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Sea Gate Real Estate & Sea Gate Homes For Sales Sea Gate Brooklyn NY

Sea Gate Homes Brooklyn NY

is a private gated community located on the South Western end of Brooklyn.

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Sea Gate Homes for Sale.  Click on this link and put in zip code 11224

The gated private community is patrolled 24/7 by the Sea Gate Police, NY State Police Officers.  Sea Gate is a very safe and secure community.  Inside Sea Gate you will find mostly one and two family homes.  There are even a few multi-family homes.  Sea Gate has as it’s people play ground Coney Island as its backyard, which has certainly been improving over the last couple of years.  The new rides while I’m sure are exciting for the youngsters have me stretching my head back to look at people flinging in the air on bungees or flying in an upside down ride.  The funnel cakes with powdered sugar piled high, at Dino’s Wonder Wheel park, are out of this world,

Sea Gate has plenty to shout about since it resembles the Hamptons of Long Island, only it is in Brooklyn.  The peace and quiet is fantastic.  When you wake in the morning you hear birds chirping away.  The Ocean or Bay side is no more than a 1/2 dozen blocks in either direction.  The private beach is available to home owners and apartment renters at a nominal fee.

Sea Gate also has it’s very own lighthouse, Conesea gate lighthouse coney island lighthouse brooklyn nysea gate lighthouse coney island lighthouse brooklyn nyy Island Lighthouse locate
d just off Lindy Parky in Sea Gate, built in 1890 with the first beacon lit in August of 1890.  It stands 61 feet tall and has 87 steps.  When the station was automated in 1989, Keeper Schubert, whose wife Marie had passed away in 1986, was allowed to stay on as a caretaker, and he continuing to climb the eighty-seven steps to the lantern each day to perform
required maintenance duties. During his years of service, Schubert was credited with saving the lives of fifteen sailors and was invited in 1989 for a visit to the White House by President George H. W. Bush. Schubert and his dog, Blazer, remained on duty until December 11, 2003, when Schubert passed away at the age of eighty-eight as the last of the country’s civilian lighthouse keepers. His lighthouse career had lasted sixty-five years, including forty-three years at Coney Island Lighthouse.  Coney Island – Sea Gate Lighthouse.

The Sea Gate Beach Club aka the Sea Gate Cabanas is available to non residence, as well.  Many families just love the fact that a private beach front community exists in Brooklyn.

Sea Gate is a residential community however there is a community food truck at your service in the Sea Gate parking lot.  So grab a bite before you go to the beach.

Historic Districts Councils, in Brooklyn, Honors Grassroots Preservationists

By HAROLD EGELN Under a thousand sanctuary ceiling stars soaring sky-high overhead, the newly restored interior of Grace Church, with a rich history in Brooklyn Heights since 1847, was just the right place at the right time for hosting the citywide

Historic Districts Council’s 2014 15th Annual Grassroots Preservation Awards Party

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Victoria Hofmo, Susan Sizley, Susan Pulaski. Photo by Harold Egeln

held on Wednesday evening, June 4.

The Episcopal church, at 254 Hicks Street at Grace Court, has finished an extensive year-long multi-million-dollar sanctuary restoration project except for its musical organ area now being worked on, with a re-dedication celebration on June 8, four days after historical preservatists from Brooklyn and the city hailed preservation leaders with awards, accolades and applause. “Tonight we honor the people behind the buildings,” said Simeon Bankoff, HDC executive director. “And we hope to learn from them tonight.” The HDC is a not-for-profit, independent and non-partisen organization advocating community based preservation action for the city’s designated historical districts, landmarks, neighborhoods and buildings, and to uphold the city’s Landmarks Law. It started as a coalition in 1971 and was incorporated in 1985, and its website is www.hdc.org. Among many Brooklynites cheering him and the council in the church in the heart of the Brooklyn Heights Historic District (the city’s first in 1966) were Bay Ridge preservationist leaders Victoria Hofmo, a HDC Board of Directors member, Bay Ridge Conservancy founder and a 2006 award honoree, activist Susan Pulaski, President Emeritus of the Bay Ridge Historical Society, and Susan Sizley. In the Epsicopal church’s wonderous setting in the massively high colorful sancutary, designed as “a verdant earthly paradise (with) a celestial ceiling” as church literature noted, Restoration Committee Chair Thomas Pace welcomed the HDC and thanked it for choosing the Gothic Revival church designed by Richard Upjohn (1802-1878), a founder of the American Institute of Architects. Pace spoke in place of Leo J. Blackman, whose architectual firm helped the project. Blackman is the vice president of the NDC Board of Directors. The church pastor is The Reverend Stephen Muncie. THE AWARD HONOREES SALUTED First of those honored was Forest Hills resident Michael Perlman, 31, founder and chair of the Rego-Forest Preservation Council in 2006 which saved the Forest Hills Tennis Stadium from demolition and was converted to a concert venue. He said, Continue reading Historic Districts Councils, in Brooklyn, Honors Grassroots Preservationists