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.
Online Membership Payments
You may join or renew your LMA membership by visiting https://lefferts-manor-association.square.site/.
Membership is $25* per household, $15* for seniors.
Membership includes one holiday wreath, and extras are available for purchase at $12* each.Wreath distribution day for 2021 will be Saturday, December 4th.
*an additional $1 merchant fee will be added to each membership or extra wreath purchased.
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Headlines from this issue:
Co-named Street Sign Eternalizes the Good Work of “Ebenezer 'Ben' Edwards” Way: A Community of Man - Milford Prewitt
Sandwich Specialist Brings Delicious Pastrami, Brisket and Hamburgers to PLG
Catalytic Converter Theft Breaks into PLG
Bluebird Will Be Missed: Popular Bar Falls Victim to Development
New Landmark Historic District on Parkside 1
LMA & PLGNA Partner for Fall Neighborhood Cleanup
In Memoriam in this issue:
Rose Strickland, Midwood Street Icon Who Loved Her Neighbors and Retirement, Dies at 83 - Milford Prewitt
Ansel Gayle, a 50-Year Neighbor of Fenimore St. and Mid-Life Stroke Victim Who Exercised Daily, Dies at 96
Jane Thomason, Widow of Housing Activist and PLGNA Co-Founder Robert Thomason, Departs at 84
Sydney Moshette, Jr, Who Lived Half His Life on Fenimore 2, Dies at 96