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Encyclopedia > Flatbush, Brooklyn

Flatbush is a community of the Borough of Brooklyn, a part of New York City, consisting of several neighborhoods. 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. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


The name Flatbush is an Anglicization of the Dutch language Vladbos (approximately wooded land).[1] Dutch (  ) is a West Germanic language spoken by around 23 million people, mainly in the Netherlands, Belgium and Suriname, but also by smaller groups of speakers in parts of France, Germany and several former Dutch colonies. ...


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. Mr. ...


The Flatbush communities have traditionally had diverse populations, including large communities of ethnic Irish, Italians, African-Americans, as well as Jews. Today it is known for having a large and vibrant Caribbean community. Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... “West Indian” redirects here. ...

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History

Photo of Ebbets Field
Photo of Ebbets Field

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 mix of Orthodox Jews and Irish Americans. Image File history File links Ebbets_Field_aerial. ... Image File history File links Ebbets_Field_aerial. ... 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. ... 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... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Irish population density in the United States, 1872. ...


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. Motto (French) God and my right Anthem No official anthem specific to England — the United Kingdom anthem is God Save the Queen. ... 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. ... Farms, East of Gorgan, Iran. ... The City of Greater New York, both commonly and (since the new City Charter of 1938) corporately described simply as the City of New York or New York City, describes the expanded city created on January 1, 1898 by the incorporation into the city of Richmond County, Kings County, the... Year 1898 (MDCCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Housing subdivision near Union, Kentucky, a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. ...


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 County, often referred to as simply Queens, is the largest in area of the five boroughs of New York City, USA. It is home to New York Citys two major airports (John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia), the New York Mets baseball team, the USTA National Tennis Center, Silvercup... 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. ... Flatlands is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... General Information Marine Park . ...


Notable institutions

New Netherland series
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Colen Donck (Yonkers, New York)
Map based on Adriaen Blocks 1614 expedition to New Netherland, featuring the first use of the name. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the settlement in present-day New York City. ... The Apollo Theater on 125th Street; the Hotel Theresa is visible in the background. ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (IPA pronunciation: ), also called simply the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City named after Greenwich, London. ... Beverwyck was a fur-trading community north of Fort Orange on the Hudson River in New Netherland that was to become Albany, New York when the English took control of the colony in 1664. ... Kingston is a city in Ulster County, New York, United States. ... Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... Middleburgh is a village located in Schoharie County, New York. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Major Mark Park Jamaica is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... Afternoon by the Sea (Gravesend Bay), a pastel by William Merritt Chase, ca 1888 shows traditional catboats in the bay and the Navesink Highlands across Lower New York Bay. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Flatlands is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... 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... New Utrecht New Utrecht is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... Bushwick is a neighborhood in the northeastern part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Zwaanendael was a settlement established in 1631 by Dutch settlers in the area of present-day Lewes, Delaware. ... Old New Castle Courthouse. ... : Chemical Capital of the World , Corporate Capital of the World , Credit Card Capital of the World : A Place to Be Somebody United States Delaware New Castle 17. ... Table of Fortification, from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... Fort Amsterdam was the name of the Dutch fort that was constructed on the southern tip of Manhattan in 1625. ... Fort Nassau (North) was a Dutch fort constructed on an island in the Hudson River near present day Albany in 1614. ... Fort Orange (Dutch: Fort Oranje ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Fort Casimir was a Dutch settlement in New Netherland, located in what is now New Castle County, Delaware. ... Fort Christina was the first Swedish settlement in North America and the principal settlement of the New Sweden colony. ... A patroon was a proprietor of a tract of land in the 17th century Dutch colony of New Netherland in North America. ... Rensselaerwyck is the name of a colonial estate that was located in what is now New York, USA. The estate was land purchased by Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, a Dutch merchant and investor in the Dutch West India Company. ... Colen Donck was the title of a large Dutch-American owned estate of of 24,000 acres (a patroonship) originally owned by Adriaen van der Donck in New Netherland, located in present day New York City on the mainland north of Manhatten. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Directors-General of New Netherland:

Cornelius Jacobsen Mey (1620-1625)
Willem Verhulst (1625-26)
Peter Minuit (1626-33)
Wouter van Twiller (1633-38)
Willem Kieft (1638-47)
Peter Stuyvesant (1647-64)
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Influential people

Adriaen van der Donck
Kiliaen van Rensselaer
Brant van Slichtenhorst
Cornelis van Tienhoven
Portrait of Adriaen van der Donck Adriaen Cornelissen van der Donck (ca. ... Kiliaen Van Rensselaer (1585 - 1643) was a Dutch merchant who was heavily involved in the Colonial American trade market. ...

Councils

Council of twelve men
Council of eight men
A Council is a group of people who usually possess some powers of governance. ... The Council of Twelve Men was a group of 12 men chosen in 1641 by the residents of New Amsterdam to advise the Director-General of New Netherland at the time, Willem Kieft, on relations with the Native Americans due to the murder of Claes Swits. ... The Council of eight men was an early representational democracy in New Amsterdam. ...

Well-known institutions within Flatbush include Erasmus Hall High School, the Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church, Brooklyn College, and Ebbets Field, the last Brooklyn home of the Brooklyn Dodgers baseball team, long since demolished., as well as Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin and Mir yeshiva (Brooklyn). Erasmus Hall High School is a high school in Kings County, New York (Brooklyn) in the New York City school system. ... Brooklyn College is a senior college of the City University of New York, located in Brooklyn, New York. ... Ebbets Field was a Major League Baseball park located in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ... Yeshiva Rabbi Chaim Berlin (also known as Mesivta Rabbi Chaim Berlin) (MYRCB) or as Chaim Berlin, is a major Orthodox Judaism all-male yeshiva located in Brooklyn, New York. ... Not to be confused with Mir yeshiva (Jerusalem). ...


Location and neighborhoods

Flatbush includes the southernmost portion of Prospect Park. Prospect Park is a 526 acre (2. ...


The neighborhoods of Flatbush extend south from the old Brooklyn City Line north of the southern edges of Prospect Park, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Empire Boulevard. The southern border of Flatbush neighborhoods is approximately on the line of the Long Island Rail Road's Bay Ridge Line, which runs to the south of Avenue H, the campus of Brooklyn College, and "The Junction" where Flatbush and Nostrand Avenues intersect. "The Junction" is also the location of Flatbush Avenue station, the southern terminal of the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line (2 5) of the New York City Subway. The Cranford Rose Garden in Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York City The Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BCG) is a botanical garden located next to Prospect Park near Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Founded in 1910, the 52 acre (210,000 m²) garden includes a cherry tree esplanade, a... The Long Island Rail Road or LIRR (often referred to as the L-I-double-R) is a commuter rail system serving the length of Long Island, New York, United States. ... Brooklyn College is a senior college of the City University of New York, located in Brooklyn, New York. ... Flatbush Avenue is one of the major avenues in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College is the southern terminal station on the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. ... The Nostrand Avenue Line is a rapid transit line of the IRT division of the New York City Subway, running under Nostrand Avenue in the New York City Borough of Brooklyn. ... The 2 Seventh Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... The 5 Lexington Avenue Express is a service of the New York City Subway. ... Times Square–42nd Street station entrance The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York and leased to the New York City Transit Authority, an affiliate of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as MTA New York City Transit. ...


Neighborhoods within Flatbush include Flatbush itself, the planned communities of Prospect Park South, Ditmas Park and Fiske Terrace. Bordering Flatbush on the north is the community of Crown Heights and the former neighborhood of Pigtown. On the east, within the old town of Flatbush is East Flatbush, on the west is Kensington and Greenfield and on the south by Midwood. Many consider Midwood to be a part of Flatbush, but historically it was part of the neighboring former towns of New Utrecht, Gravesend and Flatlands. Prospect Park South is a community of Brooklyn, New York City. ... Ditmas Park is one of three Flatbush neighbourhoods which has been officially designated a Historic District. ... Fiske Terrace is a planned community and neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City. ... Crown Heights is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Pigtown formerly described a neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, existing as such until approximately the end of the 19th century. ... East Flatbush is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Kensington is a neighborhood in the center of the New York City, borough of Brooklyn. ... 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... New Utrecht New Utrecht is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... Afternoon by the Sea (Gravesend Bay), a pastel by William Merritt Chase, ca 1888 shows traditional catboats in the bay and the Navesink Highlands across Lower New York Bay. ... Flatlands is a type of terrain similar to savanna and grassland. ...


Notable former residents

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References

  1. ^ FLATBUSH, LONG ISLAND: Beauty in Diversity, accessed December 4, 2006


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