Ditmas Park Walk by Nora Whelan


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Nora Whelan, of Ditmas Park Corner was kind enough to share this neighborhood walk with us. It’s a brief jaunt (once you read our guide to Ditmas Park you’ll have a whole list of other place to stroll to), but it definitely will make you fantasize about what it would be like to live in one of the neighborhood’s historic homes.

Get off the B/Q at Church on a warm day in May. Enjoy the surge of people you exit the station, and the blaring horns, and the music, and the vegetable markets down the street, and the different food smells. Head west, make a left onto Buckingham, go visit the Japanese house (131 Buckingham Road) that everyone rightfully goes crazy over, turn right at the end of the street (that’s your only option), make a momentary pit stop under one of our blooming cherry trees at some point, check out the house and Flatbush CommUNITY Garden on the southeast corner of Marlborough and Albemarle, and imagine what you could do with that two floor sun room.

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