7 Blocks: Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn

7 Blocks

March 30, 2012 1:48:25 PM PDT
When stepping into Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn, many find themselves in a bustling business district. However, three blocks away is the biggest draw to the area.

The bay itself is where fisherman and sightseers have been coming for years. Over the last decade, the fishing fleet has been shrinking, replaced more by sightseeing boats and dinner cruises.

For many years, Mariners would look to the church's steeple to guide their ships into the bay. It is a part of St. Mark Roman Catholic Church about four blocks from the El. It takes up a full square block. The parish contains a church, school and auditorium.

About four blocks from the stop is a park sacred to many Jews. Since 1985, the Holocaust Memorial Park has been a gathering place for thousands to remember loved ones, pray for hope and never forget the horrors of the past.

Yet, no visit to the area would be complete without checking out, what many call the pride of Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn for over 75 years, Randazzo's Clam Bar.

The restaurant is a landmark and offers fresh seafood of all kinds. It even has its own sauce. Many will say that the Fried Calamari is among the best in the city.

Great food, spiritual connections and a day at sea can all be found within seven blocks of the El stop in Sheepshead Bay Brooklyn.