7. Third Street acted as Litchfield Villa’s large driveway

Intersection of 3rd St and Prospect Park West.
Large traffic lights now line Third Street.

Many wonder why 3rd Street in Brooklyn is twice as wide as the other streets nearby. However, few know that Litchfield used 3rd Street as his driveway and therefore needed it to be twice as large. Litchfield would use the driveway to travel in a carriage from the Brooklyn Improvement Office to his home.

Today, 3rd Street leads to a large opening for Prospect Park. A busy intersection with multiple traffic lights, the 3rd Street and Prospect Park West intersection is now full of cars rather than carriages. Two columns topped with bronze panthers line the entrance.