FAMILY-FRIENDLY

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!

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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.

Click here to check out the story.

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.

Respectfully,

Red

 

 

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11 Responses to FAMILY-FRIENDLY

  1. George Farrell says:

    All the new chi-chi names for various Brooklyn neighborhoods came hand in hand with the yuppie invasion. Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, etc. were all known as South Brooklyn back in the day. I guess if you are shelling out a million bucks for a house, you want a chi-chi name for your nabe. BTW, Asimov’s made the best egg creams using only Fox’s U-bet chocolate syrup!

  2. I meant to type “chocolate”. I can hear Miss Lynn’s voice from up above…”Master Farrell, you are still a blockhead!”

  3. Andrew Purdy says:

    Kid friendly? When I go back, the only kids I see are being pushed by their nannies or in a papoose. There are no kids playing outside, I don’t see any sports being played in streets or schoolyards. It’s a different world from when we grew up.

    • hoopscoach says:

      Andy,

      I was thinking the same thing…

      Back in the day, when we were growing up in the neighborhood, there were kids on every block.

      Hope all is well brother!

  4. bob terry says:

    Some of the finest people I’ve ever known came from that neighborhood.

  5. I can see little Fella Farrell (my Brooklyn nickname) going to my mother…”Mom…I have a ball game at Park Circle and one tomorrow at the Y. I need you to drive me.” Hah!

  6. Maureeen Rice (Flanagan) says:

    I also wondered about that “raising children” thing…I don’t see any kids playing in the street…sometimes I see a tween or two hanging out on a stoop..but the ones I see – the families have been in the neighborhood for generations…so, while people may be raising their children in a great neighborhood..I think most of their activities take place outside the neighborhood….or….they are invisible 🙂

    • hoopscoach says:

      Maureen,

      Great stuff.

      I think you are right with your last two points;

      They go outside the neighborhood and they are invisible.

      Hope all is well.

  7. jimmyvac says:

    Sadly, kids can’t play on the block anymore.. the drivers are crazy and the cars can’t take the beatings. Been teaching driving in Brooklyn on Saturdays, and in Bedford Stuy, saw a lot of kids in the schoolyards playing hoops, kicking soccer balls around. Good to see…

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