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Comment Archives: stories: News & Features

Re: “The 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn

What about Gravesand End? I couldnt get the list.

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Posted by Jayne Lederman Gerst on 04/01/2013 at 3:02 PM

Re: “The 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn

Wow... yeah Where's Canarsie in this list? We have a pier for kite flying and fishing. We have a beautiful park for baseball and cricket and it has brand new parts to it like a skate area. Whoever decided to make this list really didn't try to go everywhere in this borough...

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Posted by Jason Linetsky on 04/01/2013 at 10:46 AM

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Please note: et al projects is also located at the 56 Bogart building.

Posted by 56 Bogart Art on 03/30/2013 at 11:37 AM

Re: “The 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn

South Brooklyn is what Jo Reynolds posted. Southern Brooklyn is Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Bensonhurst, etc. Those places were not a part of Brooklyn at the time, they were in separate municipalities, hence the difference. The history is there, embrace it rather than change it.

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Posted by Will on 03/29/2013 at 1:44 PM

Re: “The 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn

L mag sucks

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Posted by deeznuts on 03/29/2013 at 9:57 AM

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here's a full list of the neighborhoods represented in this list: Flatbush, Windsor Terrace, Bushwick, Midwood, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, DUMBO, Coney Island, Vinegar Hill, Crown Heights, Brighton Beach, Carroll Gardens, Bay Ridge, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Bensonhurst, Clinton Hill, Park Slope (north and south), Sunset Park, Bed-Stuy, Gravesend, Williamsburg, Gowanus, Fort Greene, Ditmas Park, Greenpoint, Brooklyn Heights

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Posted by Henry Stewart on 03/28/2013 at 1:51 PM

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Clearly someone on the editorial staff lives in Bushwick. I feel like 80+% of the neighborhoods in Brooklyn have been ignored here? Lame.

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Posted by Kirk P on 03/28/2013 at 1:17 PM

Re: “The 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn

How about cutest name? Kermit Place. Punniest name: Tennis Court.

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Posted by Breukellen Riesgo on 03/28/2013 at 12:31 PM

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Jo Reynolds is absolutely right about Smith Street being in South Brooklyn. No Brooklynite worth his/her salt would confuse South and Southern Brooklyn--confusing, but a very Brooklyn thing; like South Midwood being north of Midwood :-)

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Posted by Robert Marvin on 03/28/2013 at 11:29 AM

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I'm glad that my neighborhood (PLG) rated two blocks here. but FWIW, the photograph of the Flatbush--Ocean block of Lincoln Road was actually taken around the corner, on Flatbush Ave., evidence perhaps of "gentrification" spreading out. The photo DOE'S capture the spirit of Lincoln Road.

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Posted by Robert Marvin on 03/28/2013 at 11:20 AM

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It's Sherman Street, not Sherman Place. Not really worth reading any further given the author's ignorance.

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Posted by former resident of Sherman Street on 03/27/2013 at 11:57 PM

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Keyword being "used to be". Whenever someone says South Brooklyn to me, I think Bensonhurst, Sheepshead Bay, Brighton Beach, Gravesend, Coney Island, etc. It was an interesting article, didn't agree with all of them, but interesting nevertheless.

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Posted by Eszter Tsvang on 03/27/2013 at 9:47 PM

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I am originally from 22nd street, between 4 & 5 th Avenue! There all the neighbors are friendly, we all use to have awesome block parties w an awesome fireworks display. Half the neighborhood would come just to watch the fireworks! So as for a great street to live on, I would say 22 nd street!!!

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Posted by Lynda Cavallo-Davila on 03/27/2013 at 9:13 PM

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#13: It's East 23rd Street, not 23rd Street and Place, not place (obviously just typos?)

#24: The triangle's name, though most people seem not to know it, is Fowler Square.

Posted by Anonymous on 03/27/2013 at 2:04 PM

Re: “The 50 Best Blocks in Brooklyn

South Brooklyn is the old name for all of Brooklyn below Atlantic and west of 4th Ave: Boreum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia Waterfront, Gowanus, and Red Hook. Hasn't been in vogue for 40-50 years. Smith Street is the smack in the middle of what used to always be referred to as South Brooklyn.

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Posted by Jo Reynolds on 03/27/2013 at 1:30 PM

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Hey, do you realize that the title of this piece is "the 50 best blocks in Brooklyn" while the article is actually "the best, worst, and most unusual blocks in Brooklyn" that's kind of poor journalism, no?

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Posted by Syed Ashraf Meer on 03/27/2013 at 12:53 PM

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On my block, I have the entrance to the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and Mt. Prospect Park, I also have three, that's right, three curbs we can park on. A 2/3 subway station that is clean and culturally significant, an improvised skate park, and a row of beautiful gilded age apartment buildings known as the "grey old ladies" This spring, after a two year restoration project, we also have beautiful seperated bike lanes, wide sidewalks, and historically accurate lamposts. I think my block is easily as good if not better than most of these... do you know where it is?

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Posted by Syed Ashraf Meer on 03/27/2013 at 12:38 PM

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Stagg street really isn't the bad. I live a couple blocks from there.

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Posted by Chris Gampat on 03/27/2013 at 12:35 PM

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"Worst Block to Live On: Stagg Street, between Bushwick Avenue and Troutman Street, Bushwick" doesn't exist. Do you mean Stagg between Buchwick and Waterbury?

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Posted by Kate Melvin on 03/27/2013 at 12:16 PM

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Smith St is not really South Brooklyn...I would consider it North or Northwest. And there are plenty strip malls - Neptune and West 5th, Nostrand and Ave Z, and plenty more.

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Posted by Eszter Tsvang on 03/27/2013 at 10:36 AM

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