Monday, September 26

Brooklyn Community Board 4

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Brooklyn Community Board 4 encompasses the neighborhood of Bushwick. The land area is 1,311.2 acres with its boundaries running from Flushing Avenue to Conway Street, the odd numbered side of Broadway, the Eastern Parkway extension, and the Brooklyn-Queens borough line.

The Community Board 4 office is located at 315 Wyckoff Avenue on the 2nd floor. Its primary functions are to process resident's complaints and request for services and to provide the Community Board with administrative support.

As of the 2000 United States Census, Community Board 4 has a population of 104,358, primarily made up of Hispanics (67.2%). As a result, many businesses cater to Hispanic residents, like this Mexican bakery and grocery store. The rest of the population is made up of African-Americans (23.8%), Asian or Pacific Islander (3.1%), non-Hispanic Whites (2.9%), American Indian or Native Alaskan (0.3%), two or more races (1.9%), and some other race (0.8%).

In 2008, the average housing income was $28,802, with 32% falling under the poverty line, making Bushwick the 7th most impoverished neighborhood in New York City.

Community board meetings are held at Hope Gardens Community Center at 195 Linden Street on the corner of Wilson Avenue. The meetings are often concerning land use and zoning matters, the city's budget, and municipal service delivery.

The Community Board also deals with matters relating to the welfare of the community, including but not limited to traffic problems, missing or damaged signs, and malfunctioning street lights.

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