About Community Board 5Servicing the needs of more than 184,000 residents composed of a variety of ethnic and income group that reflect in a true sense the mosaic mirror of the City of Brooklyn. Its boundaries are from the north: Jackie Robinson Parkway (Queens Border) to the south: Belt Parkway: from the east: Queens City line (border to the west: Van Sinderen and Louisiana Avenue.
What We Do?
Brooklyn Community Board 5 covers all areas of East New York, including Cypress, Spring Creek, Starrett City, Gateway and Highland Park. Members of the Community Board are non-salaried members, who are appointed by the Borough President and City Council Members who represent areas within the district.
The Community Board’s staffed office is referred to as the District Office, which is headed by the District Manager. The District Office provides assistance to the Community Board in regards to its work within the community, as an advisory body. Another obligation of the District Office is to assist in resolving community complaints as it relates to municipal services.
Residents of the East New York community are encouraged to attend monthly general meetings and committee meetings.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Community Board?
What is the job of the District office?
When does Community Board 5 meet?
Community Board 5 meets the 4th Wednesday of every month, except July & August. There are no meetings held during the months of July & August. Meeting dates can change because of weather and holidays, so be sure to check the BrooklynCB5.org website regularly to find out about updates and meeting changes.
Can I speak at a Community Board meeting?
Yes, you can. You must show up to the monthly meeting early and sign up for a 2 minute slot.
Are you a board member?
Community District Needs
|Scott Jr., Albert
|Tomlin, Dr. Sheila
|Toomer, Muhammad Paul
StatisticsLearn more about the statistics from Community Board 5 District
Population (2000 Census)
Persons per mi²
Age Under 18
Age 65 & Over
Access to Parks