DOT presentation on Atlantic Avenue/Washington Avenue intersection improvements


When: Tuesday, December 16, 6:00PM
Where: CNR-Center Light Health Care Center, 727 Classon Avenue (corner of Park Place)

NYCDOT will be presenting a refined safety proposal for the intersection of Atlantic/Washington/Underhill Avenues at a jointTransportation Committee meeting with Community Boards 2 and 8 on Tuesday, December 16th. DOT previously proposed improvements to the intersection in 2011, but implementation was delayed due to water main construction at the location. A representative from DOT said that the agency’s intention now is to complete construction of the Washington Avenue improvements in the spring of 2015.

MTA Fare and Toll Public Hearing (for Comments)


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Walt Whitman Theater at Brooklyn College
2900 Campus Road
(Near the Junction of Nostrand Avenue & Avenue H)
Brooklyn, NY

Registration Period: 5 to 9 p.m.
Hearing Begins: 6 p.m.

By Subway: 2 subway5 subway to Flatbush Av Brooklyn College Accessibility Information

By Bus: B6, B11, B41, B41-LTD, B44, B44, SBS, B103, Q35

Plan your trip with Link to TripPlanner+ which provides you with travel directions that take into account any planned service changes.

Additional Ways to Comment

Comments can be submitted via email through our website at or by letter to MTA Government Affairs, 347 Madison Ave, 5th floor, New York, NY 10017. Customers may also visit the satellite facilities on the dates and times listed where comments will be videotaped. All comments will be transcribed and made part of the permanent record of these hearings.

CB8 General Meeting


Thursday, December 11, 2014

Concern for Independent Living
151 Rochester Avenue (between Prospect Place & St. Marks Ave)
Brooklyn, NY  11213

7:00 PM

1. Meeting Call to order

2. Roll Call

3. Acceptance of Minutes

4. Ms. Sharon McLeod from the New York Memory Center will report on the statistics of Alzheimer’s disease and the impact in Brooklyn.

5. Ms. Nicole Francois, Assistant Vice President, Strategic Development & External Affairs at Interfaith Medical Center will make a presentation.

6. Correspondence

7. Action Items:
A) Housing/ULURP Committee
B) SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee

8. Report from the following committees:

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

9. Old Business/New Business

10. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials/Agency Reps

11. Public Comments/Announcements

12. Adjournment

Crow Hill Legal Question Memo Regarding Unlawful Landlord Practices

A question was asked at one of our general meetings what legal recourse a tenant can use when a  landlord pushes out a tenant and claims that it would be used for his family’s use‎ and then turns around and uses it for something else. Below is the answer, shared by a rep from Councilwoman Cumbo’s office.


When a landlord pushes out a tenant and claims that it would be used for his family’s use‎ and then turns around and uses it for something else, what legal recourse can a tenant use?


It would depend on two things: Is it a rent regulated apartment? And, was there a court case?

If the answer to both questions is yes, the answer is:

1. The landlord might be precluded from taking rent increases for the building (though that would depend on DHCR)

2. The tenant might have a cause of action for damages against the landlord (he’d have to sue in Supreme Court). If the answer to both is no, then:

If the apartment is not regulated and the lease has expired (or there never was a lease), the landlord does not have to give a reason for evicting the tenant. So if the landlord gives a reason that turns out to not be true (or the landlord changed its mind), it’s really neither here nor there.

The landlord cannot forcibly remove the tenant without a court order. If the tenant voluntarily moves out then that’s fine, or if the landlord obtains a court order and a city marshal evicts the tenant, that’s legal.



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.