SOUTH BROOKLYN -- BUSH TERMINAL Dis
TRICT -- SUNSET PARK NEIGHBORHOOD --
BAY RIDGE -- BOROUGH PARK, BENSON
HURST, AND BATH BEACH -- CONEY ISLAND
Area: Atlantic Ave. on north to Atlantic Ocean on south; from Ocean Parkway and Sixth Ave. (Flatbush Ave. to 24th St.) west to Upper Bay, the Narrows, and Gravesend Bay.
Principal highways: 4th Ave., Shore Road, Bay Parkway, Fort Hamilton Parkway, Ocean Parkway, and 86th St.
Transportation: BMT West End and Sea Beach subways, Pacific St. to Stillwell Ave. ( Coney Island) stations; BMT 4th Ave. (local) subway, Pacific St. to 95th St. stations; 8th Ave. (Independent) Queens-Church Ave. subway, Bergen St. to Church Ave. stations.
THE Brooklyn shore line from the East River to the Narrows carries the bulk of the borough's shipping industry. The oldest and some of the most congested residential areas in Brooklyn here adjoin the modern facilities of a world port. On the sites of the towns of New Utrecht and Gravesend, founded in the seventeenth century, residential districts have been developed extending from Bay Ridge to Ocean Parkway.
SOUTH BROOKLYN, the headland between Buttermilk Channel and Gowanus Canal, so called because it was the southern portion of the original city, is one of the most intensively developed sections of the harbor water front. Here are the Erie and Atlantic basins, the Todd and United Shipyards, the busy State Barge Canal Terminal, and miles of freight railway tracks. Sailors from a hundred foreign ports fill the bars and rooming houses, and the prevailing atmosphere of a great international seaport is increased by the Syrian shops and coffee houses with their Arabic signs, on Atlantic Avenue.
The residential blocks are squalid and overcrowded. Red Hook nursed A1 Capone until he was prepared to establish himself in Chicago, and the district rivaled Manhattan's Hell's Kitchen for years. At present a huge