Community & Economic Development

FDC secured funding for and coordinated several capital improvements to revitalize commercial streets in Flatbush. FDC completed the $1.5 million renovation for Newkirk Plaza which includes a Victorian clock, banners, planters and benches. Another $1.4 million streetscape project was completed on Cortelyou Road.

FDC currently focus on Placemaking and Merchant Organizing on Cortelyou Road, as well as support and programming on Newkirk Plaza.

We host favorite community annual events including: The Flatbush Frolic Street Fair; Neighborhood Beatification Day; Eat & Shop Your Heart Out Cortelyou; The Newkirk Block Party; Community Awards Benefit; Cortelyou at Twilight; Shredzilla; community forums including free workshops and Town Hall meetings; and events co-hosted by community partners including the local precinct & elected officials; and so much more.

Additionally, FDC operates an ACTION campaign that supports existing businesses and attracts new merchants to the area.

If you are interested in opening a business or are an owner looking to expand please contact us at 718-859-3800, ext. 217. Let us assist you!