Anchored in the south by Brooklyn College, Flatbush is one of the most unique neighborhoods in New York, both for its residents and its housing stock. Flatbush has many six- and seven-story brick apartment buildings, but also boasts rowhouses and even a few high-rises. Flatbush properties are still quite affordable, even in the most picturesque parts of the neighborhood. One gem of Flatbush is the area of South Midwood, with its Victorian rowhouses and Colonial Revival homes, many of which have green, stately lawns and mighty trees. There are also many single-family homes on the pretty tree-lined strip of Flatbush between Nostrand and New York Avenues.
More Flatbush Avenue is the neighborhood’s main commercial thoroughfare, lined with shops that seem to offer just about everything. Hair salons, pharmacies, banks and restaurants with local West Indian fare, plus more and more cafes and trendy retail options are always popping up in the neighborhood. In Southern Flatbush, the three-way intersection known as “the Junction” has been transformed into a large mall with various conveniences and retail options. Flatbush’s proximity to Prospect Park — the neighborhood sits just off the parks southeastern corner — adds to the area’s value. Plus, the ivy-covered buildings and sprawling campus of Brooklyn College, built in the 1930s, lend an academic air to the area. The butterfly-filled community garden located at the College is a favorite neighborhood gathering place. Less
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