The Department of City Planning and other City agencies worked with community residents, elected officials and stakeholders to identify needs and opportunities for improvements to support the long-term growth and sustainability of the neighborhood. The City’s investments in infrastructure and services were aligned to address the goals and objectives identified in this planning process. Partnering with DCP on this Plan are the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), Department of Small Business Services (SBS), NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC), Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR), and the School Construction Authority (SCA).
The East New York Community Plan study area includes portions of the neighborhoods of East New York, Cypress Hills and Ocean Hill. This area contains three major east-west corridors of Atlantic Avenue, Fulton Street, and Pitkin Avenue:
The side streets between these corridors are generally comprised of low-scale row-houses, semi-detached homes and small apartment buildings interspersed with semi-industrial and open industrial uses.
At visioning events, the Department of City Planning and other agencies met with a large number of residents to learn as much as possible about the community, including the existing challenges, needs and opportunities.
At report-back events, City Planning shared information received at the visioning events with the community to get feedback and help to prioritize needs and opportunities.
The Sustainable Communities East New York study, completed in 2014, examined neighborhood assets and opportunities and made recommendations that provided a foundation for the East New York Community Plan.