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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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VIDEO:  Brighton Beach Residents Tak About the Great War, Being Jews, and Their Lives in Brooklyn
In many Baltic states, May 9th, the day Nazi Germany currendered to the Soviet Union, is celebrated as Victory Day. Huge parades and fanfare take place across the region and, in a much smaller fashion, in Brighton Beach. There, veterans assembled to talk about their experiences during the war, as Jews, and their lives in Brooklyn. more →

Brighton Beach BID to publish “Doing Business in New York City” Brochure
Brighton Beach BID will publish a "Doing Business in New York City" Brochure. If you are a small business owner and are interested in learning more about NYC rules and regulations, please Contact Brighton Beach BID at info@bidbrightonbeach.com.

DCA Reduces Fines in the Past Year by One Third
In the past year, the Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) has reduced small business fines by one third, increased transparency and fairness in the Agency’s regulations of small businesses, and expanded outreach and education in order to help you and your business. more →