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Coordinates: 40°38′33″N 73°54′04″W / 40.642598°N 73.90121°W / 40.642598; -73.90121

Canarsie
Country  United States
State  New York
City New York City
Borough Brooklyn
Area[1]
 • Total 7.51 km2 (2.898 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 65,440
 • Density 8,700/km2 (23,000/sq mi)
Economics
 • Median income $58,463
ZIP codes 11234, 11236

Canarsie (/kəˈnɑrsi/ kə-NAR-see) is a working class and middle class residential and commercial neighborhood in the southeastern portion of the borough of Brooklyn, in New York City, United States. The area is part of Brooklyn Community Board 18.[2]

Canarsie, which includes the entire 11236 ZIP code, is bordered on the east by Fresh Creek Basin, East 108th Street, and the BMT Canarsie Line (L train); on the north by Linden Boulevard; on the west by Remsen Avenue to Ralph Avenue and the Paerdegat Basin; and on the south by Jamaica Bay. Canarsie also is adjacent to East Flatbush, Flatlands, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach, and East New York. Canarsie is patrolled by the NYPD's 69th Precinct.[3] Canarsie is also served by Engine 257, Ladder 170 of the FDNY.

History[edit]

Early history[edit]

"Canarsie" results from adaptation to American English phonology of a word in the Lenape language for "fenced land" or "fort". The Native Americans who made the sale of the island of Manhattan for 60 guilders were Lenape. Europeans would often refer to the indigenous people living in an area by the local place-name, and so reference may be found in contemporary documents to "Canarsee Indians". The current neighborhood lies within the former town of Flatlands, one of the five original Dutch towns on Long Island.

Canarsie was built on swamps near Jamaica Bay. It was a fishing village through the 1800s, until pollution contaminated the oysters.[citation needed] In the 1920s, Southern Italian immigrants along with Jews settled in the area (though the Jewish population in Canarsie in recent years has been steadily shrinking [4]). Ferry service at Canarsie Pier withered away after the building of the Marine Parkway–Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge. During the 1990s, much of Canarsie's white population left for Staten Island, Long Island, and Queens, part of a national urban phenomenon called "white flight" by many.[5] Today, Canarsie's population is mostly non-white because of large West Indian immigration. East Brooklyn Community High School now serves the transfer student population.[6]

Murphy's carousel was created in 1912 by the Stein and Goldstein Artistic Carousell Co. of Brooklyn, New York and installed in Golden City Park in Canarsie, on the Brooklyn waterfront, where it operated for 20 years. The New York Times notes: "The horses were carved in Coney Island style, which eschewed the look of docile ponies and prancing fillies and produced much more muscular, ferocious creatures with bared teeth and heads often lifted in motion."[7] In the spring of 1940,[8] when the Belt Parkway was planned in the area, the carousel was moved to Baldwin, on the border abutting Freeport.[7][9]

Canarsie today[edit]

Currently, approximately 84,000 people reside in Canarsie.[10]

At the southeast end of Canarsie is Canarsie Pier on Jamaica Bay, a fishing spot and recreation area. Canarsie Pier is part of Gateway National Recreation Area, a unit of the National Park Service.

At the western end are mostly commercial warehouses and buildings. Canarsie has many one and two family homes, although there are two large public housing developments; NYCHA's "Breukelen" houses, and "Bayview" houses, and a number of small apartment buildings scattered throughout the neighborhood. The neighborhood has many parks, including a large park (over 100 acres) commonly referred to as Seaview Park, but officially named Canarsie Beach Park, expanded to the southwest in 2007. On Jamaica Bay, beyond the Belt Parkway, lies the Canarsie Pier section of Gateway National Recreation Area.

"By way of Canarsie" was a mid-twentieth century American English figure of speech meaning "to come to one's destination by a roundabout way or from a distant point." It presumably arose when the Wilson Avenue Line was a principal route to Canarsie Landing. The expression has dropped from modern common parlance.[11]

Transportation[edit]

The BMT Canarsie Line, on which the L train of the New York City Subway runs, has its terminal in Canarsie. MTA bus routes B6, B17, B42, B60, B82, B103, and BM2 also run through Canarsie.

The principal commercial streets are Rockaway Parkway and Flatlands Avenue. Avenue L is also fairly commercial.[citation needed]

Schools[edit]

Canarsie is home to three high-school campuses, Canarsie Educational Campus and South Shore,and the newer East Brooklyn Community High School, and several junior high schools and elementary schools. In late fall 2006, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that five troubled high schools would close by 2010.[citation needed] Among those five were Canarsie's South Shore and Canarsie High School. According to Melody Meyer, a DOE spokesperson, the closing is attributed to "dismal graduation rates, consistent low test scores, a poor history of educating, low performing students, and lackluster demand."

Canarsie High School phased out at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. There are three small schools operating in the Canarsie Educational Campus: High School for Medical Professions (HSMP), Innovation in Advertising and Media (IAM), and Urban Action Academy (UAA). They will have their first graduating class at the end of the 2011-2012 school year.

Media[edit]

The Canarsie Courier, located at 1142 East 92nd Street and published every Thursday, is the oldest weekly publication in Brooklyn and is still in publication today. It was founded by Walter S. Patrick on April 22, 1921. The Courier was then purchased by brothers Bob and Joe Samitz in 1959. After the passing of Joe Samitz, Mary (Mae) Samitz became co-publisher of the paper with her husband Bob and then became the sole publisher after he died. After his death in 1998, the Samitz family sold the paper to Donna Marra and Sandra Greco. Mrs. Marra became the sole publisher in 2010. The newspaper's estimated circulation is fewer than 5,000, including paid, mailed subscriptions and subscribers to their Web site, as well as newsstand and over-the-counter sales. In addition to Canarsie, the Courier is distributed in various communities in southeast Brooklyn, such as Georgetown, East New York, Mill Basin, Bergen Beach, and Spring Creek, among others.

While the weekly focuses on local community news, it also offers readers a variety of features for the discriminating reader, plus local sports, culture news, guest columns, and opinion columns by in-house editors.

Notable residents[edit]

Notable current and former residents of Canarsie include:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Canarsie neighborhood in New York". Retrieved June 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Brooklyn Community Boards, New York City. Retrieved December 31, 2007.
  3. ^ 69th Precinct, NYPD
  4. ^ "Jewish Community Shrinking, But Surviving | www.canarsiecourier.com". Canarsie Courier. 2004-12-23. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  5. ^ "They Drew A Line". New York Times. March 31, 1985. Retrieved 2013-03-28. "Canarsie expanded during the 1950's and became a quasi-suburban homeowner community. Since then, however, more and more of the newcomers have been escaping older Brooklyn areas as they turned into black slums" 
  6. ^ Census.gov
  7. ^ a b Toy, Vivian S. (May 1, 2005). "A Carousel Becomes the Brass Ring". The New York Times. 
  8. ^ "Nunley's Carousel". Cradle of Aviation Museum. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ Tagliaferro, Linda (Long Island, NY Expert). "Nunley's Carousel at Museum Row, Garden City, NY". About.com. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/census/census2010/t_pl_p1_nta.pdf
  11. ^ whatdoesthatmean.com
  12. ^ Witchel, Alex. " COFFEE TALK WITH: Howard Schultz; By Way of Canarsie, One Large Hot Cup of Business Strategy", The New York Times, December 14, 1994. Accessed October 1, 2007. "It's ironic that no matter where I go, I meet people from Brooklyn, says Howard Schultz, 40, who grew up in Canarsie."
  13. ^ Weber, Bruce (2012-01-19). "Richard J. Sheirer, Official in Charge of Sept. 11 Rescues, Dies at 65". New York Times. Retrieved 2012-02-04. 
  14. ^ Barbanel, Josh. "Preparing for Bonus Season", The New York Times, December 10, 2006. Accessed October 10, 2007. "Mr. Sliwa grew up in Canarsie, Brooklyn, and talks about also having lived in Brownsville and near Fordham Road in the South Bronx (though he lived most recently in a rental apartment in Kips Bay)."

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