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Encyclopedia > Brooklyn Community Board 5

The Brooklyn Community Board 5 is a local governement unit of the city of New York, encompassing the neighborhood of East New York, Cypress Hills, Highland Park, New Lots, City Line, and Starrett City in the borough of Brooklyn. It is delimited by Van Sinderen Avenue on the east, Queens Borough line on the north and on the east, as well as by Gateway National Recreaction Area, Louisiana and Stanley Avenue on the south. Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York and abbreviated NYC) is the most populous city in the United States, and is at the center of international finance, politics, communications, music, fashion, and culture. ... These are the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, one of five boroughs of New York City. ... East New York is a neighborhood in Brooklyn which has had a dramatic turn around prior to 15 years ago. ... The Cypress Hills are a region of hills in southwestern Saskatchewan and southeastern Alberta, Canada. ... Highland Park is the name of several places in the United States of America: Highland Park, Florida Highland Park, Illinois Highland Park, Michigan Highland Park, New Jersey Highland Park, Pennsylvania Highland Park, Texas Highland Park, Los Angeles, California Highland Park, New York, New York is a neighborhood in Brooklyn Highland... The Brooklyn Bridge in 1890, seven years after its opening Kings County in New York State Brooklyn is the most populous of the five boroughs of New York City. ...

Its current chairman is Earl Williams, and its district manager Walter Campbell.


As of 2000, the Community Board has a population of 173,198, up from 161,350 in 1990 and 154,932 in 1980.
Of them (as of 2000), 8,785 (5.1%) are White non hispanic, 84,838 (49.0%) are African-American , 6,007 (3.5%) Asian or Pacific Islander, 733 (0.4%) American Indian or Native Alskan, 2,251 (1.3%) of some other race,5,272 (3.0%) of two or more race, 65,312 (37.7%) of Hispanic origins.
46.6% of the population benefit from public assistance as of 2004, up from 32.2% in 2000. The land area is 3,612.7 acres, or 5.6 square mile. 2000 is a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans, Black Americans, or simply blacks, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to West and sub-Saharan Africa. ...

External links

  • Profile of the Community Board

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