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welcome to brighton beach, “little russia” by the sea

Добро пожаловать! Welcome! Welcome to Brighton Beach!

Brooklyn’s bustling and bountiful neighborhood by the sea. Known as “Little Russia” for its large ethnic Russian population, Brighton Beach like many other ethnic NYC neighborhoods has a distinct character all its own. A casual stroll in the area reveals, restaurants, shops and businesses with a unique “Russian” flavor that meld “old country” charm with up to date American business savvy and commerce. It’s an area that’s full of vitality abounding in unique tastes and treats to delight even the most jaded visitor. And with the beautiful boardwalk and beach a stone’s throw from all the attractions, a day trip to Brighton is a mini vacation easily accessible by subway or car.

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sample our cuisine

sample our cuisine

Brighton is the best place in New York to find authentic Russian fare, and home to more Russian restaurants and cafes than anywhere in America. more →
shop our stores and boutiques

shop our stores and boutiques

Looking for a gift that’s truly unique? You’ll find it here in Brighton Beach. Brighton’s merchants provide a wide range of items some of which are only sold here. more →
explore our culture and history

explore our culture and history

In Brighton Beach, history is in the air. Walk along the boardwalk and feel the memories of the place and why it’s so dear to so many people. more →

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Cafe Glechik Featured in NY Post
New York Post

"The savory-sweet, flavorful borscht here comes from a secret family recipe that goes back to father-son owners Vadim and Paul Tesler’s grandmother/ great-grandmother, who also hailed from Odessa." more →

Brighton Ballet Theater:  The Nutcracker & Winter Holiday Concert
Saturday, December 21, 2013, Leon M. Goldstein Performing Arts Center

The Brighton Ballet Theater / The School of Russian American Ballet presents "Winter Holiday Concert" at 5:00 pm & "The Nutcracker" at 6:30 pm. more →