windshield survey zip ”11225”

HOUSING AND ZONING

R.S. lives with her daughter in a 2 bedroom apartment located on 150 Ocean Avenue. This apartment complex was built in 1927 and it is a multifamily elevator building.  There are also many one and two family homes, multifamily homes, as well as low-income housing. Because many of the homes were built in the early to mid 1900s, they were constructed from brick, wood, and vinyl sliding. These homes vary in size, most of the homes are well-kept older homes while others need maintenance or reconditioning.

The Flatbush area is a lively  commercial / residential neighborhood. As a result, much of the open space is very limited and scarce. There are also areas of vacant land scattered around the neighborhood.

BOUNDARIES

The boundaries of Flatbush have changed many times over the years.  The geographical boundaries of Flatbush include : Parkside Avenue, The Bay Ridge Branch freight line tracks below Brooklyn College, New York Avenue, and Coney Island Avenue. The selected area includes parts of Prospect Park South, East Flatbush, Midwood, and Kensington & Parkville.  There is a strong democratic political affiliation as well non-affiliations in this region. The economic status of the residents range from low-income to middle class. According to the 2010 American Community survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, the estimated median income is $50,000 per year. Some residents receive public assistance:  TANF, SSI, and Medicaid stipends. Lastly, neighboring communities of Flatbush include Midwood, Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Ditmas Park, Prospect Park South, and Ocean Parkway.

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