LEFFERTS MANOR IS A LANDMARK NEIGHBORHOOD in Brooklyn of beautiful homes on tree-lined streets, friendly people and convenient transportation, surrounded by Prospect Park, The Brooklyn Museum, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It is like living in a small town in a big city—neighbors know each other, while downtown or midtown Manhattan is a half-hour subway ride away. Its row houses and freestanding homes reflect fine examples of divergent architectural styles including neo-Renaissance, Romanesque Revival and neo-Federal.
Lefferts Manor occupies an eight-block rectangle within Prospect Lefferts Gardens— described by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission as “one of the finest enclaves of late 19th- and early 20th-century housing in New York City.” Consisting of 600 homes restricted by a single-family covenant, its boundaries are Lincoln Road, Flatbush Avenue, Fenimore Street, and Rogers Avenue. Because of the covenant, the neighborhood never evolved into a typical rooming-house/apartment area and thus most homes remained in a relatively pristine state.
Its people are diverse. They represent all races. They work as lawyers, physicians, managers, teachers, artists, and civil servants. Some residents have lived here all their lives, others have relocated from apartments in Manhattan and Park Slope. Many residents are involved in different neighborhood associations and work with local officials to make Lefferts Manor a strong, desirable community in which to live and raise families.