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Heading westward brings us into the hood known as Prospect Hts. It goes from Easter Pkwy to Atlantic Ave between Flatbush/Bedford Aves. This hood is mostly residential, though it does have commercial blocks. Originally this land wasn't home to a lot until the LIRR came through it in the mid 1800's. Some may say that it name may have come from the fact that it is north of Prospect Pk, which was founded in the 1860's. Grand Army Plaza was errected as a monument to the Civil War. In the 1888 the Kings County RR had constructed els that would allow for transportation. Around this times, Prospect Hts became built with brownstones and factories due to the trains. The Altantic Yds became a major site for the LIRR as it would for the subway. Unfortunately, the postwar era wasn't too kind as blight became a major factor for Prospect Hts. It wasn't until the 1990's that it would finally get better as rents were going down and affordable living became the main thing. In 1996, the Park Place Station was rennovated to accomadate the Franklin Ave Shuttle, while the one on Dean St was just closed down. In more recent years or even days, the northern end of this hood could disappear if developer Bruce Ratner gets his way and builds his complex for the Nets. You can get here by taking the subway to Altantic Ave-Flatbush Ave (2, 3, 4, 5, B, Q), Bergen St-7th Ave (B, Q), Grand Army Plaza (2, 3), Eastern Pkwy-Brooklyn Musuem (2, 3), Franklin Ave-Eastern Pkwy (2, 3, 4, 5), and Park Pl (S) as well as taking the Altantic Ave Branch of the City Terminal Zone division of the LIRR to Flatbush Ave. Here is what you will find in Prospect Hts.









































































































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Here is the rest of Prospect Hts, and don't let one bad pic throw you off, and many are claiming that the one who set off that fire was an accomplice of Forest City Ratner after realizing that there were several fires durring the last few months.











































































































 

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These photos show the great character of the area.

Things don't always have to look like utopia to be intriguing.
 

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It would be ashame if Forest City Ratner does get there way and demolishes the northern half of this neighborhood to replace it with Ratnerville, which will include the Nets to whom the residents that live in the footprints stronly opposse b/c they don't want to move.
 

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Amazing photos!
 

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BTW, for those who are claiming that Prospect Hts will always remain undeveloped, this hood has been getting a lot of new apparments being built there lately, while others will go up regaurdless of Ratner.
 
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