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Wingate is a neighborhood in Central Brooklyn most known for the area's three medical facilities. Many NY apartments in Wingate resemble the residential sections of neighboring East Flatbush, whose housing stock doesn't quite follow a uniform pattern when it comes to shape and style. Just about all Wingate apartments are in buildings of varying height, size, and color. However, a small number of blocks still show sporadic spots of uniformity, many in the form of two-story brick rowhouses and the basic, four-story multi-family buildings found throughout Central Brooklyn. Wingate apartments are snuggled between Prospect Lefferts Gardens to the west, East Flatbush to the east, Crown Heights to the north, and Holy Cross Cemetery at the south. For the relatively small size of the neighborhood, Wingate is home to quite a few eateries. From juice bars to diners to caribbean food to deli-style sandwiches, the variety of establishments in this neighborhood are sure to please almost anyone. This neighborhood obtained its name from the George Wingate High School when it was constructed in the 1950s. But this high school has been closed for over a decade, and in its place sprouted four smaller schools: the International Arts Business School, the School for Human Rights, the School for Democracy and Leadership, and the High School for Public Service. Residents of Wingate apartments have a few options when it comes to public transportation, and unless you are within walking distance of a the two subway stations, nothing makes for an "easy" commute. Access to the subway system is at the western part of town, off Nostrand Avenue. Sterling Street and Winthrop Street Stations are both served by the numbers 2 & 5 trains, which can be found in neighboring Prospect Lefferts Gardens.

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  • George W. Wingate Hs
  • Ps 397 Foster Laurie Es


  • Hamilton Metz Field
  • Wingate Park

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