Category Archives: Flatbush History

Glimpses of Our Dutch Descendants – Shadows & Light in Flatlands

Shadows & Light - © Frank H. Jump

Shadows & Light - © Frank H. Jump

Erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution

Erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution

Erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution

Erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution

Dedicated to Pieter Claesen Wyckoff - © Frank H. Jump

Dedicated to Pieter Claesen Wyckoff - © Frank H. Jump

Dedicated to Pieter Claesen Wyckoff - © Frank H. Jump

Dedicated to Pieter Claesen Wyckoff - © Frank H. Jump

Dedicated to the Voorhees Family - © Frank H. Jump

Dedicated to the van Voorhees Family - © Frank H. Jump

Here Lies The Body Of....

Here Lies The Body Of....

Here Lies The Body Of....

Here Lies The Body Of....

Graffiti Defacing Gravestones - © Frank H. Jump

Graffiti Defacing Gravestones - © Frank H. Jump

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© Frank H. Jump

Son of American Landscape artist Henry Suydam © Frank H. Jump

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© Frank H. Jump

Construction Debris - Vintage Detail © Frank H. Jump

Construction Debris - Vintage Detail © Frank H. Jump

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Oldsmobile – Flatbush Avenue

Oldsmobile - Flatbush Avenue - © Frank H. Jump

Oldsmobile - Flatbush Avenue - © Frank H. Jump

Off Rogers Avenue & Snyder - © Frank H. Jump

Off Rogers Avenue & Snyder - © Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Originally posted on the Fading Ad Campaign Website:

Gaines Motors Co. & Kaye Outdoor Adv Co

Rogers Avenue, Brooklyn
– taken April 7, 2006

Perhaps the Flatbush Avenue Oldsmobile dealer and this one were related. Kaye Outdoor is also extant. This is a job for Kevin Walsh!

College Glen – A Flatbush Neighborhood East of Brooklyn College

College Glen - A Flatbush Neighborhood East of Brooklyn College
New York Avenue & Glenwood Road

College Glen - A Flatbush Neighborhood East of Brooklyn College
New York Avenue & Avenue H

College Glen - A Flatbush Neighborhood East of Brooklyn College
Avenue H & East 32nd Street

College Glen - A Flatbush Neighborhood East of Brooklyn College

College Glen - A Flatbush Neighborhood East of Brooklyn College
Avenue H & East 32nd Street looking toward the Junction.

College Glen - A Flatbush Neighborhood East of Brooklyn College

College Glen - A Flatbush Neighborhood East of Brooklyn College

College Glen - A Flatbush Neighborhood East of Brooklyn College

College Glen - A Flatbush Neighborhood East of Brooklyn College

College Glen - A Flatbush Neighborhood East of Brooklyn College
The Junction © Frank H. Jump

When Vincenzo and I moved into the Flatbush Junction, I noticed the College Glen signs around the neighborhood but did not see the civilian patrol. I’ve done some Internet searches but not until recently have I found anything. Fortunately the New York Times has been diligently archiving their entire history of articles on the web. Here is a snippet that mentions this sliver of Flatbush.

PERSPECTIVES: New Condos in Flatbush; Tapping the Market in Central Brooklyn

Published: October 2, 1988

MEANWHILE, the single- and two-family home market has also picked up, aided in part by the home-loan program run by Neighborhood Housing Services. The East Flatbush office has provided below-market loans for 89 home renovations, mainly in an area east of Brooklyn College called College Glen.

”It’s very clear that in this part of the area the strategy has worked,” said Philip Gallagher, chairman of Neighborhood Housing Services of East Flatbush. ”Now there is an enormous amount of new private investment that has nothing to do with us.”

Neighborhood Housing Services is planning to seek community-development block-grant funds to expand its service area to a needier northwestern area of the district that it has named Clarendon Meadows. This is an area bounded by Clarkson Avenue on the north, Cortelyou Avenue on the south, and Brooklyn Avenue and Bedford Avenue on the east and west.

Contest: What are the boundaries of College Glen?

PS: No hairsplitting!