Wingate, Brooklyn

Wingate is a neighborhood in the north central portion of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The area is east of Prospect-Lefferts Gardens and south of Crown Heights, and is bounded by Empire Boulevard, Troy Avenue, Winthrop Street and Nostrand Avenue.Jackosn, Kenneth T., "The Encyclopedia of New York City", Yale University Press, 1995, p. 1267.] The area is part of Brooklyn Community Board 9. [ [http://www.nyc.gov/html/cau/html/cb/cb_brooklyn.shtml Brooklyn Community Boards] , New York City. Accessed December 31, 2007.]

The area was originally known as Pig Town, and was renamed in the 1950s after the construction of George W. Wingate High School.

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