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Brighton Beach is a neighborhood of Brooklyn.

The community was named for a British resort.
Elevation is 10 feet.


The neighborhood is on the Atlantic Ocean, between Coney Island and Manhattan Beach.
Developed as a seaside resort after the Civil War.
Settled by many Russian immigrants in the 1980s. Evidence of their impact can by seen in the Cyrillic signs and the restaurants serving blintzes, borscht and vodka.
Filming location for:
· 1986 movie, "Brighton Beach Memoirs"
· 1984 movie, "Moscow on the Hudson"
Well-known residents have included:
· Mel Brooks, comedian, actor, producer
· Buddy Rich, drummer
· Neil Sedaka, singer, composer

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Kings County
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