Bay Parkway (Brooklyn)

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Bay Parkway
22nd Avenue
Route information
Maintained by NYSDOT and NYCDOT
Length: 2.7 mi[1] (4.3 km)
Restrictions: No commercial vehicles
Major junctions
Southwest end: Lower New York Bay
Northeast end: Ocean Parkway
Location
Counties: Kings
Highway system
Bay Parkway and 85th Street in Bensonhurst. Visible down the block is the Bay Parkway D Train Station on 86th Street.

Bay Parkway is a 2.7-mile (7.82 km) boulevard/parkway in the west portion of the New York City borough of Brooklyn.

Route Description[edit]

Bay Parkway is a boulevard/parkway that cuts through a major part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It starts at Ocean Parkway and continues for approximately 3 miles southwesterly to Bath Beach, past Seth Low Playground and Bealin Square[2] toward Bensonhurst Park,[3] Shore Parkway (Exit 5), and Caesar's Bay shopping plaza on Gravesend Bay. It runs through Bensonhurst and is four lanes wide throughout its route. Along Bay Parkway are many Chinese, Russian and Italian-American businesses as well as many residential buildings and co-ops.

History[edit]

Bay Parkway was known as 22nd Avenue until the 1930s, when the name was changed to facilitate large-scale apartment-type residential development. Its renaming as a parkway was first proposed in the state legislature in 1892, along with Bay Ridge Parkway, and Fort Hamilton Parkway, placing the road under the jurisdiction of the Brooklyn Parks Department.[4] The renaming was intended to boost the desirability of real estate along its route.

Transit[edit]

Bay Parkway has three New York City Subway stops:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (January 9, 2017). "Bay Parkway (Brooklyn)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ Seth Low Playground/Bealin Square (New York City Parks Department)
  3. ^ Bensonhurst Park (New York City Parks Department)
  4. ^ "At the State Capital". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. March 27, 1892. p. 7. Retrieved March 15, 2017. 

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 40°36′33.35″N 73°59′10.17″W / 40.6092639°N 73.9861583°W / 40.6092639; -73.9861583