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Flatbush is a neighborhood of the Borough of Brooklyn, a part of New York City. It is contained within Kings County, New York State, which is coterminous with Brooklyn Borough. It is located in the far southwestern part of Long Island. The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... Main article: New York City A map of New York City, highlighting Brooklyn. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 km² 455 km 530 km 13. ... The four counties of Long Island. ...


Flatbush is centrally located within the Borough and County. The Flatbush Post Office is assigned postal zone (ZIP Code) 11226, but the area understood as included in Flatbush is rather larger than the postal zone. Well-known institutions within Flatbush include Erasmus Hall High School, the Dutch Reformed Church, Brooklyn College, and Ebbets Field, the last Brooklyn home of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, long since demolished. Flatbush includes the southernmost portion of Prospect Park. Mr. ... Erasmus Hall High School is a high school in Kings County, New York in the New York City school system. ... Brooklyn College of The City University of New York Brooklyn College of The City University of New York is a senior college of the City University of New York. ... Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball park located at in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. ... For the 1930s NFL team, see Brooklyn Dodgers (football). ... Prospect Park is a 526 acre (2. ...


The neighborhoods of Flatbush are centered around "The Junction" where Flatbush and Nostrand Avenues meet at Flatbush Avenue station on the IRT subway. There are also large communities of Irish-Americans and Italian-Americans, as well as African-Americans and more recently, immigrants from the Caribbean. Flatbush Avenue is one of the major avenues in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... The last stop on 5-Lexington Avenue White Plains Road Express and 2-Seventh Avenue Express line is Flatbush Avenue, has recently been fully renovated. ... The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) was the operator of the original New York Subway line that opened in 1904 and additional rapid transit lines in the City of New York. ... Irish Americans are residents or citizens of the United States who claim Irish ancestry. ... An Italian-American is an American of Italian descent. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ... The Caribbean, (Spanish: Caribe; French: Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Dutch: Cariben or Caraïben, or more commonly Antillen) or the West Indies, is a group of islands and countries which are in or border the Caribbean Sea which lies on the Caribbean Plate. ...


The name Flatbush is an Anglicization of the Dutch language Vladbos (approximately wooded land). Dutch ( ▶ (help· info)), sometimes referred to as Netherlandic in English, is a Low Germanic language spoken by around 24 million people, mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium. ...


A famous resident is Talib Kweli. Talib Kweli Talib Kweli (born Talib Kweli Greene, 1975) is a rapper from Brooklyn, New York. ...


History

Flatbush was originally chartered as the Dutch Nieuw Nederland colony town of Midwout in 1651. Both names were used in the Dutch era and Midwood was an alternative name for Flatbush into the early 20th century. Midwood now describes the area immediately south of Brooklyn College. Midwood is a primarily white neighborhood, a mix of Orthodox Jews, Irish-Americans, and Italian-Americans. New Netherland (Dutch Nieuw-Nederland, Latin: Nova Belgica) was the territory claimed by the Netherlands on the eastern coast of North America in the 17th century. ... // Events January 1 - Charles II crowned King of Scotland in Scone. ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999 in the... Midwood has a substantial population of Haredi Jews and Modern Orthodox Jews, many of whom live and worship in the side streets around Kings Highway Midwood is a neighborhood located in the south central part of the Borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA, roughly halfway between Prospect Park and Coney...


Flatbush and the other towns of what was to become Kings County were surrendered to the English in 1664. The influence of Dutch merchant and farming families remained strong in the area until after consolidation into the City of Greater New York in 1898, after which the development of Flatbush as a suburb, and then an integral part of the larger city, proceeded apace. Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... Events March 12 - New Jersey becomes a colony of England. ... Merchants function as professionals who deal with trade, dealing in commodities that they do not produce themselves, in order to produce profit. ... Bales of hay on a farm near Ames, Iowa A farm is the basic unit in agriculture. ... The City of Greater New York, both corporately and commonly now described simply as the City of New York or New York City, describes the expanded city created in 1898 by the incorporation of Richmond County, Kings County and part of Queens County into the city. ... 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... It has been suggested that Suburbia be merged into this article or section. ...


Before it was incorporated into Brooklyn City in 1894, Flatbush described both the Town of Flatbush, incorporating a large swath of central Kings County extending east to the Queens County border, and the Village of Flatbush, formerly the heart of the current community. Many of the remaining early Dutch structures are in the Flatlands and Marine Park neighborhoods. 1894 (MDCCCXCIV) was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ...


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Flatbush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (443 words)
Flatbush, as denoting generally including Midwood, is used as the name for the area that includes a huge Orthodox Jewish community with a number of very large yeshivas and smaller similar schools.
The main ones are Yeshiva Torah Vodaas, Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin, Yeshiva of Flatbush, and the Mir yeshiva.
Flatbush and the other towns of what was to become Kings County were surrendered to the English in 1664.
Flatbush Avenue (Brooklyn) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (194 words)
Flatbush Avenue runs from the Manhattan Bridge southwestward to Jamaica Bay, where it becomes the Marine Parkway Bridge which connects Brooklyn to Far Rockaway in Queens.
It is the central artery of the borough, carrying traffic to and from Manhattan past landmarks such as Junior's, Long Island University, the Fulton Mall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Long Island Rail Road's Atlantic Terminal, Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Public Library, and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Flatbush Avenue creates the borders of neighborhoods including Brooklyn Heights / Downtown Brooklyn, Prospect Heights / Park Slope, and Flatbush / East Flatbush.
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