Brooklyn Community Board 7


Brooklyn Community Board 7

Brooklyn Community Board 7 is a local governmental body in the New York City borough of Brooklyn that encompasses the neighborhoods of Sunset Park, Windsor Terrace and Greenwood Heights. It is delimited by Gowanus Bay on the west, 15th Street and Prospect Park South West on the north, Caton Avenue, Fort Hamilton Parkway, 37th Street and 8th Avenue on the east, as well as by the Long Island Rail Road and Bay Ridge R.R. Yards on the south.

Its current chairman is Randolph Peers, and its district manager Jeremy Laufer.

As of the United States Census, 2000, the Community Board has a population of 120,063, up from 102,553 in 1990 and 98,564 in 1980.
Of them (as of 2000), 27,369 (22.8%) are White non Hispanic, 4,203 (3.5%) are African-American, 20,911 (17.4%) Asian or Pacific Islander, 258 (0.2%) American Indian or Native Alaskan, 668(0.6%) of some other race, 3,322 (2.8%) of two or more race, 63,332 (52.7%) of Hispanic origins.
40.7% of the population benefit from public assistance as of 2004, up from 23.0% in 2000.The land area is convert|2709.3|acre|km2.

External links

* [http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/lucds/bk7profile.pdf Profile of the Community Board] (PDF)
* [http://www.brooklyncb7.org Official website of the Community Board]
* [http://www.bklyncb7197a.blogspot.com Official CB 7 Sunset Park 197-a plan for public review (August 2007)]
* [http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/neighbor/neighm.shtml Brooklyn neighborhood map]


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