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Encyclopedia > Prospect Park South, Brooklyn
Subway line passes through the neighborhood
Subway line passes through the neighborhood

Prospect Park South is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, within the community of Flatbush. It is bordered by Caton Avenue to the north, the BMT Brighton Line of the New York Subway to the east, Beverley Road (sometimes spelled Beverly) to the south, and between Stratford Road and Coney Island Avenue to the west. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 315 KB) BUildings seen from the train on Brighton line. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 315 KB) BUildings seen from the train on Brighton line. ... Nickname: Big Apple, City that never Sleeps, Gotham Location in the state of New York Coordinates: Country United States State New York Boroughs The Bronx Manhattan Queens Brooklyn Staten Island Settled 1613 Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Area    - City 1,214. ... The Five Boroughs of New York City: 1: Manhattan 2: Brooklyn 3: Queens 4: Bronx 5: Staten Island In New York City, a borough is a unique form of government used to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city; it differs significantly from other borough forms of... Brooklyn (named for the Dutch city Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... Flatbush is a community of the Borough of Brooklyn, a part of New York City, consisting of several neighborhoods. ... The Brighton Line is a rapid transit line of the New York City Subway in Brooklyn, New York City. ... South Ferry station 125th Street station The New York City Subway is a large rapid transit system in New York City, New York, United States. ... Coney Island Avenue runs almost parallel to Ocean Parkway. ...


Prospect Park South was developed at the end of the 19th century by visionary developer Dean Alvord as a community of large, individually-designed homes. Its motto was rus in urb (country in the city). It was built to take advantage of the train service on the BMT Brighton Line of the New York City Subway that connected the community with Manhattan, near City Hall, at the western end of the Brooklyn Bridge. The Brighton Line is a rapid transit line of the New York City Subway in Brooklyn, New York City. ... The New York City Subway system is a rapid transit system operated by the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... ... For other uses, see Brooklyn Bridge (disambiguation). ...

One of the Prospect Park South houses
One of the Prospect Park South houses

A number of the homes in the community are considered mansions, telling of a historical period of wealth and prominent individuals of means. A Japanese-style home on Buckingham Road was the residence of the Japanese Ambassador to the United States (this is probably apocryphal). The nearby Alvord Mansion, built by the developer of Prospect Park South for his own family, and later the home of the Matz family, the founders of the Ex-lax Company, located on the south side of Albemarle Road bordering on the railway, was abandoned and then torn down after a fire in 1955. This followed a zoning battle in which the Matz family heirs sold the one-acre property to an apartment house developer and the neighborhood association successfully defeated the proposal to build in violation of zoning laws. The property remains vacant to this day. Prospect Park South was designated as a historic district by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1979. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 227 KB) One of the Porches on the Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Prospect Park South, Brooklyn Metadata This file contains... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 227 KB) One of the Porches on the Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Prospect Park South, Brooklyn Metadata This file contains... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is the New York City agency charged with administering New Yorks Landmarks Preservation Law. ...


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Mill Basin/ Mill Island is a neighborhood in New York City in the southeastern portion of the borough of Brooklyn lying along Jamaica Bay and bounded to the north by Avenue U, and to the east, south, and west by the Mill Basin / Mill Island Inlet. ... The New York Naval Shipyard (NYNSY), also known as the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the New York Navy Yard and United States Navy Yard, New York, is located 1. ... New Lots is a section of Brooklyn New York. ... New Utrecht was a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... Ocean Hill is a neighborhood on the Northeastern section of Brooklyn in New York City. ... Ocean Parkway is a broad boulevard and associated neighborhood in the west central portion of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... A typical Park Slope block in spring. ... Pigtown formerly described a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, existing as such until approximately the end of the 19th century. ... Prospect Heights is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, USA, bounded by Flatbush Avenue to the west, Atlantic Avenue to the north, Eastern Parkway to the south, and, traditionally, Washington Avenue to the east,1 though some people have recently begun to claim boundaries as far east as Bedford Avenue. ... Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is the name given to a neighborhood in Flatbush in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... A Holland-Style Factory Building in Red Hook Red Hook circa 1875 Red Hook is a neighborhood of the Borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA. Before annexation into Brooklyn, Red Hook was a separate village. ... Seagate, Brooklyn was built at the far western end of Coney Island at the southern tip of Brooklyn. ... Sheepshead Bay is a bay separating the mainland of Brooklyn, New York City from the eastern portion of Coney Island, the latter originally a barrier island but now effectively an extension of the mainland with peninsulas both east and west. ... 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