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Gerritsen Beach

Located on a secluded peninsula, Gerritsen Beach is a private beachfront boating and fishing enclave bounded by Avenue U on the north, Gerritsen Avenue to the east, Plumb Beach Channel and Knapp Street on the West. Bisected from east to west by the Gotham Avenue Canal, the area north of the canal is consider the "newer section" and south of the canal as the "old section."

Named by Dutch settler Wolphert Gerretse who built a glorious house and mill in the 17th century on Gerritsen Creek (now part of the Marine Park neighborhood), the mill was owned by the Whitney family, who lived in a nearby mansion, replete with horse stables, a private racetrack and a carriage house. Now a private home, the carriage house still stands today.

A community that remained undeveloped for a very long time, construction began in the 1920s to create a middle-class summer resort with bungalows lining the edge of Gerritson Beach.

The Gerritsen Ballfields host three baseball fields, two fields for soccer and football and one for Little League players. It also has a "mini" airport for motorized model airplanes.

Housing Stock: Brick houses, attached houses, old bungalows and newer low-rise condos.

Banks

Alma Bank
1218 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-336-4070

Apple Bank For Savings
1321 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-382-7723

Astoria Bank
2133 Knapp St
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-743-7464

Bank Of America
1502 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-998-0401

Bank Of America
2022 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-332-4179

Berkshire Bank
1421 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-336-0425

Capital One Bank
1226 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-645-4189

Chase Bank
1100 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-336-3201

Chase Bank
1521 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-336-2382

Chase Bank
1663 E 17th St # 1
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-339-5204

Chase Bank
2512 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-648-2549

Chase Bank
1722 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-998-0226

Dime Community Bank
1902 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-336-7800

Dime Community Bank
2172 Coyle St
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-934-1300

Hsbc Bank
1602 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-000-1111

Hsbc Bank
1702 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
800-975-4722

Instabank
1813 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-998-8028

Investors Bank
1201 Quentin Rd
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-336-2411

Investors Bank
2560 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-648-2096

New York Commercial Bank
1608 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-998-2422

Popular Community Bank
2121 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-891-6701

Roslyn Savings Bank
2925 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-646-5402

Td Bank
1122 Kings Hwy # 1126
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-627-0174

Td Bank
1602 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-627-1487

Td Bank
2944 Gravesend Neck Rd
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-891-3694

United Commercial Bank
1322 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-998-2208

Valley National Bank
2902 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-934-9180

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