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Sheepshead Bay Piers

Emmons Ave. bet. Ocean Ave. and E. 26 St.


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

These piers, which lie along Emmons Avenue between Ocean Avenue and East 26th Street, are located in a neighborhood named for a fish native to the Atlantic coast all the way from Nova Scotia to the Gulf of Mexico. The silvery, black-banded Sheepshead fish, a member of the porgy family, is so called for its teeth, which resemble those of sheep. Sheepshead Bay’s name most likely dates back to 1844, when Benjamin Freeman built the first hotel in the area, The Sheepshead.

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Sheepshead Bay Piers Weather

  • Tue
    Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Light Rain
  • Wed
    Chance Showers and Areas Fog then Showers and Breezy
  • Thu
    Mostly Sunny and Breezy
  • Fri
    Chance Snow

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