Development begins on long-awaited Shirley Chisholm Rec Center in East Flatbush


After years of negotiations, a new community center is finally coming to East Flatbush — and it will bear the name of one of Brooklyn’s proudest civic leaders, former Brooklyn Congressmember Shirley Chisholm.

Procurement is now officially underway for the $141 million project, which will be located in a 65,000-square-foot facility atop what’s currently a turf field at the Nostrand Playground on Farragut Place, between East 31st and East 32nd streets, next door to PS 269. Completion of the facility, which is being funded with capital dollars reallocated from the NYPD budget last year, is expected in 2025.