Midwood certainly isn’t topping anyone’s list of most popular New York City neighborhoods, but perhaps its under-the-radar and somewhat insular vibe is part of the appeal. It is more steeped in tradition and perhaps that’s because this south-central Brooklyn neighborhood hasn’t given in to the rest of Brooklyn’s hip factor.
Getting Around Midwood:
If Midwood is missing one thing it’s greenspace, but Midwood residents stay active by heading to Ocean Parkway, a five-mile strip with separate lanes for walkers, joggers and bikers. Ocean Parkway connects Prospect Park to Coney Island and along the way there are benches and chess tables that bring out the neighbors in droves on warm days.