"Big Green Boulevard"
Ocean Parkway is primarily residential and lined with apartment buildings and multi-family homes. It's a huge street running from Brighton Beach in the south and into the Prospect Expressway to the north. There are 3 lanes of traffic in each direction plus a service lane to the side each way, for a total of 8 lanes of often-congested roadway. The really nice thing about it, though, is the greenway on each side separating the service lane from the main throughways. It's as though you have a long, narrow park on each side of the street, filled with trees, park benches, and even chess tables. On a nice day, you'll see people out walking, kids riding bikes and scooters, folks playing chess, and just hanging out. Overall, it's an extremely pleasant place considering the amount of traffic whizzing by all the time.