Third Avenue (Brooklyn)

Third Avenue is a street in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It runs parallel to Fourth Avenue for most of its length, and it also runs under the Gowanus Expressway from the Prospect Expressway to 65th Street. It has been mostly industrial for most of its existence, though the stretch of Third Avenue from Prospect Expressway to Downtown Brooklyn has recently undergone gentrification. [2]

Third Avenue
Looking north from 3rd Street in Gowanus
Looking north from 3rd Street in Gowanus
OwnerCity of New York
Maintained byNYCDOT
Length6.0 mi[1] (9.7 km)
LocationBrooklyn, New York City
South endShore Road in Bay Ridge
I-278 in Sunset Park and Greenwood Heights
North endFlatbush Avenue in Downtown Brooklyn

The Third Avenue streetcar line formerly ran on Third Avenue from Fort Hamilton to the Brooklyn Bridge. The Fifth Avenue elevated line ran above Third Avenue in Sunset Park and Bay Ridge. The B37 bus currently runs on the street from Atlantic/Flatbush Avenues to Shore Road in Bay Ridge.


  1. ^ Google (July 3, 2018). "Third Avenue" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved July 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Third Ave.'s revival in Brooklyn gets worrisome

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Coordinates: 40°39′29″N 74°00′14″W / 40.658°N 74.004°W / 40.658; -74.004