Midwood gets its name from the Dutch Midwout or “Middle Woods,” a still apt name today, as many of the streets are peaceful and tree-lined. Midwood offers a variety of residential options from low-rise brick aparment buildings to Victorians and shingled two-story homes with front yards, porches and driveways. The main shopping streets in the area are Kings Highway, Avenue J, Avenue M and Flatbush Avenue, Nostrand Avenue and Coney Island Avenue.
In The News: Living In Midwood. The Boundaries: Runs from Avenue I in the North to Kings Highway in the South and Flatbush Avenue in the east to Ocean Parkway in the west. The Commute: The area is served by the B, Q and F subway lines. a the Avenue J, Avenue M, Kings Highway, Bay Pkwy, Avenue N and Avenue P stations. Click on the “Directions” link in the menu on the left for exact walking/subway directions and commuting time.