Brighton Beach in Brighton Beach, NY
The Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn is a hot spot for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustles of city life. The area features miles upon pristine, sandy beaches with tourist attractions such as amusement parks.
The area has an amazing beach front that stretches all along this stretch between Manhattan and Coney Islands - you can go out there anytime with kids or just friends for some fun time on the sand.
The city of Brighton Beach is known for its high population of Russian-speaking immigrants and as a summer destination because it offers beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, plus proximity to Coney Island's amusement parks.
Brighton Beach is included in an area from Sheepshead Bay to Sea Gate that was purchased from the Native Americans for a gun, a blanket and kettle
and now it's one of New York City's most desirable neighborhoods.
Brighton Beach is located on sandy terrain, and before development in the 1860s had mostly farms. The area was part of "The Middle Division" which at one time made up all six towns that exist within Kings County - Brooklyn being only one out them! By 1750 thirty-nine lots were distributed to descendants of English colonists.
Imagine a quaint little hamlet in the middle of nowhere, where you can get away from it all and relax. That's what Brighton Beach was like back when its founder William Engeman built his resort there - but not anymore! In 1868 he did so at great expense with relatively low funds...namely $20K for 39 lots.
Brighton Beach Park finally had a new attraction in 1905 with the opening of Brighton Pike. The boardwalk, games and live entertainment were just some features this area offered; it also featured 101 Ranch (a wild west show), as well as an incredible steel roller coaster that was shut down after one year due to closure from a fire.
The Oceana was a luxurious, high-end condo complex that sprouted up in the early 2000s.
With its construction, many people from all over have flocked to live here including entertainers and officials in former Soviet Union countries like Russia or Ukraine.
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