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Brighton Beach

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Address: Brightwater Ave, East of Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY 11235

Located in New York, Brighton Beach is one of the largest Russian...

Located in New York, Brighton Beach is one of the largest Russian communities in the United States.

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A Little Taste of Russia

While touring around NYC we made our way to Coney Island and wandered along to boardwalk to Brighton Beach. It was like visiting the market streets in Moscow. There are tons of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While touring around NYC we made our way to Coney Island and wandered along to boardwalk to Brighton Beach. It was like visiting the market streets in Moscow. There are tons of great little shops and food stores for authentic Russian products. Store fronts and signs are also in Russian. We found a great family run cafe called At Your... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brighton Beach has quite an extensive boardwalk along the water which is quite popular. There are restaurants bordering the boardwalk where one can grab a bite. Many of these restaurants are Russian and serve Russian specialties. It's a little touristy but a lot of fun

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

People say coney island is great... I think its very overcrowded. I only visit Brighton Beach when I want to jump on the subway and visit the beach. Its a long beach with less people than 10 blocks over at Coney Island. Its worth going here over coney island.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

This is right, I live here near the beach itself but got a long walk on the avenue recently. All around decorated for Christmas, there are a lot of fresh tree sellers and fiesta atmosphere. I like to do a shopping here for very specific Russian food and recommend salad bars "Europa" and "Best Buy". You may try the take... More 

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

This place at times was good and some is ummm ok. Very crowded in the summer. I wouldn't like to visit again.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Despite being a long subway ride from Manhattan, Brighton Beach is completely worth the trip if you're looking for something really different. It truly is like being in Russia! Great food and interesting shopping. We went at night during the winter, so we didn't really get to see the beach. Big it was the atmosphere we went for, and we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

A November weekend day. Lots of locals enjoying the sunshine. None of the gaudy rides that colour Coney Island. Still the wonderful beach. And just off it, great shops that make you feel as if you could be in Moscow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Took the subway to Brighton Beach on one of September's hottest Saturdays. Busy beach area but still room to enjoy the warm breeze and look at the sky. Best part is you can easily walk the boardwalk and experience some of the best Russian restaurants on Brooklyn. Outdoor seating, delicious food to enjoy a day at the beach. Can't wait... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

A walk from the 8th st station but way less crowded. Nice place to run or eat on boardwalk or spend a day on the sand/water

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

Packed with shops and restaurants labeled in Cyrillic and Russian spoken all around us, we felt we were in another country. The overhead subway running right down the center of Brighton did detract from the ambiance. Fun place to shop. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at Cafe Volna on the boardwalk in Brighton.

Thank Kari S

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