What is Midwood?
Midwood is a safe, well established, and upscale residential neighborhood.
Halfway between Prospect Park and Coney Island, Midwood is a safe, well established, and upscale residential neighborhood densely populated by flourishing Jewish, Russian, and South Asian communities. It is also home of the famous Midwood High School, Kolbert Park, and the Rachel Haber Cohen Playground. The neighborhood extends on the north side to the Bay Ridge Branch freight line tracks just above Avenue I and the Brooklyn College campus of the City University of New York, and to the south by Avenue P and Kings Highway. The eastern border is Nostrand Avenue or Flatbush Avenue and Coney Island Avenue, with McDonald Avenue or Ocean Parkway as its western boundary. The main shopping streets in the area are Kings Highway, Avenue J, Avenue M, Flatbush Avenue, Nostrand Avenue, and Coney Island Avenue. Kings Highway has long served as the area’s retail hub offering convenient access to everyday shopping needs, medical and professional services, multiple private schools and colleges, and places of worship.