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Encyclopedia > Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn

Sheepshead Bay is a bay separating the mainland of Brooklyn, New York City from the eastern portion of Coney Island, the latter originally a barrier island but now effectively an extension of the mainland with peninsulas both east and west. In geography, a bay or gulf is a collection of water that is surrounded by land on three sides. ... This article is about the geomorphological/geopolitical term; MAINLAND is also a cheese brand owned by Fonterra, a New Zealand dairy company. ... A map of New York City, highlighting Brooklyn. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... Image of Coney Island, located in the middle left of the picture, taken by NASA. The peninsula to the right is Rockaway, Queens. ... Peninsula A peninsula (from Latin paene insula, almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides. ...

The bay itself
The bay itself

The bay itself was originally the easterly entrance to Coney Island Creek but filling of the central part of this waterway during the 1930s in conjunction with construction of the Shore Parkway portion of the Belt Parkway eliminated access to the creek. At the same time the bay was widened at its western end, deepened and bulkheaded. It is now the home of recreational fishing fleets. Image File history File links SheepsheadBayItself. ... Image File history File links SheepsheadBayItself. ... Coney Island Creek was a strait connecting Gravesend Bay and Sheepshead Bay, both connnected to the Atlantic Ocean, and separating the main portion of Kings County, New York from Coney Island. ... This article or section is missing references or citation of sources. ... The Belt Parkway, or Belt System or Circumferential Parkway is a series of New York City limited-access highways that form a complete circle around the Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. ... A running stream. ...


Sheepshead Bay is named for the sheepshead, an edible fish once found in the bay's waters. Binomial name Archosargus probatocephalus Sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus) is a marine fish that grows to 30 in (760 mm), are deep and compressed in body shape with 5 to 6 dark bars on the side of the body over a gray background. ... The Guppy, also known as guppie (Poecilia reticulata) is one of the most popular freshwater aquarium fish species in the world. ...


Community and location

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The community on the mainland shore of the bay is also known as Sheepshead Bay, while that on the Coney Island side is known as Manhattan Beach. Sheepshead Bay is a mostly residential community, with significant restaurant and tourist facilities near the shore, businesses which had fallen into decline after World War II but have enjoyed substantial revival, especially with the influx of immigrants from the former Soviet Union, China, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Israel, the Philippines, Poland, and Guyana. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 302 KB) Summary Typical Sheepshead bay street, day after a snowfall. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 302 KB) Summary Typical Sheepshead bay street, day after a snowfall. ... Manhattan Beach is a beach on the Atlantic Ocean situated on the eastern end of Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. ... Combatants Allies: Poland, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, France/Free France, United States, China, Canada, India, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Greece, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, Bulgaria, Finland, Romania, Hungary, Burma, Slovakia Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8...


Sheepshead Bay is served by the BMT Brighton Line's Avenue U, Neck Road, and Sheepshead Bay stations, the latter of which is an express station. The Brighton Line is a rapid transit line of the New York City Subway in Brooklyn, New York City. ... Avenue U is a station on the BMT Brighton Line of the New York City Subway. ... Neck Road is a station on the BMT Brighton Line of the New York City Subway. ... Sheepshead Bay is a station of the Brighton Beach Line of the BMT division of the New York City Subway. ...


External links

  • Snow-Covered Sheepshead bay (photo gallery) Sheepshead bay in Springtime
  • Bayridgetalk.com - Bay Ridge and Surrounding Communities Message Board

Sheepshead Bay is located at 40°15′N 72°57′W.

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Neighborhoods in the New York City Borough of Brooklyn

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Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... The Five Boroughs of New York City: 1: Manhattan 2: Brooklyn 3: Queens 4: Bronx 5: Staten Island In New York City, a borough is a unique form of government used to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city; it differs significantly from other borough forms of... A map of New York City, highlighting Brooklyn. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1932 KB) Summary A house in the snow on overlooking the Promenade in the historic Brooklyn Heights district of Brooklyn. ... Barren Island, was originally an island off the southern end of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, in Jamaica Bay just opposite the Rockaway Peninsula in Queens. ... Bath Beach is a community of Brooklyn, New York City, located at the southwestern edge of the mainland of the Borough on Gravesend Bay. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Bedford Stuyvesant (aka Bed-Stuy) is a neighborhood in central Brooklyn, New York City. ... Bensonhurst Embankment is a common walkplace in (Bensonhurst) A spectacular view of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge (Brooklyn College) Snow melting on one of the streets in Bensonhurst Bensonhurst is a working class neighborhood located in the south-central part of the New York City, borough of Brooklyn. ... Boerum Hill is a small segment of Brooklyn roughly bounded by State Street to the north, 3rd Avenue to the east, Court Street to the west, and Warren Street to the south. ... Borough Park street covered with snow. ... Brighton Beach is a community on Coney Island in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City. ... Expensive real estate! Brooklyn Heights in the snow taken from the Promenade. ... Brownsville is a neighborhood in central Brooklyn, New York. ... Bushwick is a place in the borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA. It was founded in 1661 by Governor Peter Stuyvesant as Boswijck. ... Canarsie is a neighborhood in the eastern portion of the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City, USA. Its name is Algonquin for fenced land or fort. ... Carroll Gardens is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA named for Charles Carroll, a revolutionary war veteran who was also the only Roman Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence. ... City Line is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, bordering the neighborhood of Ozone Park, Queens to the east, and the neighborhoods of East New York to the west, Cypress Hills to the north, and Jamaica Bay to the south. ... Clinton Hill is a small neighborhood in north-central Brooklyn, New York. ... Cobble Hill is a Brooklyn neighborhood in New York City, USA. Bordered by Atlantic Avenue on the north, Hicks Street to the west, Smith Street on the east and Degraw Street to the south, Cobble Hill sits adjacent to Boerum Hill and Brooklyn Heights with Carroll Gardens to the south. ... Image of Coney Island, located in the middle left of the picture, taken by NASA. The peninsula to the right is Rockaway, Queens. ... Crown Heights is a neighborhood in Brooklyn in New York City. ... Ditmas Park is one of three Flatbush neighbourhoods which has been officially designated a Historic District. ... Skyline of Downtown Brooklyn seen from the East River Metro Tech is a business center in Downtown Brooklyn Downtown Brooklyn is the third largest central business district in New York City (following Midtown Manhattan and Downtown Manhattan), and is located in the northwestern section of the borough of Brooklyn. ... A view of part of DUMBO with Manhattan in the distance DUMBO (an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is the popular name of a neighborhood in Brooklyn. ... Dyker Heights is a neighborhood in southwestern Brooklyn, New York, USA. It is sandwiched between Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst on Gravesend Bay(Lower New York Bay). ... East Flatbush is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... East New York is a primarily low to middle income neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... Fiske Terrace is a planned community and neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City. ... Flatbush is a community of the Borough of Brooklyn, a part of New York City, consisting of several neighborhoods. ... Flatlands is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... Fort Greene is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... The park stip between the shore road and Narrows Fort Hamilton is a neighborhood in the far southwestern corner of the New York City borough of Brooklyn,. It is located south of Bay Ridge and is often considered part of Bay Ridge. ... Gerritsen Beach is a Brooklyn neighborhood, located next to Floyd Bennett Field and Manhattan Beach, on Rockaway Inlet. ... Gowanus is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA, situated roughly between Red Hook and Carroll Gardens on the west and Park Slope on the East. ... Afternoon by the Sea (Gravesend Bay), a pastel by William Merritt Chase, ca 1888 shows traditional catboats in the bay and the Navesink Highlands across Lower New York Bay. ... Landmark 19th century rowhouses on tree lined street in the Greenpoint Historic District. ... Homecrest is a neighborhood situated in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Kensington is a neighborhood in the center of the New York City, borough of Brooklyn. ... Manhattan Beach is a beach on the Atlantic Ocean situated on the eastern end of Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City. ... General Information Marine Park . ... 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... Mill Basin/ Mill Island is a neighborhood in southeastern 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. ... The New York Naval Shipyard (NYNSY), also known as the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the New York Navy Yard and United States Navy Yard, New York, is located 1. ... New Lots is a section of Brooklyn New York. ... New Utrecht was a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... Ocean Hill is a neighborhood on the Northeastern section of Brooklyn in New York City. ... A typical Park Slope block in spring. ... Prospect Heights is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, USA, bounded by Flatbush Avenue, Atlantic Avenue, Eastern Parkway and Bedford Avenue. ... Prospect Park South is a distinct neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, within the community of Flatbush. ... A Holland-Style Factory Building in Red Hook Red Hook circa 1875 Red Hook is a neighborhood of the Borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA. Before annexation into Brooklyn, Red Hook was a separate village. ... In 2003, Starrett City changed its name to the Spring Creek Towers. ... Sunset Park is a diverse, working-class neighborhood in the South Brooklyn section of Brooklyn, New York, USA. The neighborhood is located south of Park Slope and Windsor Terrace, separated by Green-Wood Cemetery and the Prospect Expressway/NY-27, while 65th Street and the Gowanus Expressway/I-278 mark... Williamsburg is a neighborhood in northern Brooklyn, New York City. ... Windsor Terrace is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA. It is bounded by Prospect Park to the east and Green-Wood Cemetery to the west. ...


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