Above video made by BLACK STAR project, Mos Def at time and today better know as Yasiin Bey featuring Talib Kweli as tribute to Flatbush Ave ‘dollar van‘ became one of the landmarks in Brooklyn. This is also one of the ways of transportation OR ‘attractions’ you can also experience in NYC – under phrase Only in Brooklyn!
Flatbush Ave generaly speaking is super exotic attraction of the New York City. This is a crowded place and ‘needs attention’ if you decide to drive both ways (south or north). As SAM SIFTON of New York Times describes Brooklyn as ‘a destination in its own right.’
In fact it is one of New York City‘s most popular touristic gems where you can find a nesting ground of artists, designers, collectors and craftspeople brewed from the integration and immigration over the years of people from diverse ethnicity.
Flatbush Ave starting with DUMBO or (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpas) from the North-West OR Manhattan OR shores of Hudson River. It encompasses two sections: one located between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge and another that continues east from the Manhattan Bridge to the Vinegar Hill area. The area has emerged as one of New York City’s premier arts districts. Click here for map of DUMBO.
Each year the DUMBO Arts Festival seeks to highlight Brooklyn’s commitment to and presence in the arts community by presenting the best in local, national, and international art amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.
Following BAM you’ll encounter Brooklyn landmark a Barclays Center, a home of Brooklyn Nets. Moving through neighborhood of typical ‘brownstones’ you’ll pass Grand Army Plaza where is nesting biggest and central park of Brooklyn, a Prospect Park. Nearby is famous Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Botanical Garden which was accompanied with famous Ebbets Field a home of Brooklyn Dodgers (today this location hosting residential buildings).
Leaving Prospect Park Zoo and continuing towards south you’ll pass Kings Theatre listed on the National Register of Historic Places and a bit further meet Brooklyn College. Although there is no more high raise buildings Flatbush is still crowded place all way down to Kings Plaza Mall. Just before you reach Brooklyn shores there is one more world famous destination, Floyd Bennett Field, first municipal airport, later a naval air station, and is now a park.
North Brooklyn OR ‘downtown’ / ‘Downtown Brooklyn‘ is area with more activity but South Brooklyn OR ‘Flatbush Ave around Brooklyn College‘ you’ll find exotic Caribbean’s and great diversities of old and new upcoming Brooklyn. Also, on both ends downtown Atlantic Ave Terminal and Brooklyn College ran MTA subway line 2 / 3.