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Get to know Windsor Terrace

Wedged between two distinct classes of green paradise in Prospect Park and Green-Wood Cemetery, Windsor Terrace was long renowned for its location. More so than proximity to nature, its establishment in the extreme northwest corner of the Town of Flatbush was the difference-maker. Right over the border and yet far enough outside the City of Brooklyn, folks could easily partake in or ignore metropolis to their heart’s content. Today, the area remains something of an enclave, a slanting gateway between city and town. Brick rowhouses and wood-frame townhouses entice, and the lack of a true through-street reduces traffic noise, contributing to an overall “quiet” reputation. Though only half a square mile large, Windsor Terrace still fits in multiple subway stations that service the F and G lines. The park entrance and memorial at Bartel-Pritchard Square are a short trip to Lookout Hill and perhaps the best views in Prospect Park.

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Windsor Terrace Commerce & Culture

Windsor Terrace wasn’t called “Windsor Terrace” until a March 1854 news article advertising a building auction, at which point the neighborhood of 30 people spread over 12 houses began to grow. However, despite this expansion, it retains and attracts people with the feel of a small-town community beyond the big city. You can count on restaurants and bars to be local establishments that serve top-notch food and drink. Many little charms and quirks await, like the last remaining stable near Prospect Park (Kensington Stables), the c.1896 Romanesque Revival firehouse complete with lookout tower, and a two-story house randomly sandwiched between apartment buildings on Prospect Park SW. And while cemeteries might typically be considered a downside, Green-Wood is positively picturesque and historical; its gorgeous 478 acres serve as the final resting home of many significant personalities, and a fitting locale to watch the sun set over Brooklyn.