Canarsie ( kə-NAR-see) is a mostly residential neighborhood in the southeastern allocation of Brooklyn, New York City. Canarsie is bordered upon the east by Fresh Creek Basin and East 108th Street; on the north by Linden Boulevard; on the west by Ralph Avenue; on the southwest by Paerdegat Basin; and upon the south by Jamaica Bay. It is against the neighborhoods of East Flatbush to the west, Flatlands and Bergen Beach to the southwest, Starrett City to the east, East New York to the northeast, and Brownsville to the north.
The Place near Canarsie was originally approved by the Canarse Native Americans. The community’s publicize is adapted from a Lenape word meaning “fenced area”. After European settlement, Canarsie was initially a fishing community, but became a popular summer resort in the late 19th and to the lead 20th centuries. By the late 1930s and yet to be 1940, the resorts had been destroyed, and Canarsie was developed as a largely white Italian American and Jewish suburb. In the 1970s, racial tensions developed approximately an argument greater than the zoning of the area’s schools, and in the aftermath, Canarsie became a mainly black neighborhood taking into account a tall West Indian population in the late 1990s.
Canarsie is ration of Brooklyn Community District 18 and its primary ZIP Code is 11236. It is patrolled by the 69th Precinct of the New York City Police Department. Fire facilities are provided by the New York City Fire Department’s Engine Co. 257/Ladder Co. 170/Battalion 58. Politically it is represented by the New York City Council’s 42nd and 46th Districts.