Commerce & Culture
Flatbush and Church avenues comprise the two main commercial strips, offering plentiful shopping and dining options. Flatbush’s cuisine scene, in particular, is a world tour of tastes, a diversity true to the neighborhood itself. Cortelyou Road in Ditmas Park is also right next door, with a mix of bars and coffee shops. Though it is a bit sprawling in the heart of central Brooklyn, Flatbush is still close to the haven of the borough that is Prospect Park. The Parade Ground, located in the park’s southwest corner, was initially a site for training militia but now functions as an athletic complex with over a dozen fields and courts. After shuttering in 1977 and subsequently falling into disrepair, the Kings Theatre was restored to its former glory and reopened in 2015. Positively grandiose, it has become one of the city’s premier live music venues.