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Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is the name given to a neighborhood in Flatbush in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The area is bounded by Empire Boulevard (formerly Malbone Street) to the north, Clarkson Avenue to the south, New York Avenue to the east, and Ocean Avenue/Prospect Park to the west.[1] Prospect Lefferts Gardens is part of Brooklyn Community Board 9 and is serviced by the NYPD 71st Precinct.

The area was originally founded by a Dutch family in 1660. In 1893 the Lefferts estate was divided by James Lefferts into 600 building lots, now known as Lefferts Manor. In order to ensure that the neighborhood would contain homes of a substantial nature, Lefferts attached land-use deed restrictions, dictating that each lot contain a single family residence built of brick or stone at least two stories in height. The land-use covenant still exists in Lefferts Manor. [2] Houses in Lefferts Manor were mostly constructed during the late 19th Century, the last of which were constructed in the late 1950's. Lefferts Manor and parts of Lefferts Avenue and Sterling Street, not in the single-family covenant, were granted landmark status by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1979.[3]

Other areas of Prospect Lefferts Gardens contain a mixture of single-family and multi-family homes as well as larger apartment houses. Currently the neighborhood contains an ethnically diverse community with a largely Caribbean population.

The Prospect Lefferts Gardens neighborhood is serviced by the Q and B trains (BMT Brighton Line) at the Prospect Park and Parkside Avenue stops, as well as the Sterling Street and Winthrop Street stops on the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line (2 and 5 trains).

Take a house tour of Lefferts Gardens By Linda Perney, AM New York, Just a few short blocks from Prospect Park, Lefferts Gardens is a neighborhood of stately trees, handsome houses -- most of which remain occupied by single families -- and pretty front gardens. Developed at the turn of the last century, most of its houses were built in the early 1900s -- although the final three were added to the neighborhood in the 1950s. Above all, this is a neighborly neighborhood, with plenty of kids biking along the sidewalks as their parents chat across back fences or front stoops. More videos and photos of homes

Time Out New York Kids / Issue 31 : Apr 15?May 15, 2008 Up-and-coming neighborhoods, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Boasting historic homes and a single-train commute to Manhattan, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is one of the last affordable neighborhoods near Prospect Park.

The New York Observer The Local: In Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, It's 'Pure Poor People' vs. 'Gentrification People' But 'It's Not a Racial Thing' by Lysandra Ohrstrom | January 18, 2008 Excellent Prospects, Priced-out Manhattanites discover Prospect-Lefferts Gardens but first, they have to figure out where it is. By S.Jhoanna Robledo Published Jul 17, 2005

The New York Times If You're Thinking of Living In/Prospect-Lefferts Gardens; Convenient and Close-Knit Yet Diverse By DULCIE LEIMBACH Published: April 4, 2004

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