Sunday, May 18, 2008

MIDWOOD OR FLATBUSH

A long time mistake by the many Jews who live in Midwood is to call it Flatbush. I have no clue where this came in but it has definately stuck. Recently I heard people calling it Flatbush Midwood. If you look in at any store (non Jewish) they say Midwood but only the Jews call it Flatbush. The area Midwood covers if youre familiar with the area is from between ave. H and Foster ave. to around ave. S and from Mcdonald ave till Nostrand Ave. From Foster till further north is Flatbush. Maybe now we could call it by its original name ( I had means to write this earlier but I never put much thought into it, this would be a good post for you to put in your 2 cents about anything)

12 people gave their 2 cents:

The Babysitter said...

I didn't know that.
So then what's the area after Nostrand called? That's Flatbush?

Mikeinmidwood said...

I dont know if it ends by Nostrand but somewhere around in the thirties you could usually tell youre entering a new district when the streets take a little turn for example Midwood and Boro park

whateverman said...

who cares?

Mikeinmidwood said...

Dear whateverman

Well take that into consideration

frumskeptic said...

mikeinmidwood: it has always irked me when people call literally every area flatbush. They call my neighborhood (sheepshead bay) flatbush as well, and its terribly annoying. Anyway... I wrote a post about nieghborhoods a while back, if you're interested:

http://onefrumskeptic.blogspot.com/2007/12/neighborhoods.html

Mikeinmidwood said...

Frumskeptic

Ill check it out

Anonymous said...

i dont know why u care non jews or jews calling it midwood or flatbush youre not goin to change anything by telling us this so y bother omg like totally

sammy friedman said...

anonymous ur so wierd and mean who cares what he vwants to write he can write

Mikeinmidwood said...

Sammy

Anonymous is got a point who really does care but then there are those that like information about where thay live. Like I said you could put youre 2 cents into whatever you want here

frum single female said...

i think midwood sounds better than flatbush. and yes only the jews call it flatbush. not just frum jews. i had a non-frum co-worker who called midwood flatbush not midwood. since the real name is midwood, lets keep it that way.

Anonymous said...

Yeh!! an asian guy once asked me where I lived. I said flatbush. I told him my adress he was like "ummm dude that aint flatbush". So for now on i'm sure to call it midwood

Mikeinmidwood said...

Anonymous

Is the place you live midwood? Places are called flatbush not only midwood so where you live coud even be Bensonherdts (did I spell that right?)