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Farragut, Brooklyn

Farragut, originally Farragut Woods,[1] is a neighborhood in the east central section of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The area is part of Brooklyn Community Board 17.[2] Farragut is roughly bounded by Cortelyou Road and Holy Cross Cemetery to the north, Kings Highway to the east, Brooklyn Avenue on the west and the LIRR Bay Ridge Branch to the south.[3] The neighborhood is within the larger East Flatbush section of Brooklyn,[1] and was originally part of the colonial Town of Flatbush.[1][3][4]

The area was largely populated by Jews and Italians before 1950. By the 1990s, African Americans became a majority, along with many immigrants from the West Indies.[3] The neighborhood is served by the NYPD's 67th Precinct.[5]

The neighborhood was named for American Civil War Admiral David Farragut.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c Perez, Luis (February 16, 2003). "WORKING-CLASS GEM IN HEART OF CITY East Flatbush's star is on the rise again". New York Daily News. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  2. ^ Brooklyn Community Boards, New York City. Accessed December 31, 2007.
  3. ^ a b c d Kenneth T. Jackson; Lisa Keller; Nancy Flood. The Encyclopedia of New York City (2nd ed.). p. 391. ISBN 978-0-300-18257-6.
  4. ^ a b "Paerdegat Park: History". New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Retrieved 19 December 2016.
  5. ^ 84th Precinct, NYPD.