Windsor Terrace is a Brooklyn neighborhood bounded by Prospect Park to the east and Green-Wood Cemetery, a National Historic Landmark, to the west. Its southern boundary is Caton Avenue, while to the north it is bordered by 8th Avenue.
Windsor Terrace straddles the line between the original Dutch Colonial Brooklyn towns of Brooklyn and Flatbush. Only nine blocks wide, this small, quiet enclave maintains a small-town ambience with a sense of neighborliness rarely found in big cities. Windsor Terrace is served by the F and G trains at 15th Street – Prospect Park and Fort Hamilton Parkway.
Largely residential, the overwhelming majority of residents can trace their family histories in Windsor Terrace back four and five generations. More recently, due to an influx of Park Slope and Manhattan dwellers seeking good family housing, this best kept secret neighborhood has become a hotbed for affordable houses and apartments to buy. Among the primary attractions of the neighborhood, the public schools are excellent and well regarded. Each school features a number of special enrichment programs for students, and received "A" grades in the 2010-11 New York City Department of Education Progress Reports. With a diverse population and unique assortment of housing stock, Windsor Terrace also offers serene residential streets lined with trees and two-story and three-story brick row houses with original details. Take in the assortment of architecture, particularly along both Prospect Park Southwest and 16th Street. Stone row houses and brownstones border freestanding wood frame homes, complete with porches and backyards. In southern Windsor Terrace, you can find mid-rise apartment buildings and detached brick houses for sale. Recent new developments have brought in hundreds of new luxury condos with a laundry list of amenities. With no high-rise buildings, even second and third floor spaces offer great views.
Windsor Terrace offers an eclectic mix of restaurants, organic grocery stores, cute coffee shops and boutiques along Prospect Park West, the area’s main thoroughfare, though many eateries are opening up along the southern end of the neighborhood. DUB Pies, an Australian style meat and vegetarian pie shop, is the first specialty bakery to bring the culturally iconic meat pie to New York City. Farrell’s Bar and Grill, which you might recognize from the film “As Good As It Gets,” will not only sell you a beer in a large Styrofoam cup, but you can also ask for a lid and take your beer to go. Rhythm & Booze on 10th Ave. offers some of the best bar food in all of New York City, including a pork sandwich served on garlic bread or a delicious burger served on a toasted English muffin. Fez Art Café on Prospect Park West, a French-Moroccan hookah bar, partners with Babbo’s Books to host poetry readings by local authors every Monday, feature live music on weekends, and show obscure foreign movies every Wednesday. In an effort to add more greenery to the streets of Windsor Terrace, the advocacy group Windsor Terrace Alliance has successfully encouraged city leaders to expand existing tree pits throughout the neighborhood.