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. Wingate is bounded by Empire Boulevard to the north, Troy Avenue to the east, Winthrop Street to the south and New York Avenue to the west. The area is part of Brooklyn Community Board 9. It is sometimes considered part of Crown Heights and/or East Flatbush.
The area was originally known as Pig Town. It was renamed in the 1950s after the construction of the now defunct George W. Wingate High School, locally called "The Banjo School" because of its shape. 
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