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Flatbush Avenue is peppered with Caribbean-themed shops and restaurants — for instance, Tropical Twist Bakery, which is the second storefront from right. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Comedy, crafts and Caribbean cuisine on Flatbush Avenue

August 27 | Lore Croghan

Labor Day is coming soon and with it, the West Indian Day Parade. Spectators who want to go to the festivities wearing flag-themed clothing that pays homage to a Caribbean country can buy it on Flatbush Avenue. The vendors at Flatbush Caton Market sell shirts, skirts, dresses, bikinis and accessories emblazoned with flag designs and […]

The city Department of Transportation plans to create dedicated bus lanes on Church Avenue. Eagle photo by Lore Croghan

Church Avenue no-parking plan riles up Flatbush temple members

July 31 | Lore Croghan

Anger erupted over parking issues related to the creation of dedicated bus lanes on Church Avenue in Flatbush at a public forum on Tuesday night. Members of Beth Shalom v’Emeth Reform Temple, or B’ShERT, said city Department of Transportation officials didn’t take their needs into consideration when making the plan, which calls for the elimination […]

Here’s a view of the historic Flatbush Presbyterian Church from the corner of East 23rd Street and Foster Avenue. Photo courtesy of Respect Brooklyn

Landmark this church before it’s too late, Flatbush group urges

July 23 | Lore Croghan

A neighborhood group is running an email campaign and a petition drive to protect recently sold Flatbush Presbyterian Church from the wrecking ball. The group, called Respect Brooklyn, is asking people to message Landmarks Preservation Commission Chairperson Sarah Carroll, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and City Councilmember Mathieu Eugene, who represents the area, and ask […]

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