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Attack of the Bed & Breakfasts The View From Argyle Heights by Homeowner Harry (Another in a series of observations about life in West Midwood as it is lived today…or maybe not) There are now 11 Bed & Breakfasts in Victorian Flatbush and eight of them are in West Midwood (see list). I like to think that’s due to the refreshing winds that blow aloft up here in Argyle Heights, since we are a staggering 38 feet above sea level. But it might also have to do with how delightful it is in our neck of the woods,and the entrepreneurial spirit of our citizens. After all, West Midwoodians are descended from a hearty stock, many of whom wandered down the passes of Prospect Park looking for a better life and detached garages. But B&B’s are a fairly recent phenomenon in our Flatbush environs. They started to spring up almost at the same time that hotels spread from Downtown into Brownstone Brooklyn and now there are at least seven chain hotels stretching from the Brooklyn Bridge