Showing posts from October, 2014

West South Midwood (Part One)

The Early Chronicles of West South Midwood                                (Part One) 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) The neighborhood discussed some topics via that heated up an otherwise cool Summer. The life expectancy of our London Plane Sycamore trees, vehicular traffic/parking, garbage, and noise were among the hot-button items that got our finger tips busy. West Midwood Today. Green Oval at Right is Brooklyn College Athletic Field So I thought it might be useful to look back on our ancestors and see how they dealt with the quality-of-life issues of their day. To do so, I consulted a number of public sources, chief among them the archives of The Brooklyn Historical Society, The New York Times , The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, obscure manuscripts, even more obscure Internet sites, and especially the lon