Brooklyn Community Board 15
Brooklyn Community Board 15 is a local governmental body in the New York City borough of Brooklyn that encompasses the neighborhoods of Sheepshead Bay, Manhattan Beach, Kings Bay, Gerritsen Beach, Kings Highway, East Gravesend, Madison, Homecrest, and Plum Beach. It is delimited by Corbin Place, Coney Island Avenue, Avenue Y, 86th street, Avenue U and MacDonald Avenue, Avenue P and Kings Highway on the north, Nostrand avenue and Marine Park on the east, as well as by the Atlantic Ocean on the south.
Its current chairman is Theresa Scavo. As of the United States Census, 2000, the Community Board has a population of 160,319, up from 143,477 in 1990 and 149,570 in 1980.
Of them (as of 2000), 121,052 (75.5%) are White non Hispanic, 4,823 (3.0%) are African-American, 20,229 (12.6%) Asian or Pacific Islander, 123 (0.1%) American Indian or Native Alaskan, 340 (0.2%) of some other race, 3,506 (2.2%) of two or more race, 10,246 (6.4%) of Hispanic origins.
26.6% of the population benefit from public assistance as of 2004, up from 16.1% in 2000.
The land area is 3,166.9 acres (12.816 km2).
The Borough President appoints Board members. City Council members nominate at least half of the appointees (divided proportionally based on the share of the district's population represented by each Council member).
Current Borough President is Eric Adams.
Current City Council Members are David Greenfield, Lewis Fidler, Michael Nelson, Domenic Recchia, and Jumaane Williams.
Community Board No. 15
Kingsborough Community College
2001 Oriental Blvd., Room C124
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Tel: (718) 332-3008
Fax: (718) 648-7232