Map and Photos of Remsen Village Remsen Village, a small sub-neighborhood of East Flatbush, takes its name from Remsen Avenue, which is the main shopping avenue in the area. The Remsen name comes from Dutch settler Rem Jansen Vanderbeek who arrived in the New World in 1642, settled first in Albany, then moved to Wallabout (near where the Brooklyn Navy Yard would later be constructed) in 1660, and died in 1681. Rem had fifteen children, and after his death each of the children adopted the surname "Remsen", literally meaning son of Rem.
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