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Neighborhood Profiles

If we handed you a map of Kings County, could you identify the borders of South Greenfield, Blythebourne or Vanderveer Park? According to a 1919 map, all were once recognized Brooklyn neighborhoods, though contemporary denizens would cock their brows at a neighbor’s insistence that he or she lives in any of them now. Some neighborhoods seem constant; others get renamed, or are swallowed up by surrounding communities, or simply vanish from the map. In...