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Brooklyn Community Board 6

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Brooklyn Community Board 6

Brooklyn Community Board 6 is a local governmental body in the New York City borough of Brooklyn. Community District 6 encompasses the neighborhoods of Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Gowanus, and Cobble Hill. It is delimited by Upper New York Bay and East River on the west, Atlantic Avenue, Court Street, Fourth Avenue, Warren and Pacific Streets on the north, Prospect Park on the east, as well as by the 15th Street, Hamilton Avenue and the Gowanus Canal on the south. It approximates the 19th century district of South Brooklyn.

Its current chairman is Daniel M. Kummer, and its district manager Craig Hammerman.

As of the United States Census, 2000, the Community Board has a population of 104,054, up from 102,724 in 1990 but down from 110,225 in 1980.
Of them (as of 2000), 57,106 (54.9%) are White non Hispanic, 14,034 (13.5%) are African-American, 4,622 (4.4%) Asian or Pacific Islander, 173 (0.2%) American Indian or Native Alaskan, 493(0.5%) of some other race, 3,274 (3.1%) of two or more race, 24,352 (23.4%) of Hispanic origins.
18.8% of the population benefit from public assistance as of 2004, up from 14.4% in 2000. The land area is 2,226.4 acres (9.010 km2).

External links

  • Profile of the Community Board (PDF)
  • Official web site of the Community Board
  • Brooklyn neighborhood map
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