Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn in New York City
Manhattan Beach is a residential neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east, by Sheepshead Bay on the north, and Brighton Beach to the west. Traditionally known as an Italian and Ashkenazi Jewish neighborhood, it is also home to a sizable community of Sephardi Jews and a large Russian Jewish immigrant presence. The area is part of Brooklyn Community Board 15, which is represented by the Manhattan Beach Community Group, established 67 years ago, and the Manhattan Beach Neighborhood Association, established in 2008. The community's street names, derived from England, are in alphabetical order from A to P (Amherst, Beaumont, Coleridge, Dover, Exeter, Falmouth, through to Pembroke, with Quentin and Reynolds on old maps).
The area was named for the beach on the Atlantic Ocean situated on the eastern end of Coney Island. It was developed in the last quarter of the 19th century as a resort by Austin Corbin, later president of the Long Island Rail Road, for whom a street ("Corbin Place") was named. Manhattan Beach is patrolled by the NYPD's 61st Precinct.
The city of Manhattan Beach, California was named after Manhattan Beach in 1902.
Kingsborough Community College, which is the part of the City University of New York, occupies the entire eastern tip of Manhattan Beach. The college's halls and departments are spread out through the area.
Manhattan Beach is served by the New York City Department of Education. Manhattan Beach is zoned to PS 195 Manhattan Beach School for grades K-5 and PS 225, the Eileen E. Zaglin School for grades 6-8. In 1992 special education school PS 771K was opened at this building.
The Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences is located in the area, on the campus of Kingsborough College. Private schools in the area include the Yeshiva of Manhattan Beach, a Jewish day school for grades K-8, and the Yeshiva Gedolah Bais Shimon of Manhattan Beach, which is a post-high school rabbinical program.
Other nearby high schools include:
- Rachel Carson High School for Coastal Studies
- John Dewey High School
- William E. Grady Vocational High School
- Sheepshead Bay High School
- Abraham Lincoln High School
- The Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences (formerly known as Kingsborough High School)
Notable current and former residents of Manhattan beach include:
- Jack Kirby (1917-94), comic book artist, co-creator of Captain America
- William Modell (1921–2008), chairman of the Modell's Sporting Goods retail chain
- Joseph P. Day, early land auctioneer