Remsen Village, Brooklyn

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Remsen Village, also formerly known as Rugby, is a neighborhood in central Brooklyn, New York City. It comprises the eastern part of the larger neighborhood of East Flatbush area, and is administered by Brooklyn Community Board 17.

Name[edit]

Although it has been described as a "subsection of the larger East Flatbush neighborhood,"[1] with an estimated 60,000 residents.[2] it has it own identity as "the Remsen Village neighborhood of Brooklyn"[3] and also as "Rugby-Remsen Village.[4]

Use of the name Remsen Village by residents and local organizations began before the 1970s,[5] but more widespread use[6] appears to have originated in the mid-1990s,[7] with identification continuing a decade later[8] and into the present (2019).[9]

The name "Rugby" (also the name of a road within the area)[10] was described in 2016 by the New York Times as "the old name for the area."[11]

Location[edit]

Related to the above namings are references such as

  • "Remsen Village, located between East Flatbush and Brownsville."[12]
  • "Remsen Village (East Flatbush)/Canarsie"[13]
  • "the Remsen Village section of East Flatbush"[14]

Population[edit]

Remsen Village's population[2] is over one third of Brooklyn Community Board 17's, the administrative unit to which it belongs, along with "East Flatbush, ... Farragut, Rugby, Erasmus and Ditmas Village."[15]

Geographic recognition[edit]

The name is used as a geographic unit in Brooklyn[16] encompassing a 2+ mile distance.[17]

There also is a "Remsen Village" (with a 2012 population of 650 people)[18] in Oneida County, New York; the village is part of the town of Remsen.[19]

Government recognition[edit]

  • The New York City Department of City Planning lists Remsen Village as being part of District 17,[20]
  • NYS Assemblymember Diana C. Richardson (Assembly District 43) identified her district as including East Flatbush, Northeast Flatbush, Rugby, Farragut/Hyde Park, Remsen Village, Ditmas Village[21]

Real Estate recognition[edit]

The Real Estate industry gives recognition to Brooklyn's Remsen Village.[22] One multiple listing service calls it "an enclave" and a "microneighborhood" with "two renowned hospitals" and "Brooklyn's only medical school".[23]

Other recognition[edit]

A "building of the day" architectural award described its September 23, 2013 awardee as being in "Neighborhood: Remsen Village (East Flatbush)/Canarsie."[13]

History[edit]

Brooklyn has a Remsen Street in one neighborhood, and a Remsen Avenue in another; both are named after a Dutch family "that was among the early settlers of"[24] the borough.[25] An article about the aforementioned cites a book named "The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn"[26] which refers to Remsen Village.

Lower-case neighborhood[edit]

One real-estate source referred to Flatbush having "eleven neighborhoods"[24] "many no larger than a few square blocks;" Remsen Village is much larger.[27]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Remsen Village".
  2. ^ a b "Remsen Village".
  3. ^ Daniel J. Wakin; Anthony Ramirez (October 1, 2001). "Metro Briefing, Brooklyn - Girl Shot and Killed".
  4. ^ Derek Watkins; Alicia Parlapiano (April 20, 2016). "The New York City Neighborhoods That Love Each Candidate". NYTimes.com.
  5. ^ "Indiana's Digital Historic Newspaper Program - Jewish Post". Jewish Post. November 21, 1975. p. 13. Remsen Village Community Council ... 660 Remsen Ave c/o Cong. Beth Israel
  6. ^ NYTimes
  7. ^ "Neighborhoods: The 'Sacred Sites'". The New York Times. April 30, 1995.
  8. ^ Michael Wilson; Ann Farmer (January 23, 2006). "Youth Killed Leaving Party in Brooklyn".
  9. ^ "324 East 94th Street, East Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY". 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment in Remsen Village
  10. ^ "Renovator of Victorian Beauties Profits From Preservation". May 5, 2014. an authentic Victorian behemoth at 147 Rugby Road
  11. ^ Lucas Peterson (November 11, 2016). "Want the 'Real' Brooklyn? Go Cheap". NYTimes.com.
  12. ^ Cate Corcoran (October 9, 2015). "The 14 Most Affordable Neighborhoods in Brooklyn". Brownstoner Magazine.
  13. ^ a b Suzanne Spellen (September 23, 2013). "Building of the Day: 649-677 East 91st Street". Brownstoner.com (Brownstoner Magazine).
  14. ^ "Brooklyn Eagle by Nat". Brooklyn Eagle. March 30, 2017.
  15. ^ "Brooklyn Community Boards". Retrieved December 31, 2007.
  16. ^ Michael Pollak (March 23, 2008). "Of Bikes and Railings". Ralph Avenue to East 98th Street in Remsen Village
  17. ^ Michelle O'Donnell; Jess Wisloski (April 4, 2005). "A College Student Is Killed Leaving the Scene of a Fight". The New York Times. East 58th Street in Remsen Village, Brooklyn
  18. ^ "Toxic Waters". The New York Times. May 16, 2012.
  19. ^ "Village of Remsen, NY".
  20. ^ "Brooklyn Community District 17". ... East Flatbush, Farragut, ... Remsen Village, Rugby
  21. ^ "Assemblymember Diana C. Richardson, Assembly District 43 (June Community Meetings & Events)". NYassembly.gov. 2015.
  22. ^ "Private Two-bedroom Duplex House in Remsen Village, Brooklyn".
  23. ^ "Remsen Village Real Estate".
  24. ^ a b "The Lost Neighborhoods of Brooklyn". Brooklyn Magazine. February 15, 2012. The Remsens .. Dutch .. 17th century
  25. ^ Lore Croghan (March 29, 2017). "A fine old firehouse, and other East Flatbush sights". Brooklyn Eagle.
  26. ^ Jackson, Kenneth T.; Manbeck, John B., eds. (2004). The Neighborhoods of Brooklyn (2nd ed.). New Haven, Connecticut: Citizens for NYC and Yale University Press. ISBN 0-300-10310-7.
  27. ^ Henry Stewart (January 11, 2012). "8 "Official" Brooklyn Neighborhoods We Refuse to Recognize".

Coordinates: 40°39′04″N 73°55′02″W / 40.650994°N 73.917301°W / 40.650994; -73.917301