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Brownsville lies on the eastern side of Brooklyn, bordered by Atlantic Avenue on the north and Van Sinderen Avenue on the west. The neighborhood extends all the way down to 98th and Avenue D, with larger thoroughfares, like Route 27, Rockaway Avenue, and Pitkin Avenue, passing through it. Smaller side roads are filled with residential properties, providing people with a more quiet place to relax. In terms of getting around, the L train runs up and down Van Sinderen, with stops at Livonia and Sutter, while the 2/3 and 4 trains also make their way through the area, stopping at various points along Livonia Avenue.
This section of Brooklyn is dotted by some green spaces where the kids can play or where people can take a stroll or enjoy a sunny afternoon. Chester Playground is located right by PS 327, Livonia Park is on the southern side of the neighborhood, and two playgrounds - Dr. Green Playground and Carter G Woodson Children's Park - are right across the street from each other along Sutter. The Floyd Patterson Ballfields and the Betsy Head Pool are some other recreation spaces open to the public.
There are many choices for dining and shopping, with most being fairly straightforward, no frills kind of places. Ethnic restaurants and food markets can be found near the intersection of 98th and Livonia. On the northern side of Brownsville, there are chain restaurants, drug stores, small family-owned eateries, and retail stores. There are also markets, a gym, some banks, and a library, making it convenient to take care of plenty of things on the same day or evening. With the Brookdale Hospital located in Brownsville, there are several doctor's offices in the area. This means that residents might not have to travel too far to take care of themselves.