Loquis: West Midwood

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West Midwood


Published on:  2020-04-28 14:15:00


This is a planned community and historic enclave in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. West Midwood is located in central Brooklyn in the southern edge of the community of Victorian Flatbush, abutting the northern boundary of the community of Midwood. It is bordered by Foster Avenue to the north, the BMT Brighton subway line to the east, Avenue H to the south, and Coney island Avenue to the west. It is located south of Prospect Park within what is sometimes referred to as Ditmas Park.West Midwood, along with other neighborhoods within Ditmas Park, is policed by the 70th Precinct of the New York City Police Department. West Midwood is part of Brooklyn Community Board 14. Spurred by its success developing Vanderveer Park, the first Victorian Flatbush neighborhood, in 1899, the Germania Real Estate and Improvement Company purchased the land on which West Midwood and neighboring communities Midwood Park and Fiske Terrace were to be built. Further keeping with the park-like ambiance, the original property deeds forbade construction of front yard fences. In keeping with West Midwood’s small-town character, residents host annual community-building events such as a Progressive Dinner, a Halloween Parade for the children of Flatbush, and a summer block party, in addition to publishing a seasonal newsletter, among other activities. New residents are invited to join the West Midwood Community Association, which dates back to the neighborhood’s early years.

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