Bath Beach is served by the D elevated subway line of the New York City Subway system, also called the BMT West End Line. Stations along the line serving the community are 18th Avenue, 20th Avenue, Bay Parkway, 25th Avenue, and Bay 50th Street.While
technically a grid, the streets of the neighborhood have a unique
nomenclature. Four two-way thoroughfares traverse the entire
neighborhood, running parallel to Shore Parkway: these are Cropsey Avenue,
Bath Avenue, Benson Avenue, and 86th Street, with another, Harway
Avenue, running from Stillwell only as far as Twenty-Fourth Avenue. The
one-way cross-streets are numbered, with the word "Bay" attached (to
distinguish them, for postal reasons, from other numbering systems
elsewhere in the borough), from Bay 7th Street in the northwest through
Bay 50th Street in the southeast. Confusingly for first-time visitors,
every third "Bay" numbered street is replaced with a two-way numbered
avenue, from Fourteenth Avenue in the northwest to Twenty-Eighth Avenue
in the southeast (except for what would be Twenty-Second Avenue, which
is called Bay Parkway). These avenues (as well as 86th Street) are part
of a larger grid that encompasses other neighborhoods to the north and
Primarily a working class community of semi-attached houses and
small apartment houses, Bath Beach is becoming a diverse ethnic
community as recent Chinese, Hispanic, Arabic-speaking, and
Russian-speaking immigrants displace the native-born Italian-Americans,
continuing a cycle (the Italian-Americans' immigrant parents and
grandparents displaced native-born German-Americans in the mid-twentieth
century). The neighborhood contains a variety of small mom-and-pop
businesses intermixed with chain stores, most of which are located at
the Caesar's Bay Shopping Center at the terminus of Bay Parkway and on
86th Street along the elevated D line.
The term "Bath Beach" once
described the beach resort specifically as part of the community of
Bath, New York. Bath and Bath Beach are now more or less synonymous. The
population of Bath Beach received a boost at the end of 1863 when steam dummyrailroad service connected the community to the City of Brooklyn horsecar system terminal at 25th Street and 5th Avenue in Sunset Park.Despite its name, the neighborhood no longer has an actual beach. The beach was paved over during the mid-twentieth century to create the Shore Parkway.
On the northwestern half, a promenade was constructed to allow
residents access to a sea wall. The southwestern half, filled in with
land excavated from the construction of the nearby Verrazano-Narrows Bridge during the 1960s, now houses a large park with ballfields and the Caesar's Bay shopping center.
During the 1970s, Bath Beach's commercial strip along 86th Street was used for scenes in the 1971 feature film The French Connection, in the opening credits to the popular television series Welcome Back, Kotter, and most famously in the opening scene of the 1977 feature film Saturday Night Fever. Tony Manero, the lead character (played by John Travolta),
walks along the sidewalk, admires shoes in a storefront window, buys
two (stacked) slices of pizza through a pizzeria window-counter, and
ends up at the hardware store where he works (based on a real hardware
store on Fifth Avenue in nearby Bay Ridge).
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