02 March 2010

another reason to love brooklyn

last night, i had dinner in ditmas park with friends.  ditmas park is a historic part of victorian flatbush, an leafy, area south of prospect park known for its grand, free-standing victorian homes built in the 1900s, large yards and suburban feel.  like many parts of brooklyn, ditmas park and victorian flatbush has experienced a burst of gentrification with an influx of young people, artists and families looking for large space for less.  despite the commercialization that often follows gentrification, when i walk around the neighborhood, i definitely sense the area's rural roots.  it's beautiful, tranquil and reminds me how diverse brooklyn's architectural landscape is.  {images from here, here and here}

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