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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.

Churches

Advent-Gravesend Church
Avenue P E 12th St
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-339-5255

Brooklyn Chinese Chrisitan Chr
2287 E 15th St
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-934-2346

Chosen People Ministries
1684 E 18th St
Brooklyn, New York 11229
347-702-9000

First Baptist Church
2349 E 15th St
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-743-0175

Good Shepherd Parish
1950 Batchelder St
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-998-2800

Healthcare Engineering
1726 E 12th St
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-676-5053

Homecrest Presbyterian Church
1413 Avenue T
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-339-7709

Hu Congregational Zheng
1977 E 16th St
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-336-1192

Jehovah S Witnesses
1919 Gravesend Neck Rd
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-769-2758

King Of Kings
2376 E 15th St
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-256-9187

Kings Chapel
2702 Quentin Rd
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-339-6070

Madison Torah Ctr Cong
2221 Avenue R
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-375-0091

Rabbi Jacob London Madison
2102 Avenue T
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-646-9368

Resurrection Parish
2331 Gerritsen Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-743-7234

St Edmund Parish
2450 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-743-0102

St James Evangelical Lutheran
2776 Gerritsen Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-743-1788

Three Hierarchs Greek Church
1724 Avenue P
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-339-0280

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