Is this true? We copied this from a comment on Brownstoner:
The name "Prospect-Lefferts Gardens" is actually a fairly recent construct, going back to the founding of PLGNA in 1969. A number of brownstone neighborhood names are of similar vintage.
ATP are not native Brooklynites, and we don't pretend to be. We are in no way connected to the history of Brooklyn and its neighborhoods by anything other than our present status as PLG residents. But, Prospect Lefferts Gardens seems like a mouthful to us. Why such a long name? Why such a difficult name to pronounce? Even a change as simple as leaving the "s" off of "gardens" would be an improvement. How about getting rid of a word? Or two? Or three?
It's confession time: To save ourselves the energy necessary for explaining where and what PLG is, we sometimes we tell our friends that we live in Crown Heights.
To make this whole name issue more fun, ATP may be forced to host a renaming contest at a later date. Let the protesting begin...