Saturday, October 14, 2017


Albemarle Neighborhood Association Community Meeting
Thursday, October 19th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

The end of the Albemarle Neighborhood Association (ANA) may be near. Should it disband--come to a screeching halt--after serving the neighborhood for forty-four years?

At the ANA's next community meeting, the guest speaker will be Denise Lalande-Phipps, Director of The Kensington Family Shelter. She will discuss current activities and issues at the shelter.

And following that, ANA's fate will be determined. Due to a lack of participation and volunteerism, its continued existence is uncertain. If you want to voice an opinion on this subject or have questions or suggestions or thoughts or ideas that might save it, please attend the meeting.

Foodtown and the ANA will provide refreshments after the meeting.

Members and non-members of ANA are welcome to attend all ANA community meetings. Admission is free.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, October 19th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. 

Meeting location 
Flatbush Jewish Center 
Hanid Room
327 E. 5th Street 
at the corner of Church Avenue 
Kensington, Brooklyn 

Enter the synagogue via the ramp on E. 5th Street. Use the stairs or the wheelchair-accessible elevator to go downstairs to the Hanid Room.


About Albemarle Neighborhood Association

Albemarle Neighborhood Association (ANA) is the oldest neighborhood association in Brooklyn. Since its founding in 1973, it has worked to advance Kensington's quality of life. ANA's meetings are free and are open to the public. They provide a place for Kensington's residents to address safety, security, and quality of life issues.

ANA helps create a safe and stable neighborhood by working closely with its members, other neighborhood residents, city agencies, and elected officials to address key issues.

New members are welcome to join. This strengthens ANA's impact. Membership is open to everyone who resides in or owns a business in the geographic area ANA that serves:

  • northern border: the north side of Caton Avenue
  • southern border: the south side of Beverley Road
  • western border: the west side of McDonald Avenue 
  • eastern border: the east side of Ocean Parkway

An individual or family membership costs $20 per year. Associate Membership dues for business owners cost $25 per year.

Meetings are held in March, April, May, June, September, October, and November.