Walk Score in Brownsville
Brownsville is located in the eastern part of the borough of Brooklyn in NYC. Brownsville was founded in 1858 as a settlement for Jewish factory workers, but the population became more diverse after the 1950s. There is lots of traffic in this busy area, so walk with caution and keep a firm grip on your pup's leash.
Terrain in Brownsville
The area is mostly flat and surrounded by apartment buildings, townhouses, walk-ups, small businesses and local restaurants. The neighborhood also has two fire houses, the 65th Precinct police station, area parks like Lincoln Terrace, recreation areas and playgrounds like the Betsy Head Play Center, the Loews Pitkin movie theater, a branch of the New York public library and 39 area schools. Residents use the New York City subway, the L train, buses and pedestrian bridges to come and go from the city. The neighborhood also boasts many historic features like the Zion Triangle War Memorial which was erected and dedicated in 1925.
Greenways in Brownsville
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Betsy Head was a wealthy British socialite who lived in Brownsville in the late 1800's until her death in 1907. She bequeathed a very generous sum to the City of New York to build a recreational area for residents and visitors. The park was completed in 1915 and has a swimming and wading pool, a rest pavilion, bathing building, a greenhouse, field house, tennis courts and running track. In 1983, 5.2 million dollars was invested back into the park to create more green spaces like ball fields, more pools, new landscaping, benches, fountains and updated curbs, shrubs and trees. You and your furry pal can spend the day here exploring the many beautiful areas that Betsy Head was so gracious to leave to the citizens and visitors of Brownsville. Be sure to clean up after your pooch while inside the park and have a blast!