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.

Safe Sleep Brooklyn


Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is partnering with Delta Children on the Safe Sleep Brooklyn Campaign.

Through this campaign, they will be educating parents on important safety tips for providing infants with a safe sleeping environment, and Delta Children will be distributing free cribs and play yards to families in need.

Please help the CHCA ( to identify families in need, but note that supplies are limited as only 18 families within the boundaries of CB8 will be selected by Monday, April 21st.  Those chosen will receive either a crib or play yard. There are nine of each available. 

First Economic Development Forum Hosted By The CB8 Economic Development Committee


First Economic Development Forum
Investing in Prospect Heights, Crown Heights and Weeksville
Date: April 24, 2014
Time: 12 noon until 6pm

Venue: 1000 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Real Estate, Opportunities and Investment in Community Board 8

  • Chris Havens, Apts & Lofts
  • Barbara Brown-Allen of Douglas Elliman
  • Cassandra Smith, Atlantic Avenue Industrial Center/Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center
  • Jonathan Berman, Investment Sales Professional, Ariel Management
  • Dave Hanold, Vice President, New York Business Development Corporation

Expanding our Culture Assets in Crown Heights

  • Tia Powell Harris, Weeksville Heritage Center
  • Philip Hawkins, President, Friends of Brower Park
  • Hanne Tienney, Five Myles
  • Andrew Steininger, Vice President, Economic Development, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
  • Regine Roumain, Haiti Cultural Exchange

Local Business Owners Speak: Challenges, Rewards, Advice

  • Albano Ballerini, Owner, Amorina, Aliseo, and The Classon
  • Kwhame Gittens, Owner, Docklands
  • Toly Dubuinsky, Franklin Park
  • Kim Ellison, Brave Insurance Consultants, Inc

Financial Literacy Workshop

For Information:
Phone: 718-467-5574 and

Financial Literacy 101


An Information Session and Presentation will be held on Thursday, APril 24th at the
Teen Challenge Center, located at 444 Clinton Ave (b/w Gates & Greene Ave) from 6:30pm to 8pm. Doors open at 6pm.

Below are the topics being covered:

  • Managing Your Money
  • Insurance Planning
  • Credit History
  • Using Credit Wisely
  • Increasing Your Credit Score

FREE Individual Credit Counseling


Charrisse Smith, Financial Credit Counselor at the Pratt Area Community Council

Albert Hinds, Financial Services Professional at the New York Life Insurance Company

For more information call (718)398-0750.

Sponsors: Ms. Olanike Alabi, the 57th A.D. Democratic Organization

CB8 General Meeting – Thursday, April 10th



DATE: Thursday, April 10, 2014

PLACE: CNR-Center Light Health Care
727 Classon Avenue (corner of Park Place)
Brooklyn, NY 11213

TIME: 7:00 PM

1. Meeting Call to order
2. Roll Call

3. Acceptance of Minutes
4. Correspondence
5. Ms. Kirsten Defur from the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence will make a brief presentation detailing the services provided by the unit.

6. Mr. Gerard Miller, Community Outreach Coordinator for Neighborhood Housing Services of Bed-Stuy (NHS) will make a presentation on NHS’s services

7. Hearing to remove Mr. Phu Duong and Ms. Marlene Saunders (charges against each to be read at meeting to give the cited members an opportunity to respond).

8. Action Items

a. Housing/ULURP Committee
b. SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee
c. Transportation Committee

9. Reports from the following committees:

Economic Development
Public Safety
Youth & Family Services

10. Old Business/New Business
11. Public Comments/Announcements
12. Adjournment