Affordable Housing for Rent


ELH Mgmt. LLC, the managing agent for NIA JV Project is pleased to announce the marketing of the newly rehabbed projects in Crown Heights and Bedford Stuyvesant.

14 rehabilitated units are available at 177 Rogers Avenue and 96 Brooklyn Avenue in Crown Heights and 295A Bainbridge Street and 233 Ralph Avenue in Bed Stuy.

The deadline to apply is May 13, 2015.

To request an application, mail a Post Card to:

P.O. Box 23970
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11202

or download from

Completed applications must be returned by regular mail only (no priority, certified, registered, express, oversized or overnight mail will be accepted). Applications will be selected by lottery; applicants who submit more than one application will be disqualified.

Click here for more information.

CB General Meeting Notice


DATE:Thursday, May 14, 2015
PLACE: Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
727 Classon Avenue (between Park and Prospect Places)
Brooklyn, NY
TIME: 7:00 p.m. SHARP

1. Welcome

2. Roll Call

3. Meeting Call to order

4. Acceptance of Minutes

5. Correspondence

6. Election for Executive Officers for the term of June 2015 thru May 2017.

  • Nizjoni Granville – Chairperson
  • Shalawn Langhorne – 1st Vice Chair
  • Robert Witherwax – 2nd Vice Chair
  • Atim Oton OR Kwasi Mensah – 3rd Vice Chair
  • Akosua Albritton OR Desmond Atkins OR LeeAnn Banks OR Helen Coley –
  • Corresponding Secretary
  • Ethel Tyus – Treasurer
  • James Ellis – Sergeant at Arms

7. Vote to remove Mr. Jamell Henderson from the Board. Charges against Mr. Henderson and causes for removal (Section 5.5d):

  • Missed 4 of last 6 meetings
  • Does not participate on 2 standing committees
  • Lack of attendance at committee meetings

Please note that the By-Laws also state, “The appointed member [under review for removal] shall have the right to respond to the charges and specifications, the right to counsel and the right to produce witnesses or evidence on his or her behalf.” If you would like to come to the defense of Mr. Henderson, you may do so.

8. Action Items from the following Committees:

  • Housing/ULURP
  • SLA & Sidewalk Café Review

9. Report of Committees:

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health and Human Services
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Seniors
  • Transportation
  • Youth & Family Services

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

Please note: The order of agenda items are subject to change.

Next CB8 General Meeting


DATE: Thursday, April 9, 2015
PLACE: St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
856 Pacific Street (near Vanderbilt Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
TIME: 7:00 PM

1. Meeting Call to order

2. Roll Call

3. Acceptance of Minutes

4. Mr. Patrick Fergus from Dept of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DIOTT) will make a presentation on LINKNYC/CityBridge, a proposal to leverage old payphone infrastructure to build the world’s largest, fastest free municipal
Wi-Fi network.

5. Dept. of Transportation and NYC Transit will give an update on the Utica Avenue Select Bus Service (SBS).

6. Committee Reports:

Action Items: (Reports that require a vote)

A) Housing/ULURP Committee
B) Transportation
C) SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee
D) Executive Committee

7. Other Committee Reports:

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Nominating
  • Parks
  • Public Safety
  • Senior
  • Youth & Family Services

8. Old Business/New Business
9. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials/Agency Reps
10. Public Comments/Announcements
11. Adjournment

Accounting Manager Position Open At The Apollo Theater

The Finance Department is looking for an Accounting Manager 

The ideal candidate will oversee the day-to-day operations of the accounting department as well as perform general ledger account analysis and reconciliations.  S/he will be responsible for the accuracy of accounting information, oversee month-end and year-end closes and work closely with auditors. The complete job description is attached to this email.

The complete job description is attached to this email.  If you or anyone you know are/is interested in this position, click to here!

Letter from Mayor de Blasio For Future Generations of New Yorkers


What’s your big idea for the future of New York City, friend? 

Every four years, New York City updates PlaNYC to make sure that we’re building toward a future that’s resilient, sustainable, and makes sense for the lives of all New Yorkers. 

This year, we’re making equity a lynchpin of PlaNYC — and we’ve made the process more inclusive than ever before. Every New Yorker has a voice in this plan and can participate in building our city’s future. 

What’s your vision for New York City in the years and decades to come? Take this survey now to let us know. 

Your idea could be about anything: from the environment to jobs to education to affordable housing to transportation. 

You have the power to shape the future of our city if you speak up — for yourself and for future generations of New Yorkers. 

Leave your mark on the future of New York City. Take the survey now: 

Thank you, 

Bill de Blasio

Invitation from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams


Dear Community Residents:

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the first of three marches conducted by civil rights activists in 1965 from Selma, Alabama, to the state’s capital of Montgomery – marches that helped lead to the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams invites you to march in partnership with him this Saturday, March 7, over the Brooklyn Bridge, symbolizing the famous crossing of the Edmund Pettis Bridge.

The theme of the march is “Selma is Everywhere,” memorializing our shared commitment to civil rights, racial equality and progressive reform. We are planning to gather at 10:30 AM on the Manhattan side of the Brooklyn Bridge, followed by a kickoff press availability at 11:00 AM and the step-off at approximately 11:30 AM. We will be marching to Brooklyn Borough Hall, where we will gather to watch President Barack Obama’s address to the nation from Selma.

If you would like to be part of this important event, we ask that your organization make a commitment to bring at least ten marchers with you, so we can build this unity message in partnership.

Please e-mail Stefan Ringel, Communications Director for Borough President Adams, at as soon as possible if you wish to be part of the promotion of this event, including mention on a flyer, as well as to let us know how many marchers you will be bringing.