Located in the center of Brooklyn, Northeast Flatbush is a working class neighborhood often considered the same as Flatbush. Originally an Italian immigrant neighborhood, Northeast Flatbush transitioned to African American and West Indian communities that now constitute the majority of the population. Drug epidemics, street gangs and vacant buildings marked the deterioration of the neighborhood in the 80s and 90s. Today, crime remains an issue in the area but is slowly decreasing, while people are attracted to Northeast Flatbush’s diverse restaurant options and low prices. Real estate varies with a selection of apartment buildings, row houses, brownstones and Victorian-style houses. In comparison to Flatbush, Northeast Flatbush has poorer subway access and larger West Indian immigrant communities.