According to the 2000 census, Brooklyn’s Ditmas Park is America’s single most integrated neighborhood. Caribbean, African and American blacks share space with reform and religious Jews, black and Pakistani Muslims, Italians, Armenians, and Eastern Europeans. Lesbians and rude boys rub elbows at the food coop and the supermarket, and the children all eat at San Remo’s, whose fresh mozzarella and tomato pizza is possibly Brooklyn’s best slice. The neighborhood is also class diverse, intermingling blocks of three story Victorian houses with 1950s coop and rental buildings. Below is Amber Scoon’s Cortelyou Project, a series of paintings of the neighborhood, originally shown in the neighborhood.
San Remo’s (Pizzeria)
“Da Pride of Flatbush” (Firehouse)
The Hairdresser (at the Antique Store)
Stone (Laundromat Owner)