The Flatbush/Midwood district of Brooklyn has been looking like a promising part of New York City to live in, That is — up until the last decade or so.
From 1970 to 2000, the total population of the area was generally increasing, rising from just under 140,000 to just under 170,000 people. But from 200 to 2010, the total dropped almost 10,000 people. Some of this may be attributed to the recent gentrification movement that has hit many New York City neighborhoods over the last several years.
Flatbush in particular has consistently been one of the most popular sections of Brooklyn to live in. According to the local community board (14) website, in the 1920’s apartment buildings began sprouting up which attracted many immigrants, leading the neighborhood to become remarkably diverse.