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Brownsville Brooklyn New York

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Zip Code 11212

Brownsville, is located on the eastern end of Brooklyn, bordering the other neighborhoods of Bushwick, Bedford Stuyvesant, East New York, East Flatbush and Crown Heights. Brownsville was  named  after  Charles S. Brown who purchased the land and built 250 houses beginning in 1865. In 1887, a New York City real estate  developer named Aaron Kaplan began buying large parcels of land in Brownsville and built tenement buildings and many garment workers from Manhattan's Lower East Side relocated there. The area developed further and became more populated when The Fulton Street elevated railway which opened in 1889 and the Williamsburg Bridge opened in 1903. Brownsville thrived for many years, with the streets bustling with recent immigrants and their families. During the mid 1900's Brownsville became home to Murder Inc, and organization of criminals that included Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky, Joe Adonis, Frank Costello and Albert Anastasia. Their activities spread across the entire borough of Brooklyn. After World War 2 and for many years after that Brownsville experienced a decline, with many stores closing and buildings became abandoned and decayed. During the 1950's and 1960's many high rise apartment buildings were built to provide affordable and attractive housing. Between 1977 and 1985 more than a thousand  houses were built or renovated in Brownsville.

At Brownsville's northwestern side is a small neighborhood called Ocean Hill.

Brownsville Neighborhood Boundaries

From Ralph Avenue, Eastern Parkway and Rockaway Parkway on the west to Van Sinderen Avenue on the east, from Fulton Street on the north to the railroad tracks and Avenue D on the south.

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Brownsville Brooklyn Real Estate

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