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District 35

Crystal Hudson

Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, Bedford Stuyvesant

Like participatory budgeting, but for land use

Available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Yiddish, and Mandarin/Simplified Chinese


The current land use decision-making process in New York City is deeply flawed. Community members often do not have a meaningful role in shaping the outcomes of a new building or development project. These conditions do not work towards fulfilling the long-term needs or aspirations of community members.

Our office, in collaboration with Hester Street, is leading a new approach to ensure that community priorities are integrated in land use processes in District 35. To help us best understand your needs and aspirations, please complete a survey about your experience in the district. The results will inform a Land Use Vision and Prioritization Framework which will establish a set of community-established parameters for development in District 35 for years to come.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

The engagement process will consist of a wide range of opportunities to participate including public meetings, focus groups, interviews, surveys, and neighborhood events, with the goal of understanding community needs and priorities to inform future development in the district. Our next event:

A Public Workshop on Land Use in District 35: Saturday, May 13th

Saturday, May 13th, 2pm-5pm: Dr. Ronald McNair Park (Eastern Parkway & Washington Avenue)

To help us best understand your needs and aspirations for our community, please join us on Saturday, May 13th, for the second of a series of interactive public engagement meetings. The event will be accessible to all, featuring art-making activities and food. To register, click here.

Previous Meeting Materials

  • Kickoff Meeting (Saturday, April 1, 2023; 1-3pm; Co-Cathedral of St. Joseph)

Resource Hub

Want to learn more about District 35? This Neighborhood Snapshot explores the district’s demographic shifts, community amenities, climate and displacement risks, and more.

Additional Information

For more information on the Land Use Vision and Prioritization Framework for District 35, sign up for email updates from our office here, or contact us at 718-260-9191 or