Windsor Terrace

Brooklyn

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"Nestled between Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetery, Windsor Terrace is a historically working-class neighborhood with porch-fronted row homes that are often passed down from generation to generation. This makes for a homey family neighborhood, thus far untouched by the rampant commercial development that has taken over much of Brooklyn. Some gentrification (in the form of well stocked wine stores and restaurants with an artisanal, locavore bent) has touched the small commercial strips that line 16th St and Prospect Ave on opposite sides of the neighborhood. However, unlike many parts of Brooklyn, this commercial polish does not outshine the patina of long established local businesses, like United Meat Market, Oak Park pharmacy, and Farrell's, a staunch blue collar bar that serves 32oz Budweisers in Styrofoam cups and didn't allow unchaperoned women on the premises until the1970s. All of this--proximity to green space; quiet tree-lined streets, and that small town in a big city feeling--makes Windsor Terrace a highly desirable rental market that is nearly impossible to get into. Your best bet is to get to know the locals and hope that Freddy's cousin's mother-in-law has an apartment for rent. Upsides: • Access to the F and G train at Prospect Park Southwest and Fort Hamilton Parkway stops; a relatively short 40 minutes to Manhattan. • A healthy walk (1 mile) or short bus ride away from the bustling commercial center of Park Slope. • Close proximity to Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetery, two of the largest, most idyllic green spaces in the five boroughs. • Quiet, family friendly. Downsides: • Limited housing stock. • Technically a “food desert” as there is no grocery store within one mile. However, the Whole Foods (Gowanus; 3rd Ave and 3rd St.) and the Steve’s C-Town Market (Park Slope; 9th St. between 5th & 6th Ave.) both deliver. • Outside of the delivery radius of most desirable Park Slope restaurants. • No gym in the area (New York Sports Club and the YMCA in Park Slope are the closest)." By: Aimee Davis

Neighborhood Tags:

Quiet, Family-Friendly, Brownstones

Neighborhood Highlights

Trains:

F
G

Buses:

B16
B61
B67
B68
B69
B103
BM1
BM2

Rental Prices:

$1,490 ― $2,550

Sales Prices:

$358,000 ― $612,000

Landmarks:

Greenwood Cemetery, Prospect Park, Parade Grounds

School Districts:

15

Police Precincts:

72

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Reviews

  • Andrew
    July 12th 2016
    Hey me again. Still like this place.
  • Andrew
    July 12th 2016
    I like this place. Its nice.

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