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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:
· Vlackebos
· Midwout
Filming location for:
· 1982 movie, "Sophie's Choice"
· 1974 movie, "The Lords of Flatbush"
Setting for 1980s TV sitcom, "The Cosby Show"
Well-known residents have included:
· Mary Tyler Moore, actress
· Neil Diamond, singer
· Cal Abrams, baseball player
· Harvey Fierstein, actor, writer
· Susan Hayward, actress
· Barbara Stanwyck, actress
· Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court justice
Local festivals include:
  • Flatbush Frolic - Sept. 16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Flatbush web sites and events links in the sections below.

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