Residents of East New York, in Brooklyn, live near the shores of Jamaica Bay and just west of John F. Kennedy International Airport. This neighborhood may seem huge, but people have plenty of options for getting around town. Kids have several playgrounds and parks to get some exercise, while several magnet schools and academies provide educational opportunities.
East New York sits approximately 10 miles southeast from the city center. Hop on Cypress Hills Street and head north to Interstate 495, and then travel west to reach all of the action at Times Square in Manhattan.
Teenagers attend James P. Sinnot Junior High School as part of the New York City Department of Education. The Cypress Hills Library, part of the Brooklyn Public Library system, serves the public just north of the Cypress Hills Playground.