Central Brooklyn

Bedford Stuyvesant (aka Bed-Stuy) is a neighborhood in central Brooklyn, New York City. The neighborhood name is an extension of the name of the Village of Bedford, expanded to include the area of Stuyvesant Heights. The name Stuyvesant comes from Peter Stuyvesant, the last governor of the New Netherland colony. For more information about Bed Stuy Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Bedford Stuyvesant page. To get real estate information on other individual Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a house, brownstones, townhouses, row house, condo or co-op in Brooklyn New York please go to the Listed Properties.

Crown Heights is a neighborhood in Brooklyn in New York City. This neighborhood extends through much of Brooklyn Community District Boards 8 and 9. The main thoroughfare through this neighborhood is Eastern Parkway, which divides the north and south sides of this neighborhood. Crown Heights is roughly bounded by Bedford Avenue (west), Atlantic Avenue (north) and Ralf Avenue (east), Clarkson Ave (south). The neighborhoods that border Crown Heights are: Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (to the west); Prospect Lefferts Gardens (to the southwest), Wingate and Rugby (to the South), Brownsville (to the east); Bedford-Stuyvesant (to the north). For more information about Crown Heights Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Crown Heights page. To get real estate information on other individual Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a house, brownstones, townhouses, row house, condos or co-op in Brooklyn New York please go to the Listed Properties.

Ditmas Park is one of three Flatbush neighborhoods which has been officially designated a Historic District. Located on land that remained rural until the early 20th century, it is a suburban housing development consisting of large, free-standing Victorian homes built in the 1900s. East Flatbush is a neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. East Flatbush, formerly known as Rugby, is a suburban residential neighborhood lying south of East New York Avenue between Kings Highway and Nostrand Avenue. It contains mainly one and two family houses. Along the southern border are open lots and occasional truck gardens. East Flatbush was developed in the 1920's and its growth continued through the depression of the 1930's. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a house, brownstones, townhouses, row house, condo or co-op in Brooklyn New York please go to the Listed Properties.

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Flatbush

Beverley Square East - Beverley Square West are the communities within Flatbush neighborhood in Brooklyn New York. Thomas Benton "T.B." Ackerson, formerly a worker at the Knickerbocker Ice Company, started developing blocks of freestanding homes around Flatbush in the 1890s. In 1898 T.B. Ackerson began buying land in Flatbush and building houses with his own construction company. Beverley Square East was his first development; he went on to build Beverley Square West after 1901. No two Beverley Square East houses are the same because they were built to order. On June 8, 1905, T.B. paid $285,000 to George P. and Elizabeth Fiske for a Flatbush estate with a mansion (since demolished) called Fiske Terrace. A few months before T.B. officially closed the deal, the New York Times reported on his planned redevelopment of Fiske Terrace: "This land, which is at the highest elevation between Prospect Park and the ocean, is located at the junction of the Brighton Beach and Manhattan Beach Railroads, both of which will probably be used in connection with the new subways and bridges in affording quick transit to Manhattan." Fiske Terrace is located in south central Brooklyn, south of the community of Flatbush, and north of (and sometimes considered a part of) the community of Midwood. It is bounded by Foster Avenue on the north, Ocean Avenue on the east, the Long Island Rail Road right-of-way on the south, and the Brighton Beach Line subway line on the west. It was a forested slope when T.B. Ackerson purchased it. According to a 1907 brochure for the development, the Ackerson company so swiftly transformed the land "from a wooded hilltop to a high class developed Suburban Home Site" that the project would "go down in history as being the most rapidly developed of its kind on record." Flatbush is a neighborhood of the Borough of Brooklyn, a part of New York City. It is contained within Kings County, New York State, which is coterminous with Brooklyn Borough. It is located in the far southwestern part of Long Island. Flatbush is centrally located within the Borough and County. The Flatbush Post Office is assigned postal zone (ZIP Code) 11226, but the area understood as included in Flatbush is rather larger than the postal zone. For more information about Flatbush Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Flatbush page. To get real estate information on other individual Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a house, brownstones, townhouses, row house, condos or co-op in Brooklyn New York please go to the Listed Properties.

Kensington is a neighborhood in the center of the New York City, USA borough of Brooklyn. It is bordered by Coney Island Avenue to the east, Caton Avenue to the north, Dahill Road to the west, and Ditmas Avenue to the south. The neighborhoods that border it are Ditmas Park and Prospect Park South to the east, Windsor Terrace to the north, Borough Park to the west, and Parkville to the south. For more information about Kensington Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Kensington / Parkville page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a house, brownstone, townhouse, row house, condo or co-op in Brooklyn New York please go to the Listed Properties.

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Midwood is a neighborhood located in the south central part of the Borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA, roughly halfway between Prospect Park and Coney Island. It is bounded on the north by Avenue I and the Brooklyn College campus of the City University of New York and on the south by Kings Highway. The eastern and western boundaries are Flatbush Avenue to the east, and Ocean Parkway to the west (tradition has the neighborhood ending at Coney Island Avenue, but real estate brokers say it now extends at least to Ocean Parkway, if not beyond). The name Midwood derives from the Dutch word Midwout (middle woods), the name the settlers of New Netherland gave the area of western Long Island, between the towns of "Boswijck" and "Brueckelen", because of its thick forests. For more information about Midwood Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Midwood page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a house, brownstones, townhouses, row house, commercial, investment properties, condominium or co-op in Brooklyn New York please go to the Listed Properties.

Ocean Parkway is a broad boulevard and associated neighborhood in the west central portion of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. Ocean Parkway extends over a distance of about six miles (30 city blocks), running almost north to south from Prospect Park to Coney Island and Brighton Beach. The parkway runs roughly parallel to Coney Island Avenue, an important commercial avenue that is several blocks to the east. It consists of a central bidirectional avenue of six lanes, two small parallel side streets, and several medians with trees, benches, and pedestrian paths. There is also a bike path. The parkway is New York State Reference Route 908H, although this is not signed. For more information about other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a home, brownstones, townhouses, row house, commercial, investment properties, condo or co-op in Brooklyn New York please go to the Listed Properties.

Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, NY, bordered by Empire Boulevard on the north, Clarkson Avenue on the south, Ocean Avenue and Prospect Park on the west and New York Avenue on the east. The neighborhood is named after its attractions - Prospect Park, the Lefferts family homestead, and the nearby Botanical Gardens. For more information about Prospect Lefferts Gardens Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Flatbush page. To get real estate information on other individual Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a house, brownstones, townhouses, row house, condos or co-op in Brooklyn New York please go to the Listed Properties.

Prospect Park South is a distinct neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City, within the community of Flatbush. It is bordered by Church Avenue to the north, the Brighton Beach Line of the New York Subway to the east, Beverley Road (sometimes spelled Beverly) to the south, and between Stratford Road and Coney Island Avenue to the west. Upper-middle class residents often use "Prospect Park South" as a euphemism for Flatbush. Prospect Park South was developed at the beginning of the 20th century by visionary developer Dean Alvord as a community of large, individually designed homes. Prospect Park is a 526 acre (2.1 km²) public park in Brooklyn, New York located between Park Slope, Kensington, Windsor Terrace and Flatbush Avenue, Grand Army Plaza and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and seven blocks north east of Green-Wood Cemetery. For more information about Prospect Park Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Prospect Park page. To get real estate information on other individual Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a house, brownstone, townhouse, row house, condo or coop in Brooklyn New York please go to the Listed Properties.

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Southwestern Brooklyn

Bath Beach is a community of Brooklyn, New York City, United States. It is located at the southwestern edge of the mainland of the Borough on Gravesend Bay. Sometimes included in the community of Bensonhurst, it is separated from that community by 86th Street on the north. It is primarily a working class community of small homes and row houses. It is served by the West End Line of the New York Subway system. It is located on the opposite side of the bay from Coney Island. Bath Beach once described the beach resort specifically as part of the community of Bath, New York. For more information about Bath Beach Brooklyn Real Estate please go to the Bath Beach page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a house, brownstone, townhouse, row house, condo or co-op in Brooklyn New York please go to the Listed Properties.

Bay Ridge is a neighborhood in the southwest corner of Brooklyn, New York, USA. It is bounded by 65th Street on the north, Interstate 278 on the east, and the Belt Parkway-Shore Road on the west. The southern border is 101st Street. The portion below 86th Street is a subsection called Fort Hamilton. Bay Ridge was originally known as Yellow Hook, for the yellowish soil the original Dutch settlers observed. This name was changed in 1853 after yellow fever struck the area and residents realized what an ill fit it was given the circumstances. The new name was given due to the proximity of the neighborhood to New York Bay, excellent views of which were visible from the ridge that has now become Ridge Boulevard. For more information about Bay Ridge Brooklyn Real Estate please go to the Bay Ridge page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a house, brownstones, townhouses, row house, condo or co-op in Brooklyn New York please go to the Listed Properties.

Bensonhurst is named after the Benson family whose farm was divided into many 20 by 100 foot lots and sold off in the early 1900's. Bensonhurst is a working class neighborhood located in the south-central part of New York City, USA's borough of Brooklyn. Bensonhurst runs from about 11th Avenue to 25th Avenue and from Gravesend Bay to 63rd Street, encompassing Bath Beach and part of Dyker Heights and bordered by the Bath Beach, Bay Ridge, Gravesend, and Borough Park sections. For more information about Bensonhurst Brooklyn Real Estate please go to the Bensonhurst page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit the Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, investment properties or condos and coops.

Borough Park (sometimes rendered as Boro Park) is a neighborhood in the New York City, USA borough of Brooklyn. Borough Park, Bensonhurst, and Bath Beach form one undistinguished neighborhood stretching from the southern tip of Greenwood Cemetery down to Gravesend Bay. Borough Park, newest of the three communities, is largely a product of the real estate boom of the 1920's. For more information about Boro Park Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Boro Park page. To get real estate information on other individual Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a house, brownstones, townhouses, row house, condo or co-op in Brooklyn New York please go to the Listed Properties.

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Dyker Heights is a neighborhood in southwestern Brooklyn New York, USA. It is sandwiched between Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst on Gravesend Bay(Lower New York Bay). Dyker Heights is bounded to the west by 7th Avenue, to the north by 65th Street, to the east by 14th Avenue and to the south by 86th Street, excepting the Dyker Beach Golf Course, which extends to the Belt Parkway. Its main commercial street is 13th Avenue (also known as Dyker Heights Boulevard) consisting mainly of gourmet food shops. For more information about Dyker Heights Brooklyn Real Estate please go to the Dyker Heights page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit the Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, investment properties or condos and coops.

Fort Hamilton is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. It is located south of Bay Ridge and is often considered part of Bay Ridge. The area stretches from 86th Street as its northern border to 101st Street/the Narrows at the south. The neighborhood is named for the United States Army installation of the same name. The Brooklyn Bridge in 1890, seven years after its opening Kings County in New York State Brooklyn is the most populous of the five boroughs of New York City. Historic Fort Hamilton surrounded by the communities of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Bensonhurst, and is one of several posts that are part of the region which is headquartered by the Military District of Washington. For more information about Fort Hamilton Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Fort Hamilton page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To check on Brooklyn real estate and homes for sale in New York please click on the Listed Properties.

Sunset Park is a diverse, working-class neighborhood in the southern Brooklyn section of Brooklyn, New York. Sunset Park is located south of Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, separated by Green-Wood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway/NY-27, while 65th Street and the Gowanus Expressway/I-278 mark the end of the community before Bay Ridge further south. The community extends westward from Boro Park at 8th Avenue, all the way to the piers of Brooklyn's waterfront and the Brooklyn Army Terminal. There is a namesake city park within the neighborhood, located at 43rd Street and 5th Avenue, which is one of the highest points in Brooklyn. The hilly terrain of the park affords visitors magnificent views of Downtown Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Bridge, Lower Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty, Staten Island, and New Jersey beyond. For more information about Sunset Park Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Sunset Park page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. To search real estate listings, to buy or sell a home, brownstones, townhouses, row house in Brooklyn New York please go to the Listed Properties.

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Southern Brooklyn

Brighton Beach is a community on Coney Island in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City, USA. It is bounded by the community of Coney Island proper on the west, Manhattan Beach on the east, and the Atlantic Ocean on the south. Brighton Beach was developed as a beach resort in 1878 and was named in a contest; the winning name evoked the resort of Brighton, England. The centerpiece of the resort was the large Hotel Brighton or Brighton Beach Hotel, placed on the beach at what is now the foot of Coney Island Avenue and accessed by the Brooklyn, Flatbush, and Coney Island Railway, known then and now as the Brighton Beach Line, which opened on July 2, 1878. Brighton Beach was redeveloped as a fairly dense residential community with the final rebuilding of the Brighton Beach railway into a modern rapid transit line of the New York City Subway system c.1920. For more information about Brighton Beach Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Brighton Beach page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit the Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, commercial, investment properties or condominiums and coops.

Coney Island is a peninsula (and formerly an island) located in southernmost Brooklyn, New York City, USA, with a famous beach lying on the Atlantic Ocean. The neighborhood called Coney Island is a community of 60,000 people in the western part of the peninsula, with Seagate to its west, and Brighton Beach and Manhattan Beach to its east. To the north is Gravesend. The area was formerly a major resort and home of amusement parks, reaching its peak in popularity in the early 20th century but declining after World War II. Coney Island is also home to the famous Mermaid Parade, the largest art parade in the country that welcomes in summer every year. For more information about Coney Island Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Coney Island page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit the Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, commercial, investment properties, condos and coops.

Gerritsen Beach is a Brooklyn neighborhood, located next to Floyd Bennett Field and Manhattan Beach, on Rockaway Inlet. Gerritsen Beach is in southeastern Brooklyn, lying on a peninsula near Marine Park and bounded to the north by Avenue U, to the east by Gerritsen Avenue, to the south by Plum Beach Channel, and to the west by Shell Bank Creek and Knapp Street; it is bisected from west to east by Gotham Avenue Canal. The neighborhood was named for Wolfert Gerritsen, a Walloon, who in the early seventeenth century built a house and mill on Gerritsen Creek (now part of Marine Park); the mill was destroyed by fire about 1931. For more information about Gerritsen Beach Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Gerritsen Beach page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, commercial, investment properties, condominiums and coops.

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Gravesend (pronounced "Grave's End", not "Grave Send") is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA. It is bordered by Bensonhurst, Sheepshead Bay, and Coney Island. The name is derived from the Dutch "grafe ende," which means "the end of the grove." Gravesend was one of the original towns in the Dutch colony of New Netherland and became one of the six original towns of Kings County in colonial New York. Gravesend Town encompassed 7000 acres in southern Kings County, including the entire island of Coney Island, which was originally the town's common lands on the Atlantic Ocean, divided up, as was the town itself, into 41 parcels for the original patentees. When the town was first laid out, almost half were saltmarsh wetlands and sandhill dunes along the shore of Gravesend Bay. Gravesend was not annexed to Brooklyn until 1894. For more information about Gravesend Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Gravesend page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit the Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, commercial, investment properties, condos and coops.

Homecrest is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA. It was created at the turn of the XIX century "Homecrest by the Sea". For more information about Homecrest Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Homecrest page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit the Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, commercial, investment properties, condos and coops.

Madison takes its name from the heart of the neighborhood, James Madison High School. Madison is considered by some to be a suburb within Brooklyn, with its elegant homes and treelined streets. For more information about Madison Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Madison page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit the Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, commercial, investment properties, condominium and coops.

Manhattan Beach is a beach on the Atlantic Ocean situated on the eastern end of Coney Island in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It was developed in the last quarter of the 19th century as a resort by Austin Corbin, later president of the Long Island Rail Road. Manhattan Beach is also a residential neighborhood in the same location. It is bounded by the ocean to the south and east, by Sheepshead Bay on the north, and Brighton Beach to the west. For more information about Manhattan Beach Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Manhattan Beach page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit the Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, commercial, investment properties, condos and coops.

Seagate, Brooklyn was built at the far western end of Coney Island at the southern tip of Brooklyn. It is a private, gated community containing single family homes, some directly on Gravesend Bay. Although it is regularly patroled by the Seagate Police Department, the New York Police Department has juristiction over it and takes command when a serious incident occurs. For more information about Sea Gate Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Sea Gate page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit the Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, commercial, investment properties, condos and coops.

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Sheepshead Bay is a bay separating the mainland of Brooklyn, New York City from the eastern portion of Coney Island, the latter originally a barrier island but now effectively an extension of the mainland with peninsulas both east and west. The bay itself was originally the easterly entrance to Coney Island Creek but filling of the central part of this waterway during the 1930s in conjunction with construction of the Shore Parkway portion of the Belt Parkway eliminated access to the creek. At the same time the bay was widened at its western end, deepened and bulkheaded. It is now the home of recreational fishing fleets. The community on the mainland shore of the bay is also known as Sheepshead Bay, while that on the Coney Island side is known as Manhattan Beach. Sheepshead Bay is a mostly residential community, with significant restaurant and tourist facilities near the shore. For more information about Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Sheepshead Bay page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit the Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, commercial, investment properties, brownstones, townhouses, row house, condos and coops.

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Bergen Beach is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Long a refuge for the Canarsee tribe, the land that is today Bergen Beach was later within the original Dutch town of Flatlands, and the property on which houses are now situated was owned by the family of Hanes Hansen Bergen, a seventeenth-century Dutch settler. The neighborhood is composed primarily of large, custom-built, single-family homes, and those on East Mill Basin have private docks. For more information about Bergen Beach Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Bergen Beach page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit the Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, commercial, investment properties or condos and coops.

Canarsie is a neighborhood in the eastern portion of the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City, USA. Its name is Algonquin for "fenced land" or "fort." The Indians who made the infamous sale of the island of Manhattan for 24 guilders were from Canarsie (and thus had no right to sell the property of Manhattan in the first place.) Canarsie was built on swamps by Jamaica Bay. It was a fishing village through the 1800s, until pollution killed the oysters and the edible fish. In the 1920s Italians settled in the area, later joined by Jews. During the 1950s, Canarsie was a kind of byword for mediocrity for elite Manhattanites. Some said all Canarsie had were three "M's" - "mud, mortgages, and malaria." The neighborhood lies within the former town of Flatlands, one of the five original Dutch towns on Long Island. It is bordered on the east by Fresh Creek and East 108th Street, on the north by the Long Island Rail Road's Bay Ridge Line, on the west by Ralph Avenue and the Paerdegat Basin and on the south by Jamaica Bay. For more information about Bergen Beach Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Canarsie page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit the Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, commercial, investment properties or condos and coops.

Flatlands is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. One of the original five Dutch towns on Long Island (given the right to local rule by Pieter Stuyvesant in 1661), this neighborhood was originally known as Nieuw Amersfoort, after the Dutch city of Amersfoort, but the name was changed to "Flatlands" after the British took over Brooklyn (Breukelen) from the Dutch in 1664. The area may have been settled by French Walloons as early as 1623, and by native Lenni-Lenape indians long before that. Flatlands was originally a farming community where tobacco, corn, squash, and beans were grown, and oysters and clams were harvested from Jamaica Bay. The neighborhood borders are roughly delineated by Flatlands Avenue on the North, Avenue U to the South, Ralph Avenue to the East, & Flatbush Avenue to the West (other sources say Ave. H-Ave T. / Ralph Ave. - Nostrand Ave. -- again, N/S/E/W). For more information about Flatlands Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Flatlands page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit the Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, commercial, investment properties or condominium and coops.

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Georgetown is a small neighborhood east of Ralph Avenue in Brooklyn. For more information about Georgetown Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Georgetown page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit the Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, commercial, investment properties or condos and coops.

Marine Park is a neighborhood located in Brooklyn, New York which is lies between Mill Basin and Gerritsen Beach. As name implies, the neighborhood is situated around the park, which is also called Marine Park. The neighborhood is situated around the westernmost inlet of Jamaica Bay. Gerritsen Avenue is a major traffic corridor in the nighborhood. For more information about Marine Park Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Marine Park page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit the Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, commercial, investment properties or condominium and coops.

Mill Basin is a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York in Southeastern Brooklyn just east of Flatbush Avenue and around Avenue U. Most famous for the Kings Plaza shopping mall located at that intersection. Many people in Mill Basin have homes on the water. For more information about Mill Basin Brooklyn Real Estate please visit Mill Basin page. To get real estate information on other Brooklyn New York neighborhoods go to the individual neighborhood page. Please visit the Listed Properties for real estate listings for sale for residential, commercial, investment properties or condos and coops.

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