Prospect Park South
Designated a Historic District in 1978, Prospect Park South is unquestionably the grandest section of Old Flatbush, with a unique assortment of large, architecturally significant homes. It was designed by Dean Alvord before the turn of the century as a “garden in the city” and still retains the same delightful rural ambiance today. The streets are lined with lavish, single-family residences and it is one of New York’s greatest treasures.Alvord abandoned the row house concept in favor of more stately, detached homes built under careful restrictions. All utilities were installed underground before a street was paved or a plot of land sold. Trees were planted every twenty feet, not along the curb, but on the building line to create a more spacious, open feeling that still remains today. If you walk down any street in Prospect park South, you will see each block adorned by brick gateposts, engraved with “PPS”.The Prospect Park South Association is very active neighborhood group. They recently hosted a Progressive Dinner and a Wine Tasting/Cabaret Night. The Prospect Park South Garden tour is a wonderful tour through the beautiful backyards of the neighborhood. Every year Prospect Park South sponsor seasonal events for the growing number of young families moving to the neighborhood.