New York City Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to the Five Boroughs of the Metropolis: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Richmond

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Middle Brooklyn

BEDFORD -- PARK SLOPE DISTRICT -- FLAT
BUSH -- SHEEPSHEAD BAY NEIGHBORHOOD

Area: Myrtle Ave. on north to Neptune Ave. and Emmons Ave. ( Sheepshead Bay) on south; from 5th Ave., Greenwood Cemetery, and McDonald Ave. east to Nostrand Ave. and Gerritsen Ave.

Principal highways: Flatbush Ave., Bedford Ave., Ocean Ave., and Ocean Parkway.

Transportation: IRT Flatbush Ave. subway, Bergen St. to Flatbush Ave. stations; BMT Brighton Beach subway, 7th Ave. to Sheepshead Bay stations; 8th Ave. (Independent) Fulton St. subway, Clinton Ave. to Nostrand Ave. stations.

THIS section, a long rectangular area extending through the middle of the borough, embraces several of Brooklyn's oldest and choicest residential sectors, virtually untouched by commerce or industry. The borough's domestic character is exemplified here by the Victorian mansions in Bedford, modern apartment dwellings ringing Prospect Park, old houses in Flatbush, newer homes in Midwood, and the cottages and bungalows of Sheepshead Bay.

BEDFORD, in the mauve decade, was one of Brooklyn's most fashionable neighborhoods. Except for one or two quiet, less crowded streets on "The Hill" around Washington Avenue and Ryerson Street, and the newer section around Eastern Parkway, few traces of its past elegance survive. The brownstones of its heyday, faded and neglected for the most part, are now crowded by frame houses, small industrial establishments, and warehouses. The hamlet of Bedford was settled by the Dutch in 1662.

1. PRATT INSTITUTE, Ryerson Street near DeKalb Avenue, a scientific and technical school, was founded in 1887 by Charles Pratt, a Rockefeller associate. The six-story main building, erected in 1887 from plans by William Wingren, is in the Romanesque Revival style; Memorial Hall, designed by John Mead Howells, follows a simplified Byzantine style. Across the street from the main group in a small park is the Pratt In

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