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Flatbush Ave – Take A Note

Above video made by BLACK STAR project, Mos Def at the time – today better known as Yasiin Bey featuring Talib Kweli as tribute to Flatbush Ave ‘dollar van‘ became one of the landmarks in Brooklyn. This is also one of the ways of transportation OR ‘attractions’ you can also experience in NYC – under phrase Only in Brooklyn!

Flatbush Ave generaly speaking is the super exotic attraction of New York City. This crowded place ‘needs your attention’ if you decide to drive both ways (south or north). As SAM SIFTON of New York Times describes Brooklyn as ‘a destination in its own right.’

In fact it is one of New York City‘s most popular touristic gems where you can find a nesting ground of artists, designers, collectors and craftspeople brewed from the integration and immigration over the years of people from diverse ethnicity.

Flatbush Ave, starting with DUMBO or (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpas) from the North-West OR Manhattan OR shores of Hudson River encompasses two sections: one located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge and another that continues east from the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area. The area has emerged as one of New York City’s premier arts districts. Click here for map of DUMBO.

Each year the DUMBO Arts Festival seeks to highlight Brooklyn’s commitment to and presence in the arts community by presenting the best in local, national, and international art amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.

Following BAM you’ll encounter Brooklyn’s newest landmark – Barclays Center, the home of Brooklyn Nets. Moving through the neighborhood of typical ‘brownstones’ you’ll pass Grand Army Plaza,  nesting the Central park of Brooklyn –  Prospect Park. Nearby is the famous Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanical Garden which was accompanied with the famous Ebbets Field –  home of Brooklyn Dodgers (today this location host residential buildings).

Leaving Prospect Park Zoo and continuing south you’ll pass Kings Theatre listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a bit further meet Brooklyn College. Although there are no more high raise buildings Flatbush is still a crowded place – all way down to Kings Plaza Mall. Just before you reach Brooklyn shores there is one more world famous destination, Floyd Bennett Field, first municipal airport, later a naval air station, and now a park.

North Brooklyn OR ‘downtown’ / ‘Downtown Brooklyn‘ is an area with more activity but South Brooklyn OR ‘Flatbush Ave around Brooklyn College‘ you’ll find exotic Caribbean’s and great diversities of old and new upcoming Brooklyn sphere.  Also, on both ends downtown Atlantic Ave Terminal and Brooklyn College runs the MTA subway line 2 / 3.

It is definitely a ‘must-see’ location in NYC. ‘Somebody’ took this photo @ Coney IslandStillwell Avenue (also known as Coney Island Terminal)

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