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Coordinates: 40.642598°′N, 73.90121°′W Canarsie is a neighborhood in the southeastern portion of the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City, United States. The area is part of Brooklyn Community Board 18.[1] Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community located within a larger city or suburb. ... The Five Boroughs redirects here. ... This article is about the New York City borough, or Kings County, New York. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 18 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, USA, encompassing the neighborhoods of Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin, Flatlands, Marine Park, Georgetown, and Mill Island, in the borough of Brooklyn. ...


Canarsie, which includes the entire 11236 postal zip code, is bordered on the east by Fresh Creek Basin, East 108th Street and the L subway line; on the north by Linden Boulevard; on the west by a one-block section of Remsen Avenue, then Ralph Avenue and the Paerdegat Basin; and on the south by Jamaica Bay. Canarsie also neighbors East Flatbush, Mill Basin, Old Mill Basin, Georgetown, Bergen Beach, East New York and Starrett City, which is now known as Spring Creek Towers. Jamaica Bay is a bay that lies in the shadow of New York Citys skyscrapers and is adjacent to one of the nations busiest airports. ... East Flatbush is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Mill Basin/ Mill Island is a neighborhood in New York City in the southeastern portion of the borough of Brooklyn lying along Jamaica Bay and bounded to the north by Avenue U, and to the east, south, and west by the Mill Basin / Mill Island Inlet. ... East New York is a neighborhood in Brooklyn which has had a dramatic turn around prior to 15 years ago. ... In 2003, Starrett City changed its name to the Spring Creek Towers. ...

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History

"Canarsie" is a phonetic interpretation of a word in the Lenape language for "fenced land" or "fort." The Native Americans who made the infamous sale of the island of Manhattan for 60 guilders were Lenape. Europeans would often refer to the indigenous people living in an area by the local place-name, and so reference may be found in contemporary documents to "Canarsee Indians." The current neighborhood lies within the former town of Flatlands, one of the five original Dutch towns on Long Island. Lenape (also called Delaware) is a language in the Algonquian language family spoken by the Lenape people. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... ISO 4217 Code NLG User(s) The Netherlands Inflation 2. ... For the language, see Lenape language. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Indigenous peoples are: Peoples living in an area prior to colonization by a state Peoples living in an area within a nation-state, prior to the formation of a nation-state, but who do not identify with the dominant nation. ... Metoac (also known as the 13 tribes of Long Island) is the collective name for what earlier was considered the 13 Algonquian-speaking Indian tribes on Long Island in New York in the 1600s at the time of European contact. ... Flatlands is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... This article is about the island in New York State. ...


Canarsie was built on swamps near 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. Ferry service withered away after the building of the Marine Parkway Bridge. During the 1980's, increasing crime and lower quality of life drove many of Canarsie's white population to move to Staten Island, Queens, and Long Island. This phenomenon was called by many as 'white flight'. Today, Canarsie's population is mostly Black with many West Indians and African-American. [2] Jamaica Bay is a bay that lies in the shadow of New York Citys skyscrapers and is adjacent to one of the nations busiest airports. ... The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge in New York City (originally Marine Parkway Bridge) is a toll bridge that crosses Rockaway Inlet and connects Rockaway Peninsula, in Queens, with Brooklyn. ...


Canarsie today

Today, Canarsie is home to approximately 96,000 people.[3]


At the southeast end of Canarsie is the bay with the prominent Canarsie Pier, and at the other end are mostly commercial warehouses and buildings. Canarsie has many one and two family homes, although there are three large public housing developments and a number of small apartment buildings scattered throughout the neighborhood. The neighborhood has many parks, including a large park (over 100 acres) commonly referred to as Seaview Park, but officially named Canarsie Beach Park, expanded to the southwest in 2007. On Jamaica Bay, beyond the Belt Parkway, lies the Canarsie Pier section of Gateway National Recreation Area. Gateway National Recreation Area is a 26,607 acre (105 km²) recreation area owned by the United States government in the New York City metropolitan area. ...


Transportation

The BMT Canarsie Line, on which the L train of the New York City Subway runs and terminates in Canarsie, connects the neighborhood to Manhattan. The "L" train is a local only subway that starts at street level and proceeds above ground and then down into the interconnecting tunnels of the New York City Subway. Bus service such as the B6, B17, B42, B60, B82, B103 and BM2 also runs through Canarsie. While the connection to Manhattan is direct, the trip between Canarsie's Rockaway Parkway station and Manhattan's Union Square still takes about 45 minutes. Services that use the BMT Canarsie Line through Manhattan have been colored gray since 1979. ... Eighth Avenue to Rockaway Parkway The L 14th Street–Canarsie Local is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway, running local along the full length of the BMT Canarsie Line at all times. ... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority , an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and also known as MTA New York City Transit. ... Eighth Avenue to Rockaway Parkway The L 14th Street–Canarsie Local is a rapid transit service of the New York City Subway, running local along the full length of the BMT Canarsie Line at all times. ... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority , an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and also known as MTA New York City Transit. ... In Brooklyn, New York City, United States, most of the bus routes (see list of bus routes in Brooklyn) are the successors to streetcar lines (see list of streetcar lines in Brooklyn). ... In Brooklyn, New York City, United States, most of the bus routes (see list of bus routes in Brooklyn) are the successors to streetcar lines (see list of streetcar lines in Brooklyn). ... In Brooklyn, New York City, United States, most of the bus routes (see list of bus routes in Brooklyn) are the successors to streetcar lines (see list of streetcar lines in Brooklyn). ... In Brooklyn, New York City, United States, most of the bus routes (see list of bus routes in Brooklyn) are the successors to streetcar lines (see list of streetcar lines in Brooklyn). ... The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operates a number of bus routes in New York City, United States. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway is the southern terminal station of the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway, and is one of the few grade-level stations in the system. ... Union Square Park (also known as Union Square) is an important and historic intersection in New York City, located where Broadway and the Bowery came together in the early 19th century. ...


The principal commercial streets are Rockaway Parkway and Flatlands Avenue. However, Avenue L is also fairly commercial. Rockaway Parkway is a commercial street in Canarsie of Brooklyn, New York. ...


Schools

Canarsie is home to two high schools, Canarsie and South Shore, and several junior high schools and elementary schools. In late fall 2006, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that five troubled high schools will close by 2010. Among these five is Canarsie’s South Shore. According to Melody Meyer, a DOE spokesperson, the closing is attributed to "dismal graduation rates, consistent low test scores, a poor history of educating, low performing students and lackluster demand."[citation needed] South Shore High School is one of the two New York City public high school in the neighborhood of Canarsie in Brooklyn Categories: | | | | ... For a list of the Dutch Director-Generals who governed New Amsterdam (as New York City was called when it was a Dutch-run settlement) between 1624 and 1664, see: Director-General of New Netherland. ... Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born 14 February 1942) is an American businessman, founder of Bloomberg L.P., and the current Mayor of New York City. ...


Media

The Canarsie Courier, located at 1142 East 92 Street and published every Thursday, is the oldest weekly publication in Brooklyn and is still in publication today. It was founded by Walter S. Patrick on April 22, 1921. The Canarsie Courier was then purchased by brothers Bob and Joe Samitz in 1959. After the passing of Joe Samitz, Mary (Mae) Samitz became co-publisher of the Canarsie Courier with her husband Bob and then became the sole publisher after his passing. Shortly after, in 1998, the Samitz family sold the paper to Donna Marra and Sandra Greco, who are the current publishers of the Canarsie Courier. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ...


Notable residents

Notable current and former residents of Canarsie include:

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Trivia

  • The neighborhood of Canarsie was referenced twice in two of the original, classic "The Honeymooners" episodes. Because Canarsie was not truly developed when these episodes aired, this prompted Ed to proclaim, when Ralph wasn't going to bowl in the big tournament because of a company physical the following morning, that "Eddie Mullen's mom is coming in all the way from Canarsie. Too bad she has to travel so far just to see her son lose." (This line is especially poignant given the fact that Canarsie and Bensonhurst--where the Kramdens and Nortons lived--are just a few short miles apart, but due to Canarsie's rural nature at the time, it was considered "the sticks.")
    • Another Honeymooners episode had Norton commenting that a reporter once asked him, "Which do you prefer? The Canarsie or Weehawken [New Jersey] style of Mambo?"
  • "By way of Canarsie" was a middle 20th century American English figure of speech meaning coming to your destination by a roundabout way or from a distant point. Presumably arising when the Wilson Avenue Line was a principal route to Canarsie Landing, it is not commonly used today. [6].
  • Frank Zappa's instrumental album box Shut Up 'n Play Yer Guitar includes a piece called "Canarsie". It is introduced with the words: "Canarsie. Where everyone looks the same."
  • Was also mentioned in the song "Meet Cleofis Randolph The Patriarch" on Deltron 3030's self-titled debut album.

For other uses, see American English (disambiguation). ... A figure of speech, sometimes termed a rhetoric, or locution, is a word or phrase that departs from straightforward, literal language. ... The Wilson Avenue Line is a public transit line in Brooklyn, New York City, United States, running mostly along Rockaway Avenue and Wilson Avenue between Canarsie and Williamsburg. ... Frank Vincent Zappa[1] (December 21, 1940 – December 4, 1993) was an American composer, musician, and film director. ... Shut Up n Play Yer Guitar is a triple vinyl album featuring live material recorded by Frank Zappa between February 1976 and December 1980 (with the final track, Canard du Jour, a duet with Frank Zappa on electric bouzouki and Jean-Luc Ponty on baritone violin, dating from a 1973... Deltron 3030 is a supergroup of hip hop artists, composed primarily of producer Dan the Automator, rapper Del tha Funkee Homosapien and DJ Kid Koala, all of whom also worked on the Gorillaz self titled debut album. ...

References

  1. ^ Brooklyn Community Boards, New York City. Accessed December 31, 2007.
  2. ^ Census.gov
  3. ^ Census.gov
  4. ^ Witchel, Alex. " COFFEE TALK WITH: Howard Schultz; By Way of Canarsie, One Large Hot Cup of Business Strategy", The New York Times, December 14, 1994. Accessed October 1, 2007. "It's ironic that no matter where I go, I meet people from Brooklyn, says Howard Schultz, 40, who grew up in Canarsie."
  5. ^ Barbanel, Josh. "Preparing for Bonus Season", The New York Times, December 10, 2006. Accessed October 10, 2007. "Mr. Sliwa grew up in Canarsie, Brooklyn, and talks about also having lived in Brownsville and near Fordham Road in the South Bronx (though he lived most recently in a rental apartment in Kips Bay)."
  6. ^ whatdoesthatmean.com
Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2592x1944, 2503 KB) Other versions Originally from en. ... The Brooklyn Community Board comprises eighteen local units in the borough of Brooklyn, which, like those in the other boroughs, play a role in the government of New York City. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 1 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Flushing Avenue, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Northside, and Southside in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 2 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, Fulton Mall, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Navy Yard, Fulton Ferry, and Clinton Hill in the borough of Brooklyn. ... Brooklyn Community Board 3 is a local governmental body in the New York City borough of Brooklyn that encompasses the neighborhoods of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Stuyvesant Heights and Ocean Hill. ... ... The Brooklyn Community Board 5 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of East New York, Cypress Hills, Highland Park, New Lots, City Line, and Starrett City in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 6 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Gowanus, and [[Cobble Hill, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 7 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace , in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 8 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Weeksville, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 9 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights Gardens, and Wingate, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 10 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights, and Fort Hamilton, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 11 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Bath Beach, Gravesend Mapleton and Bensonhurst, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 12 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Boro Park, Kensington, Ocean Parkway and Midwood, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 13 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Bensonhurst, Gravesend, and Seagate, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 14 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Flatbush, Midwood, Kensington, and Ocean Parkway, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 15 is a local government unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhoods of Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Kings Bay, Gerritsen Beach, Kings Highway, East Gravesend, Madison, Homecrest, and Plum Beach, in the borough of Brooklyn. ... Brooklyn Community Board 16 is a local governmental body in the New York City borough of Brooklyn that encompasses the neighborhoods of Brownsville and Ocean Hill-Bedford Stuyvesant. ... Brooklyn Community Board 17 is a local governmental body in the New York City borough of Brooklyn that encompasses the neighborhoods of East Flatbush, Remsen Village, Farragut, Rugby, Erasmus and Ditmas Village. ... The Brooklyn Community Board 18 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, USA, encompassing the neighborhoods of Canarsie, Bergen Beach, Mill Basin, Flatlands, Marine Park, Georgetown, and Mill Island, in the borough of Brooklyn. ...

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