Flatbush: The Heart of Brooklyn

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The cultural and ethnic flavors of Flatbush, Brooklyn have changed over these many years, from seventeenth-century Dutch to eastern European and Jewish, and the present Caribbean influence. Over time, small, rich farms run by Patrician families gave way to the dignified garden homes of Victorian Flatbush when the economy could no longer support farming. Through annexation by Brooklyn, development of the railroad and trolleys (which inspired the name of baseball's famed Trolley Dodgers), and the drain of suburban flight, Flatbush residents actively sought to keep their town a place to call home.
ISBN: 9780738524535
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New York
Series: Making of America
Images: 200
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.75 (h)
Author Nedda C. Allbray is a board member of the New York State Archives Partnership Trust, vice president of the Prospect Park South Association, and is active in several national historical associations. She seamlessly blends rare historic images from Brooklyn and New York archives with captivating narration, offering a valuable and informative account of this Brooklyn city.
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