Mill Basin was an indusrial area and many of its workers lived in the semi-detached homes developed between the 1920s and 1940s. After WWII, Mill Island was connected by a landfill and brick homes were built and the first co-op building. Today custom-made homes are replacing the original homes in the area, and Mill Basin’s multi-million dollar waterfront homes feature more than 200 private docks. The Kings Plaza Shopping Center and marina is located in Mill Basin, the complex opened in 1970, featuring bookstores, Macy’s, Sears, Home Depot, local and chain retail stores, movies, and boat slips. The El Caribe Counry Club and Gil Hodges Lanes, a bowling alley are also a local source of entertainment. Mill Basin is also home to the Mill Basin Kosher Deli, often touted as one of Brooklyn’s best.
The Boundaries: Runs along Jamaica Bay and bounded by Avenue U in the North and to the south, east and west by the Mill Basin/Mill Island Inlet. The Commute: The area is served by the F subway line, but this is a two-fare zone, meaning you will need to take a bus or taxi to the nearest subway station. Click on the “Directions” link in the menu on the left for exact walking/subway directions and commuting time.