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A brief history of some “bogus” Brooklyn neighborhood names

Harry Siegel bemoans all of the “new” Brooklyn neighborhood names. How recent are his examples? Not very, for the most part. Continue reading

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Prospect-Lefferts Gardens in photos

This gallery contains 23 photos.

Some more pics from my late-October trip.

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The other faces of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

A few days before the end of the pre-Sandy era, I went to Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. You might have seen my post about the beautiful buildings on Maple Street, but I prefer not to leave you with the impression that the entire … Continue reading

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Branding Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

One of the nerdy highlights of hanging out in the Brooklyn Collection stacks is going through the archive materials. I don’t do it too often; much of the time, I’ll have enough information from books to put together a coherent … Continue reading

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Maple Street and Lefferts Manor

I strongly recommend a sightseeing trip to Maple Street between Flatbush and Bedford Avenues in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. It’s such a strange, beautiful block that photographs fail to do it justice. Yards, porticos, wide driveways with garages, and Spanish tiles on … Continue reading

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Week twenty-eight: Prospect-Lefferts Gardens

I thought my friend Brooke wanted to wait to pick a card until she joined me in Bay Ridge (whenever that is), so I was a bit surprised she took me up on my offer to pick number 28.

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Bonus post: the Brooklyn Half

I’m running the Brooklyn Half tomorrow. It’s one of my target races this year, so I’ve been training with it in mind. The race ends on the Coney Island boardwalk, on which I’ve run twice this year – on February … Continue reading

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