Community District 17 — encompassing East and Northeast Flatbush, Remsen Village, and Ditmas Village — contains only 15 acres worth of city parks, which is equivalent to approximately seven soccer fields, according to the 2021 Open Spaces Profiles report published by the advocacy organization, New Yorkers for Parks.

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East Flatbush and its surrounding neighborhoods have less park […]

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