Bay Parkway (Brooklyn)

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
Bay Parkway and 85th Street in Bensonhurst. Visible down the block is the Bay Parkway D Train Station on 86th Street.
Bay Parkway and 85th Street in Bensonhurst. Visible down the block is the Bay Parkway D Train Station on 86th Street.
Former name(s)22nd Avenue
OwnerCity of New York
Maintained byNYCDOT
Length2.7 mi[1] (4.3 km)
LocationBrooklyn, New York City
Coordinates40°36′33.35″N 73°59′10.17″W / 40.6092639°N 73.9861583°W / 40.6092639; -73.9861583Coordinates: 40°36′33.35″N 73°59′10.17″W / 40.6092639°N 73.9861583°W / 40.6092639; -73.9861583
South endDead end at Gravesend Bay
Major
junctions
Belt Parkway in Gravesend
North endOcean Parkway in Midwood
East23rd Avenue
West22nd Avenue

Route descriptionEdit

Bay Parkway begins 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.

HistoryEdit

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.

TransitEdit

Bay Parkway has three New York City Subway stops:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Google (May 23, 2019). "Bay Parkway" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  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.