Brighton Beach is a costal neighbourhood at the south end of Brooklyn, stretching between Manhattan Beach and Coney Island. It is well known as a hot spot for the Russian mafia.
Formerly run by Don Moretti, the Russian mob took over when Moretti went to prison. At that time, Vincent Deluca ("The Fix") and Benny D’Agostino worked there as members of La Cosa Nostra under Don Moretti.
Now Moretti’s son Elias wants to claim his birth right by getting back control over the neighbourhood. ("Witness")
Sam Latimer - Former US military, bar owner and ring leader. He wanted to work with Elias but was eventually killed by him.
Elias - Working under the alias Charlie Burton as a history teacher in the Brighton Beach school district. He lived in an apartment at 7117 Brightwater Court.
Will - One of Burton's students who helped Reese and Burton to hide from the Russian gang. He’s living with his father in the Double Bs.
Ivan Yogorov - Russian mob boss who ordered the hit on Benny D'Agostino at the bodega as revenge for Elias’ mob murdering his brother. He was killed by Scarface.
The Green Zone - A bar run by Sam Latimer in Coney Island. Reese goes there to apply for becoming a member of Joey Durban's gang. ("Mission Creep")
The real location is a sports bar and cafe named Bratva on 1205 Surf Ave.
Elias' apartment - Located at the corner of Coney Island Ave. and Brightwater court. There is a Bayridge Savings Bank across from the building. Finch hacked into the ATM to access the surveillance feed.
The actual location is at 711 Brightwater Court. The bank is really a Jewish Community centre.
Double Bs - A housing project for people with low income that is now run by a Bulgarian drug dealer. Reese and Charlie Burton were hiding from Yogorov’s men inside the building.
The building resembles those found within Neptune Ave and Ocean Parkway. In the episode it has been digitally altered to appear in the proximity of Charlie Burton’s apartment.
Bodega - A small grocery shop where Benny D'Agostio was killed. Charlie Burton had groceries delivered from the bodega twice a month.
The real location is Golden Key Gourmet Foods at 1067 Brighton Beach Avenue.