Living in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn


Canarsie Apartments

Relative bargains can still be found for NY apartments in the diverse Brooklyn neighborhood of Canarsie.

 

Located in the southeast section of the borough, Canarsie is bordered by  Fresh Creek Basin and East 108th Street to the east (and the neighborhood of East New York); by Jamaica Bay to the south; by Remsen and Ralph Avenues to the west (and East Flatbush, Bergen Beach and Flatlands); and by Linden Boulevard to the north (and Brownsville).  

 

Canarsie: From Rural to Suburban

Canarsie aparments can be found within a striking variety of housing stock. Canarsie was a remarkably rural-feeling neighborhood all the way up until 1950s.  Today, the northeast section of the community has a very suburban feel, featuring quiet, leafy streets with many single-family houses on modest, lawned lots. Other areas of the neighborhood are considerably more dense, and though most residents live in single- and multi-family houses, there are a number of small apartment buildings and complexes in the community, including several public housing projects.

 

Canarsie's primary commercial districts are centered on Rockaway Parkway, Remsen Avenue, and Flatlands Avenue. Due to the neighborhood's distance from Manhattan, subway commuters will need to sit on the L train for almost an hour, and that's often combined with a bus ride to the subway stop. For many residents of Canarsie apartments, a car is a necessity for getting around within the neighborhood.

 

For recreation and relaxation, the Canarsie Pier is a popular neighborhood gathering place for fishing, and the area's 100-acre Seaview Park offers residents playing fields (soccer, baseball, cricket), playgrounds, running and biking paths and lots of green, open space for picnicking.


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