Wednesday, December 19, 2018


Community Board 12 Public Meeting
Tuesday, December 19th, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Community Board 12 (representing Kensington, Borough Park, and Midwood) will hold its monthly public meeting tonight, Wednesday, December 19th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., after a public hearing at 6:00 p.m. about rezoning 600 McDonald Avenue.

The board's monthly meetings are open to the public.

If you have any concerns, questions, solutions, needs, or problems that you'd like the community board to address, arrive at the meeting before 7:00 p.m. and sign up to speak during the public comment period at the beginning of the meeting (agenda item 3). You'll have three minutes to present your topic.

Some issues you may be concerned about are

  •     pedestrian safety,
  •     traffic congestion,
  •     housing,
  •     land use and zoning,
  •     construction sites,
  •     outdoor lighting,
  •     potholes,
  •     sanitation,
  •     libraries,
  •     crime,
  •     police presence,
  •     graffiti,
  •     social services,
  •     rodents,
  •     trash collection,
  •     public litter baskets, and
  •     street and sidewalk conditions. 

Agenda for the December 19th meeting
(received via e-mail at 12:08 p.m. today)
  1. Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Adoption of November Minutes
  3. Public Session 
  4. Chairman's Remarks - Yidel Perlstein
  5. Variance Report - 600 McDonald Avenue - David Shlomovich
  6. District Manager's Remarks - Barry Spitzer
  7. Street Co-naming Proposal by Jules Fleischer - Co-naming the triangle at Dahill Road, 16th Avenue and 39th Street in honor of Giorgio Perlasca
  8. Old Business
  9. New Business
  10. Attendance
  11. Adjourn

Public meetings of Community Board 12 are normally held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, from September through June, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Every neighborhood in New York City is represented by an all-volunteer community board, which serves as the neighborhood's liaison to city agencies. Board members are appointed by the neighborhood's city councilperson and the borough president.

Community Board 12's committees are

  •         Planning, Zoning Variances and City Map
  •         Education, Library, Cultural Affairs
  •         Sanitation & Environmental Protection
  •         Fire, Safety & Police
  •         Health & Social Services
  •         Housing & Buildings
  •         Legislation
  •         Parks, Capital Projects & Site Selection
  •         Transportation & Franchises
  •         Youth & Community Development

Meeting Location
Amico Senior Center
5901 13th Avenue, 3rd floor
corner of 59th Street
Borough Park, Brooklyn

Enter the building on 59th Street. The meeting room is accessible by elevator.

Community Board 12's office is at 5910 13th Avenue.
phone: (718) 851-0800
fax: (718) 851-4140
e-mail: bk12 @