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Please join Brooklyn Community Board 14 this month for public hearings, board meeting and committee meetings. Click here to view the complete February 2023 meeting calendar and agendas.

CB14 virtual meetings are archived and available to view on the CB14 YouTube channel. Monthly board meeting dates for the upcoming year are available at this link

Housing and Land Use Committee Meeting

Wednesday, February 1, 2023, 6:30 PM, Online via Webex

Join the committee for a conversation regarding the Brooklyn Borough President’s Comprehensive Plan topics for Community District 14.

Click here to view live on YouTube or access the recording anytime, or here to request the link to participate.

Nominating Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 2, 2023, 12:00 PM, Online via Webex

The February meeting of the Nominating Committee will include the appointment of a Committee Chairperson and a discussion about Executive Committee nominations

Click here to view live on YouTube or access the recording anytime, or here to request the link to participate.

CB14 February 2023 Board Meeting and Public Hearing

Monday, February 13, 2023, Online via Webex

The current public health emergency has been extended and, as a result, Community Board 14 meetings will be held remotely during February. Please register for meeting links on the CB14 website or by emailing the office at

6:30 PM - Public Hearing with respect to the Citywide Statement of Needs for City Facilities for Fiscal Year 2024 and 2025

Find more information and to read/download this document
– Click here to watch this public hearing live on YouTube or access the recording anytime.
– Fill out this form to receive a Webex link and/or to provide testimony at this hearing.

7:00 PM - Regular Monthly Meeting of Brooklyn Community Board 14

– View meeting agenda
– Click here to watch this board meeting live on YouTube or access the recording anytime.
– Fill out this form to receive a Webex link to participate in the board meeting and/or to Pre-register to make an announcement during the public session.

Anyone who wishes to provide oral testimony at the public hearing or representatives who wish to speak on a topic of community interest during the public session at the end of the regular board meeting must register by 5 PM on the day of the meeting. Registered speakers are invited to speak for up to three minutes on their topic. 

Community Environment, Cultural Affairs and Economic Development Committee Meeting

Thursday, February 23, 2023, 6:30 PM, Online via Webex

Join the committee for a presentation on the Flatbush Avenue BID and the Church Avenue BID merger, a report on rules governing tobacco sales, and an overview of NYC Free Tax Prep & Financial Empowerment Centers.

Click here to view live on YouTube or access the recording anytime, or here to request the link to participate.

Youth Services, Education and Libraries Committee Meeting

Monday, February 27, 2023, 6:30 PM, Online via Webex

The agenda of this committee meeting will focus on planning for the 2023 Annual Youth Conference.

Click here to view live on YouTube or access the recording anytime, or here to request the link to participate.

Building After Hours

The Department of Buildings (DOB) hosts Buildings After Hours information sessions every Tuesday, from 4 PM – 7 PM (except City Holidays), at each of their Borough Offices. No appointment is necessary.

If you are a homeowner, tenant, small business owner, or building manager, take advantage of these extended hours to meeet with DOB staff, including Plan Examiners, Inspectors, and others who will be available to answer questions and provide information on:

  • Home renovation or construction projects
  • Open violations on a property
  • DOB's online resources, including DOB NOW and the Buildings Information System (BIS)
  • Permits, construction codes, zoning regulations, certificates of occupancy, equipment installations, and more

Learn more about DOB Buildings After Hours. DOB's Brooklyn Borough Office is located at 345 Adams Street, 3rd Floor.

The Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign

The Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign is New York City Transit’s plan to improve bus travel for Brooklyn riders.

The Draft Plan, released on December 1, 2022, reimagines the current Brooklyn bus network. While the Draft Plan preserves much of the existing bus network, it also includes many proposals aimed at improving the network by simplifying it, straightening routes, creating new connections, strengthening interborough service, adjusting frequencies, and reviewing the distance between bus stops.

Beginning in January 2023, the MTA will host public events and workshops to gather additional input from customers and Brooklyn residents. This invaluable input will inform and shape the Proposed Final Plan. This process is laid out more fully in the report.

Sign up here to participate in the upcoming workshop for our Community District 14 that will be held online via Zoom on February 23, 2023 at 6:30 PM and 7:30 PM.

Learn more:

Low Interest Small Business Loans for NYC Entrepreneurs

If you’re a NYC-based business – a startup, growth-stage business, or needing a boost after the pandemic – the NYC Small Business Opportunity Fund is a trusted, affordable way for you to invest in your business or refinance your existing high interest rate debt.

  • No minimum credit score required
  • Loans up to $250,000 at 4% fixed interest rate
  • Free business support
  • Easy to apply
  • No application fees
For more information and to apply visit NYC Small Business Services ' NYC Small Business Opportunity Fund or call 888-SBS-4NYC.

Quality of Life INNOVATIONS program for students in grades 9-12

QLI is an applied learning, civic engagement program and scholarship competition for students in grades 9-12. Students select a pressing real-world issue, conduct research on the issue, consult with experts, and develop and implement feasible proposals for change. The program culminates with students submitting their college-level research paper for judging. Awards and scholarships are awarded to top proposals. Through the experience, students gain soft skills (critical thinking, teamwork, public speaking, college-level research), which are key to undergraduate and workforce success. The program is currently being offered as an afterschool program at James Madison High School. Students from all local high schools are invited to attend. The "W!se Club" meets on Fridays after school and two Saturday mornings a month.

For more information and to apply contact Juliet at

LaGuardia Community College Community Health Worker Training Program

The Workforce Development program at LaGuardia Community College's Adult and Continuing Education Division provides training opportunities for individuals looking to work as Community Health Workers (CHWs) in the healthcare field. CHWs are trusted, knowledgeable frontline health personnel who typically come from the communities they serve. CHWs bridge cultural and linguistic barriers, expand access to coverage and care, and improve health outcomes.

The Community Health Worker Certificate Training Program is a contextualized program that provides instruction and activities to build academic skills while preparing students to enter or advance in the workplace as a CHW. Students receive career development services and earn a certificate of completion from LaGuardia upon completing the program. Graduates have been hired as CHWs, health coaches and patient care navigators.

Click here to find out about upcoming information sessions or contact / (718) 730-7708 for more information.

CB14 is here to help.

Community Board 14 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.

Submit your questions or complaints about city services and find a wealth of community resources on our website at Check out the Projects page to learn more about community land use. The Resources page has information about the city budget, jobs and training opportunities, free community services and events, and more.  

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 meeting 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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