World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Homecrest, Brooklyn

Article Id: WHEBN0005563593
Reproduction Date:

Title: Homecrest, Brooklyn  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Brooklyn, Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, List of Brooklyn neighborhoods, Chinatowns in Brooklyn, Community Boards of Brooklyn
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Homecrest, Brooklyn

Neck Road, an important local commercial street

Homecrest is a neighborhood situated in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, sometimes considered as part of Sheepshead Bay. It borders Kings Highway to the north, Avenue X to the south, Coney Island Avenue to the west, and Ocean Avenue to the east. Homecrest uses the ZIP Code, 11229. The area is served by Brooklyn Community Board 15.[1] and policed by the NYPD's 61st[2] Precinct.

Contents

  • Demographics 1
  • Structures 2
  • Health care 3
  • Religions 4
  • In popular culture 5
  • See also 6
  • References 7

Demographics

The community has traditionally been home to a large Italian population and has also experienced an influx of people from Latin America, China, Israel, Syria, Russia, and other former Eastern-bloc nations and from South Asia.

Structures

A house on East 14th Street
Former Neck Road LIRR station
  • Residential: In the early 21st century many condominiums were built. Many private residential two-story homes have been renovated into mini-mansions, some estimated at a half-million to a million dollars in estimated value. Just south Of Avenue 'V', one-story bungalow type homes are commonplace, as are rows of one-story brick homes with community backyards and driveways.
  • Educational: There are a number of public schools, such as P.S. 255 Barbara Reing School (formerly William E. Kelly until 1994), P.S. 153 Homecrest and J.H.S. 234 W. Arthur Cunningham. Other local Schools include St. Edmund Preparatory High School, Nefesh Academy For Girls Yeshiva, Prospect Park Girls Yeshiva, Windmill Montessori School and Touro College Graduate School Of Education and Psychology.
  • Transport: Homecrest is served by the B Q trains of the BMT Brighton Line, with stations located at Kings Highway, Avenue U, and Neck Road. The B3, B7, B36, B49, B68, B82 buses serve the area.
  • Shopping: Kings Highway (to the north) is a major shopping street. Coney Island Avenue and Avenue U are also important.
  • Parks: William E. Kelly Memorial Park[3] is a NYC P&R Park located along Avenue 'S', E. 14th.-15th. St.'s. It is a large community park featuring courts for tennis, basketball and handball, as well as a playground for kids. Kelly Playground, located at East 16th. Street and Ave. 'S', has basketball and handball courts. Students from the adjacent public schools, as well as local Yeshiva schools, often utilize the playground when school is in session. In the 1960s through 1970s, the playground had a roller hockey rink. Mellett Playground is a NYC Parks & Recreation Playground located along Avenue 'V, E. 13th.-14th. St.'s. It is a smaller community park featuring basketball hoops, a handball court as well as a kids playground area.

Health care

Homecrest Health Center (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene) is located at 1601 Avenue S, at E. 16th St. It is a Public Health Facility. Coney Island Hospital, NY Prysbeterian Community, and Beth Israel King Highway Div. serve the community. Many private outpatient medical facilities have also emerged.

Religions

Homecrest Presbyterian

There is an ever growing population of members of the Jewish faith in the community, served by quite a few Orthodox and Sephardic synagogues. St. Edmunds Roman Catholic Parish serves the community, as does The First Baptist Church Of Sheepshead Bay, The Homecrest Presbyterian Church, and other congregations of various denomination serve the growing Asian population. There is also a Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall nearby.

In popular culture

See also

References

  1. ^ Brooklyn Community Boards, New York City. Accessed December 31, 2007
  2. ^ 61st Precinct, NYPD.
  3. ^ William E. Kelly Memorial Park

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.