Crow Hill Community Association (CHCA) is a community organization with the mission of providing leadership, guidance, and assistance to the residents and merchants of Crow Hill, working collectively to resolve issues facing our community. Learn more.

Alternate Side Parking Public Hearing


Community Board 8 is hosting a public hearing seeking public comments on the proposal to reduce street cleaning days throughout the district.  Currently, the Dept. of Sanitation cleans the street 4 times a week and the reduction will scale the cleaning to twice a week.  Please come out and let your voice be heard.

If you are unable to attend the public hearing, please email your comments to  Please indicate the neighborhood that you live in and whether you are for or against the proposed change. Please put ASP in the subject line.

Click here for more information or contact Community Board 8 at 718-467-5574.

The 2014 Franklin Avenue Halloween Parade


The Crow Hill Community Association is happy to announce our annual Franklin Avenue Halloween Parade.

Date: This Saturday, October 25th

Time: 3:30pm

Where: Starting and ending at the Walt Shamel Dean North Community Garden, located at 1096 Dean St.

For more information, check out this flyer and please tell everyone you know!

Tonight: CB8 Public Hearing on District Needs Statement


When: Thursday, October 9 @ 7pm

Brooklyn Children’s Museum
145 Brooklyn Avenue (corner of St. Marks Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY  11213

Meeting Call to order
Roll Call

Community Board No. 8 District Needs for the Capital and Expense Budget for Fiscal Year 2016

Persons interested in viewing the budget items may do so at the District Office. Also, persons interested in speaking at the public hearing may register by calling the District Office at 718-467-5574. Testimony will be limited to three (3) minutes.

Acceptance of Minutes
Action Items

Housing Committee
SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee

Brooklyn Speaks will give an update on the Fair Housing Settlement with Empire State Development Corporation and Forest City Ratner Companies

Settlement Housing Fund DREAMS Youth Build will make a presentation regarding their program for young adults ages 17-24.
Report from the following committees:


Economic Development




Public Safety


Youth & Family Services

Old Business/New Business
Elected Officials/Public Comments/Announcements

Invitation to Bedford-Union Armory Community Meetings


NYCEDC and local elected officials are hosting two meetings to further discuss this redevelopment project with the larger community. Each community forum will include a brief presentation on the project followed by small group discussions.

Please join NYCEDC, Borough President Adams, Council Member Cumbo, and Assembly Member Mosley at one of two upcoming meetings:

  • Sunday, October 19th from 4:00pm – 6:30pm at First Baptist Church of Crown Heights Fellowship Hall, 450 Eastern Parkway, or
  • Tuesday October 21st from 6:00pm – 8:30pm at Friends of Crown Heights, 671 Prospect Place

Please RSVP to the event here:

Please also help us spread the word about these meetings, and encourage everyone to RSVP using the link above. Having an accurate expected head count will allow us to adequately accommodate the community at each meeting.

Rosh Hashana Weekend At Chabad Heights


Complete Inaugural Services & Dinner Schedule

Wednesday, Sep 24 – Rosh Hashana Eve – 7:00pm

  • Candle Lighting
  • Davening/Services
  • Cocktails & Kiddush
  • Apple & Honey Ceremony
  • Catered traditional Rosh Hashanah Dinner – *RSVP Only
  • Open Holiday discussion

Thursday, Sep 25

  • 10:00am – Morning Service
  • 11:00am – 1:00 pm – Children’s Tot Shul Program! for children ages 3-10*
  • 12:00pm – Shofar Blowing
  • 1:30pm – Kiddush & Lunch
  • 3:00pm – Tashlich unity parade & Ceremony at the Water (Japanese Pond)

Thursday Evening

  • 7:30pm – Evening Service
  • Light candles after 7:28pm

Friday, Sep 26

  • 10:00am – Morning Service
  • 11:00am – 1:00pm – Children’s Tot Shul Program! for children ages 3-10*
  • 12:00pm – Shofar Blowing
  • 1:30pm – Kiddush & Lunch

Friday Evening

  • 6:28pm Candle Lighting
  • 7:00pm Services

Saturday/Shabbos, Sep 27

  • 10:00am Morning Services

*Our Preschool Gan will be open during Tot Shul times. Children under 3 yrs. must be supervised by a parent or adult.


All services & meals will take place at the Chabad Heights loft space. Located at 664 Sterling Place 2nd floor with our awesome children’s program held on the 1st floor at our recently launched Brownstone Gan Katan Preschool space.


$36 by Reservations only for Rosh Hashana Dinner to
For online payment CLICK HERE
Payment by check: Chabad Heights | 664 Sterling Place | Brooklyn, NY 11216

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

For more information on Chabad Heights, click here.

CHCA Craft Fair This Sunday!


“Shop The Block” is back this Sunday after a remarkable turnout last month!

Come one! Come all! Meet local artisans from the neighborhood, some of who were present at the last Craft Fair, but others who were not.

When: Sunday, September 21 from 12:00 – 6:00

Where: Franklin Ave, between Sterling Place and St. Johns Place


Atlantic Action Community Walk!


On September 27, join fellow community members to support a safer, more vibrant Atlantic Avenue for everyone. We’ll have our kickoff at the Brooklyn Christian Center, where we’ll present ways to build a safer street and gather public feedback that will be delivered to NYC’s Transportation and City Planning departments. Then we’ll walk along Atlantic as a group, through Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, and Crown Heights, taking stock of problem areas and a recently redesigned intersection, as well as key organizations, businesses, and block associations working to make their communities stronger.

Start: September 27, 2014 – 1:00pm
End: September 27, 2014 – 3:00pm
Location: Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Ave (btwn Franklin and Classon)

- See more at:

CHCA Clothing Drive


Crow Hill Community Association will be conducting a clothing drive for Georgia’s Place, located at Prospect Place & Bedford Ave.

Community Counseling and Mediation (CCM) is a neighborhood–based agency providing a wide range of social welfare, health, education, vocational, and supportive housing services to at-risk children, youth and families in New York city.

Georgia’s Place is an innovative supportive housing residence for 48 formerly homeless and low income adults. Georgia’s Place staff are committed to the health of their residents in a holistic way: mental, physical, emotional.

When: Saturdays during September, from 12 noon to 3pm

Where: In front of the former site of the CHCA Community Garden (730 Franklin Ave) between Sterling Place and Park Place. Alternatively, drop offs can take place on Tuesdays from 5pm – 7pm at Georgia’s Place during Farmshare pick-up.

Donations: New/Slightly used men’s and women’s clothing.

For more information, contact Mr. Frank at 718-230-1447.

Everything you ever wanted to Know about THE LAW


Attached is a flyer about 6 FREE  upcoming sessions about the following areas of the Law:

- Elder: Guardianship, Wills, Estates
- Immigration:  Filings, Deportation, Asylum
- Matrimonial, Child Support, Custody, Visitation
- Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Consumer Debt
- Criminal

- Landlord/Tenant & Real Estate

Be sure to access this flyer for dates, times and location.