Located in the south-central section of Brooklyn, Gravesend was one of the original towns in the Dutch colony of New Netherland and became one of the original six towns of Kings County in colonial New York.
The roots of this beautiful waterfront neighborhood are steeped in the history of New York itself. It is one of the earliest planned communities in America.
That history remains today. There are many historical homes still standing, dating back to the 1600 and 1700s, as well as the Old Gravesend Cemetery and Van Sicklen Cemetery, where original settler Lady Moody is buried.
It’s close proximity to Coney Island meant a brief time as a recreation and gaming center in the 1950s but the closing of popular race tracks
helped Gravesend relax back into being a comfortable working class residential neighborhood. Attracting large ethnic groups, working families and commuters, Gravesend is a quiet and comfortable community, with a sense of pride in both its history and its future.
A short hop to Coney Island means recreation and the beach are close at hand. Gravesend also boasts several parks with handball courts and paved baseball diamonds and three tennis courts. The diverse populace also means a great selection of international foods for purchase, restaurants and shopping.
The commute to the city is made easier by a series of good options; trains and buses make regular stops inGravesend, Brooklyn, New York, as well as its close proximity to the Belt Parkway on the southern edge of the neighborhood.
Home-buying options in Gravesend are plentiful; condos, co-ops, one and two family homes in all sizes and specifications make this area ripe with possibility for all buyers.
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