Marine Park is a neighborhood located in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, that lies between Mill Basin and Gerritsen Beach. As the name implies, the neighborhood is situated around the park, which is also called Marine Park. The neighborhood is characterized by a mostly Irish populace, with smaller Italian American and African American communities.
Today's Marine Park
Marine Park is mostly made up of white ethnic residents, including many of Irish, Italian, and Jewish extraction. In recent years, as the neighborhood of Midwood has expanded and property values have risen precipitously, young Orthodox Jewish families have become a noticeable presence in the Marine Park neighborhood.
In May 2002, a series of racial attacks against African Americans and West Indians began around the area. Over five incidents, which were charged as "hate crimes," were in the news. The amount of police patrols increased.
The average home in Marine Park sells for around $500,000. Marine Park houses are surrounded by greenery.
How safe is New York City? Contrary to popular belief, the City consistantly ranks in the top ten safest large cities in the United States. The NYPD is the largest municipal police force in the world and has it's own Movie/TV Unit.
New York Climate
New York has a humid continental climate resulting from prevailing wind patterns that bring cool air from the interior of the North American continent. New York winters are typically cold with moderate snowfall. New York Weather Forecast
New York's two key demographic features are its density and diversity. The New York City metropolitan area is home to the largest Jewish community outside Israel. It is also home to nearly a quarter of the nation's South Asians, and the largest African American community of any city in the country. Ethnic composition