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.
In 1977, BrightonBeach was feeling the effects of a neighborhood in decline.
BrightonBeach once a thriving immigrant community, overnight became a shadow of its past as young families in the thousands migrated to other states, boroughs and Long Island to take advantage of the booming development going on.
BrightonBeach became a "ghost town" while behind locked doors and gated windows.
BrightonBeach is a neighborhood in southwestern Brooklyn lying between Manhattan Beach and Coney Island and bounded to the north by Neptune Avenue, to the east by Corbin Place, to the south by the Atlantic Ocean, and to the west by Ocean Parkway.
In 1907 the BrightonBeach Baths opened on the site of a former amusement park to provide swimming, tennis, and entertainment (in the mid 1990s the baths were threatened by residential development).
And this is reflected in Neil Simon's chronicles his own life in his "BrightonBeach Memoirs" where he focuses on the observations of an aspiring writer Eugene Jerome and his large Jewish family in their overcrowded Brooklyn home in BrightonBeach, Brooklyn, NY, 1937.
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