Manhattan Beach is known for being one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in Brooklyn, with some of the borough’s most expensive real estate. Manhattan Beach is also a beach by the same name on the Atlantic Ocean situated on the eastern end of Coney Island. Kingsborough Community College, which is part of the City University of New York, occupies the entire eastern tip of the beach and has it’s own private beach but free season passes are available to all by written request. There is hardly any shopping on Manhattan Beach, where even the main street, Oriental Boulevard, dead-ends at the college gate. The area’s summertime magnet is Manhattan Beach park, a 40-acre park that offers a baseball field, two playgrounds, tennis courts, basketball courts, handball courts, picnic areas and rest room. The area wasn’t built in one era, so there’s a lot of housing variety, from detached postwar single-family homes to Spanish colonials, with succo walls and red terra cotta rile roofs. Scattered among them are modest bungalows built before WWII.
In The News: Living In Manhattan Beach. The Boundaries: Runs from Sheepshead Bay in the north to the Atlantic Ocean in the south and east to Brighton Beach in the west. The Commute: Commuters hve to leave the neighborhood to catch the B and Q subway lines at the intersection of Brihton Beach and Coney island Avenues. The B1 ad B49 buses crisscross the neighborhood, and there is a B express bus to Midtown that takes 40 minutes. Click on the “Directions” link in the menu on the left for exact walking/subway directions and commuting time.