CB8 General Meeting Notice


DATE:Thursday, September 10, 2015
PLACE:Concern for Independent Living
151 Rochester Avenue (between Prospect Place & St. Marks Ave)
Brooklyn, NY  11213
TIME: 7:00 PM

1. Welcome and Meeting Call to order

2. Roll Call

3. Acceptance of Minutes

4. Swearing in of newly elected Community Board Officers and newly appointed members by Councilman Robert Cornegy

5. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials/Agency Reps

6. Ms. Elana Bulman, Program Manager from Solar One will give a brief presentation on Here Comes Solar.

7. Presentation by the Dept. of Transportation on the proposed changes to Utica Avenue between Bergen Street and Atlantic Avenue due to B46 Select Bus Service.

8. Action Items:

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

9. Reports from the following committees:

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

10. Old Business/New Business

11. Public Comments/Announcements

12. Adjournment

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

Pictures From The CHCA Thanksgiving Basket Giveaway


Thanks to all those who helped the Crow Hill Community Association put together the Thanksgiving Food Basket Giveaway last week. With your support, we were able to provide Thanksgiving dinners to needy families in the community. It was a raving success and we hope to have many more events like this in the future.  
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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.

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!

CHCA Craft Fair This Sunday!


“Shop The Block” is back this Sunday after a remarkable turnout last month!

Come one! Come all! Meet local artisans from the neighborhood, some of who were present at the last Craft Fair, but others who were not.

When: Sunday, September 21 from 12:00 – 6:00

Where: Franklin Ave, between Sterling Place and St. Johns Place


CHCA Clothing Drive


Crow Hill Community Association will be conducting a clothing drive for Georgia’s Place, located at Prospect Place & Bedford Ave.

Community Counseling and Mediation (CCM) is a neighborhood–based agency providing a wide range of social welfare, health, education, vocational, and supportive housing services to at-risk children, youth and families in New York city.

Georgia’s Place is an innovative supportive housing residence for 48 formerly homeless and low income adults. Georgia’s Place staff are committed to the health of their residents in a holistic way: mental, physical, emotional.

When: Saturdays during September, from 12 noon to 3pm

Where: In front of the former site of the CHCA Community Garden (730 Franklin Ave) between Sterling Place and Park Place. Alternatively, drop offs can take place on Tuesdays from 5pm – 7pm at Georgia’s Place during Farmshare pick-up.

Donations: New/Slightly used men’s and women’s clothing.

For more information, contact Mr. Frank at 718-230-1447.

America’s National Night Out Against Crime


On Tuesday, August 5th, the 77th Precinct Community Council along with the 77th Precinct and Deputy Inspector Eddie Lott Commanding Officer will host the 31st Annual “America’s National Night Out Against Crime” Event.

For the past 31 years this National event has brought thousands together in support of the fight for a safer community. This is the third year that Save Latin America Inc. will join them in bringing additional health services to our community and working together to strengthen neighborhood spirit. National Night Out’s purpose is to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness and to send a message to criminals letting them know our neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

This year‘s Health Fair will continue to include Mammogram and Dental screenings and Free Children Identification cards from 11AM – 4PM along with their yearly entertainment in place for children throughout the day. They look forward to your attendance for a day of family fun, food and most of all health awareness.

When: Tuesday, August 5th, 2014 from 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM
Where: Brower Park (located on Park Place between Brooklyn and Kingston Avenues)

Crow Hill Craft Fair: “Shop The Block”


Hello Neighbors,

We want to let you know that on Sunday, August 3, we will sponsor a “Shop The Block” Craft Fair on Franklin Ave., between Sterling Place and St. John’s Place.

The street WILL NOT be closed to traffic. The vendors will have their tables placed on the sidewalk in front of your residence. All of the vendors will either live in our community, or live in Brooklyn.

The Crow Hill Community Craft Fair’s mission is to build community by supporting Brooklyn based artisans as they promote their craftworks, while giving friends, neighbors, and other folks an opportunity to socialize and support the local economy.

Participation fees raised from the craft fair directly benefit the Crow Hill Community Association.

If you are a craftsman, or artisan, and would like to participate, please download an application below and email it to us at CHCCRAFTFAIR@ GMAIL.COM.

We are also in need of some 6 feet long folding tables. If you have any to provide or have any questions concerning this event please, feel free to contact CHCA President Frank Esquilin at 718-230-1447.

When: Sunday, August 3rd from 12pm – 6pm

Where: Franklin Avenue between St. Johns Place and Sterling Place

CHCA Craft Fair Application