It would be if it wasn't for the Great Mistake of 1898!
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 :-)
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.
"So, what do PLG and Borough Park have in common? I leave to you in the comments"
I may be a PLG maven, but I'm stumped. The two neighborhoods are VERY different and I doubt that many people who live in Prospect Lefferts Gardens would want to live in Borough Park, or vice versa.
I don't know much about most of these neighborhoods, but Fiske Terrace and Prospect Park South are two very real neighborhoods (along with Ditmas Park, and others) in "Victorian Flatbush."
BTW, the area of big old houses near Brooklyn College, which the author claims to know something about, is South Midwood--Fisk Terrace is further west. It's one of the ironies of Brooklyn real estate that South Midwood, the historic neighborhood, is actually NORTH of "Midwood." Midwood was just an alternate name for Flatbush (a former town, never a neighborhood) until sometime after WW II when it was separated from Flatbush to indicate the part of Flatbush south of Ave. H. It's a sourse of endless confusion--for example, Midwood Street, where I live, is in PLG, at the extreme NORTHERN tip of Flatbush.
Should I be happy that my neighborhood (Prospect Lefferts Gardens) "beat out" some better known brownstone neighborhoods like Boerum Hill and Prospect Heights?
Nah--the whole thing is pretty silly!
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