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Sea Gate


The western tip of Coney Island; runs from West 37th Street on the east to the Atlantic Ocean on
the north, west and south.

Sea Gate, as its name implies, is a gated community at the end of Coney Island. Around 800 houses make up the
quaint Sea Gate beach community, which has its own police force dating back to 1899. Housing is mostly single-family,
with many homes facing the waterfront. Sea Gate houses — often brick, with some Mediterranean-style houses —boast
spectacular views of the water as well as the Verrazano Bridge. Lovely two- and three-family houses are available in
Sea Gate as well, commonly with detached garages. Only one apartment building exists in this small neighborhood, so
rentals are likely to be in units of multi-family houses.

The sandy beach, which is lifeguarded during the summer, is a magnet for area residents and visitors alike. Many
residents also join the Sea Gate Beach Club, which offers cabanas and an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Nearby “Lindy
Park,” as the area near the Norton’s Point lighthouse is known, has exceptional views of New York Harbor as well as
spots to picnic. The local community is extremely supportive of its residents, offering a small-town atmosphere within
Brooklyn. For example, right near the area’s main gate is a turn-of-the-century chapel with stained-glass windows, now
used to vote on community events such as potluck suppers.