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5.4 out of 10


Ranked 37th best neighborhood in Brooklyn
40.5950664279428 -73.9844852269801
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"Original Dutch Colony Town"

Gravesend is located in southwestern Brooklyn, just north of Coney Island and sandwiched between Sheepshead and Bath Beach. Similar to some of the other neighborhoods in this area, Gravesend was one of the original towns in the Dutch colony. The name is in fact derived from the Dutch “grafe ende” or “the end of the grove.”

What was once a space of salt marsh wetlands and sand hill dunes has been developed into a nice residential community. There is a wide mix of high end apartments and modern homes as well as more affordably priced residences. Gravesend was once home to the Gravesend Race Track, known for its Thoroughbred horse racing, a popular hobby for the residents of this neighborhood. Once it closed, it was never reopened and then sold to developers. Similar in nature are Gravesend monuments and landmarks treated. Locals complain about the neglect and lack of upkeep on most of the neighborhood’s history.

Transportation in the area is by car but also serviced by the Avenue U station of the IND Culver Line (New York City subway system). It seems fairly easy to get around the area and congestion is minimal except on main thoroughfares. The neighborhood is busier on summer weekends when New Yorker’s are heading to the beach.

Tourists will enjoy the beach front shops and cafés centrally located along the beachfront. From kite shops to fish and chips, you will enjoy the ocean air and friendly nature of resident shop owners.

"Quiet neighborhood, far from everything"

If you’re a tourist chances are the only reason you would be in this neighborhood is to pass through it on your way to Coney Island. However – if you are a resident, then there are a few pretty good restaurants to be had in the area. One of these is the kosher eatery, the appropriately named Kosher Hut of Brooklyn. Also in the neighborhood is Fiorentino’s Ristorante, which gets mixed reviews from the locals – but the critics keep insisting that it’s pretty good stuff.
There is some prime real estate way out here, though – if you’re looking for a fancy home that is relatively far from city life (but closer than New Jersey), and you can shell out the cash, then this is your spot.

Unranked Streets in Gravesend

West 10th St

"West 10th Street"
40.6107175000435 -73.984062999259

West 8th St

"West 8th Street"
40.6119091248116 -73.9823901201861

West 9th St

"West 9th Street"
40.6111550001083 -73.9831934980252

West 1st St

"West First Street"
40.6093620000827 -73.9751364983852

West 2nd St

"West 2nd Street"
40.6096395002129 -73.9761384962376

West 3rd St

"West 3rd Street"
40.611179000006 -73.9773679998651

West 6th St

"West 6th Street"
40.6120180003169 -73.9804444945846

80th St

"On 80th Street"
40.604106098616 -73.988271667274

Angela Dr

"On Angela Drive"
40.5917726703108 -73.9657803439616

Ave T

"On Avenue T"
40.5990296149683 -73.9755069815874

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