Brighton Beach and Little Odessa, New York

Coney Island and Brighton beach, southern Brooklyn, New York, United States with photos of the boardwalks, amusement park, pier, funfair rides, shopfronts and beach

A short walk along the boardwalk from Coney Island lies Brighton Beach, known locally as ‘Little Odessa’ due to the high level of immigration from Odessa in Ukraine.

Coney Island and Brighton beach, southern Brooklyn, New York, United States with photos of the boardwalks, amusement park, pier, funfair rides, shopfronts and beach

Coney Island and Brighton beach, southern Brooklyn, New York, United States with photos of the boardwalks, amusement park, pier, funfair rides, shopfronts and beach

Brighton Beach was developed as a beach resort by William A. Engeman in 1868, and named after the seaside resort of Brighton in England.

Coney Island and Brighton beach, southern Brooklyn, New York, United States with photos of the boardwalks, amusement park, pier, funfair rides, shopfronts and beach

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