Well lucky you.
Yeah you, the one living in the neighborhood here in 2014.
Actually, you da man if you’re raising kids in the neighborhood!
Brick Underground, a real estate website put together a list of the best neighborhoods in the city to raise a family. Windsor Terrace and Park Slope graded out well.
Wonder if they had this type of survey back in the day, would our parish be considered one of the best?
Of course it would!
Love this description from Brick Underground:
Low crime and sleepy streets lined with row houses also contribute to the kid-friendly atmosphere.
Plus, unlike brownstone-heavy Park Slope or Carroll Gardens, Windsor Terrace has a significantly higher percentage of three- and four-bedroom apartments—and since they’re in apartment buildings, rather than on floors of brownstones, they’re often bigger than what you’d find in those spots, says Victoria Hagman, founder of Brooklyn brokerage Realty Collective.
Not to mention, you’re still only a few blocks away from the southern edge of Prospect Park and within walking distance of the grocery stores, toy stores and stroller-loving businesses of Park Slope’s Seventh Avenue, as well as a Main Street-like strip on Prospect Park West.
Back in the day a description of the hood would be more like;
Want to play against the best “comp” around? Head to the boys schoolyard at Holy Name. One of the best bars in the city, Farrell’s, is located on the corner of 16th street. It is there where you can order a Container to go. Walk over ablock to the parkside where you can hang out with your friends. If you dig egg creams, Rae and Otto candy store is on the corner of Windsor and ninth. Hungry for a slice? They have three pizzeria’s on ninth avenue or you can walk a few blocks to 7th avenue and visit Frank’s for some awesome rice balls.
I wouldn’t trade my upbringing on ninth avenue for any neighborhood in the world.
On the streets of Brooklyn is where I wanna be.