The Brooklyn Collection presents a selection of resources on Brighton Beach, developed in the 1870s. The land was originally a part of the town of Gravesend.
Sponsored by the Brighton Neighborhood Association, this website presents stories, photos and essays on life in Brighton Beach.
Click on Neighborhoods and then Brighton Beach to see photographs of the area and the Brighton Beach Hotel.
The Brighton Beach Line Postcard of the line plus a short history of what was then called the Brooklyn Flatbush and Coney Island Line
This is part of the greater website www.nycsubway.org which features the development of the subway, the stations, subway cars, etc. It gives the history of the BMT Brighton Line which began service on July 2, 1878 as the Brooklyn, Flatbush, and Coney Island Railroad, between Prospect Park and the Brighton Beach Hotel as a surface steam railroad. The Brighton Beach Hotel was owned by the railway.
Congressman Weiner represents areas of Queens and Brooklyn, including Brighton Beach
This site features a map of Brooklyn where you can click on the various neighborhoods, including Brighton Beach, for a selection of recent photographs. The URL below brings you directly to Brighton Beach.
Three photos of Brighton Beach, plus other interesting photos of the borough.
Article written May, 2005 describing aspects of life at Brighton Beach
Articles from the Brooklyn Daily Eagle 1841-1902
Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 12 1878
Brooklyn Daily Eagle June 30 1878
Brooklyn Daily Eagle August 24 1878
Brooklyn Daily Eagle August 29 1889
Brooklyn Daily Eagle July 5 1878
Brooklyn Daily Eagle July 17 1879
Brooklyn Daily Eagle August 17 1877
Brooklyn Daily Eagle July 17 1902
Brooklyn Daily Eagle March 19 1879
Brooklyn Daily Eagle July 23, 1879
Brooklyn Daily Eagle July 5 1879
Brooklyn Daily Eagle April 4 1888
Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 1 1889
Brooklyn Daily Eagle April 3 1888
Brooklyn Daily Eagle April 28 1879
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, November 18 1876
Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 15 1889
Brooklyn Daily Eagle September 17 1878
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The sequel to Brighton Beach Memoirs follows Eugene and his fellow recruits through basic training at an army base in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1943.
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A semi-autobiographical play, set in Brighton Beach in 1937, about the life of young Eugene Jerome.
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Third volume of author's autobiographical trilogy of plays finds Eugene trying to break into television as a comedy writer as he watches his parent's deteriorating marriage.
Eric J. Ierardi
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A journey through the history of Gravesend, from its founding by Lady Deborah Moody in the 1640s to the present. It includes information the resort areas of Coney Island, Manhattan Beach and Brighton Beach.
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This 1994 novel tells the story of Joshua, a professional killer, who returns home to his Brighton Beach family, for a "job." As he encounters the pain of his dysfunctional family, his emotional defenses are torn away and he is left to face that what he loves is gone from him forever.
Kenneth Jackson and John Manbeck
Call #: q974.723 N
An invaluable introduction to Brooklyn’s many neighborhoods, with an illustrated chapter on each, including Brighton Beach. Includes a map, a neighborhood profile and neighborhood facts.
AUDIO 812 S
A semi-autobiographical play, set in Brighton Beach in 1937, about the growing pains of Eugene Jerome.
Video Recording 812 S
A video recording of the third volume of author's autobiographical trilogy of plays, following Brighton Beach memoirs and Biloxi blues.
The film,adapted by Terrence McNally from his own play "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" and filmed at Brighton Beach, stars Al Pacino and Michele Pfeiffer. Johnny has just been released from prison, and gets a job in a cafe beside waitress Frankie. Frankie is a bit of a loner, but Johnny is determined their romance will blossom.
Audio Fic Tanenbaum
Tanenbaum's explosive legal thriller involving politics and criminal justice has been recorded for audio.