Brooklyn Community Board 16
Brooklyn Community Board 16 is a local governmental body in the New York City borough of Brooklyn that encompasses the neighborhoods of Brownsville and Bedford-Stuyvesant/Ocean Hill. It is delimited by East 98th street, East New York Avenue, Ralph Avenue, Atlantic Avenue and Saratoga Avenue on the west, Broadway on the north, Van Sinderen Avenue on the east, as well as by the Long Island Rail Road on the south.
Its current Chairperson is Hazel A. Younger, and its District Manager Viola D. Greene-Walker. The Community Board #16's Office is located at 444 Thomas S. Boyland Street.
On a daily basis, the District Office staff monitors all complaints from community residents and works with the Mayor's Office, Borough President's Office, and City agencies to resolve local complaints; i.e., potholes, street light outages, water leaks, refuse collection, housing, heat and hot water complaints, demolition and seal-up of abandoned buildings, pest control, lot cleaning, human resources, and youth programs. The staff also follows-up on the business of the Board and its committees.
The District Manager convenes a District Service Cabinet composed of all local service agency chiefs within the confines of Community District #16. The Cabinet members interface with each other on specific projects in the district and follow up on individual complaints of the community. The Cabinet members provide invaluable assistance to the District Manager as it relates to the delivery of City services to the residents of Community District #16.
As of the United States Census, 2000, the Community Board has a population of 85,343, up from 84,923 in 1990 and 73,802 in 1980.
Of them (as of 2000), 589 (0.7%) are White non Hispanic, 66,712 (78.2%) are African-American, 542 (0.6%) Asian or Pacific Islander, 228 (0.3%) American Indian or Native Alaskan, 191 (0.2%) of some other race, 1,701 (2.0%) of two or more race, 15,380 (18.0%) of Hispanic origins. 49.56% of the population benefit from public assistance as of October 2005, including 25.09% who receive Medicaid only.
The land area is 1,230.6 acres (4.980 km2).
- Profile of the Community Board (PDF)
- Official website of the Community Board
- Brooklyn neighborhood map