Flatbush is a neighborhood in the heart of Brooklyn in New York City. There are several train lines and buses in the area, making Flatbush a great neighborhood for those who do not own a vehicle. Ocean Parkway is located just west of Flatbush.
The neighborhood is a center of learning. Brooklyn College is in the southern part of Flatbush. The school offers a variety of major programs, from scientific to creative. The neighborhood is filled with students who attend the college. The State University of New York Downstate Medical Center is located just west of Flatbush. Here students earn degrees in the medical field while practicing in the medical center.
Sustainable Flatbush is a collaborative effort to enhance the sustainability in the community through projects. This group works toward creating energy solutions, growing urban gardens and farms, eliminating waste and establishing livable streets. Flatbush Farm is a local bar and restaurant that also promotes sustainability. It sources its organic food from local farms.
Flatbush envelops the southern edge of Prospect Park, including the parade grounds, which are mainly used for youth sports fields. Residents who love the outdoors will enjoy this area. If you leave Flatbush to explore more of the park, you'll find the Lefferts Historic House, the Prospect Park Zoo, the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and the Brooklyn Museum nearby.