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Ditmas Park, created as late as 1902, is its own neighborhood within Flatbush and has been recognized as a historic district.

What’s unusual about its history is that all of its sewers, sidewalks, paved streets and landscaping were designed before a single home. The area was eventually filled with freestanding, single-family homes with wide front lawns.

Some of the most impressive of its buildings are in the longest row of bungalow-type houses in Brooklyn on Ocean Avenue and East 16th Street, all built in 1908 and 1909.