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Coordinates: 40.611086°′N, 73.939362°′W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...

For the public park of the same name, see Marine Park, Brooklyn.
Gerritsen Avenue is a major traffic corridor in the nighborhood.

Marine Park is a neighborhood located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, that lies between Mill Basin and Gerritsen Beach. As the name implies, the neighborhood is situated around the park, which is also called Marine Park. The neighborhood is characterized by a mostly Irish populace, with smaller Italian American and African American communities. For the Korean family name Park, see Korean name. ... General Information Marine Park . ... Image File history File linksMetadata GerristenAvenue. ... Image File history File linksMetadata GerristenAvenue. ... A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community located within a larger city or suburb. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Five Boroughs redirects here. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... 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. ... Gerritsen Beach is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, located near Marine Park and Sheepshead Bay, in Brooklyn Community Board 15. ... General Information Marine Park . ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent either born in America or someone who has immigrated. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ...


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History

The neighborhood is situated around the westernmost inlet of Jamaica Bay. During the last 5,000 years a strip of sands was deposited by ocean currents. These beach strips form a surf-barrier and allow saltmarshes to "...grow in the calm water on their protected bay side..." 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. ... An Atlantic coastal salt marsh in Connecticut. ...

A typical Salt Marsh, one of many in Marine Park.
"...Gerritsen Creek was a freshwater stream that once extended about twice as far inland as it does today. Around 1920 the creek north of Avenue U was converted into an underground storm drain. Yet it continues to supply the salt marsh with fresh water, which helps the marsh support a wide range of organisms. ..." [1]

Native Americans living in the nearby Keshawchqueten village favored the creek for hunting and fishing. Food preparation pits dating from, 800 to 1400 A.D. and were revealed by archaeological excavations in Marine Park. The pits contained deer and turtle bones, oyster shells, and sturgeon scales. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 272 KB)The Salt Marsh which played a huge role for prior inhabitants of Marine Park neighborhoods. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 272 KB)The Salt Marsh which played a huge role for prior inhabitants of Marine Park neighborhoods. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ...


The area was originally a Dutch settlement which had the first tidal mill in North America. Dutch settlers found the salt marshes and coastal plainland of southern Brooklyn similar to Holland's landscape. Their food comprised farm-produced livestock, game, and harvests of oysters and clams, which were easily obtainable in this natural setting. North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ...


Years passed, and city plans were elaborated to make a port out of Jamaica Bay. A Real estate boom was anticipated, and land was bought by private owners. 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 waterfront of Marine Park neighborhood
"...Fearing that the relatively pristine marshland around Gerritsen Creek would be destroyed, Frederick B. Pratt and Alfred T. White offered the city 150 acres (0.6 km²) in the area for use as a park in 1917. After a seven-year delay the City accepted the offer. The prospect of a new park inspired developers to erect new homes in the area and, in the year 1926, form the organization, Marine Park Civic Association, although park improvements were slow to follow. Fill deposited in the marshlands in the 1930s and now land purchases increased the park's area to 1,822 acres (7 km²) by 1937. That year the Board of Aldermen named the site Brooklyn Marine Park..."[1]

In 1939, over 789 acres (3.2 km²) of land were donated to New York City, and Marine Park (the park itself) was created. Many of the houses in the neighborhood were also built around the same time. These houses are referred as Marine Park Neighborhood. A couple of additional land transactions took place. For example, 1,024 acres (4 km²) of park were transferred to the National Park Service, and now it is Saltmarsh Nature Center. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... General Information Marine Park . ... The National Park Service (NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations. ...

A Marine Park scene in winter.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 645 KB) Summary Typical Marine Park Street, in wintertime Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 645 KB) Summary Typical Marine Park Street, in wintertime Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ...

Today's Marine Park

Marine Park is mostly made up of white ethnic residents, including many of Irish, Italian, and Jewish extraction. In recent years, as the neighborhood of Midwood has expanded and property values have risen precipitously, young Orthodox Jewish families have become a noticeable presence in the Marine Park neighborhood. Midwood has a substantial population of Haredi Jews and Modern Orthodox Jews, many of whom live and worship in the side streets around Kings Highway Midwood is a neighborhood located in the south central part of the Borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA, roughly halfway between Prospect Park and Coney... Orthodox Judaism is the formulation of Judaism that adheres to a relatively strict interpretation and application of the laws and ethics first canonised in the Talmudic texts (Oral Torah) and as subsequently developed and applied by the later authorities known as the Gaonim, Rishonim, and Acharonim. ... For other uses, see Jew (disambiguation). ...


In May 2002, a series of racial attacks against African Americans and West Indians began around the area. Over five incidents, which were charged as "hate crimes," were in the news. The amount of police patrols increased.[citation needed] An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ... A Jewish cemetery in France after being defaced by Neo-Nazis. ...


The average home in Marine Park sells for around $500,000[citation needed]. Marine Park houses are surrounded by greenery.


Image Gallery

Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 280 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) The old-style architectural detail of the buildings in Brooklyn File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

References

  1. ^ a b "The History of Marine Park written by the Marine Park Civic Association, accessed July 24, 2006

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External links

  • The history of Marine Park from Marine Park Civic Association
  • Marine Park Photo Gallery (Winter)
  • Marine Park Greenery
  • Salt Marsh Nature Center located in the Marine Park neighborhood
  • Marine Park Civic Association
  • Marine Park Dogs

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