Once upon a time in Ditmas Park the area was farmland until just over a centry ago, when Brooklyn was incorporated into NYC and the subway arrived. Developers descended, and some of the city’s ruling class (like the Guggenheims and Gilletes) made their homes here. The neighborhood is filled with block after leafy block of century-old Victorian homes with large lots, manicured lawns and streets with pedigreed English names like Argyle, Rugby and Marlborough. Colonial Revivals, Tudors, Federal-style, Japanese, and even Swiss Chalet-style homes add to the architectural diversity.
In The News: Close-Up On Ditmas Park | Living In Ditmas Park. The Boundaries: Runs from Parkside Avenue to the north, Ditmas Avenue to the south, Ocean Avenue to the east and Coney Island Avenue to the west. The Commute: The Q subway line serves the area. Click on the “Directions” link in the menu on the left for exact walking/subway directions and commuting time.