A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeyes fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from April 10, 2022
South Brooklyn’s Secret Suburb (Ditmas Park, Brooklyn)

Ditmas Park, in Brooklyn, has a historic district and a suburban feel. Some have called it “Brooklyn’s Secret Suburb” or “South Brooklyn’s Secret Suburb.”

“South Brooklyn’s secret suburb” was posted on Rampfesthudson on May 18, 2019. “A Guide to Dining in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn’s ‘Secret Suburb’” was posted on Eater—New York on April 11, 2022.

Waccabuc, a hamlet in Westchester County, has been called “New York’s Secret Suburb.”


Wikipedia: Ditmas Park, Brooklyn
Ditmas Park is a historic district in the neighborhood of Flatbush in Brooklyn, New York City. The traditional boundaries of Ditmas Park, including Ditmas Park West, are Ocean Avenue and greater Flatbush to the east, Dorchester Road and the Prospect Park South neighborhood to the north, Coney Island Avenue and the Kensington neighborhood to the west, and Newkirk Avenue to the south. Ditmas Park is patrolled by the New York City Police Department’s 70th Precinct, and is within Brooklyn Community District 14. The New York City Subway’s B and ​Q trains serve Ditmas Park.
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In October 2009, Time Out New York named Ditmas Park one of the best neighborhoods in New York City for food. Similar articles praising Ditmas Park for its food have appeared in The New York Times and AM New York.

The area is also frequently used for movie and TV filming due to its Victorian houses, which project a suburban feel.

Rampfesthudson
Is Oakland Park a safe area?
By Haiden Heath 18/05/2019
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What kind of houses are in Ditmas Park?
Ditmas Park is big on ritual: every Halloween, this hood suits up like no other. A staggering array of Queen Anne, Colonial Revival, and neo-Tudor style homes. A destination that combines an authentic heartland vibe with Instagram-worthy urban amenities. South Brooklyn’s secret suburb.

Food News (August 24, 2021)
Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, NY 11226
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Ditmas Park South Brooklyn’s secret suburb. This jaw-droppingly beautiful hood seems almost too good to be true: a charming suburb inside city limits, with a warm, diverse community and one of the country’s richest concentrations of Victorian architecture.

Eater—New York
A Guide to Dining in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn’s ‘Secret Suburb’
Ditmas Park is often overshadowed by surrounding neighborhoods, but it’s time to not overlook the dining scene in this section of Brooklyn

by Gabriella Cascone Updated Apr 11, 2022, 5:52pm EDT
Just under one mile south of Prospect Park nestled in between bustling Ocean and Coney Island avenues, Ditmas Park is known for its sprawling green lawns, tree-lined streets, and large Victorian homes. While lesser-well known as a dining destination than its more northern neighbors, the area is equally deserving of recognition for its unique and diverse restaurant offerings: an eclectic mix of Filipino, Thai, and Tibetan cuisine are just a few examples. Taco trucks, greenmarket-driven restaurants, and quaint cafes are more options worth checking out.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityNeighborhoods • Sunday, April 10, 2022 • Permalink