The Crow Hill Community Association is providing this opportunity for the residents to come together and discuss relevant issues.
The Town Hall meeting will be held tomorrow March 23, noon – 3pm
P.S. 22 Campus
443 St. Marks at Classon Ave.
The CHCA has worked hard over the years to not only improve conditions but facilitate residents in achieving common goals of neighborhood redevelopment. Personally "Crow Hill" is a name who's modern day usage I despise (since I think it came into being as someone's derogatory swipe at the early African American residents of the area around Utica Av south of Eastern Parkway)
My feeling is based also on the belief that subdividing neighborhoods by name, serves to lessen the strength of the neighborhood. Crown Heights is a huge neighborhood. Once upon a time Prospect Heights was considered Crown Heights, but when tax brackets changed, so did that. Now I can't help wonder when the end of Crown Heights that touches Brownsville is going to be given the boot.Crow Hill was in reality a succession of hills extending along the southerly side of Eastern Parkway running east & west from Utica to Classon Avenue & south to Empire Blvd & New York Ave, originally this was applied to the Utica Avenue portion of the range where then was the negro squatter colony. When the Kings Co. Penetentairy was built it was known as the Crow Hill Penetentairy and the association of the vicinity Crow Hill became permanent. source - "http://www.bklyn-genealogy-info.com/Town/Eastern/C.html"
But I digress and the CHCA has worked very hard often effectively to make the neighborhood better. Today we have bigger fish to fry, apparently like debating over bike parking. Which has to be some mark of progress, when you consider, just months ago Brooklynites were debating over bike lanes.
I'll be there hope to see all five of you too! ; )