Prospect Lefferts Gardens sure has come a long way! When we moved to the neighborhood last February, a few brands of kettle-cooked chips at the Yemeni guys’ bodega on Flatbush were the closest thing there was to gentrified retail.
But just a few weeks ago the folks at the Wholesome Gourmet Market unsheathed their new storefront, Read More
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens is pretty much the final frontier of Brooklyn gentrification. It has gorgeous turn-of-the century homes, but it’s always been on the wrong side of the park. The neighborhood experienced a boom in the pre-Lehman flush days, but property prices have dropped in recent years. It looks like things are on the up and up for PLG, however, as a recent sale came though last week for $1.57 million—the second largest sale the historic neighborhood has seen, and the biggest in almost five years. The deal, which was first reported by Brownstoner, charts the neighborhoods meteoric rise.