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Flatbush Residents Don't Find Their Borders So Ambiguous
December 6th, 2007

An attempt last week by the New York Times to boil down the “ambiguous” boundaries of “Flatbush proper” was met by a bit of derision and laughter from some of the local bloggers. The Brooklyn Junction enjoyed the attention lavished on the area by the Times, but called their map “neighborhood gerrymandering.” The Junction notes that the Times’ map doesn’t even include the Flatbush Development Corporation, and the blog posts some other maps that offer a different idea of what Flatbush comprises.

The Junction also has a good wrap up of the online reaction to the article, which includes a post by Flatbush Gardener that has an informative take on the issue. The Gardener posts an historic map from 1873, points out that the Times has “confused” the area’s boundaries in the past, and notes a physical demarcation in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden of the old Township of Flatbush.

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