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“The Russian experience”
Review of Brighton Beach

Brighton Beach
Ranked #27 of 236 things to do in Brooklyn
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located in New York, Brighton Beach is one of the largest Russian communities in the United States.
Reviewed September 19, 2012

A great way to experience "Little Odessa." Russians, Ukrainians, former Soviet Jews and, in recent years, other Eastern Europeans populate this area. You won't hear much English spoken. Lots of restaurants and Russian nightclubs. Very colorful.

3  Thank JogNy
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Anytime you can see the locals swimming, having a bit of vodka, having a big party at one of the boardwalk restaurants. And swimming any day of the year! I love to go there in the morning and get a cup of coffee from Moscow on the Beach, take up an ocean view bench and watch the seagulls. Great place to relax from hectic city life.

2  Thank annmelissa
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

Worth a trip just for the unique food stores and restaurants. The el subway still runs down the main street of this very Russian area of NYC. A Saturday night at one of the night clubs is an experience. Dress like you are going to a wedding reception, drink vodka, eat smoked fish & other treats and dance the night away. You'll think you woke up in Moscow.

2  Thank John F
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

after a walk on the boardwalk of coney island, a light lunch and sweet finishes off a nice half day. on weekends, an early drive there is better than the 40 minutes on the F train

Thank ddreher
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

I had wanted to see Brighton Beach because of the historic significance to New York immigrant life. I traveled down to the beach on the train and loved seeing the different immigrant cultures still alive as I walked to the beach. The beach is very long and quite wide. You can see a whole variety of people there. From the very old and weathered to the very young and vibrant! If you have an aversion to seeing all types of people in all sizes and shapes and ages in their swimsuits, you may want to avoid the beach.

2  Thank meelays
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