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Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn Neighborhood Guide: A Quaint and Suburban Neighborhood

Windsor Terrace basics

Though Windsor Terrace may be tucked away just south of Prospect Park, this small neighborhood should not be underestimated. Windsor Terrace is known for historic brownstones, unique shopping, and laid-back dining options.

History of Windsor Terrace

The land we know as Windsor Terrace used to be inhabited by the Wepos and Gowanus tribes of the Canarsee indigenous peoples. After Europeans colonized the area, they named the neighborhood Windsor Terrace after a town called Windsor in England. It has also been the shooting site of famous films such as The Amazing Spider-Man and Brighton Beach Memoirs. 

Where to Shop in Windsor Terrace


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Windsor Terrace has a variety of shops that offer local and unique goods. 

Windsor Place Antiques 

Though Windsor Place Antiques regularly sets up shop at Brooklyn Flea, you can find their brick-and-mortar store in the heart of Windsor Terrace. This eclectic store has vintage prints, furniture, and decor curated by owner Rebecca Rubel, an independent dealer and member of the Appraisers of America. 

True Love Always

A short walk away from Windsor Place Antiques, True Love Always offers a myriad of home goods and small gifts. Many of the goods sold in True Love Always are made by local and independent artists, and the selection of items is frequently changed to provide a fresh shopping experience every time. 

Terrace Books

Any avid reader should pay a visit to Brooklyn’s oldest operating bookstore, Terrace Books. Selling new, rare, and used books, any reader is certain to find a page-turner here. Terrace Books also hosts events such as book clubs and book readings, and they offer virtual programming for those unable to attend in person. 

Landmarks and Notable Places of the Neighborhood

Windsor Terrace is notable due to its closeness to Prospect Park, but the neighborhood also boasts other landmarks and places to visit. 

Prospect Park

Prospect Park is a beacon of activity for many Windsor Terrace visitors and residents. Whether you are birdwatching, playing sports, or going on a picnic, Prospect Park is a perfect place to enjoy a sunny day. 

Kensington Stables

New York City may not seem like the place to go on a horseback ride, but at Kensington Stables you can live out your Kentucky Derby dreams. This stable has been in operation since 1930 and offers private and group lessons, therapeutic riding programs, and trail rides through Prospect Park. You can schedule a ride or contact the stable here.

Green-Wood Cemetery

Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 and is now a national historic landmark. Priding itself on memorializing the dead and bringing art and history to life, this cemetery has earned a reputation for far more than burials. In the 19th century, families would enjoy carriage rides and family outings in the 478-acre landscape. Green-Wood’s famous “permanent residents” include Leonard Bernstein, Charles Ebbets, famous politicians, sports players, artists, and inventors. 

Where to Eat in Windsor Terrace


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Windsor Terrace is known for delicious food and quiet ambiance in restaurants. 

Windsor Cafe

This local cafe offers a traditional diner feel with great prices and service. They also offer free delivery for up to two miles – though if you choose delivery, they recommend going through their website instead of through a third party to support local businesses. 


For delicious Italian food in Windsor Terrace, look no further than Della. This cozy spot offers indoor and outdoor dining with craft cocktails and delicious but affordable entrees. This is a perfect spot for a date night, whether you’re enjoying the duck ragu, roasted eggplant, or diving into a scrumptious lemon parfait. 

Le Paddock

This laidback spot is perfect for a weekday dinner, as they don’t take reservations. Le Paddock offers different specials each night of the week, from fondue to $1.50 oyster night. With covered outdoor seating, this is a perfect place to spend a summer night. 

Bars of Windsor Terrace


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Windsor Terrace may not be known for its nightlife, but some wonderful bars are tucked away in this quiet neighborhood. 

The Adirondack 

This neighborhood bar offers craft brews, many of them from local breweries in Kings County and the greater New York area. For non-beer drinkers, they also have a variety of cocktails, food, and wine. 

Shenanigans Pub 

This local pub may seem like a traditional Irish bar, but on Saturdays, Shenanigans erupts with a Karaoke-loving crowd. This bar has live music frequently and offers low prices and local brews. 

Farrell’s Bar and Grill

Dating back to 1933, this historic bar offers neighborhood and community events. It has long been a place for residents and visitors to gather and have a pint of beer or a classic cocktail and enjoy a weekend night out. 

Where to Live in Windsor Terrace

Windsor Terrace homes are highly desirable because they are close to the park and the quiet suburban atmosphere. 

564 19th Street

Though many Windsor Terrace homes are older constructions, the home at 564 19th Street was built in 2019 and offers private balconies, updated appliances, and lots of natural light. 

286 Windsor Place

Located right at the edge of Prospect Park, this sprawling brownstone offers approximately 3000 square feet of living space with “old world charm” and private outdoor space. 

651 Vanderbilt Street

Park Vanderbilt is a co-op building built in 1963 with doorman service, bike storage in the building, and a private parking garage. It also offers a garden and courtyard and is pet friendly, making the home ideal for many types of residents.  

Traveling in Windsor Terrace

Windsor Terrace is close to Prospect Park but is a slightly farther commute by train to Midtown Manhattan than its neighbors, Park Slope or Crown Heights. 


The F and G trains are accessible at the 15th Street Prospect Park Station and the Church Avenue Station. 


The B16, B48. B67, and B69 buses all serve Windsor Terrace. 

Bike Rentals

Though Windsor Terrace is a small neighborhood, it has 14 CitiBike docks and is bike-friendly due to the nearby bike paths in Prospect Park.  

Windsor Terrace may not offer the nightlife appeal of the Lower East Side or the hustle and bustle of Hell’s Kitchen, but this quiet neighborhood is perfect for a growing family or someone seeking a quaint lifestyle in NYC. Neighboring Prospect Park, Windsor Terrace, provides residents with easy access to green space, and the bars and restaurants provide a plethora of places to go for dinner or date night. 

EmmaLee Kidwell (she/they) was raised in Louisville, Kentucky, and now resides in upper Manhattan. EmmaLee attended Pace University and graduated with a degree in Musical Theatre. Though her degree was earned in performance, EmmaLee now pursues writing, directing, and producing. EmmaLee is the librettist of an original folk musical, The Waiting, which has been workshopped at the SheNYC festival, Days of the Dead Festival, and Pace New Musicals festival. In the spring of 2022, EmmaLee started a company with her writing partner, Butterfly Effect Productions LLC. EmmaLee's performing credits include the International and National tours of Baby Shark Live!, Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Brilliant at Theatre Row. In her spare time she can be found playing Sims, visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and writing her own singer/songwriter album.