Where’s East Coco Beach?
I’ve lived in NYC all my life. I’ve lived here through the ’77 blackout, seedy Times Square, the Crown Heights Riot, both terrorist attacks on the Trade Center — a long time now. But even so, I have no idea where anything is anymore. Correction: I know exactly where 33rd Street and 2nd Avenue is, but no idea what Murray Hill is — I can find Grimaldi’s under the Brooklyn Bridge, but DUMBO? That’s a head scratcher. Who is walking around my fair city, drawing lines and renaming its neighborhoods? (Yes, I’m looking at you Joe and Jane Corcoran!) So, in the spirit of Nolita and Clinton Hill — I introduce you all to East Coco Beach, located in the south eastern section of Brooklyn. It boasts ample residential housing, a multi-cultural Caribbean flavor and not one Starbucks or Baby Gap, four miles in any direction. Truly unspoiled terrain.