Manhattan Beach Apartments

Brooklyn

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$1,5991BR, 1BA
Shore Pkwy Manhattan Beach
Laundry Room, Garage, Storage Room
~ 3 Hours since update
$3,6151.5BR, 1BA
East 29th Manhattan Beach
Elevator, Dishwasher, Pool, Luxury Highrise
23 Minutes since update
$2,5952BR, 1BA
Park Ave Manhattan Beach
No fee
Pets Allowed, Dishwasher, Balcony
10 Minutes since update
$2,425STUDIO
Gold St Manhattan Beach
No fee
Pets Allowed, Doorman, Elevator, Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Gym, On-site super, Outdoor Space, Parking, Pool, Terrace, Luxury Highrise
4 Minutes since update
$3,8002BR, 2BA
Beaumont St Manhattan Beach
Duplex, Private House
~ 13 Hours since update
$2,9993BR, 2BA
Hampton Ave Manhattan Beach
Exclusive
Pets Allowed, Outdoor Space, Outdoor Space
21 Days since update
$2,4603BR, 1BA
Decatur Manhattan Beach
No fee
11 Minutes since update
$4,3003BR, 1.5BA
Kingsland Manhattan Beach
No fee1 month free
Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Backyard, Duplex, Outdoor Space, Terrace
2 Minutes since update
$2,5001BR, 1BA
Clinton Manhattan Beach
Laundry Room, Dishwasher, Walk-Up
Less Than A Minute since update
$2,2951BR, 1BA
Meserole St Manhattan Beach
Laundry Room, Outdoor Space, Terrace, Post War
21 Days since update
$2,9953BR, 1BA
Linden St Manhattan Beach
No fee1 month free
Dishwasher, New Building
23 Days since update

Neighborhood Description

When John Philip Sousa composed the “Manhattan Beach” march in 1893, real estate developer Austin Corbin was still giddy about his summer resort. But the success of nearby Coney Island would force Manhattan Beach to shift its focus, becoming a residential neighborhood.

Located in Brooklyn, Manhattan Beach is a pricey community bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the south and east, Sheepshead Bay to the north and Brighton Beach to the west. While the neighborhood is home to large populations of Italian, Russian and Ashkenazi Jewish residents, the community’s street names -- laid out in alphabetical order -- all derive from England.

Originally known as Sedge Bank, it was originally developed as a summer resort in 1877 by Corbin’s Manhattan Beach Improvement Company. Corbin, who later became president of the Long Island Rail Road, built two hotels there -- the Manhattan Beach Hotel, dedicated by former President Ulysses S. Grant in 1877, and the Oriental Hotel, dedicated by President Rutherford B. Hayes in 1880.

By the time the Manhattan Beach Hotel commissioned Sousa’s march, the community’s reign as a summer resort was already near its end. The opening of amusement parks in nearby Coney Island drew tourists there, causing a decline in business at Manhattan Beach’s hotels.

By 1907, residential development began, altering the character of the community. During World War II, the former summer getaway was transformed into a Coast Guard base. But the land was later reclaimed by civilians.

Geographically small, the sleepy, affluent waterfront community once dubbed the “World’s Largest Privately Owned Playground” by Life magazine features free outdoor summer concerts at Kingsborough Community College, the only college in New York City with a private beach. Meanwhile, the 40-acre Manhattan Beach Park offers sports fields and picnic options, along with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean.

Public transportation is provided by the B1 and B49 local buses, and motorists can access the Shore Parkway and three major thoroughfares -- Ocean and Coney Island avenues and the Ocean Parkway. At the western end of the neighborhood, the Q/B subway line offers local and express trains that run through the heart of Brooklyn, to the Atlantic-Pacific transportation hub and Manhattan.

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Local Subway Stops

  • B Q Sheepshead Bay
  • B Q Brighton Beach
  • B Q Neck Rd
  • B Q Avenue U
  • Q Ocean Pkwy

The Top No-Fee Buildings

Building Address No-Fee Apts
1367 PARK PLACE 4
1509 1521 Brightwater Avenue 2
257 LINDEN STREET 2
228 Kingsland Avenue 1
869 PARK AVENUE 1
200 Brighton 15 Street 1
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Manhattan Beach Statistics

$2,135
1BR Median Rent
  • 57% Elevator/Laundry Building
  • 11% Elevator Building
  • 9% Private House
  • 8% Luxury Highrise
  • 6% Pre War
Building types
97
popularity rank 2014 rank: 144

Manhattan Beach is:

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