Profile for Flatbush, New York, NY
Beverly Road Station, Flatbush, NY
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Flatbush is a neighborhood of Brooklyn
The community name derives from Dutch for "level forest"
Elevation is 52 feet.
Bounded by Parkside Avenue, Nostrand Avenue, Avenue H and Coney Island Avenue.
Former and merged names include:
Filming location for:
· 1974 movie, "The Lords of Flatbush"
· 1982 movie, "Sophie's Choice"
Setting for 1980s TV sitcom, "The Cosby Show"
Well-known residents have included:
· Harvey Fierstein, actor, writer
· Barbara Stanwyck, actress
· Mary Tyler Moore, actress
· Cal Abrams, baseball player
· Susan Hayward, actress
· Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice
· Neil Diamond, singer
Local festivals include:
- Flatbush Frolic - Sept. 16, 2007
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Neighborhood historic districts include Albemarle-Kenmore Terraces Historic District, Prospect Park South Historic District.
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