Brooklyn – Brighton Beach
Neptune Ave (bet. Ocean Pkwy. and Corbin Pl.)
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Featured in nycgo.com's 9 in '09 campaign, Brighton Beach is just a short stroll on the boardwalk from Coney Island. The area's Russian population makes for some great Eastern European eats. Meanwhile, the crowd on the beach itself is slightly smaller (and more local) than Coney Island, whose reputation, rides and hot dogs make it a popular destination for beachgoers from Manhattan and beyond.