Bergen Beach, Brooklyn

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"Bergen Beach" redirects here. For the unincorporated community in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, see Bergen Beach, Wisconsin.
Carousel of the former Bergen Beach Amusement Park in 1905.

Bergen Beach is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The area is part of Brooklyn Community Board 18.[1]

What is now Bergen Beach was an island off the coast of Canarsie that was connected to the mainland in the early 1900s using landfill.[2]

The neighborhood is named for Hans Hansen Bergen, an early Norwegian settler of New Netherland.

Transportation[edit]

Bergen Beach is served by the B3 bus. As part of the 2010 Budget Reduction Proposal, the route was cut back to end at Avenue U/East 71st Street instead of turning south to Avenue X. Bergen Beach is also served by the B41 bus to the subway at Flatbush Junction and to Downtown Brooklyn. For a premium fare, the BM1 express bus at East 71st Street travels to and from Manhattan, except on Sundays.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brooklyn Community Boards, New York City. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
  2. ^ Newman, Andy (February 15, 2004). "In a Brooklyn Boom, a Patchwork of Housing". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-08-05. [dead link]

Coordinates: 40°37′13″N 73°54′24″W / 40.62028°N 73.90667°W / 40.62028; -73.90667