CHCA Meeting Minutes: March 2008

The meeting of the Crow Hill Community Association, Inc. was held on March 18, 2008 at the Haitian/American Daycare, Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.


The meeting was called to order at 7:45 p.m. by Eve Porter.

Ms. Porter asked that we all work together in order for Crow Hill to grow.


Copies of the February 18, 2008 meeting were not available. Ms. Porter asked Nina Meledandri to report on the meeting.

Nina reported that Deputy Inspector Cosgrove was the guest speaker. He answered questions and spoke on the Impact Zone.

Nina also reported on the 77th Precinct meeting which was held on March 10, 2008 where it was announced that Benny Lyde’s killer was arrested. His mother, Robyn Lyde spoke at the meeting.

Nina discussed the need for obtaining the Hamburger Helper Grant in order to get lights and cameras on Franklin Avenue and urged everyone to go to the website to view the Proposal and vote, by leaving a comment on why we should get this grant.

Ms. Porter discussed The Clean Streets Program (Small Business Services) which started on Washington Avenue in March. The Committee applied for inclusion in this program. If accepted, the program will be fully funded for the first year, 75% funded for the second year. The third year and beyond will be our responsibility.

Ms. Porter reported that the bus stop at St. John’s Place and Franklin Avenue was moved across the street on St. Johns Place because an outdoor café is opening up in that area.

Ricko and Ed Brown announced that they will be opening a Pizza store at Franklin Avenue and Prospect Place. They plan to have specials for the hospital, the schools and the kids.


The following are suggested dates and activities for fund raising:
August 23, 2008 (Rain Date: August 31, 2008) – Park Place (Franklin and Bedford Avenues)
Ages 5 years to Adult – involving dancing, games etc., also renting a Frank Stand and Popcorn Machine to raise monies,

Friends of Crown Heights – $10.00 Buffet Food from all nationalities. The merchants can be asked to donate food.


Dues were collected.


There were several complaints about the poor mail service in our area. It was reported that we do not have a permanent mailman and that could be the reason. Write letters and meet with the supervisor were suggested.

Copies of the website address were handed out. The website information is as follows: and the email


There being no further business to discuss, the meeting was adjourned at 9:00 p.m.