Brown Harris Stevens | Established 1837

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Manhattan Beach

At the eastern end of Coney Island, bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, south, and east, and Brighton Beach to the west, with West End Ave as the dividing line, this community was established in 1877 as a summertime resort.

The 40-acre Manhattan Beach Park is bookended by two playgrounds. It offers ball courts, baseball fields, tennis courts, dog runs, spray showers, barbeque areas and a beach. Kingsborough Community College is made up of 62 acres and has its own private beach, which offers free beach passes by written request. The college also produces summertime concerts at its outdoor amphitheater. Seafood eateries are everywhere, but there are plenty of restaurants.

Fun Fact: John Philip Sousa composed the "Manhattan Beach March" in 1893 to honor the resort.

Housing Stock: Waterfront mansions, single-family homes (many with pools), bungalows first built in the 1920s, two-family brick attached houses and rentals and co-ops in mid-rise apartment houses.

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