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Address: Brightwater Ave, East of Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 11235
Phone Number: 718-946-1350
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Located in New York, Brighton Beach is one of the largest Russian...

Located in New York, Brighton Beach is one of the largest Russian communities in the United States.

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Brighton Beach a mix of beach and great shopping buys.

Brooklyn is very ethnic. Brighton Beach has a mixed community of primarily Russian immigrants and their families. Thete is also a mix of other ethnicities. One can find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
estherp618
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Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The beach is great along with the boardwalk. Great to take a walk on a nice day. However, teh neighborhood of Brighton Beach is wonderful... little Odessa. Shops and food places.. Russian Heritage. Yu dont have to be russian to appreciate it.

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Thank Anna R
Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brooklyn is very ethnic. Brighton Beach has a mixed community of primarily Russian immigrants and their families. Thete is also a mix of other ethnicities. One can find reasonable prices for fruits and veggies and great European restaurants.

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New York City, New York
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128 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicer and cleaner beach than Coney Island. The water is okay in terms of cleanliness but there is no food or anything to do for miles and miles. Parking can be a pain too.

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Thank afelric1
New Jersey
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315 reviews
176 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I visited Brighton Beach in December 2015. I happen to be of Russian descent and speak fluent Russian. So this neighborhood was a great experience. However, I could see for those who are not interested in Russia or who do not speak Russian, it may not be as much fun. First of all is parking assuming you drive here which... More 

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722 reviews
345 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

A ride to this area of Brooklyn takes you into "Little Russia". Lost of good places to eat and walk around.

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1 Thank mrichardm
Vancouver, Canada
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374 reviews
84 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

This might be the most tawdry neighbourhood in New York . Getting here takes about sn hour on the train and there is not much here when you arrive . Dirty ,and ugly (with elevated subway lines running over top of the msin drag ). . None of the stores seems to gave sny thing worth looking at . I... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Want to skip the tacky-fun of Coney Island? Take a left, head for Russian Brighton Beach. Great restaurants. Let the waiters order (unless you know what you are doing). They will pour vodka...

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Thank Mark S
New York City, New York
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144 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

It's awesome to be able to go to the beach while living in a huge city like New York. However, Brighton Beach has no "amenities" (chairs, sun ombrella), it's quite difficult to find some shadow and the water is not dreamy blue at all. But it does the job!

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Exeter
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

This was a big surprise for us... Holidaying in NYC yet you can go to the beach too! This place is amazing and definitely worth a visit from the City via a B or Q train. Be warned.. If you are looking for millionaires row with luxury yachts etc this is not for you! We were lucky but the day... More 

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San Francisco Bay Area California
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23 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015 via mobile

Went to "Little Russia" looking for a Russian Lacquer box. It was a long trip through the worst parts of New York to an area that was filthy and filled with dollar type stores. Don't waste your time.

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