Brooklyn Community Board 12

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Brooklyn Community Board 12

From theCommunity Board 12 website:Community Board 12 is comprised of the neighborhoods of Borough Park, Dahill, Midwood and Kensington.In the past few years, we have had a sizeable increase in population. Since many of our residents are religious, large families are the rule rather than the exception. The birthrate is above average with eight to ten children per family being the norm. In addition to increased family size, new families are locating in our District. We are also experiencing an influx of many new immigrants, i.e. Asians, Russians, Polish, Pakistani and Bangladeshi.The Chinatown of Brooklyn is located on 8th Avenue, which is the boundary between Community Board 7 and Community Board 12. This area is comprised of immigrants from mainland China. The influx has been steadily increasing and now numbers approximately 27,000, which represents a significant number of our total population. The Borough Park West section of our District now hosts many Chinese businesses, medical offices and outreach as well as property owners, tenants and students.The Pakistani and Bangladeshi immigrant population has grown in leaps and bounds in the Kensington/Dahill area of our District as have the immigrants from India. In addition, with the construction of 100 new housing units on the former Culver El site; that area has had a significant increase in population. Also, Kensington, particularly the Ocean Parkway corridor, is hot to Russian immigrants who are replacing the senior population of that area who formerly occupied the high-rise apartment buildings along this corridor.In addition, our Polish immigrant population, as well as the Hispanic population is located in the Borough Park section of our District.The Midwood section is in the throes of change with more and more construction of larger homes to accommodate the needs of the Sephardic community.Borough Park continues to be the most densely populated section of the District. Because of religious constraints, the large families remain within walking distance of each other.All areas of our District are experiencing resurgence in immigrants. All of this is contributing to the density of this District as a whole.

Contact Information:
BARRY SPITZER
District Manager
5910 Thirteenth Avenue
Brooklyn , NY 11219
T: 718-851-0800
F: 718-851-4140
E: bkcb12@gmail.com