CB 8 Meeting Notice – May 2016



DATE: Thursday, May 12, 2016
PLACE: Union United Methodist Church
121 New York Avenue (corner of Bergen Street)
Brooklyn, NY  11216 (LOCATION CHANGE)
TIME: 7:00 PM

1. Meeting Call to order/Roll Call
2. Acceptance of Minutes
3. Elected Officials/Public Comments/Announcements
4. Ms. Elizabeth Canela for Forest City Ratner Companies will speak on the affordable housing lottery for 461 Dean Street
5. Action Items:

  • Housing/ULURP Committee
  • SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee

6. Report from the following committees:

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

7. Old Business/New Business
8. Adjournment

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

Sunday, January 31st: Ice Cream Social @ Brooklyn Bell’s The Local


Please join us from 3pm to 5pm on Sunday, January 31st as we partner with The Free Portrait Project: Crown Heights and the Five Boro Story Project for an Ice Cream (and hot soup!) Social, and story circles led by Five Boro Story Project’s Bridget Bartolini, with #wearecrownheights portraits on display, and live music by Amos Rose and Everything Forever.

The first 25 scoops of ice cream are on the house, courtesy of the Crow Hill Community Association, so come early!

This event is free to attend and open to the public.
Drinks and Kosher Fare will be available by donation.

Hosted by Brooklyn Bell Foods & Co. (843 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238)

CB8 Meeting Notice


DATE: Thursday, January 14, 2016

PLACE: Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation

727 Classon Avenue  (corner of Park Place)

Brooklyn, NY  11238

TIME: 7:00 PM

1. Meeting Call to order

2. Roll Call

3. Acceptance of Minutes

4. Action Items:

  • Housing/ULURP Committee
  • SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee

5. Elected Officials/Public Comments/Announcements

6. A representative from the NYC Parks Department will give an update on the Community Parks Initiative

7. Update from the following committees:

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

8. Old Business/New Business

9. Adjournment

Participatory Budgeting Meeting Tomorrow


Participatory Budgeting is coming to Brooklyn’s City Council District 35, home to Crow Hill. Below is a letter from Council Member Laurie Cumbo, who is responsible for bringing PB to our District:

Dear Friend,

I am proud and excited to launch Participatory Budgeting in the 35th Council District. This process will be an incredible opportunity for the community to come together to discuss how they would like to spend $1 million dollars within the community. The success of this endeavor can only happen with your assistance. I want to make sure that the diversity of the District is incorporated every step of the way and I certainly need your support.

One of my goals for Participatory Budgeting is to identify new leaders and or the next generation of leaders. Your leadership throughout Brooklyn is undeniable and I would be so honored if you would participate in this process and also bring a new leader to the table to serve as a Delegate to the Participatory Budgeting Process to represent different neighborhoods, segments of the community (i.e., schools, art and culture, transportation, etc.) and the many voices of the neighborhood. Please let me know the name of the person that you would like to become a part of this process and a short paragraph about their professional affiliations and relevant work within the community.

The first meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 9 at Medgar Evers College, Nadeen Lawe Activity Center, 1650 Bedford Avenue 2nd floor, Room B2024 Brooklyn, NY 11225 from 6:30PM – 9:30PM. All of the relevant information pertaining to the responsibilities of a delegate as well as the upcoming meetings is attached for your reference. It is important to note that all delegates would be required at all three meetings and or workshops. 

I look forward to your response by the close of business on Thursday, September 4.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact my Legislative and Budget Director, Drew Gabriel at (212) 788-7081 or district35pb@gmail.com

Yours in Partnership,
Laurie A. Cumbo
Member of the New York City Council



The Mayor’s Community Affairs Unit (CAU) is the direct link between the Mayor and New York’s communities. CAU organizes participation in key mayoral initiatives at the community level through direct contact with community boards, organizations, and city residents.  CAU plays an active role in public events across the five boroughs and in connecting to New York’s diverse communities.

Interns will gain experience in government and community organizing while working side by side with senior office staff to carry out the Mayor’s key initiatives across New York City.  Internships with CAU will provide an opportunity to assist with and attend many government and community events and get an inside look at New York City government. Ideal candidates will be highly reliable and motivated, independent, sociable, and comfortable in high pressure situations. This is a perfect opportunity for students focusing on areas such as public affairs, public policy, and political science.

Multiple internships are available.  Based on skills and interests, internships may be designated to focus on key constituency or program areas.  Full time and part time internships are available (min 15 hours/wk).  All internships are unpaid; will complete paperwork necessary for student to receive available college credit.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting Borough Directors and Deputy Commissioners with community engagement and organizing, including meetings, presentations, public activities.
  • Identifying and cultivating relationships and opportunities around major issues, in neighborhoods, or with key constituencies.
  • Planning, preparing for, and attending meetings and events, logistics coordination, and event promotion.
  • Preparing and researching background documents; briefings, summaries
  •  Providing overall administrative and project support
  • Assisting with the development of social media outreach and communications.
  •  Help build and maintain constituent tracking systems, databases.
  • Maintaining event calendars and databases, logistics coordination, and event promotion
  • Assist with correspondence and constituent case management.

Preferred Qualification and/or Skills:

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, written, communication, and analytical skills;
  • Ability to deal with a diverse constituency and work productively under pressure, both as an individual and part of a team;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint, and general internet research
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple assignments, including the ability to manage time and work independently, while paying close attention to details in the process of accomplishing tasks and problem solving;
  • Ability to work with all levels of staff, inside and outside of the city and other governmental and non-governmental agencies and/or organizations
  • Proficiency in a language other than English highly desirable.

- A strong ability to conduct online research and a confidence in navigating social media platforms

Please send resume and cover letter to TLin@cityhall.nyc.gov.