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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.

Grocers

Avenue U Fish Market
2704 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-332-6363

Bargain Bow-Wow Inc
2754 Gerritsen Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-332-6192

Cvs/Pharmacy
2925 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-677-3871

East Ocean Seafood Restaurant
1818 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-332-6188

F R Goldfish Corp
2749 Ocean Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-368-2391

Health Wealth
1309 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-645-6806

Maxi Health
1309 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-645-6800

New Star Seafood Restaurant
1217 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-998-0360

Perry S Restaurant
3482 Nostrand Ave
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-934-9800

Petland Discounts
1618 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-376-0157

R N J Kings Food Inc
1914 Kings Hwy
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-336-8100

Rite Aid
2002 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-769-2058

Rum Raisin Corp
1301 Kings Hwy # A
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-998-3135

Sea Bay Seafood Meat Market
1237 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-382-8889

Surf Turf
2954 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-332-9730

U Mini Mart
1929 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-368-1235

Walgreens
3082 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
347-783-5752

Wealth Of Health Nutrition Ctr
1309 Avenue U
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-645-2222

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