Flatbush

Brooklyn , NY

Flatbush is a neighborhood in Brooklyn. It was founded by Dutch colonists in 1651. Flatbush was originally chartered as the Dutch Nieuw Nederland colony town of Midwout (or Midwoud or Medwoud) — from the Dutch words, med, “middle” and woud, “wood”— in 1651. Both names were used in the Dutch era, and Midwood was an alternative name for Flatbush into the early 20th century.

Flatbush’s population and development greatly increased after the subway routes to Midtown Manhattan via the BMT Brighton Line and IRT Nostrand Avenue Line in 1920 connected it to surrounding areas in an unprecedented way.

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Erasmus Hall High School
899-925 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated June 24, 2003 Erasmus Hall High School, originally called Erasmus Hall Academy, a private institution of higher learning founded LEARN MORE
Designated June 24, 2003 Erasmus Hall High School, originally called Erasmus Hall Academy, a private institution of higher learning founded LEARN MORE
Erasmus Hall Museum
899-925 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated March 15, 1966 Erected in 1786, this handsomely proportioned rectangular structure approximately thirty-six feet wide by one hundred feet LEARN MORE
Designated March 15, 1966 Erected in 1786, this handsomely proportioned rectangular structure approximately thirty-six feet wide by one hundred feet LEARN MORE
Brooklyn Carnegie Library: Flatbush Branch

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22 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11226   Block: 5086          Lot: 15 Lot Area: 19,000 sq ft (160’ x 120.67’) Number LEARN MORE
22 Linden Boulevard Brooklyn, NY 11226   Block: 5086          Lot: 15 Lot Area: 19,000 sq ft (160’ x 120.67’) Number LEARN MORE
Flatbush District No. 1 School
2274 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated November 20, 2007 Dating from 1878, the Flatbush District No. 1 School is an important link to the years LEARN MORE
Designated November 20, 2007 Dating from 1878, the Flatbush District No. 1 School is an important link to the years LEARN MORE
Flatbush Dutch Reformed Church & Expanded Site
866 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated January 9, 1979 In 1654, under orders from Director General Peter Stuyvesant, the first Dutch Reformed Church was built LEARN MORE
Designated January 9, 1979 In 1654, under orders from Director General Peter Stuyvesant, the first Dutch Reformed Church was built LEARN MORE
Flatbush Town Hall
35 Snyder Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated November 16, 1973 Constructed on historic ground - near the site of the 1776 Battle of Long Island - LEARN MORE
Designated November 16, 1973 Constructed on historic ground - near the site of the 1776 Battle of Long Island - LEARN MORE
Sears Roebuck & Company Department Store
2323 Beverley Road, Brooklyn, NY, USA

STATUS: Designated Individual Landmark

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Designated May 15, 2012 The Flatbush branch of Sears Roebuck & Company is an impressive late example of the Art LEARN MORE
Designated May 15, 2012 The Flatbush branch of Sears Roebuck & Company is an impressive late example of the Art LEARN MORE