Bergen Beach, Brooklyn

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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