Accessible by the ! and B trains, Sheepshead Bay, Queens, is located at the most southern point of Brooklyn. The neighborhood was historically well known as a tourist location for Manhattanites who flocked to this location for its cool ocean breezes and fresh seafood and racetracks. Today, the neighborhood is less so of a tourist attraction however the area is still well known for it's fishing, shopping, restaurants, cruises and nightlife. The neighborhood itself consists of a few large…
Accessible by the ! and B trains, Sheepshead Bay, Queens, is located at the most southern point of Brooklyn. The neighborhood was historically well known as a tourist location for Manhattanites who flocked to this location for its cool ocean breezes and fresh seafood and racetracks. Today, the neighborhood is less so of a tourist attraction however the area is still well known for it's fishing, shopping, restaurants, cruises and nightlife. The neighborhood itself consists of a few large condominium buildings, along with one- and two-family homes and brick row houses and apartment buildings, offering renters a large variety of housing inventory to choose from.
Neighborhood: Sheepshead Bay
Population: 118,159 people; population density 38,018 people per square mile (Brooklyn-wide: 34,917 people per square mile)
Adjacent Neighborhoods: Manhattan Beach, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Midwood, Marine Park, Gerritson Beach
Public Transit: Q (Kings Hwy, Avenue U, Neck Rd, Sheepshead Bay), B (Kings Highway, Sheepshead Bay)
What’s Here?: In Sheepshead Bay, elderly men fish just across the street from nightclubs that might have you thinking you’ve been transported to nouveau riche Moscow. Named after the sheepshead fish, this waterfront neighborhood is a study in contrasts: luxury high-rises are going up next to family homes, immigrants from the former Soviet Union collide with Avenue U’s Chinatown, and a night out might find you picking up a casual dinner at Brooklyn Bread House, the city’s only Armenian bakery, before joining the late-night revelers in the opulent interior of OPM Lounge.
While party yachts are gradually supplanting the recreational fishing along Emmons Avenue, there’s still much to love on this vibrant commercial street: a stroll along the esplanade takes you past eateries representing over twenty national cuisines. And 800-acre Marine Park, with offerings ranging from preserved salt marshes to cricket fields, is right next door.
Flat or Tall?: While a few large condominium buildings have been built near Emmons Avenue in recent years, most of the neighborhood’s housing stock still consists of one- and two-family homes and brick row houses and apartment buildings.
History: Unlike Gravesend, its neighbor to the west, Sheepshead Bay remained undeveloped until after the Civil War, when Manhattanites flocked to the area in the summer for its cool ocean breezes and fresh seafood. The racetracks of the late nineteenth century made this an even livelier tourist destination. In the 1930s, the city began a major restoration of the waterfront along Sheepshead Bay, broadening Emmons Avenue and creating the pedestrian esplanade that is the heart of the neighborhood’s club scene today.
Activities: Restaurants, nightlife, shopping, fishing, cruises.
Check it out: In Sheepshead Bay, it’s all about the water: celebrate Independence Day with a cruise around New York Harbor for unbeatable views of the fireworks, or head out on a deep-sea fishing excursion. In May, come out for Bayfest, a waterfront extravaganza featuring musical acts, kids’ activities, and more. For an inland activity, try the lamb kebabs at Taci’s Beyti on Coney Island Avenue, Zagat’s #1-rated Turkish food in New York.
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Sheepshead Bay is located within Kings County, New York. This area currently has 2,606,852 residents in 938,803 households. Out of the total population, 40.12% of the residents speak another language at home instead of English. The majority of the inhabitants in this county are currently unmarried and have a median age of 34.5.
When looking at residents older than 25, 25.80% have graduated from high school, 20.68% have a bachelor's degree, and 13.40% have obtained their master's degree or above. Employment rate is typically around 57.8% and the median income in this county is $50,640.
At least 70.55% of those living in this county rents their homes. Most residents will commute to work by public transportation with an average commute time of 42.0 minutes.
Geographically, Kings County, New York is a part of the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area. This county is currently home to 18,812,161 residents, or 6,707,347 households with a median income of $68,319. the New York - Newark, NY - NJ - CT Urban Area residents have a median age of 37.8 and 50.07% are currently renting their homes in the area.