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ZippyTheChimp
June 21st, 2004, 12:50 AM
Little Odessa, America's largest Russian community.

Q Line Ocean Parkway Station. View north along Ocean Parkway, one of the prettiest boulevards in New York.
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After Ocean Parkway, the El bends toward Surf Ave to the new Coney Island Station.
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View south. Ocean Parkway ends at the ocean. Brighton Beach runs to the left.
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Pavilion on the beach
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Russian Heritage week. Asser Levy Park.
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As part of the Coney Island Station project, the El over Brighton Beach Avenue is being repainted.
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Russian shops everywhere. Russian spoken everywhere.
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Coney Island Ave. The Q train heads toward Sheepshead Bay.
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The most interesting buildings are on Brightwater Court, which runs parallel to the Boardwalk.

Coney Island Ave. Oceana is right behind me. You really donít want to see that.
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The Boardwalk and Beach

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Girl talk
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Yikes! Is Charles Dickens back in town?
Yes, itís Oceana. There sure are a lot of them. About twelve.
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Sun baked
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Nice boat
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The end of Brighton Beach Ave brings us to Manhattan Beach, and the end of our journey. I hope you enjoyed it.
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Gulcrapek
June 21st, 2004, 02:13 AM
You bet your behind I did. I was at all of those places today, excluding Asser Levy. When were you there?

I was planning on doing a whole Brighton Beach Avenue tour, now maybe I shouldn't. You got the oomph across.

I luv those art deco buildings, on a 3+ mile walk tonight I showed the father the crowns on some of them (jet-age silver rings) and their lobbies (reminiscent of a much smaller Chrysler-style, at least on the outside).

Re: Oceana, 15 buildings upon completion next year or one after that. SB Architects doesn't even acknowledge it on its site. I've looked out a bus window many a time and watched pieces of prefab facade being lifted into the air. They're so thin, they're so traditional sense-defying... they're so fake. I've seen mention many times describing the complex as "red brick," which is an inaccurate observation as the facades are purely painted concrete.

Anyhoo that brought this down a bit so I'll finish up with saying thank you and great pictures.

ZippyTheChimp
June 21st, 2004, 07:36 PM
We were there on Sunday. I spent the weekend in Sheepshead and Manhattan Beach, and decided to take the train to Brighton and walk back.

There's no such thing as too many photos. Besides, I missed that strange blue and white (or maybe tan) striped building. It's near the playground.

NYatKNIGHT
June 22nd, 2004, 10:54 AM
Wow, those buildings are gorgeous, and the beach looks very inviting - great tour. Looks like it was a beautiful day for that walk. It made me think I should have applied sunscreen before viewing.

g@tor
August 3rd, 2004, 05:01 AM
Nice pictures! The place doesn't look as gloomy as I thought of it.

billyblancoNYC
August 3rd, 2004, 03:04 PM
Nice pictures! The place doesn't look as gloomy as I thought of it.

Gloomy?!?! It's on a beautiful stretch of beach and it's in NYC. Gloomy?

g@tor
August 4th, 2004, 07:24 AM
Well, it was because of impression of some books, TV programms which mostly show a noisy and pretty dirty train brige over the street. Kinda stereotype. I see, this is a beautiful place.

billyblancoNYC
August 4th, 2004, 03:44 PM
Well, it was because of impression of some books, TV programms which mostly show a noisy and pretty dirty train brige over the street. Kinda stereotype. I see, this is a beautiful place.

Come now...TV and books? Hey, even the el train is being painted.

RedFerrari360f1
August 5th, 2004, 11:26 AM
I havent seen those "Dickens" buildings yet. What is the real name of that development? They dont look half bad.

billyblancoNYC
August 5th, 2004, 11:55 AM
I havent seen those "Dickens" buildings yet. What is the real name of that development? They dont look half bad.

Oceana: http://www.oceanausa.com/index_flash.html

RedFerrari360f1
August 8th, 2004, 04:44 PM
Thanks.

g@tor
August 19th, 2004, 10:01 AM
Come now...TV and books? Hey, even the el train is being painted.

The more I know about NYC the more I love it. And I'm here (at this forum) to know as possibly more about beautiful places and wonderful buildings of New York.

billyblancoNYC
August 19th, 2004, 12:32 PM
Come now...TV and books? Hey, even the el train is being painted.

The more I know about NYC the more I love it. And I'm here (at this forum) to know as possibly more about beautiful places and wonderful buildings of New York.

You have to see and experience the city to really know it. Even that is hard to really do. The whole city is so divers in every possible way...race, culture, econimic levels, architecture, overall "vibe." The stuff on TV is not usually right and typically focuses on the same thing over and over.

I mean, for a quick example, would anyone know there are other parks in NYC other than Central Park? The entire city has about 30,000 acres of parkland, with more being added all the time.

yelena
August 11th, 2006, 03:09 AM
Im trying to find a relative who lives there but i live in on the west coast and i only have their name and possible address how could i find them