Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Prospect Lefferts Gardens or “PLG” as it is often referred to, is a neighborhood in the Flatbush area of Brooklyn that boasts its community and a rich history of multiculturalism, and specifically, its Caribbean roots. The neighborhood is bounded by Empire Boulevard to the north, Clarkson Avenue to the south, and New York and Ocean Avenues to the East and West. Residents of Prospect Lefferts Gardens enjoy the perks of having Prospect Park right in their backyard, where they can enjoy tennis, quiet serenity by the lake, free summer concerts and even ice skating in the winter months. The area continues to see rapid changes in real estate, food and entertainment options, and overall lifestyle of its residents.   

Prospect Lefferts Gardens has become Brooklyn’s latest trending neighborhood and for good reason. The area is a historical landmark. This district gets its name from the adjacent Prospect Park, the former Lefferts farm on which it stands and the nearby Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. The streets are lined with beautiful trees that shade rows of brownstones and town houses. Residents here have a sense of pride in their community. The block of Lefferts Avenue between Rogers and Bedford Avenues recently won the Love Your Block grant and has won the 2018 Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Greenest Block contest.

The neighborhood is small and isn’t typically considered an area with buzzing nightlife but is now experiencing a growth in cafes and new local bars that host nighttime fun for the community. Some notable neighborhood restaurants and bars include Westbury Inn, a laidback neighborhood spot with light food and weekly trivia, the extension of Crown Heights based restaurants, Silver Rice and Gladys’ Jerk Center are creating more diversified food options for those in the area. Most recently, local arts group PLG Arts, kicked off its own music festival for the neighborhood. PLG Festival, where residents were able to enjoy live music performance in 9 venues around the neighborhood. The festival features almost 50 performers. 

But is Prospect Lefferts Gardens the last affordable neighborhood with park views? Many of the neighborhood’s current residents came to the area after being priced out of neighboring Park Slope. According to Quest Fanning, 37, the president of the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Neighborhood Association, lives in the garden level of the home his parents bought back in 1976.The neighborhood, he added, has “changed a lot from that perspective, and we’ve got people here from all over, the Caribbean, Europe and refugees who got priced out of Park Slope.” In Prospect Lefferts Gardens, they were able to enjoy having proximity to Prospect Park, convenience into Manhattan and rents that they could still afford.

The area is known for its well-preserved late 19th- and early 20th-century architecture, a low-rise mix that includes Romanesque Revival, neo-Georgian and neo-Tudor styles.  Although people rarely put their homes on the market, the rental market has seen major growth in recent years, with many new development projects popping up in the area. The area is serviced by the B, Q, 2 and 5 subway trains with many buses that give commuters access to other parts of the borough.

511 Rogers Avenue$3,250
Stunning ** One Bedroom ** Flatbush$2,192
Modernized  ** One Bedroom ** Flatbush$1,994
Modernized  ** Two Bedroom ** Flatbush$2,450
2 Bed amp ; 1 Bath 271 Lenox soars 140 feet above Prospect Lefferts Gardens.$5,329
This is an auto generated Unit for BuildingRent 54 Hawthorne Street Upper Duplex 3BR 2 Bath Duplex in free standing turnkey house Discover your own private retreat near Prospect Park ...$4,500
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Private indoor parking available for an additional fee Available as a furnished rental Enjoy expansive living spaces in this new three bedroom, two bedroom condominium ideally situated in Brooklyn's Flatbush ...$3,700
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2 Bed amp ; 1 Bath 271 Lenox soars 140 feet above Prospect Lefferts Gardens.$3,350
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2 Bed amp ; 1 Bath 271 Lenox soars 140 feet above Prospect Lefferts Gardens.$3,250
NO FEE 1 month free Great deal on Prospect Park with lovely view !$3,230
Welcome to 271 Lenox 271 Lenox soars 140 feet above Prospect Lefferts Gardens.$3,200
NO FEE 1 Month Free Great deal on Prospect Park !$3,185
NO FEE 1 Month Free Spacious south facing 2 bedroom in amenity building.$3,185
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No Fee Sunny, south facing one bedroom with private terrace in amenity building located at Prospect Park and B Q S trains.$3,125
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2 Bed amp ; 1 Bath 271 Lenox soars 140 feet above Prospect Lefferts Gardens.$3,000
Residence 6G is truly a beautiful home.$3,000
Welcome to 277 Lefferts Avenue.$2,600
Spacious 2 bedroom 1 bathroom unit for rent available April 1st.$2,200
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