Map and Photos of East New York The development of East New York began in 1835 by John R. Pitkin, a wealthy Connecticut merchant and
real estate speculator. A financial downturn in 1837 stalled developement until 1853. By the 1930s, the residents were
mostly Italians, Jewish, Germans, and Russians who moved in from Brownsville, Bushwick, and other near-by areas that
had become over crowded. Following World War II, the neighborhood saw a large influx of Puerto Ricans fleeing
unemployment rates of 25% on the island, as well as an influx of African-Americans moving up from the American South.
East New York has the highest crime rate in Brooklyn, by a wide margin. Between January 1 and August 1, 2010, there
were a total of 1767 crime incidents reported by NYPD's CompStat database for the 75th Precinct. The next highest
in Brooklyn for the same period was in the adjacent 73rd Precinct (Ocean Hill and Brownsville), the lowest was in the 76th Precinct, covering Red Hook and Carroll Gardens.
The Junius Street IRT
elevated train station shown in Antoine Fuqua's movie Brooklyn's Finest is in East New York, but the projects
shown in the movie are the Van Dyke Houses in Brownsville...and there is no 65th NYPD Precinct in Brooklyn...but there
was another fictional NYPD 65th Precinct, in TV's The Naked City, a 1950's TV series (the exterior shots
of the NYPD house in that series were of the Midtown North Precinct house in Manhattan). You might enjoy the East New York slideshow on Flickr
Our primary source for neighborhood names and locations is the
New York City Department of City Planning. Additional information is from Kenneth Jackson and John B.
Manbeck's book The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn and Brooklyn by Name by Leonard Benardo and Jennifer Weiss. Neighborhood boundaries, where shown, are approximate, and are often a matter of great local debate and dissent. You can send us YOUR opinion by using the feedback link below...
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