Gravesend is a neighborhood in the south-central section of the New York City borough of Brooklyn, on the southwestern edge of Long Island in the U.S. state of New York. It is bounded on the south by Coney Island, on the west by Bath Beach, on the north by Bensonhurst, and on the east by Homecrest and Sheepshead Bay. The largest ethnic group is thought to be Italian American and named for Gravesend’s Italian community is a professional soccer team, the Brooklyn Italians who play in Gravesend’s John Dewey High School football stadium.

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