Profile for East New York, New York, NY
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East New York
East New York is a neighborhood of Brooklyn
. Elevation is 20 feet.
Bounded by Jamaica Avenue to the north, Eldert Lane to the east, Belt Parkway to the south, and Junus Street to the west.
Former and merged names include:
· New Lots
The community developed as a residential neighborhood for working-class families. Growth was spurred by construction of the Williamsburg Bridge in 1903 and the IRT subway in 1922.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jerry Stiller, comedian
· George Gershwin, composer
· Tony Danza, actor
· Danny Kaye, actor
· Jimmy Smits, actor
· Issac Asimov, science fiction writer
· Anne Jackson, actress
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