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Coney Island Avenue is a roadway in the New York City borough of Brooklyn that runs north-south for a distance of roughly five miles, almost parallel to Ocean Parkway and Ocean Avenue. It begins at Brighton Beach Avenue in Coney Island and goes north to Park Circle at the southwest corner of Prospect Park, where it becomes Prospect Park Southwest. Near-parallel Ocean Parkway terminates five blocks south and three blocks west of that intersection, becoming the Prospect Expressway (New York State Route 27). Ocean Parkway originally extended north to Park Circle, where Coney Island Avenue meets Prospect Park, until construction of the Prospect Expressway replaced the northern half-mile of Ocean Parkway but included ramps to the edge of Prospect Park.

Coney Island Avenue
Coney Island Avenue & Avenue M
Coney Island Avenue & Avenue M
OwnerCity of New York
Maintained byNYCDOT
Length5.3 mi[1] (8.5 km)
LocationBrooklyn, New York City
Coordinates40°36′44.56″N 73°57′46.11″W / 40.6123778°N 73.9628083°W / 40.6123778; -73.9628083Coordinates: 40°36′44.56″N 73°57′46.11″W / 40.6123778°N 73.9628083°W / 40.6123778; -73.9628083
South endRiegelmann Boardwalk in Brighton Beach
Major
junctions
Belt Parkway in Brighton Beach
NY 27 in Prospect Park South
North end NY 27 / Parkside Avenue in Windsor Terrace
East11th/12th Streets
West9th/10th Streets

Coney Island Avenue frontage is dominated by mixed-use housing: pre-war apartment buildings, small shops, including a large number of antique shops, and service businesses. The B68 bus line runs along Coney Island Avenue, connecting the Prospect Park area and Downtown Brooklyn to the famous oceanfront attractions of Coney Island and Brighton Beach.

South end of Coney Island Avenue

The area surrounding a roughly one-mile stretch of Coney Island Avenue is home to a sizable population of Pakistani Americans, occasioning the informal name "Little Pakistan".[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Google (May 23, 2019). "Coney Island Avenue" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Coney Island of Their Mind". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-03-14.

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