I've been to Sheepshead Bay a few times when I lived in Brooklyn mainly to go to a stadium movie theater there and go to restaurants on Emmons Avenue. The bay it is named after is due to a fish there and is much smaller than it sounds. Honestly I was expecting more the times I was here. The housing stock is mostly small houses and medium size apartment buildings none of which are truly impressive, the waterfront to walk along is OK, and the seafood restaurants here are not as good as what one will find on City Island to say the least. To emphasize the seafood restaurant selection here, I tend to prefer Brooklyn more than the Bronx in most restaurant categories but in this particular category, I will emphasize Sheepshead Bay is not worth coming to for it and one is better off going to the Bronx instead. The subway service to this neighborhood also isn't great, it is at the edge of the neighborhood closer to Gravesend and Brighton Beach. The belt parkway passes through the neighborhood and can be accessed but it seems to be located at the start of a traffic jam in a point of no return around Sheepshead Bay. Overall this neighborhood while it has its strengths is not easy to find and is not really worth a special trip down to it.
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