Our civic-minded neighbors to the north have launched a new website, and asked Sheepshead Bites to pass the word on to readers.

The Nottingham Association is a civic association committed to looking out for residents in the small community of Nottingham, which is sandwiched between Sheepshead Bay and Midwood. The boundaries are Avenue K between Ocean Avenue and Nostrand Avenue; Kings Highway between Ocean Avenue and Nostrand Avenue; and Ocean Avenue and Nostrand Avenue between Avenue K and Kings Highway. There are about 2,000 households in the area, according to the group’s officials.

The primary purposes of Nottingham Association are to develop and implement crime prevention programs, to combat community deterioration and juvenile delinquency, to lessen community tensions, to develop beautification programs, and to encourage and foster community spirit among the residents.

Check out the new website here.

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    The sign on the right is probably at least 40 years old. I remember them way back when.

  • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur Borko

    What a crock. That area is MIDWOOD. Everyone wants to cut a piece of the city off for themselves, yeeash….

    That's not even between Midwood and Sheepshead. Madison is between Midwood and Sheepshead. The way they describe it they are cutting a portion of East Midwood bordering South Flatbush and Northern Marine Park.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    No Arthur, that area has been known as Nottingham for as long as I can remember. It was the name the developer gave it back in the late 1910s.

    Just like Homecrest was originally a development 20 years earlier.

  • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur Borko

    Bah! I reject your reality and substitute it with my own! I've lived in
    Midwood/Sheepshead/Brighton/Homecrest/Madison area my entire life and the
    only time I've ever heard Nottingham was in reference to a nasty Sheriff.
    Some neighbhorhoods just need to fade into obscurity and be sucked up by its
    neighbor :-D

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    CB 14 agrees with me.

    http://www.cb14brooklyn.com/our-neighborhood/ea

    And being a lot older than you, we always called this Nottingham.

    http://www.cb14brooklyn.com/our-neighborhood/ea

  • http://www.njluxurymotors.com Arthur Borko

    Live in the now!!

    *You do get I'm being sarcastic, right?

  • Eitan

    Good idea. I reject both of your realities because I live on Mars.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    So the good citizens are Nottingham are are spared, Sir Robin?

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    The commute must be really tiring. Especially if you use your bike.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    And oh yes, you know they say reality is for people who can't deal with fantasy.

  • BrooklynBus

    I believe there is a Nottingham Pharmacy.

  • BrooklynBus

    Anyone want to start a South Greenfield Association?

  • BrooklynBus

    I shot the sheriff but I did not shoot the deputy.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Used to have a beautiful sign but its been updated. It's on Avenue M at Ocean Avenue.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    That's what they all claim.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    South Greenfield is weird. The originally village developed east to west along a small north south boundary line. From About East 13th Street and Locust going to about East 17th Street, and then running a line down What was the called Ocean Avenue, only part of which exists as Olean Street now. The southern boundary was Avenue N, which must have been opened about 1880.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Is not Olean Street a piece of rustic chrm?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/71251821@N00/23546

  • BrooklynBus

    My question is: Where is Greenfield?

  • BrooklynBus

    The name “Olean Street” reminds me of when a new store moves in and they don't want to spend the money to put up an entirely new sign so they just change one letter. Where I grew up in East Flatbush, we had a gas station named “Safeway”. I guess they were sued by the supermarket people, so they changed their name to “Saeeway” which remained for a number of years until they were bought by Hess.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    Greenfield i what we now call Parkville.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    I remember there was a sign in the 60s where Ocean Avenue used to cross the other Ocean Avenue with Ocean Avenue on both. I don't think it was a wooden sign, though that would make more sense.

    In Sheepshead Bay there were still some wooden signs in the 60s. Those who have dated back to the 1920s or 30s.

  • frankiev

    Hear Ye, Hear Ye.
    I pronounce that the parcel of land formerly know as East 16th Street, between Avenue Y and Avenue Z, is now called Frankieland!!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/lisanne001 Lisanne!

    OK,mark that on a map so its official.