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Brighton Beach is an Oceanside neighborhood in the New York City

borough of Brooklyn.

It is known for its high population of Russian speaking immigrants and as a summer destination for New York City residents due

to its beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and its proximity to the amusement parks in Coney Island.

Brighton Beach was dubbed “Little Odessa” by the local populace due to many of its residents having come from Odessa, a city of Ukraine. The founder of Cake lived in Brooklyn for a while, and visited Brighton Beach often to escape the hectic city life. Inspired by this experience, Cake made a cushion line called Boardwalk.