neighborhood guide

Brighton Beach

This beachfront neighborhood will transport you right to Russia.

Brighton Beach is just east of Coney Island, and while both neighborhoods share a waterfront, Brighton Beach shines as the “Little Russia” of New York City. Grocery stores, restaurants, nightclubs, boutiques -- virtually everything here is influenced by its Russian heritage (or that of the other former republics of the USSR). For the full experience, eat Ukrainian food at Cafe Glechik and visit The National for a night of dancing and vodka. Don’t forget to take a stroll down the boardwalk, which is much more relaxed than the bustling boardwalk that runs through Coney Island. Photo courtesy of Axel Drainville via Flickr.

Stories from Brighton Beach

0
There are tons of wonderful things to do in Brooklyn this August, from drinking...

0
OK, so you want to visit Brooklyn, but how do you get to Brooklyn...

0
Brooklyn visitors, rejoice! Celebrate the 41st annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks with dynamic pyrotechnics while...

0
This year’s edition of Brooklyn Eats calls for all foodies as the Brooklyn Chamber...

PLAY

SHOP

Upcoming Events

Tue 25

Summer Intensive at Terry Knickerbocker Studio!

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - July 26 @ 4:00 pm
Terry Knickerbocker Studio Brooklyn NY United States
Tue 25

Terra Bruciata by Orazio

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - July 31 @ 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every 4 weeks on Friday and Saturday until Jul 31, 2017
Court Tree Collective Brooklyn NY United States
Tue 25

Race and Revolution: Still Separate – Still Unequal

June 24 @ 6:00 pm - August 6 @ 4:00 pm
Smack Mellon Brooklyn NY United States
Tue 25

Peter Opheim’s Exhibition of ‘Wunderkammer’ at RoodGallery

June 25 @ 10:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm
RoodGallery New York NY United States

Getting Here

R train between Bay Ridge Avenue and Bay Ridge-95th Street

Nearby Neighborhoods

  • Bay Ridge
  • Bedford-Stuyvesant
  • Bensonhurst
  • Boerum Hill
  • Brighton Beach
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • Bushwick
  • Canarsie
  • Carroll Gardens
  • Clinton Hill
  • Cobble Hill
  • Coney Island
  • Crown Heights
  • Cypress Hills
  • Ditmas Park
  • Downtown Brooklyn
  • DUMBO
  • Dyker Heights
  • East New York
  • Flatbush
  • Flatlands
  • Fort Greene
  • Gowanus
  • Gravesend
  • Greenpoint
  • Kensington
  • Lefferts Gardens
  • Marine Park
  • Midwood
  • Mill Basin
  • Park Slope
  • Prospect Heights
  • Red Hook
  • Sheepshead Bay
  • South Williamsburg
  • Sunset Park
  • Williamsburg
  • Windsor Terrace