Whenever I visit Flatbush, I come away impressed with the Yeshiva community that resides there. Torah Vodaas, Chaim Berlin, Mir and many other Yeshivos comprise a middle-ground that is not too extreme in either direction in terms of religiousity.
I love the many Seforim stores, such as Eichler's and Zundel Berman's. There are more bakeries, pizza shops and restuarants than one can imagine. Not to mention a "shul on every block".
In this age of proliferation of electronic media, the death of printed media is to be expected. Most cling to life by offerning online versions also. So it is quite surprising that Flatbush is now home to it's own newspaper, reaching many thousands each week.
The Flatbush Jewish Journal is up and coming, particularly it's letters to the editor section. Recently, one of the readers complained to the editor that the FJJ should not post pictures of women, as don't the Yated, Hamodiah etc.
Although I am a strong advocate of Tzeniyus, I am not Tali-ban about it. The Jewish Observer and Artscroll have featured pictures of women for many years. I was therefore quite gratified to see Rav and Rebbitzen Pam's ZTL picture prominently displayed on the cover of this week's issue. Give me more of that old-time religion!