The authors of Brownstoner are loving our neighbors to the south, Ditmas Park and Prospect Park South (all Flatbush, of course - or not? Please advise.). With enthusiasm, the Stoner has expressed a fondness for some of the grand old buildings that populate the area:
Driving from Clinton Hill to Victorian Flatbush, we were particularly struck by these two appetizing apartment buildings on Ocean Avenue. The Art Deco awning at No. 395 and the Tudor roofline at No.441 only whetted our appetite for the main course. Built in 1924, 441 Ocean Avenue has 86 residential units across about 115,000 square feet of space. We're not sure if this is a co-op or rental. Anyone?
The focus of another post is a building on Church Ave., which we think is just nifty.
In honor of Brownstoner's love for nearby 'hoods, ATP will blatantly copy Brownstoner and take some snapshots of buildings in PLG that we consider to be noteworthy for their style. And, truth be told, those PPS buildings pale in comparison to some of the buildings we have around here. No doubt. Let the architectural wars begin. Plus, it will be fun to focus on some of the buildings in PLG, as the single family homes tend to steal the show around here.
But you know what? Buildings are good enough, smart enough, and - gosh diddly-dang it - people like them.
Stay tuned for some multi-family dwelling love...