Profile for Brownsville, New York, NY
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Brownsville is a neighborhood of Brooklyn
The community was named for Charles S. Brown, developer
Elevation is 30 feet.
Bounded by Eastern Parkway, Linden Boulevard, Rockaway Boulevard and Van Sinderen Avenue
Former and merged names include:
· Brown's Village
Site of the nation's first birth-control clinic, established by Margaret Sanger in 1916
Well-known residents have included:
· Phil Silvers, actor
· Danny Kaye, actor
· Henry Roth, writer
· Jerry Stiller, comedian
· Aaron Copland, composer
· Mike Tyson, fighter
· Fyvush Finkel, actor
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