Runs from Ocean Avenue to the west, Nostrand Avenue to the east, Parkside Avenue to the north
and Avenue I to the south.
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.
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.