The Northern part of Crown Heights belongs to Community Board 8 in Brooklyn, NY. This part of Crown Heights also happens to be where I currently live, so I decided I would look into the decennial population changes since 1970.
As you can see, from 1970 to 1980, there was a big drop-off in population in this area, possibly due to the struggling economy of the city, and many residents wanting to move away to purchase more land. After a slight rise in the number of residents from 1980 to 1990, the population in this area has since remained very steady.
The Community Board 8 District Office has two primary functions – to process citizen’s complaints and request for services and to provide administrative support for the Community Board. Meetings are held each month with the exception of July and August. Jobs are readily available in this community and posted on its site. Community Board 8 is home to the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the Weeksville Heritage Center, Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, and much more.