In May 2018, Haitian Heritage Month came with much fanfare for many community leaders in Brooklyn. The month saw the co-naming of two Flatbush streets after Haitian independence heroes and the official designation by the New York City Council of a Little Haiti business and cultural district.

Three years later, May arrived with news that the Newkirk Avenue subway station will be co-named after the Little Haiti neighborhood. The co-naming was included in the state budget on the initiative of District 42 Assembly Member Rodneyse Bichotte-Hermelyn and community leaders.

L’Eternal est Grand Haitian Variety Store on Nostrand Avenue, in Brooklyn’s Little Haiti district. Photo by Sam Bojarski In May 2018, Haitian Heritage Month came with much fanfare for many community leaders in Brooklyn. The month saw the co-naming of two Flatbush streets after Haitian independence heroes and the […]

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  1. An attempt to start a BID on Nostrand Avenue was made in the late 1980s by Flatbush East Community Development Association, which no longer exists.

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