Served by three subway lines, Flatbush's townhouses, churches, and synagogues are easy to reach.

Brooklyn’s Flatbush neighbourhood is a demure residential area. Located along the southern border of Prospect Park, this modest locale represents an eclectic mix of cultures, cuisines, and architecture. Victorian style homes mingle with brick townhouses, and little awnings demarcate the smattering of local businesses lining Flatbush’s mostly quiet streets—just exercise caution as you head east. Three subways serve this Brooklyn neighbourhood, ensuring an easy trek into Manhattan.

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Flatbush is within Brooklyn and bordered by Lefferts Garden, Flatlands, Windsor Terrace, East Flatbush, Midwood, Kensington, and Crown Heights

LaGuardia Airport: 30 minutes by cab without traffic
JFK Airport: 25 minutes by cab without traffic
Wall Street / Financial District: 33 minutes by subway
Times Square: 40 minutes by subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Residential Calm and Diverse Culture

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Wide avenues and churches that serve a variety of faiths characterise Flatbush, a humble, suburban-feeling community.

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Flatbush is the kind of neighbourhood that families call home for generations.

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Liquor stores, clothing shops, and churches compose Flatbush's commercial corridors and neighbourhood streetscapes.

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You’ll find some of the best Jamaican food you’ve ever had in our area for cheap. Lots of grocery stores, outdoor produce markets, and a natural foods health store."

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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Cameron Blaylock

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Cameron Blaylock is a photographer and artist living in Brooklyn, NY. In 2010 Cameron received a European Diploma in Fine Arts from Bauhaus-University in Weimar, Germany. Having been a full-time Brooklyn resident for just over one year, the Airbnb Neighbourhoods Project helped Cameron further understand and appreciate the massive, multi-layered, singular organism that is New York City.