City Planning Commission (CPC) reports are the official records of actions taken by the CPC. The reports reflect the determinations of the Commission with respect to land use applications, including those subject to the Uniform land Use Review Procedure (ULURP), and resources such as zoning text amendments. View the CPC reports filed for CD 8 in Brooklyn since 2003.
Community District Resources
Statements of Community District Needs
NYC Charter mandates that Community Boards annually prepare Statements of Needs to provide a context for their budget priorities. They give the local communities an opportunity to articulate, in their own words, their needs and priorities.
A Fiscal Year 2015 Statement was not prepared by Community Board 8.
Selected Facilities and Program Sites provides lists of community facilities including public and private schools, parks, public safety, health, mental health and other social service facilities. View a list of the facilities in this district. The user-friendly database is made available in digital formats through BYTES of the BIG APPLE ™ to support analysis and mapping.
Community-based Planning provides local communities with a platform to advocate for local land use concerns and the provision of community services. These goals may be pursued through rezonings, 197-a plans, and/or task force efforts. 197-a plans are community based plans which aim to foster the development, growth, and improvement of the city, its boroughs and communities. They can be sponsored by community boards and borough boards, the Mayor, the City Planning Commission, the Department of City Planning, and any Borough President. In a 197-a plan a community projects its vision for the future through long range planning objectives that address any or all of a range of concerns that may include land use, housing, economic development, environmental or social issues. More on Community-based Planning.
Selected census data is provided through the below links for community districts, PUMAs, neighborhood tabulation areas (NTAs), census tracts, and census blocks.
Census Tracts are small statistical subdivisions of counties used by the U.S. Census Bureau. In New York City, there are 2,168 census tracts, which typically have a population of about 2,500 - 4,000 each, and are typically a range of a number of city blocks.
Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) from the American Community Survey (ACS) are 55 Census-designated approximations of the city’s 59 Community Districts, each with a minimum census population of 100,000. To meet this requirement, some community districts are paired to create a PUMA.
Neighborhood Tabulation Areas, (NTAs) are aggregations of census tracts from the 2010 Census. There are 188 NTAs which are subsets of New York City's 55 PUMAs.
The American Community Survey (ACS) is a continuous sample survey that provides estimates on everything from family structure and income to educational attainment and relationship status. The ACS makes it possible to obtain annual socioeconomic information for New York City, the five boroughs, each of the 55 Census-designated PUMA subareas and the 188 NTAs.
For more extensive population and housing data please visit the Population pages of this website.
City Planning's NYC Census FactFinder application allows users to interactively create population profiles from the 2000 and 2010 Censuses using census tracts or Neighborhood Tabulation Areas (NTAs). View the NYC Census FactFinder for this area.
Maps of Political Districts – maps featuring various political districts that fall within community district boundaries. Included are maps showing City Council districts, NY State Assembly districts, NY State Senate districts, and U.S. Congressional districts.
BYTES of the BIG APPLE TM - is a family of software, data and geographic base map files for the City of New York. The data and geographic base map files can be imported into a variety of commercially available spreadsheet, database and/or geographic information systems (GIS) software for computer-generated map production and analysis. Download Data.
ZoLa (Zoning and Land Use) Application
ZoLa is City Planning’s GIS-based web application that is a one stop shop for zoning and land use information. ZoLa provides a simple way to find a wide range of land use information in interactive, highly readable map layers pertaining to a particular property, or to the city at large. View Land Use Information View Zoning Information
NYC CityMap is New York City’s online map portal. The portal provides a wealth of information including the locations of schools, day care centers, senior centers, libraries, hospitals, subways, and more, as well as links to web sites for these facilities. This page is also a single access point to many of the numerous location-based applications on NYC.gov such as online property, building, statistics, and census information. The maps can be navigated either by entering a specific address or simply using zoom and scroll tools, similar to other online map applications. View this Community District on NYC CityMap.