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Re: Old Neighborhoods - New Names?

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Posted by Matty from Flatbush on Thursday, October 17th 2019:

In Reply to: Old Neighborhoods - New Names? posted by Barb on Wednesday, October 16th 2019:

There are lots of subdivisions within neighborhoods. For example, Ditmas Park is a subdivision of Flatbush. A little research will show that it is not a recent made-up real estate name. You can find ads on the internet or references to Ditmas Park from the early 1900s.

Unfortunately, you cannot post links or pics of it here, but just Google Ditmas Park. It has been used more often recently to describe a neighborhood, though, to make it seem separate from Flatbush. Ditmas Park is bounded by Ocean Avenue on the East, East 16th on the West, Dorchester Road on the North and Newkirk Ave on the South. Other legitimate subdivisions within Flatbush that have also been around since the early 20th Century include [I am going to use all caps here so I can just copy/paste from the internet] 1. CATON PARK, 2. PROSPECT PARK SOUTH, 3. ALBERMARLE-KENMORE TERRACE, 4. BEVERLY SQUARE WEST, 5. BEVERLY SQUARE EAST, 6. DITMAS PARK WEST, 7. DITMAS PARK, 8. WEST MIDWOOD, 9. MIDWOOD PARK, 10. SOUTH MIDWOOD, and 11. FISKE TERRACE.

These 11 neighborhoods are pretty much adjacent to each other and have the same East/West boundaries as Ditmas Park except for Albemarle/Kenmore Terrace which is between East 21 and Flatbush. The North/South boundaries of these Flatbush subdivisions are Caton Avenue and Avenue H.

I think on Foster Avenue around Marlborough and maybe a few streets around there, you can see brick posts with street names when these subdivisions were first built.

If anyone asks, I'll tell you the boundaries of each subdivision. You might be able to find them on May Kay Gallagher'sd Real Estate page, marykayg dot com slash neighborhoods.

Reference ID: BK95993


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