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.



Taking place from November 14th, 2014 through January 18th, 2014, SHOP LOCAL CB8 is an initiative by the Economic Development Committee of Community Board 8 to promote shopping locally in North Crown Heights, Prospect Heights and Weeksville,

Click here for more info.


Wednesday, November 19th: Emergency Town Hall


On Thursday, October 9th 2014, 20-30 unsupervised students from local schools began a terrifying brawl outside a quiet Coffee shop on Vanderbilt Avenue b/t DeKalb and Lafayette Avenues (after school hours). Local business owners tried, desperately, to intervene but were met with profane language from students. 911 was called.

Come and join the conversation and help us to keep our neighborhood safe.

When: Wednesday, November 19th from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Where: P.S 20, 225 Adelphi St Brooklyn, NY 11205

Guests will include:

  • Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams
  • City Council Member Laurie Cumbo
  • Kicey Motley of the NYC Mayor’s Office
  • Local School Principals.

For more information, call (917) 353-2990

CB8 General Meeting



Thursday, November 13, 2014

St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
856 Pacific Street (near Vanderbilt Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY  11238

7:00 PM

  • Meeting Call to order
  • Roll Call Acceptance of Minutes
  • Ms. Jeneen Johnson from NYC HRA Child Support will make a presentation on child support enforcement information.
  • Ms. Cara Lacey from Liro Group and Mr. Shane Ojor from the NYC Dept. of Environmental Protection will make a presentation on Bioswales, Storm Water Greenstreets, and other storm water management measures.
  • Correspondence
  • Action Items:

Housing/ULURP Committe;
Parks Committee;
SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee

  • Report from the following committees:

Economic Development
Public Safety
Youth & Family Services

  • Old Business/New Busines
  • Acknowledgement of Elected Officials/Agency Reps
  • Public Comments/Announcements
  • Adjournment

Free Civil Legal Services


The Mobile Legal Help Center is a partnership between the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) and the New York State Courts’ Access to Justice Program that provides free civil legal services to New Yorkers in need. Private meeting rooms and technology inside the vehicle enable it to function as a full-service office.

The vehicle will be stationed at: 1700 Bedford Ave., Brooklyn

To Make an Appointment please visit the office of Council Member Laurie Cumbo on November 21, 2014 from 10am to 3pm.

For more information, please call 718-260-9191 ext. 2

Time for a Better C Train


Riders Alliance

We can make the C train faster and more reliable!

Riders Alliance members have been working with our local elected officials and the MTA to get better C train service. Join them at their next strategy meeting to help us decide our campaign’s next steps:

Strategize for Better C Train Service 
Wednesday, November 19th @ 6:30 PM
Brooklyn Movement Center
375 Stuyvesant St (at Decatur)


Brainstorm with your neighbors and fellow riders for faster and more reliable C train service! There will be dinner served, so sign up on their website or reply to this email to let them know you’ll be attending.

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.