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 focuses on Placemaking and Merchant Organizing on Cortelyou Road. We host favorite community annual events including: The Flatbush Frolic Street Fair; Neighborhood Beatification Day; Victorian Flatbush House Tour; 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 cohosted 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. Let us assist you!