East Flatbush is a middle class residential neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. The area is part of Brooklyn Community Board 17 As with many Neighborhoods in New York City the borders of East Flatbush are subjective, but its northern border is roughly at Empire Boulevard and East New York Avenue east of East 91st Street, its southern border is in the vicinity of the LIRR Bay Ridge Branch, its eastern border is roughly at East 98th Street and its western border is roughly at New York Avenue.
The area was populated post World War II predominantly by immigrant Jews and Italians, then in the 1960s by African Americans, but most recently has seen many West Indian immigrants such as Haitians, Jamaicans, Trinidadians, St.Lucians, Grenadians,Panamanians, Bajans, Dominican, and Guyanese groups coming to the area. Within its confines is the Holy Cross Cemetery, Brooklyn, which is located at 3620 Tilden Avenue. While some residents are affluent, East Flatbush is mostly populated by working-class Brooklynites. Similar to other eastern Brooklyn neighborhoods, blacks predominate East Flatbush. The area has a population of 84,498 and is 91.4% Black or African-American.  East Flatbush is the home of the former General George W. Wingate High School and Gov. Samuel J. Tilden High School. It is also home to three major hospitals, Kings County Hospital, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center.
In Summer 2006, the City of New York renamed a portion of Church Avenue from Remsen Avenue to East 98th Street in East Flatbush as Bob Marley Boulevard. The former Congregation Beth Israel, now known as Mt. Zion Church of God 7th Day, was listed on theNational Register of Historic Places in 2009. East Flatbush is patrolled by the NYPD's 67th Precinct.