Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

Windsor Terrace is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. It is bounded by Prospect Park to the northeast and Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark, to the southwest. Its southeastern boundary is Fort Hamilton Parkway, while to the northwest it is bordered by Prospect Park West. It is between the neighborhoods of Park Slope to the northwest and Kensington to the southeast.

The subway arrived in 1933 with the building of the IND South Brooklyn Line, the "Culver Line" (now known as the F train), including the 15th Street-Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway stations.

Isaac Asimov's family moved to Windsor Terrace about this time, and Asimov wrote his famous short story "Nightfall" in his bedroom in the family home on Windsor Place. [ [ Asimov FAQ] ]

Largely residential, Windsor Terrace is home to mainly Irish and Italian-American families, many having settled in its brick rowhouses and small woodframe homes when the neighborhood was first developed at the turn of the century. Over time, Windsor Terrace has become increasingly diverse including large numbers of Latino and Hispanic people, in addition to a recent influx of yuppies as a result of gentrification.

The Prospect Expressway runs through the middle of the neighborhood, effectively separating it into two halves. Some neighborhood streets, such as Greenwood Avenue and Vanderbilt Street, were bisected by the expressway and remain so, while others, such as Seeley Street, 11th Avenue/Terrace Place, and Prospect Park West, are bridged over the highway.

In film

The majority of the 1975 Al Pacino film "Dog Day Afternoon" was filmed on Prospect Park West between 17th Street and 18th Street in Windsor Terrace. The sister movies "Smoke" and 1995 "Blue in the Face" were filmed at the Western Union at 16th Street and Prospect Park West, and "As Good as It Gets" shows houses in the neighborhood, and Farrell's Bar (also seen in the film "Pollock" with Ed Harris), an old and famous institution, also at 16th Street & Prospect Park West. The Darren Aronofsky movie "π" has several subway shots in the 15th Street-Prospect Park station. The opening scene in the Geena Davis movie, "Angie," was also shot in Windsor Terrace, on Fuller Place. Alanis Morissette filmed the music video for "Hand In My Pocket" from her album "Jagged Little Pill" on Prospect Park West between Windsor Place and 16th Street during August 1995.


External links

* [ Windsor Terrace at NYWiki]
* [ Brooklyn Road Runners Club: Running resources in and around Prospect Park, training for fun, races and the marathon]

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