Plenty of places for tulips to bloom in Ditmas. (Faye Penn.)
Real Estate

Seeking the Brooklyn They Once Knew, Brownstoners Look Across the Park to Ditmas

While some Brooklynites view the appearance of Lululemon and green tea Frappuccinos as a sign that their neighborhoods have finally arrived, a commutation of their outer-borough exile, many long-timers see the Manhattanization of the borough as something of a blight—a professional-grade polish buffing away the slightly funky, laid-back vibe they loved. And then they notice Ditmas, with its Victorian mansions and capacious lawns; quiet, friendly streets; quirky shops; and abundance of off-street parking, beckoning like a mirage across the park.

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