Town Hall Meeting: Part II

CrowHill_TownHall_color-thumbTuesday, May 21, 7-9PM
Congregation Kol Israel
603 St. Johns Pl.

We want to build and expand on themes raised by the community during our first town hall meeting.

  • Fair housing
  • Livable neighborhood
  • Community engagement
  • Political engagement
  • Youth engagement

This is everyone’s community. Come let your voices be heard. Help shape our future!

More info: summary of the first town hall meeting and CHCA’s landmarking and rezoning efforts.

Questions? Want to help get the word out? Email

Landmarking and Rezoning Meeting

Help guide the future of our community.

We will be presenting information on both the Crow Hill Community Association (CHCA) landmarks effort and City Planning’s proposed zoning changes.

Landmarking_Rezoning_postcardfrontThis meeting is being held for you to understand these issues, which affect our community.

Tuesday, April 16, 7 PM
St. Teresa Church basement
563 Sterling Pl. at Classon Ave.

In May, there will be a public meeting on the re-zoning proposal after which Community Board 8 will make their formal response to City Planning.

We will also be presenting a brief wrap-up of our March Town Hall at the beginning of this meeting; stay tuned for our second Town Hall in May.

We need volunteers

We’re in desperate need of volunteers to help us get the word out by posting signs on corners and handling out flyers to peple in the neighborhood. If you can spare 30 minutes of any day from April 11 – 15, email

More information:

March 23 Town Hall Meeting Summary


On Saturday, March 23, 2013 both old and new residents gathered together for Crow Hill Community Association’s (CHCA) first town hall meeting in the auditorium of PS 22. Overall, the meeting drew approximately 220 people, surpassing organizers’ expectations and reflecting the current energy throughout the neighborhood.

Organizers also noted, however, that while there was diversity amongst the attendees, the meeting’s demographics in terms of race and length of residency did not truly reflect the neighborhood.  So more intense outreach to members of the community who were underrepresented on the 23rd will become an even higher priority for future meetings.

To open the meeting,  a photo montage played on the overhead projection screen showing Crow Hill (the Crown Heights neighborhood stretching from Eastern Parkway to Atlantic Avenue between Franklin and Bedford which has been at the center of conversations around gentrification) at the turn of the century to present day, and a local fiddler entertained the crowd.

CHCA members, Nick Juravich (of the ILoveFranklinAve blog) and local merchant Garnett Alcindor (co-owner of Taste Buds) welcomed the community explaining that the meeting had been called because business as usual was no longer working in Crow Hill and more people needed to get involved.  They explained that all types of issues could be discussed including the positive and negative aspects of gentrification. It was also emphasized that all parties were encouraged to speak openly and honestly.

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Town Hall Meeting on Community Vision for Crown Heights

UPDATE: Read the summary of what took place at the Town Hall meeting.

CHCA is excited to be planning a community-wide town hall meeting in March. We see this as an opportunity to talk about the future of our community, and we want everyone’s voice to be heard.

Saturday, March 23, noon – 3pm
P.S. 22 Campus
443 St. Marks at Classon Ave.

Come to our regular CHCA meeting on Tuesday, February 19 to find out more.

Help get the word out

Download a flier (right click, choose “save as…”), print it out, and give it to the people in your building, school, place of worship — wherever!

You can also download a smaller, postcard-size flier.

Email to volunteer on our community outreach team and/or to help run the event itself — preparing materials, serving food, providing daycare.

Town Hall Meeting on Tenants’ Rights and Housing Affordability

Calling tenants from Brooklyn and Queens:

  • Are you tired of soaring rents?
  • Is your community facing the pressures of gentrification?
  • Do you believe tenants need stronger protections NOW?
Come to a town hall meeting on tenants’ rights and housing affordability. Dinner will be provided.

Wednesday, May 23, 6PM
Lafayette Presbyterian, 85 S. Oxford St.