Sheepshead Bay

Filled with trendy restaurants, an abundance of retail stores, and direct waterfront access, Sheepshead Bay has seen a wonderful transformation over recent years. Check out the great shopping this area has to offer on Sheepshead Bay Road while Emmons Avenue offers more upscale bars, clubs and eateries. The B and Q trains provide subway service to and from Sheepshead Bay.

Neighborhood Tags

  • Schools
  • Parks
  • Tree-lined streets
  • Shorefront community
  • Shopping
  • Fishing community
  • vibe
    Unexpected AppealThis shorefront neighborhood is perfect for fishing and waterfront access.
  • love
    You'll fall in love with The diversity of bars, restaurants and shops.
  • lifestyle
    The Lifestyle This neighborhood caters to all kinds of lifestyles.

Neighborhood Highlights

  • Close to Kings Plaza Mall
  • Emmons Avenue
  • Marine Park Complex
  • Ocean Avenue
  • Sheepshead Bay Road
  • Coney Island
  • Brighton Beach
  • Aviator Sports and Events Center

Located in Southern Brooklyn

Nearest Subway

  • B
  • Q

Commute Times

Union Square 50m by train, 45m by car

Wall Street 45m by train, 35m by car

Grand Central 58m by train, 45m by car

Atlantic Terminal 37m by train, 32m by car

Around the Block

Explore Sheepshead Bay

Sheepshead Bay is a waterfront community that is truly unique and one of a kind.

Sheepshead Bay was previously known as a village-by-the-sea by its earliest settlers. Surrounded by the Plumb Beach Channel and the Sheepshead Bay, this neighborhood was named after an edible fish caught in its waters, the sheepshead. Although catching this fish has become rare, one of the main attractions in Sheepshead Bay still remains to be fishing. Sheepshead Bay has also experienced a growth of residential and commercial developments and on Emmons Avnue, the northern shoreline street along the bay, are piers boasting an active seafood market and tour boats.

Panoramic aerial view of Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

Sheephead Bay is a neighborhood that has rich history and a great sense of community. Residents enjoy open water views that lay beyond Emmons Avenue. This commercial strip is decorated with the best lounges, bars and restaurants in all of Sheepshead Bay. An unexpected appeal of Emmons Avenue is the seafood shacks its hosts which serve fresh seafood from the fishing fleets that arrive everyday with new catches. 

Open water view in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.
Emmons Avenue in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn.

Discover and Explore

What's around you

Residents of Sheepshead Bay always have something to do.

Sheepshead Bay offers residential tranquility along the tree-lined side streets, without sacrificing the convenience of shopping and dining along the popular commerical avenues. Thriving commercial strips lay along Ocean, Nostrand and Coney Island Avenues. The neighborhood is also close to Kings Plaza Mall which houses over 150 shops, eateries and even a multiplex movie theater. The neighborhood is also home to Marine Park Complex that features amenities such as a golf course, baseball fields and hiking trails. Several smaller parks are strategically placed throughout the neighborhood, giving residents plenty of green open spaces to relax and stay active.

Buildings in Sheepshead Bay