Gravesend (pronounced “GRAVES end”, not “grave SEND”) was named after the English seaport of Gravesend, Kent. However, many speculate that the namesake comes from many roads that intersect the Washington Cemetery located in the area, between 65th Street, Bay Parkway and Ocean Parkway. Residing in Gravesend means living in a picturesque neighborhood of one and two-gamily homes that sit on quaint tree-lined blocks. Modern mansions, several in Spanish-style red and tan brick with sloping stucco roofs are also common.
The Boundaries: Runs from Degraw Street in the north to Prospect Avenue in the south and Fourth Avenue in the east to Gowanus Canal in the west. The Commute: The F subway line serves the area at the Avenue U station. Click on the “Directions” link in the menu on the left for exact walking/subway directions and commuting time.