Hidden Brooklyn Enclave Opens Its Doors June 10

Hidden neighborhood, home to 4 historic districts and 100’s of turn-of-the-century houses with elegant yards and expansive porches, to open their doors for historic house tour.

BROOKLYN, NY, MAY 13, 2007 – The 2007 Victorian Flatbush House Tour includes interiors from many of the hundreds of turn-of-the-century homes, all with wide porches and dazzling yards, tucked into to a hidden enclave of tree-lined streets and elaborately planted medians just off Flatbush Avenue… right in the heart of Brooklyn. The event will be held on Sunday, June 10, 2007, 1-6pm – rain or shine.

Originally designed and developed around 1900 as ‘a piece of suburban life just minutes from Manhattan, the homes and neighborhoods that make up Victorian Flatbush still maintain that tranquil feel and atmosphere. Home to four NYC Historic Districts (with a 5th pending) the neighborhood features homes that exhibit a wide range of architectural styles. Most have been beautifully restored – with miles of inlaid woodwork – while others have been renovated to incorporate a wonderful blend of classic and contemporary styles.

According to Sidney Wormsby, chair of the House Tour Committee, “the neighborhoods and homes of Victorian Flatbush – with their magical ‘frozen-in-time’ look, have been locations for major motion pictures from Sophie’s Choice to Reversal of Fortune, Glengarry Glen Ross, and Malcolm X, as well as countless television shows and commercials”.

TICKETS: Advance tickets $15, available online at www.fdconline.org . Tickets on the day of the tour are $20. Pick up a map and detailed descriptions about each of the homes and their interiors at the tour start. This is a self-guided walking tour, take as much time as you like. A shuttle bus will be provided.

DIRECTIONS: Located just south of Prospect Park, you can reach the tree-lined streets of Victorian Flatbush by taking the Q Subway to Beverly Road, follow the signs and walk two blocks north to the start of tour, at Temple Beth Emeth, 83 Marlborough Road, at Church Avenue. For a map, visit www.fdconline.org

Funds raised from the Victorian Flatbush House Tour ticket sales, sponsorships and other events support the Flatbush Development Corporation and its programs that serve the exceptionally diverse needs of our community.

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