Bay Parkway (Brooklyn)
|Maintained by NYSDOT and NYCDOT|
|Length:||2.7 mi (4.3 km)|
|Restrictions:||No commercial vehicles|
|Southwest end:||Lower New York Bay|
|Northeast end:||Ocean Parkway|
Bay Parkway is a 2.7-mile (7.82 km) boulevard/parkway in the west portion of the New York City borough of Brooklyn.
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 toward Bensonhurst Park, 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.
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. The renaming was intended to boost the desirability of real estate along its route.
Bay Parkway has three New York City Subway stops:
- Bay Parkway on the BMT Sea Beach Line (N W trains)
- Bay Parkway on the IND Culver Line (F train)
- Bay Parkway on the BMT West End Line (D train)
- Google (January 9, 2017). "Bay Parkway (Brooklyn)" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved January 9, 2017.
- Seth Low Playground/Bealin Square (New York City Parks Department)
- Bensonhurst Park (New York City Parks Department)
- "At the State Capital". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. March 27, 1892. p. 7. Retrieved March 15, 2017.
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