Windsor Terrace suffers from being “always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” Residents are known to explain where it is by saying, “Well, you know Park Slope? It’s next to that.” But, despite this neighborhood inferiority complex, the Windy T is actually one of Brooklyn’s better kept secrets. It’s got Prospect Park, Green-Wood Ceme-
tery, and some of the greenest blocks in the borough. The architecture is a little uneven, with everything from graceful limestone townhouses to vinyl-sided banalities. And the part of Windsor Terrace that borders Park Slope has more in the way of restaurants and bars than the part that borders Kensington, but you can get a really great burger in the well-named, mid-Terrace stalwart Rhythm ‘n’ Booze. The neighborhood has added many amenities in the last decade while still maintaining a semblance of its working-class character, which isn’t something you can say about many other places in Brooklyn. It might be better to keep this ‘hood a secret, so that prices stay down, people stay out, and no one knows what an amazing thing residents have going here.
Above Green-Wood Cemetery by Grant Willing