These borders embrace 2.9 square miles, within which more than 168,000 people reside.
The residents of Flatbush represent perhaps the reatest diversity of New York neighborhoods. At one local elementary school more than 30 different first languages and dialects are represented.
There are several commercial strips in the district serving the needs of residents and beyond. From larger department stores, including Sears and the Target store, which anchors the Flatbush Junction to the many, many mom and pop stores that line Church Avenue, Cortelyou Road, Avenues J and M and Coney Island Avenue, Flatbush Avenue and Newkirk Plaza which make CD 14 a great place to shop and one of the best places to eat in Brooklyn. Serving appetites for Caribbean, Middle Eastern, Pakistani, Mexican, Sushi, and more; from wine bars to a Brooklyn “slice” our restaurants include Kosher and Halal and represent the diversity and the vitality of the community.
District 14 residents vote at higher percentages than the borough wide average, they respond to the Census at higher than average rates and they work for non-profits and local government at higher percentages.