Midwood, is located in south-central Brooklyn, approximately halfway between Prospect Park and Coney Island, and runs from Foster Avenue and Avenue I to the north, Kings Highway to the south, Flatbush Avenue to the east and McDonald Avenue to the west. At one point in time, Midwood had a corner on the film and television industry with two prominent studios that housed the sets of shows such as The Cosby Show, As the World Turns and Saturday Night Live. The Q and B subway lines, both of them express, divide Midwood along East 16th Street, providing a quick and easy 40-minute commute to Midtown Manhattan.
Midwood offers a large variety of apartments for rent and houses for sale suitable for a wide range of lifestyles, tastes, and finances. More than a few historical treasures can be found throughout the neighborhood, including the Post-Modern brick Congregation Kol Israel synagogue and the Georgian mansions surrounding Brooklyn College. Although historical gems can be found throughout the area, the architecture of Midwood resembles a carefully planned suburbia, with several one- and two-family homes in a variety of designs and ages that line the side streets of this quiet neighborhood. The Midwood community has experienced several periods of revival, resulting in periods of renovation and new construction throughout its history. As a result, classic homes from the 1920's through the 1950's coexist with more modern structures, such as high-rise apartment complexes. An exclusive pocket between East Seventh and East Ninth Streets, running from Avenue I to Avenue K, known as Midwood Manor, features grand homes on larger lots with green, manicured lawns. During the recent building boom, developers demolished some single-family homes along Ocean Avenue and off Ocean Parkway and replaced them with six-unit condominiums.
The neighborhood’s main thoroughfares- Ocean Avenue, Coney Island Avenue, Nostrand Avenue, Avenue P and Kinds Highway- provide a vast selection of restaurants, delis and specialty shops, and serve as direct routes to the Belt Parkway and Downtown Brooklyn. Di Fara Pizza on Avenue J provides lovingly prepared, traditional New York pies in a 1960’s style location. For incredible Turkish cuisine in a laid back, unpretentious setting, Taci’s Beyti on Coney Island Avenue offers juicy kebabs, huge portions and a friendly staff. Carlos and Gabby’s, a Kosher Mexican grill, combines a delicious and extensive menu of authentic favorites, fused with a handful of American classics. Down the street, a gleaming new Kosher supermarket called Pomegranate has been compared to Whole Foods. Family owned Ostrovitsky’s Bakery on Avenue J and 12th Street produces Kosher pastries that you'll smell from a block away.
The General G.W. Wingate Athletic Field offers over 5 acres of green space and sports equipment to residents. South Midwoodians can also visit the William Kelly Memorial Park in neighboring Homecrest. The nearby Brooklyn College Campus, often called “the most beautiful campus in Brooklyn”, offers additional green space, recreational facilities, and community events.