As the name implies, the neighborhood is situated around the 800-acre park, which is also called Marine Park, and the largest park in Brooklyn. You’ll find the largest golf course in the park as well. The area is rich in history: Native American artifacts from as early as the 9th Century have been unearthed there. Today, much of the wild space remains, which is why wild life of all kinds thrives in the area. Many of the homes were built around 1939 when over 789 acres of land was donated to New York City and the park was created. The housing is mainly comprised of 1-2-family brick homes. Marine Park is also home to Kings Plaza, Brooklyn’s first enclosed shopping mall.
The Boundaries: Runs from Flatlands Avenue in the North to Avenue U in the South and Flatbush Avenue in the east to Gerritsen Avenue in the west. The Commute: The F subway line serves the area. Click on the “Directions” link in the menu on the left for exact walking/subway directions and commuting time.