In the small neighborhood of Windsor Terrace in South Brooklyn, spring is a very pretty thing. Flanked by the green expanses (and landmarks) of Prospect Park to the north and the undulating hills of historic Green-Wood Cemetery to the south, the quiet neighborhood has some contextual advantages, in terms of verdure. A grab-bag of architectural styles decorates the tree-lined streets, from limestone Beaux Arts to columned Greek Revival, and wood frame to concrete, but Windsor Terrace seems most associated with the brick row houses whose porches and modest front gardens spill over onto sidewalks, adding layers of botanical appeal to the streetscape. Small apartment buildings have their own tended gardens, and above it all, the moulded cornices of older buildings, framed by foliage and blossoms, make looking up a requirement.
Let’s go for a mid-spring stroll.
Photography by Marie Viljoen.
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