windshield survey zip ”11225”

Males: 25,749 (44.9%)
Females: 31,564 (55.1%)

Races in zip code 11225:
White population: 8,809
Black population: 42,120
American Indian population: 1,326
Asian population: 2,059
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population: 0
Some other race population: 1,634
Two or more races population: 1,236
Hispanic or Latino population: 4,763

Other groups: 24,342
West Indian (except Hispanic groups): 18,134
Haitian: 5,300
Jamaican: 5,156
Subsaharan African: 3,167
Trinidadian and Tobagonian: 2,820
American: 2,297
British West Indian: 2,276
Guyanese: 1,913
Other Subsaharan African: 1,899
African: 1,818
Russian: 1,568
Arab: 1,287
Barbadian: 1,276
Ghanaian: 1,221
Zimbabwean: 1,160
West Indian: 1,144
Other Arab: 863
Arab: 734
Irish: 689
Nigerian: 630
German: 622
Albanian: 605
Israeli: 542
European: 489
Dutch West Indian: 454
Sierra Leonean: 437
Eastern European: 433
Northern European: 369
English: 369
British: 364
French (except Basque): 362
Brazilian: 356
Scottish: 346
Polish: 337
Belizean: 334
Scandinavian: 317
Liberian: 307
Italian: 278
Hungarian: 273
Ukrainian: 262
Welsh: 244
Turkish: 242
Moroccan: 237
Serbian: 230
Greek: 223
Sudanese: 218
Norwegian: 203
Romanian: 181
Portuguese: 173
Austrian: 173
Somalian: 169
Iranian: 163
Dutch: 160
Swedish: 146
Iraqi: 145
Other West Indian: 126
Canadian: 122
Basque: 105
Ethiopian: 104
French Canadian: 97
U.S. Virgin Islander: 90
Scotch-Irish: 69

Public high schools in zip code 11225 not listed on the city page:

CLARA BARTON HS (Students: 2,126; Location: 901 CLASSON AVE, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: 08 – 12)
PROSPECT HTS HS (Students: 1,072; Location: 883 CLASSON AVE, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: 10 – 12)
MIDDLE COLLEGE HS AT MEDGAR EVERS (Students: 879; Location: 1186 CARROLL ST, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: 09 – 12)
W.E.B. DUBOIS HS (Students: 311; Location: 402 EASTERN PKY, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: 09 – 12)
BROOKLYN RES CTR (Students: 14; Location: 1125 CARROLL ST, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high schools not listed on the city page:
BETH RIVKA SCHOOL (Students: 1,865; Location: 310 CROWN STREET, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: PK – 12)
BETH RIVKAH HEAD START II (Students: 1,750; Location: 913 NOSTRAND AVE, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: PK – 12; Girls only)

Public primary/middle schools in zip code 11225 not listed on the city page:

MS 61 GLADSTONE H. ATWELL SCHOOL (Students: 1,337; Location: 400 EMPIRE BLVD, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: 06 – 08)
PS 161 THE CROWN SCHOOL (Students: 1,282; Location: 330 CROWN ST, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: KG – 08)
PS 375 JACKIE ROBINSON (Students: 966; Location: 46 MC KEEVER PL, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: PK – 08)
PS 241 EMMA L. JOHNSTON SCHOOL (Students: 839; Location: 976 PRESIDENT ST, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: KG – 05)
BROOKLYN HS FOR SCI & ENVIRON (Students: 124; Location: 883 CLASSON AVE, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: 09 – 09)
BROOKLYN HS FOR MUSIC & THEATER (Students: 121; Location: 883 CLASSON AVE, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: 09 – 09)

Private primary/middle schools not listed on the city page:

BETH RIVKA SCHOOL FOR GIRLS (Students: 947; Location: 470 LEFFERTS AVE, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: 1 – 8; Girls only)
ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI SCHOOL (Students: 431; Location: 400 LINCOLN ROAD, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: KG – 8)
ST JOHNS ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: 19 WINTHROP ST, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: KG – 8)
FULL GOSPEL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 104; Location: 836 FRANKLIN AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: PK – 5)
MRS. BLACKS SCH FOR ALL CHILD (Students: 94; Location: 1035 WASHINGTON AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: PK – 1)
HAWTHORNE CORNERS DCC (Students: 75; Location: 1950 BEDFORD AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: PK – KG)
JOHN HUS MORAVIAN SCHOOL (Students: 74; Location: 153 OCEAN AVE, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: PK – 6)
LITTLE ANGELS DAY CARE (Students: 40; Location: 12 CROWN ST, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: PK – KG)
BAMBI’S DAY CARE (Students: 31; Location: 300 ROGERS AVE, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: PK – KG)
LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD CORP (Students: 30; Location: 237 LEFFERTS AVE, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: PK – KG)
LEFFERTS GARDENS MONTESSORI (Students: 27; Location: 559 ROGERS AVE, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: PK – KG)
LEFFERTS GARDENS MONTESSORI (Students: 25; Location: 527 ROGERS AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: PK – KG)
SPARKS OF AFRICAN GENIUS (Students: 10; Location: 504 FLATBUSH AV, BROOKLYN, NY; Grades: PK – 1)
Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:
GROUP HOME ( in BROOKLYN, NY)
(National Center for Education Statistics) – STATE ID-331300898252
(National Center for Education Statistics) – STATE ID-331300898253
(National Center for Education Statistics) – STATE ID-331700894006
(National Center for Education Statistics) – STATE ID-331800894002
(National Center for Education Statistics) – STATE ID-332100891154
(National Center for Education Statistics) – STATE ID-332200894003
Organizations: NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)

1645 BEDFORD CLEANERS (1645 BEDFORD AVENUE in BROOKLYN, NY)
AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
STATE MASTER (New York facility tracking) – AIR PROGRAM
(Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
Business SIC classification: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
Business NAICS classification: DRYCLEANING AND LAUNDRY SERVICES (EXCEPT COIN-OPERATED).
Organizations: 1645 BEDFORD INC (LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE PARTY)
Alternative names: 1645 BEDFORD INC
ACE FRENCH DRY CLEANERS (619 FLATBUSH AVENUE in BROOKLYN, NY)
AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
STATE MASTER (New York facility tracking) – AIR PROGRAM
Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) – notification
Business SIC classification: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
Business NAICS classification: DRYCLEANING AND LAUNDRY SERVICES (EXCEPT COIN-OPERATED).
Organizations: TONG CHIN CHANG (CONTACT/OWNER) , BUSY BEE CLEANERS (LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE PARTY)

ANNA CLEANERS (898 NOSTRAND AVENUE in BROOKLYN, NY)
AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
STATE MASTER (New York facility tracking) – AIR PROGRAM
(Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
Business SIC classification: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
Business NAICS classification: DRYCLEANING AND LAUNDRY SERVICES (EXCEPT COIN-OPERATED).
Alternative names: BAHN CLEANERS, VINNIES DRY CLEANERS
GOODY S CLEANERS (812A FRANKLIN AVE in BROOKLYN, NY)
AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
STATE MASTER (New York facility tracking) – AIR PROGRAM, HAZARDOUS WASTE PROGRAM
Business SIC classification: DRYCLEANING PLANTS, EXCEPT RUG CLEANING
Business NAICS classification: DRYCLEANING AND LAUNDRY SERVICES (EXCEPT COIN-OPERATED).
Organizations: MR GOODY CLEANERS (LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE PARTY) , GOODY S CLEANERS INC (LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE PARTY) , 812A CLEANERS CORP (LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE PARTY)
Alternative names: GOODY’S CLEANERS INC, GOODY’S FRENCH CLEANERS
AMOCO – 51500479 (250 EMPIRE BLVD in BROOKLYN, NY)
AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
STATE MASTER (New York facility tracking) – AIR PROGRAM
Business SIC classification: GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS
Organizations: AMOCO OIL CO (LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE PARTY)

AMOCO-513 FLATBUSH AVE (513 FLATBUSH AVE in BROOKLYN, NY)
AIR MINOR (AIRS/AFS)
STATE MASTER (New York facility tracking) – AIR PROGRAM
Business SIC classification: GASOLINE SERVICE STATIONS
Organizations: AMOCO OIL CO (LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE PARTY)

CLARA BARTON HIGH SCHOOL (901 CLASSON AVENUE in BROOKLYN, NY)
STATE MASTER (New York facility tracking) – AIR PROGRAM
Small Quantity Generators, between 100 kg and 1000 kg of hazardous waste/month (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste)) – notification
Business SIC and NAICS classification: ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Organizations: NYC BOARD OF EDUCATION (CONTACT/OWNER) , NYC DEPT OF EDUCATION (LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE PARTY)
Alternative names: NYC BD OF ED – CLARA BARTON H S
CLARA BARTON HS ( in BROOKLYN, NY)
(National Center for Education Statistics) – STATE ID-337800010600
Organizations: NEW YORK CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS (SCHOOL DISTRICT)

317 ROGERS AVENUE (RESIDENTIAL BLDG) (317 ROGERS AVENUE in BROOKLYN, NY)
(Integrated Compliance Information System) – ICIS-02-2003-1029, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION

CON ED – M/H 4797 (BEDFORD AVE & MILWOOD AVE in BROOKLYN, NY)
HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
(Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))

CON ED – MH 27807 (S/INT NEW YORK AVE & TILDEN AV in BROOKLYN, NY)
HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
(Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))

CON ED – MH 3122 (BEDFORD AVE & CLARKSON AVE in BROOKLYN, NY)
HAZARDOUS WASTE BIENNIAL REPORTER (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))
(Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (tracking hazardous waste))

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 7.2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 5.7%
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Utility gas (49%)Coal or coke (5%)Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31%)Electricity (5%)Other (10%)Utility gas (49%)
Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (31%)
Electricity (5%)
Coal or coke (5%)
Other fuel (3%)
No fuel used (3%)
Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
Solar energy (2%)

Population in 1990: 66,752. Population change in the 1990s: -2,978 (-4.5%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 27,036
Northeast: 706
Midwest: 448
South: 4,414
West: 311

70% of the 11225 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
Out of people who lived in different houses, 79% lived in this county.
Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in New York.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
010002,0003,0004,0005,0001999 to March 20001995 to 19981990 to 19941980 to 19891970 to 19791969 or earlier
White Non-Hispanic Black
Other Race Two or More Races
Hispanic or Latino
Private vs. public school enrollment:
Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 2,748

Here:
32.9%
New York:
14.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,641

Here:
32.3%
New York:
12.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,896

Here:
32.5%
New York:
36.6%

Educational Attainment (%)
0612182430Less than high schoolHigh school or equiv.Less than 1 year of college1 or more years of collegeAssociate degreeBachelor’s degreeMaster’s degreeProfess. school degreeDoctorate degree
11225 zip code New York average
School Enrollment by Level of School (%)
0612182430Nursery, preschoolKindergartenGrade 1 to 4Grade 5 to 8Grade 9 to 12College undergradGraduate or professional
This zip code New York average

Class of Workers (%)
01326395265Employee of private companySelf-employed in own incorporated businessPrivate not-for-profit wage and salary workersLocal government workersState government workersFederal government workersSelf-employed workers in own not incorporated businessUnpaid family workers
This zip code New York average

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:
Health Care and Social Assistance: Child Day Care Services (50-99 employees: 2 establishments, 20-49 employees: 3 establishments, 10-19 employees: 6 establishments, 5-9 employees: 2 establishments, 1-4 employees: 15 establishments)
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing: Lessors of Residential Buildings and Dwellings (50-99: 1, 20-49: 1, 10-19: 1, 5-9: 6, 1-4: 56)
Educational Services: Elementary and Secondary Schools (100-249: 1, 20-49: 2, 5-9: 1)
Other Services (except Public Administration): Drycleaning and Laundry Services (except Coin-Operated) (100-249: 1, 1-4: 6)
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services: Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (100-249: 1)
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation: Zoos and Botanical Gardens (100-249: 1)
Health Care and Social Assistance: Offices of Physicians (except Mental Health Specialists) (50-99: 1, 20-49: 1, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 13)
Accommodation and Food Services: Limited-Service Restaurants (20-49: 3, 5-9: 2, 1-4: 13)
Other Services (except Public Administration): Religious Organizations (20-49: 1, 10-19: 3, 5-9: 3, 1-4: 9)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
01102203304405505 to 15 years16 to 20 years21 to 64 years65 to 74 years75 years and over
Sensory-disabled males Sensory-disabled females
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
04008001,2001,6002,0005 to 15 years16 to 20 years21 to 64 years65 to 74 years75 years and over
Physically-disabled males Physically-disabled females
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
01603204806408005 to 15 years16 to 20 years21 to 64 years65 to 74 years75 years and over
Mentally-disabled males Mentally-disabled females
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
0901802703604505 to 15 years16 to 20 years21 to 64 years65 to 74 years75 years and over
Self-Care disabled males Self-Care disabled females
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)
08001,6002,4003,2004,00016 to 20 years21 to 64 years65 to 74 years75 years and over
Go-outside-home disabled males Go-outside-home disabled females
Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)
010002,0003,0004,0005,00016 to 20 years21 to 64 years
Males with emp. disability Females with emp. disability

People in group quarters:
47 people in homes for the mentally ill
29 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
22 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
20 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
7 people in other group homes
7 people in religious group quarters
6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
4 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Fatal accident statistics in 2006:
Fatal accident count: 3
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 7
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
Fatalities: 4
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 6
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D) G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 10 $497,154 99 $308,063 146 $348,562 10 $175,742 14 $1,448,120 20 $436,739 2 $496,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 2 $658,600 7 $366,001 31 $352,324 3 $32,000 2 $2,103,700 1 $200,000 0 $0
APPLICATIONS DENIED 9 $507,346 43 $330,742 136 $382,852 24 $50,004 4 $1,035,000 25 $303,174 1 $3,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 9 $484,383 17 $381,216 48 $335,175 6 $375,365 2 $1,460,200 11 $229,035 0 $0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 9 $483,647 4 $261,135 30 $413,605 3 $227,063 0 $0 7 $419,701 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 13 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D) G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 7 $641,964 148 $328,243 135 $307,290 19 $113,972 49 $2,360,250 23 $296,131 0 $0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 0 $0 50 $358,620 33 $330,367 14 $31,164 9 $3,898,910 6 $366,038 1 $47,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED 5 $480,686 109 $341,310 163 $345,891 72 $95,349 13 $2,376,351 46 $344,156 0 $0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 10 $535,710 32 $365,698 69 $374,078 7 $245,831 9 $2,013,867 12 $379,431 0 $0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 4 $702,015 17 $368,052 21 $407,581 5 $183,400 0 $0 3 $425,923 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 13 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D) G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 3 $615,667 232 $365,694 287 $323,785 49 $225,065 31 $1,817,437 74 $356,916 0 $0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 0 $0 88 $318,970 74 $329,510 19 $112,026 5 $2,918,696 23 $305,906 0 $0
APPLICATIONS DENIED 1 $557,000 180 $406,147 231 $381,199 57 $140,342 20 $1,893,768 56 $375,763 2 $66,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 1 $457,000 56 $412,710 82 $340,507 13 $328,381 8 $983,668 18 $477,428 0 $0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 29 $363,479 28 $277,557 3 $142,813 0 $0 3 $496,500 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2006
(Based on 13 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D) G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 4 $430,338 316 $329,859 467 $308,689 63 $149,440 46 $2,540,541 95 $273,855 2 $253,645
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 0 $0 94 $267,843 93 $302,621 19 $166,124 10 $9,274,863 21 $295,250 0 $0
APPLICATIONS DENIED 0 $0 228 $325,886 287 $338,378 91 $143,022 7 $2,656,874 72 $307,933 3 $408,363
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 0 $0 117 $315,670 178 $329,825 13 $216,967 9 $1,898,812 32 $313,992 1 $141,660
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 35 $310,918 50 $319,640 2 $271,000 1 $368,030 1 $450,000 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2005
(Based on 13 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D) G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 0 $0 332 $292,980 420 $310,752 60 $137,411 59 $1,622,589 91 $316,884 0 $0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 0 $0 88 $319,949 91 $269,580 16 $125,149 6 $395,292 14 $299,434 0 $0
APPLICATIONS DENIED 3 $421,727 141 $264,452 279 $288,349 98 $132,824 9 $521,047 45 $299,192 3 $136,870
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 0 $0 95 $291,557 246 $293,502 23 $175,019 8 $1,214,300 47 $282,598 0 $0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 2 $356,500 38 $247,480 79 $318,235 2 $77,440 1 $692,000 10 $250,724 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2004
(Based on 13 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D) G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 15 $358,126 300 $273,140 490 $261,596 52 $101,097 59 $1,148,057 100 $280,160 0 $0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 2 $366,485 68 $319,426 151 $269,306 13 $103,935 3 $264,670 19 $269,816 0 $0
APPLICATIONS DENIED 2 $413,000 123 $275,408 317 $259,991 80 $242,421 13 $1,055,445 53 $254,341 0 $0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 4 $349,948 76 $297,051 192 $248,197 21 $115,505 9 $393,276 25 $234,321 1 $35,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 2 $312,480 22 $297,019 81 $292,349 5 $255,338 3 $424,757 6 $199,517 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 13 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 15 $346,716 264 $237,689 676 $218,451 29 $59,007 44 $1,205,365 94 $253,135
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 8 $266,720 55 $275,099 164 $208,173 12 $27,230 6 $333,128 27 $241,176
APPLICATIONS DENIED 3 $272,253 106 $225,821 354 $224,814 50 $25,934 5 $1,071,636 63 $232,016
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 9 $334,508 69 $257,567 241 $204,058 10 $128,852 8 $466,689 39 $245,111
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 3 $249,833 21 $275,816 48 $216,593 3 $82,413 3 $597,000 9 $215,282
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2002
(Based on 13 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 29 $292,686 195 $245,900 416 $206,037 59 $37,346 42 $887,642 53 $215,778
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 5 $335,630 50 $255,825 112 $193,768 12 $14,077 18 $1,180,083 12 $158,279
APPLICATIONS DENIED 13 $288,992 70 $232,786 266 $181,984 91 $45,435 9 $628,376 35 $195,789
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 7 $278,639 28 $219,299 189 $191,006 28 $65,830 6 $564,670 17 $264,913
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 8 $202,155 69 $177,407 5 $60,504 2 $975,000 7 $148,687
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2001
(Based on 13 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 31 $235,071 159 $216,888 285 $181,065 63 $30,066 23 $751,930 32 $167,136
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 2 $260,940 29 $214,169 128 $154,719 6 $22,190 7 $283,520 14 $181,738
APPLICATIONS DENIED 20 $258,884 67 $203,946 229 $157,408 81 $43,453 4 $152,498 29 $192,852
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 13 $275,575 46 $217,601 241 $150,220 60 $44,035 2 $227,680 11 $234,510
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 4 $248,823 4 $200,470 47 $165,180 8 $27,428 1 $1,000,000 2 $49,930
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2000
(Based on 13 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 45 $237,359 152 $192,228 161 $138,461 90 $21,313 19 $1,108,753 26 $127,015
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 5 $178,744 20 $184,384 51 $137,253 45 $25,738 1 $380,000 6 $177,460
APPLICATIONS DENIED 9 $164,986 91 $447,227 225 $129,417 107 $33,752 4 $377,620 38 $817,115
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 6 $274,347 24 $165,263 215 $108,333 20 $37,495 2 $432,500 20 $169,413
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 8 $174,674 5 $190,142 44 $157,524 7 $33,783 0 $0 3 $233,847
Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 9 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 36 $217,813 110 $184,851 192 $141,974 161 $6,486 31 $1,015,855 34 $138,717
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 3 $215,200 29 $140,317 151 $135,270 10 $37,491 5 $679,882 30 $138,998
APPLICATIONS DENIED 5 $216,932 44 $152,115 206 $128,494 57 $24,268 14 $1,251,265 27 $161,010
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 10 $181,277 17 $162,598 142 $120,914 7 $32,319 6 $1,189,765 13 $150,359
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 2 $195,515 6 $132,647 35 $152,464 1 $100,000 0 $0 2 $191,610
Choose year: 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans B) Refinancings

Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 13 $221,909 1 $128,460
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 12 $358,532 0 $0
APPLICATIONS DENIED 6 $338,243 1 $167,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 1 $281,450 1 $153,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 1 $167,000
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 11 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 35 $243,497 3 $136,010 2 $137,425
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 24 $306,561 0 $0 0 $0
APPLICATIONS DENIED 10 $353,892 1 $307,540 2 $369,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 2 $528,840 0 $0 0 $0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 2 $132,515 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2007
(Based on 10 full and 8 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 36 $222,732 6 $358,637 4 $319,123
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 10 $195,327 1 $291,130 0 $0
APPLICATIONS DENIED 3 $526,607 0 $0 0 $0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 3 $283,667 0 $0 0 $0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 1 $289,560 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2006
(Based on 13 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 38 $209,885 7 $270,486 3 $226,643
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 20 $244,470 2 $284,025 1 $77,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED 3 $219,510 0 $0 0 $0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 4 $178,260 2 $248,785 1 $48,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 1 $600,000 0 $0 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2005
(Based on 12 full and 6 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 35 $166,110 2 $302,000 2 $226,460
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 26 $214,585 4 $190,855 1 $194,110
APPLICATIONS DENIED 2 $147,240 0 $0 0 $0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 15 $170,089 1 $366,000 1 $366,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 2 $147,240 0 $0 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2004
(Based on 10 full and 10 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 51 $217,258 13 $337,448 4 $270,973
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 19 $278,853 6 $447,620 1 $250,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED 3 $127,530 0 $0 0 $0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 10 $228,166 0 $0 3 $111,410
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2003
(Based on 13 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 67 $238,594 6 $190,518 3 $296,833
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 50 $293,196 10 $250,909 4 $237,018
APPLICATIONS DENIED 2 $85,880 1 $337,000 0 $0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 11 $360,431 0 $0 1 $192,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2002
(Based on 12 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 48 $262,585 5 $280,186 2 $303,960
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 50 $257,301 3 $120,363 3 $130,743
APPLICATIONS DENIED 3 $319,833 1 $432,000 1 $486,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 10 $216,794 0 $0 0 $0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2001
(Based on 12 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 51 $187,900 17 $194,636 1 $132,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 28 $212,469 3 $175,133 3 $116,807
APPLICATIONS DENIED 11 $189,754 0 $0 0 $0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 0 $0 1 $207,000 0 $0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 3 $212,000 0 $0 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 2000
(Based on 11 full and 12 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
Number Average Value Number Average Value Number Average Value
LOANS ORIGINATED 44 $189,747 10 $207,393 2 $132,210
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED 16 $195,476 2 $176,500 0 $0
APPLICATIONS DENIED 8 $236,014 3 $183,000 0 $0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN 1 $140,000 1 $154,800 0 $0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS 0 $0 0 $0 0 $0
Aggregated Statistics For Year 1999
(Based on 8 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
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Most common first names in zip code 11225 among deceased individuals
Name Count Lived (average)
Joseph 198 71.9 years
James 197 68.1 years
John 194 71.7 years
Mary 189 75.0 years
William 170 71.8 years
Charles 115 72.9 years
Harry 114 76.8 years
Louis 109 76.9 years
Rose 109 77.7 years
Samuel 106 74.2 years
Most common last names in zip code 11225 among deceased individuals
Last name Count Lived (average)
Williams 142 69.4 years
Smith 110 65.4 years
Brown 96 68.8 years
Johnson 90 73.0 years
Jones 86 68.5 years
Lewis 52 70.9 years
Robinson 49 70.9 years
Harris 49 70.7 years
Davis 48 68.8 years
Miller 47 71.9 years
Businesses in zip code 11225
Name Count Name Count
AT&T 1 KFC 1
CVS 1 Popeyes 1
Dunkin Donuts 3 Rite Aid 1
FedEx 1 SAS Shoes 1
Firestone Complete Auto Care 1 Subway 3
GNC 1 UPS 2
H&R Block 1

Three new businesses come to Flatbush
Whenever I come across a new business in the works on Flatbush, I get a glimmer of hope. The new storefronts are windows to the future, symbols of possibility, signs that even tough times contain new dreams of self-realization….

And then: reality. Famous Seafood, the fried fish joint on Rutland that closed down for operating without a license? That’s going to be a deli/grocery/pizzeria. (Because, y’know, five deli/bodegas within two blocks isn’t enough.) The replacement for House of Supply, the short-lived clothing + discount shop on Winthrop? That’ll be medical supplies. (There’s currently only one medical supply shop on that block.)

But the horizon isn’t all bad. While walking to Staples the other day, I saw that a new restaurant, Mangoseed, is going in just north of Zen Vegetarian (773 Flatbush, near Lenox). While I can’t offer any real insight into what to expect, it’s perhaps worth nothing that the owners had put in hardwood floors and were building wood counters rather than hauling in something they found in a dumpster. We’ll watch it in the coming weeks and report back with a taste test.
Posted at 08:18 AM in 11225, PLG Businesses | Permalink | Comments (9)
PLG charter school in the works
Yesterday was pretty mixed for my kid and me. On the down side, I accidentally threw him out of his stroller onto the subway platform concrete. (He cried for a minute but, fortunately, no harder than he does when I take paper towels away from him.)

On the upside, I heard that some Maple Street School parents, headed up by Renee Ciccone, are hoping to start a charter school in the neighborhood. If all goes according to plan, the Lefferts Gardens Charter School, an elementary and middle school focused on environmental science, will open in 2010. The organizers are in the process of applying for approval from the Board of Education. If they succeed, the City would likely place the school in one of the two pre-existing public schools in PLG; the new school would then share the building with the old.

During its inaugural year, the Lefferts Garden Charter School would have 100 seats divided evenly between kindergarten and first graders, adding 50 new students and a new grade each year thereafter until the school has 450 students, grades kindergarten through eight. Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden would partner with the school, helping it with its mission to use environmental science as a tool for teaching math, reading, and other basic subjects.

Posted at 09:42 PM in 11225, Education
Favorite local eateries & their health dept. grades
While I have restaurant inspections on my mind, I looked up all the places where Charles and I eat regularly in the neighborhood to see how they fared. What do you know, every single place passed their last health inspection except for one: Enduro. That’s right. Our favorite PLG restaurant — and the most popular restaurant among our fellow gentrifiers — harbors mice.

In order to pass a health department inspection, restaurants need 28 violation points or fewer. Eateries that fail the test get a followup inspection. So here’s a run down of our favorite local eateries (excluding Sushi Tatsu, which we already mentioned, and Whiskey Sunday, which has been done to death).

ENDURO
(51 Lincoln Rd.)
34 violation points on 2/4/2009
The Mexican-fusion place isn’t the only eat-in restaurant in the nabe, but it’s the only one we frequent. Unfortunately, the last inspection didn’t go so well for the typical reasons: evidence of mice, poor contact surfaces, food stored at improper temperatures. Aw, hell, we’re going back regardless. (We’ll let you know how Enduro does on its followup inspection.)

K-DOG & DUNEBUGGY
(43 Lincoln Road)
Passed on 9/23/2008
K-Dog is what a local cafe should be: warm and welcoming, with good soups and sandwiches, wireless access, and a solid commitment to the local community. But you already know all that — and now you know that it’s sanitary too.

J & D IMAGE RESTAURANT
(825 Flatbush – near Caton)
Passed on 2/27/2008
This Trini hole-in-the-wall has doubles ($1, $2 with chicken) and roti (vegetable are ~$5 IIRC) that make it worth the walk. The roti wraps (Buss up shot) in particular are fantastic. There are no seats, which makes sense because there are about 5 feet between the door and the counter where you order. The line, when there is a line, moves pretty quickly.

PEPPA’S EXPRESS JERK CHICKEN
(738 Flatbush near Clarkson)
Passed on 7/29/2008
Even after the Jerk Off proved to us that several places in the neighborhood make a decent jerk chicken, Peppa’s remains our favorite. The meat is super moist, with a smokey flavor and a perfect char, without any hint of sweetness. Again, a total hole-in-the-wall. They also sell various Jamaican standbys but our money is on the chicken.

EL NUEVO CASTILLO DE LAS ROSAS
(679 Flatbush – bet. Hawthorne and Winthrop)
718-703-0408
Passed on 3/18/2008
We dig the beans and rice at this Latin restaurant on Flatbush and get takeout from here about once a week. The roasted pork is good too.

FAMILY PIZZA
(720 Flatbush at Parkside)
Passed on 2/27/2008
The pizza here isn’t just good for PLG standards, it’s good, PERIOD. Excellent, even. Thin crust with a tasty sauce. (I’m not a big fan of pizza that has so much cheese that you can’t enjoy the crust and sauce.) An unpretentious, solid slice.

ERROL’S BAKERY
(661 Flatbush at Hawthorne)
Passed on 9/25/2008
Charles stops in here once or twice a week to pick up an excellent veggie patty for breakfast ($1.50). Their other patties are good, and we know someone who swears by their jerk chicken. A friend of Charles’s who grew up in the neighborhood stops in for raisin buns every time she comes over, just like she did when she was a kid.

Now, if you want a super clean kitchen, you can always go with the Popeye’s on Parkside and Flatbush and the McDonald’s at 57 Empire — both passed their inspections with 0 points. At least they’re healthy in one respect…

Yes, I went to the Prospect Lefferts Gardens Neighborhood Association (PLGNA) meeting last night so you didn’t have to. If you haven’t heard of PLGNA, that’s because the group has been largely dormant since the late 1960s for 20 years. Though resurrected a couple of years ago, it hasn’t done a lot in the way of organizing. Unsurprisingly, the meeting was a pretty loose affair, the purpose of which was to elect a board of directors. Four candidates read position statements — Bob Thomason, Barbara Ann Rogers, Darren Patrick, and Deborah Mutnick. A fifth, Pastor Doug Banks, wasn’t able to attend so Thomason read his statement. The issue that seemed to unite all the speakers was maintaining diversity in PLG and fighting gentrification. Thomason, for example, said:

“I reject gentrification when it forces poor people out. But I support it when it benefits us with a jazz club, Shakespeare in the Park for children, and support for artists.”

Of the new board members, I was most impressed with Darren Patrick. He seemed to have a grasp on what it takes to get things done. He’s involved with the CUNY’s Right to the City Working Group, a sort of anti-gentrification umbrella group. And while I disagree with some of his positions (I supported the Lincoln Street development, for example), he seemed to be a flexible, reasoned thinker — and he knows how to use email.

After the board members were approved, the meeting, which about 25 people attended, gave way to an open discussion about the issues that individual residents cared about. One man, a white guy in an argyle sweater (a gentrifier, no doubt), said he’d like better public schools for his young children. An African-American student, 20, said the neighborhood needs a youth center. Tenants’ rights were mentioned. At that point, around 9 pm, I had to get home. Things seemed to be winding down, though, and the new board agreed to email everyone about future meetings.

A couple of local eateries have faced visits from restaurant inspectors recently. There’s good news and bad news. Bad news first: Gordon’s Bakery (711 Flatbush, near Parkside) didn’t make the cut and will need a followup inspection to make sure problems have been addressed — problems such as mice, unprotected food, improper food contact surfaces, no adequate handwashing facility, and hot food that’s not hot enough. The place received 40 violation points; 27 or more requires a followup.

Sushi Tatsu III (644 Flatbush, at Fenimore) fared well with a mere 15 points (Pretty much every restaurant gets some points.) for relatively minor issues, such as workers not wearing hair restraints. Charles and I get takeout from here at least once a week, so…. hurray for Sushi Tatsu!

Billy Sunday’s has been renamed Whiskey Sunday. It turns out that while it is ironic to name your barbecue joint / bar after a prohibitionist preacher, the irony wears thin when it turns out that he was also a racist. The Village Voice recently reviewed Whiskey Sunday and, while the author took the time to imply that bloggers like me were racists for wanting more than roti as a dining-out option, the review of the restaurant is mostly positive. In addition to the “shockingly good [albeit] shockingly inauthentic” chipotle-blueberry sauce, here are the reviewer’s highlights:

The best of the meaty bunch is the beef short rib. It’s so big that it looks like a femur, a one-pound behemoth with large-grained meat that pulls off the bone in moist shreds and tastes richly bovine and faintly of hickory smoke. The “well-peppered” pork belly is an oddly likable thing: I expected it to come thickly cut and goopy with fat, as usual, but this is more like well-done bacon (which it basically is, having been smoked), very crispy and even a little bit tough, but well-peppered as advertised—it would be great in a BLT.

The PLGNA Annual meeting is Friday, March 6 at 7:30PM at The Church of the Evangel (corner of Bedford and Hawthorne). The meeting will include the election for the Board of Directors. Minimum dues to be able to vote are $5. You can find the meeting flyer here (pdf).

A recent walk around the neighborhood reveals that Culpepper’s is up and running again at what my rickety memory believes is the old location at Nostrand and Lincoln. If anyone can report on whether anything has changed, it would be most appreciated.

The last of the three men tried for crimes in connection with the murder of Officer Russel Timoshenko was sentenced yesterday. Dexter Bostic, convicted of the aggravated murder of Timoshenko and attempted murder of his partner, was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Codefendant Robert Ellis was acquitted of the top counts but convicted of weapons possession charges, resulting in a 15 year sentence. The last of the accused, Lee Woods, received a mistrial when a juror became sick during deliberations; his retrial began on Wednesday.

We earlier reported rumors that a Dunkin’ Donuts was going to occupy the former space of Mike’s International on Flatbush, south of Lincoln Road. It is true that a franchisee is opening a DD’s in our neighborhood, but the location has changed. A “Coming Soon” banner now adorns a storefront on the East side of Flatbush south of Parkside Avenue, across from the Duane Reade. No idea when it will be open for business.

Last but not least, we reported that the Landmarks Preservation Commission was voting on whether to calendar the Ocean Avenue rowhouses for a hearing to grant the “Ocean by the Park” district landmarks designation but did not report the result. On February 10, the LPC voted unanimously to calendar a hearing, as reported by Bob Marvin in our comments section to that post. When that hearing will be, I do not know.

Posted at 07:52 AM in 11225
Who says our neighborhood lacks amenities?

I was looking over Community Board 9’s recent budget requests for 2010 — a sort of wish list of what they’d like the City to do for our district. Much of it deals with Crown Heights and Wingate, but I thought I’d highlight things directly affecting PLG. The items are numbered in order of priority, with 1 being the highest and 36 lowest. So here we go:

Reconstruct Empire Boulevard from Utica to Flatbush:
Empire Boulevard is a major street through the center of Community District 9. Its reconstruction and beautification would enhance the approach to Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. It was the site of Ebbets Field and could become a memorial to the exploits of the Brooklyn Dodgers with the installation of a monument along the Boulevard commemorating such events.

NYC Department of Transportation Response: “This capital project is included in the agency’s departmental estimates for the out years.” According to CB9 President Pearl Miles, the “out years” here means “sometime in the future – nothing specific at this time.” In other words, “dream on.”

I can’t get too excited about monuments, but more greenery would be great. As it is now, Empire is a charmless no-mans-land for automobiles.

Acquire Property at Flatbush Ave/Empire Blvd/Ocean Ave. for the Creation of Additional Open Space in the District.
This City-owned property is being used to park the personal vehicles of NYC Transit Authority personnel. Acquisition of this property will allow the transformation of this eyesore into desperately needed open space for the community.
Department of Parks and Recreation Response: [Our] funds are insufficient for this project. We recommend this project be brought to the attention of your elected officials, i.e. Borough President and/or City Council member.

Initiate a Traffic Calming Study of Community District 9.
A study will identify within the district where traffic calming principles can be implemented to create safe roadway use for both pedestrians and vehicular traffic in this largely residential district.

Rehabilitate the Winthrop Street Subway Station – #2, 5 IRT Lines.
This station shows various signs of deterioration, and should be renovated and upgraded to meet standards projected for the rest of the IRT system.
Transit Authority Response: No funding, no dice.

Renovate the Oriental Pavilion and Restore the Concert Grove in Prospect Park.
Department of Parks and Recreation Response: [Our] funds are insufficient for this project. We recommend this project be brought to the attention of your elected officials, i.e. Borough President and/or City Council member.

This area is slated to be restored as part of the Lakeside Center project, though it’s doubtful that the budget includes much of anything for the Pavilion. That said, I kinda appreciate the decay here. It’s a cool space regardless.

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