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Brooklyn Community Board 14 members and staff are looking forward to resuming meetings in September. Click here to view the September 2022 meetings calendar and agendas. If you missed any of our 2021-2022 virtual board and committee meetings, they are available to view anytime on the CB14 YouTube channel. Please note that the board will continue to meet remotely in September as per the extension of NYS Executive Order No. 11.9 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. You can review the 2022-23 monthly board meeting schedule at this link

Community Budget Recommendations for NYC Budget FY 2024

Community members are encouraged to participate in the budget process by submitting Community Budget Recommendations for new city services and capital projects for Fiscal Year 2024. A capital project generally has a value of $35,000+ and a “useful life” of at least five years. Requests for regular city services such as street signs, building inspections, parks maintenance, road repair or tree pruning, for example, should be directed to the Community Board office as routine service delivery requests.

The deadline to submit your suggestions is Friday, September 9th. CB14 will hold a public hearing online on Monday, September 12th at 6:30 PM to consider the proposed budget recommendations. If you would like to speak at this public hearing or submit written testimony, please sign up here. Speakers will receive three minutes to speak about their budget recommendation(s) and written submissions will be included the public record.

To learn more about the budget process, to submit a written budget recommendation, or to complete the Fiscal Year 2024 District Needs survey, please use this link. The more recommendations we receive from the community, the better we can make our case to the city! Take a look at last year's District Service Needs Statement and Budget Priorities here.

Community Environment, Cultural Affairs and Economic Development Committee Meeting
Thursday, September 8, 2022, 6:30 PM, Online via Webex 

Join Brooklyn Community Board 14's committee for presentations from the NYC Department of Sanitation and the Church Avenue and Flatbush Avenue Business Improvement Districts. Click here to watch the livestream or email info@cb14brooklyn to request the Webex link.

CB14 September Board Meeting

Monday, September 12, 2022, Online via Webex

6:00 PM - Public Hearing on proposal to co-name East 19 Street at Avenue N, Eddie Kay Way (Sign up to speak at this public hearing)

6:30 PM - Public hearing about NYC Capital and Expense Budgets for Fiscal Year 2024 (Sign up to speak at this public hearing / Click here to submit written testimony)

7:00 PM - Regular Board meeting (View meeting agenda / Sign up to speak during the public session)

Click here to watch the livestream or email info@cb14brooklyn to request the Webex link. People who wish to provide oral testimony at either of the public hearings must register by Friday, September 9th. Representatives who wish to speak on a topic of community interest during the public session at the end of the board meeting must pre-register by 3 PM on September 12th. All pre-registered speakers will receive a Webex link and can speak for up to three minutes on their topic. 

Housing and Land Use Committee Meeting
Monday, September 19, 2022, 6:30 PM, Online via Webex 

Join Brooklyn Community Board 14's committee for a preview of upcoming Zoning Text Amendments for Zero Carbon, Economic Opportunity, and Housing Opportunity from the New York City Department of City Planning (DCP). Click here to watch the livestream or email info@cb14brooklyn to request the Webex link.    

DOT Meeting re: BQE Interim Repairs and Detours
hosted by Assemblymember Robert Carroll (44th AD)

Thursday, September 22, 2022, 6:30 PM, Location to be announced

Join Assemblymember Robert Carroll (44th AD) and the Transportation Committees from Brooklyn Community Boards 14, 12 and 7 for a presentation from the Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding planned traffic detours related to 2023 BQE interim repairs.  To learn more about this project and to view a June 2022 DOT presentation, visit Once confirmed, the location will be posted on our website. Please call or email for updates.

Autumn Leaf Collection 

Homeowners and property owners are required to collect leaves from sidewalks and 18" into the street in front of their property. Large piles of fallen leaves cannot be swept up by the NYC Sanitation (DSNY) mechanical broom as they clog the machine. Uncollected leaves also clog catch basins, which can lead to street flooding.

Please do your part by bagging up all the leaves on your sidewalk and along the curb. Set them out for collection on your regular garbage day, or compost them. We know that leaf collection means extra work for property owners in our leafy district each fall. Thank you for doing your part to keep our streets clean and our catch basins unclogged!

DSNY does not yet offer Curbside Composting in CB14, but you can:

Please note: Landscapers are not allowed to set bagged leaves or yard waste out for City collection. All leaves, clippings and yard waste generated by commercial landscapers must be carted away by the company and taken to a permitted composting facility for proper disposal. It is illegal to blow or scatter leaves around the street, curb or in a neighboring lot. If you hire a landscaping company, please make sure they take bagged yard waste away with them. It will not be collected by DSNY and the property owner is subject to a fine. 

Fall Leaf Collection: DSNY will conduct two seasonal leaf collections on Sunday, November 20 and Sunday, December 4, 2022. Leaves should be set out after 4 PM on the Saturday before collection, preferably in 30-gallon brown paper lawn and leaf bags or in unlined garbage cans labeled “yard waste.” Plastic bags cannot be used to discard leaves during the leaf collection period. Leaves in plastic bags will be collected with trash on your regular garbage pick up day. Yard waste from landscapers and other hired professionals cannot be included. The leaves collected on these two special collection dates are composted. Click here to learn more about DSNY's fall leaf collection program.

Fun Facts: CD14 boasts 10,237 city trees. Argyle Road between Dorchester Road and Ditmas Avenue is the leafiest block in Brooklyn according to NYC Parks. Check out the city's Street Tree Map to learn more about NYC's urban forest and stewardship programs.

Back to School Information 
September 8, 2022 is the first day of the NYC public school year.

Click here to view the full 2022–23 school year calendar for all 3K–Grade 12 NYC Department of Education public schools. If your child attends a private, parochial, charter school, NYCEEC Early Childhood Community-Based Organization or Family Childcare Program, please contact your child’s school for information about their calendar. More information about the 2022-23 school year is available at Please check CB14's website for information about school supply giveaway events.

NYC Vaccine Finder 

Visit for appointments for Covid-19 vaccines and monkeypox vaccines. Free vaccinations are available in all five boroughs. Learn more at

Stay in touch with CB14!

Community Board 14 staff is available to assist you Monday-Friday 9 AM - 5 PM. Stay connected with the CB14 district office for assistance with any district and city agency concerns, questions or issues that arise. You can submit service delivery complaints or assistance requests anytime on our website. 

You will find a wealth of community resources, programs and information on our website at For instance, check out the Projects page to learn more about the Flatbush African Burial Ground and the Lakeshore Project in Prospect Park. The Resources page has information about the city budget, jobs and training opportunities, free community services and events, and more. Resources featured under the About Us menu include the CB14 District Needs Statement, a district map with togglable amenities, and the Future of Community Boards report. Let us know what you think!

If you missed any CB14 board meetings, committee meetings, or special events, you can catch up anytime on the CB14 YouTube channel. Please feel free to share our newsletters and monthly meetings calendars with your friends and neighbors. If you are not signed up to receive this newsletter automatically each month, you can do so here
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