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Last update: 07/2009

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The Federation of Brooklyn Block Associations

Register your block association with the Brooklyn Borough President's office
(718) 802-4047

Boerum Hill

Boerum Hill Association
Month Exec Board Meeting
Heads of Blocks welcome
PO Box 020583, Brooklyn, NY 11201
President: Sue Wolfe
(718) 858-3822, Ext.100

We concentrate on projects which define the future uses of the open spaces within our current boundaries. Projects include traffic, quality of life, landmarks, an art center, as well as supporting the improvement of our commercial strips of Atlantic Avenue and Smith Street. We are most proud of the Tutoring / Mentoring Program in which residents of our area help students from Gowanus Houses with their school work and much more. We put out a quarterly newsletter as well.

Hoyt Street Association
124 Hoyt Street (in Boerum Hill)
Brooklyn, NY 11217-2215
Phone: (718) 237-0145
Fax: (718) 237-2430

Margaret Cusack

The Hoyt Street Association is a block association that is a 501(c) (3) corporation. The Hoyt Street Association was founded in 1970. Our neighborhood meetings are open to the entire neighborhood and we do not charge dues. Previous meetings have been street safety classes, cooking lessons, school forums, dance classes, and presentations by local artists and businesses.

Atlantic Avenue Betterment Association

Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights Association
55 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
718 858 9193
Serving one of the first Landmark Districts in the United States.

Carroll Gardens

Carroll Gardens Association
201 Columbia St (btw sackett & Degraw Sts)
Phone: 718 243 9301

1st Place Tri-Block & Summitt Block Assoc
Meetings 1st of month
106 1st Place
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217
718 855 5561

Cobble Hill

Cobble Hill Association
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Fort Greene Association

Devoted to historic preservation, neighborhood and park enhancement, as well as cultural, economic and housing advancement. All members of the community may join the association whether or not they live in Historic Districts. The association works in liaison with civic officials, Community Board 2 and other institutions to give voice to the area’s residents.



The Junior League of Brooklyn
An inclusive, non-profit women's organization that identifies opportunities for community improvement, collaborates with other groups, develops the potential of women, and works to enrich Brooklyn through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

Phone: (718) 624-3288

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce
A private, non-profit business assistance and economic development organization dedicated to helping Brooklyn businesses grow and to promoting economic development of the borough. With over 1,200 Members from across the borough, the Brooklyn Chamber is the largest chamber of commerce in New York City.  Most of our Members are small businesses, however, we also represent large manufacturers, wholesale distribution companies, banks and utilities.

NYC Business Solutions
An initiative of New York City 's Department of Small Business Services.

We'll work with you if you have a new business or if you have been in business for years. We'll answer your questions, help you develop a business plan, secure financing and access city benefits. We'll support your expansion by working with you to locate available space, identify money-saving incentive programs, access procurement opportunities and recruit qualified employees. We'll cut the red tape for you by being your liaison when you need to resolve issues with other City agencies.   

Boerum Hill
Atlantic Avenue Betterment Association
321 Atlantic Ave
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11217
Frank Colennese: 718 522 6120
Sandy Balboza: 718 852 7418

Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation

494 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11217
718 875-8993
fax: 718 935-0832

Atlantic Avenue LDC promotes the economic development on Atlantic Avenue, in Brooklyn, New York, between Fourth Avenue and the East River. We are also the event organizer of the Atlantic Antic street Fair.
Carroll Gardens

Gowanus Canal Community Development Corporation
515 Court Street (Between Huntington & W.9th Street)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718 858 0557

Enhancing the Quality of Life on Our Community

Neighborhood Preservation Coalition of NY State
507 Court (btw Huntington & W.9th)
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718 852 6952

Carroll Gardens Association (non-profit)
Develop & manage low income housing
201 Columbia Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231
718 243 9301

Fort Greene/ Clinton Hill

Myrtle Avenue Revililzation Project (MARP)
A non-profit local development corporation (LDC) that serves the Fort Greene/Clinton Hill community. The mission of the Myrtle Avenue Commercial Revitalization and Development Project Local Development Corporation is to restore the "Main Street" of the Fort Greene/ Clinton Hill community to a bustling, economically vital neighborhood commercial corridor that provides entrepreneurial, cultural, recreational, and employment opportunities for all those who live, work, study or have an interest in the area.

Fort Greene Association
Devoted to historic preservation, neighborhood and park enhancement, as well as cultural, economic and housing advancement. All members of the community may join the association whether or not they live in Historic Districts. The association works in liaison with civic officials, Community Board 2 and other institutions to give voice to the area’s residents.

Myrtle Ave Merchants Association (MAMA)
383 Myrtle Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Park Slope

SouthSouth Slope Community Organization
A citizen's group advocating for rezoning changes within Community Board 7 ( South Slope South of 15th Street, Greenwood Heights and portions of Sunset Park), changes which would ban apartment construction of significant height and bulk without relationship to the surrounding communities. These zoning changes have the support of Assembly person James Brennan for one.

Check their website for upcoming community meetings.

Contact Travis Ruse at:

Care About the Slope (CATS)
Residential & Commercial quality of life advocates
488 3rd Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Director Ashley Thomas
Phone: 718 965-0567

Ashley Thomas: 212 439 8114

CATS represents the interests of the residents and retail merchants of our community. These interests include, but are not limited to, quality of life issues, public safety, crime, the environment, sanitation, traffic, housing, economic development and recreation.

As a part of both the larger Park Slope community and the Gowanus Canal area, CATS maintains an active interest and involvement in issues and concerns in these areas in general, and in the areas on our borders in particular, especially in regard to conditions and developments on 5th Avenue, which is the main shopping area for our community. CATS also recognizes that many of our concerns are regional in nature, and looks to work with other organizations in other communities to help address these issues. CATS does not endorse candidates for political office.

Fifth Avenue Committee

621 DeGraw Street
Brooklyn NY 11217
Tel: 718-237-2017
Fax: 718-237-5366

The Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. (FAC) is a not-for-profit, community-based organization. Since 1977, we have been promoting social and economic justice in South Brooklyn, principally by developing and managing affordable housing, creating employment opportunities, organizing residents and workers, and combating displacement caused by gentrification.

Historic District Expansion Committee
Info: Terri Ash
718 832 8227
Check the status of your street. Support and participants needed!

Park Slope Civic Council
Trustee meetings 1st thurs of month
Thomas Miskel, President
Open to public
Phone: 718 832 8227

The Park Slope Fifth Ave. Merchant's Association
Judi Pheiffer at 718-638-5770
Great people, great neighborhood. Get involved with your 5th avenue Merchant's Association. Call for our Meetings Schedule.

Pratt Area

Pratt Area Community Council
PACC embraces a vision in which people strive together to build an equitable, diverse, engaged, and flourishing community in  Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Bedford Stuyvesant.

Prospect Heights

Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council was formed in the spring of 2004 by a group of neighborhood associations concerned about the course of development in Prospect Heights, and interested in working together to ensure that future development in the area address the needs and reflect the values of the citizens of Prospect Heights.

Red Hook

Red Hook Civic Association
John Mc Gettrick: 718 624 5987


Boerum Hill/ Brooklyn Heights...
Brooklyn Community Board #2
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Clinton Hill, Downtown
Brooklyn, Farragut,Fort Greene, Fulton Ferry
350 Jay Street
Bklyn 11201
Phone: 718 596 5410
Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Park slope...
Community Board #6
District Manager: Craig R. Hammerman
250 Baltic Street
Brooklyn ,  New York 11201
T: (718)  643-3027
F: (718) 624-8410

CB6 represents the neighborhoods of Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Columbia Street District, Gowanus, Park Slope and Red Hook. From the Buttermilk Channel to Prospect Park, over 102,000 people (1990 Census figure) choose to call CB6 their home. CB6 also hosts some of the most vibrant commercial shopping areas in Brooklyn including Court and Smith Streets and 5th, 7th and Flatbush Avenues

Windsor Terrace

Brooklyn Community Board #7
Phone: 718 854 0003


South Brooklyn Legal Services
Mission: to seek equal justice for low-income people in Brooklyn by providing a broad range of legal advocacy and information. In pursuing this goal, we try to work respectfully with individual clients and client groups to identify and address their legal needs, to help empower poor people to identify and defeat the causes and effects of poverty in their communities, to focus on matters that will have the greatest impact for low-income people, and to work cooperatively with the private bar and with other agencies and organizations serving poor people.



The New York City Open Accessible Space Information System Cooperative (OASIS). This website provides a one-stop, interactive mapping resource to enhance the stewardship of open space for the benefit of all New York City residents - a tremendous resouce.


Brooklyn Heights
84th Precinct Community Council
Phone: 718 875 6850
Carroll Gardens/ Cobble Hill
76th Precinct Community Council
Phone: 718 834 3207
Park Slope/ Boerum Hill

72nd Precinct Community Council
Phone: 718 965 6326

78th Precinct Community Council
Phone: 718 636 6427

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