Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Crown Heights North Association Inc

  • Brooklyn, NY
  • www.crownheightsnorth.org

Mission Statement

Crown Heights North Association's encompassing mission is to highlight the esthetically valuable legacy of the many historic buildings concentrated in the neighborhood and to preserve the area's architectural heritage for posterity.

Main Programs

  1. Historic District Designation for Crown Hts North
  2. National Register Certification for Crown Heights North Historic District

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Service Areas

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New York

Crown Heights North, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY

ruling year

2004

Principal Officer since 2010

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Deborah Young, LMSW

Keywords

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preservation, historic, stabilize, multi-ethnic, arts and cultural enrichment, economic development

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EIN

20-0006693

Also Known As

CHNA

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Public, Society Benefit - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C. (W99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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Obtained support for a Crown Heights North historic district from local elected officials and Community Board 8.

Held bi-monthly general membership meetings regularly since September of 2002. These ongoing community meetings have featured speakers from city agencies and a variety of community organizations.

Created and distributed a directory of local merchants and their services.

Hosted a 2nd Historic District panel discussion in May 2006 & a 3d discussion in April 2009.

Hosted a Predatory Prevention Workshop in April 2007.

Held our 7thAnnual Holiday House Decorating Contest in 2009.

Secured Landmark Designation for Phase I in 2007 & succeeded in having Phase IIa calendared in 2009

Successfully garnered media coverage of the progress of CHNA Historic District designation.

Hosted first Crown Heights North Walking Tour and Garden Tea, June 2007.

Received Grass Roots Award from Historic Districts Council

Hosted the first Crown Heights North House and Garden Tour, October 2007, followed by yearly tours in through October 2008 and October 2011.

Goals for 2013 include:  completing the designation of Phase III and beginning the process for Phase IV; securing funding for the installation of Historic District street sign plaques; assisting homeowners facing foreclosures, assisting block associations in making their sidewalks safe & in planting trees; rehabilitating sealed/decrepit, abandoned buildings for occupancy by low & moderate income families, & submitting a successful Natioanl Register (NR) Nomination proposal. NR listing will allow local property owners to receive notice of Federal and State programs as well as provide eligibility for tax credits for rehabilitating historic structures. This provides an economic multiplier effect for jobs and related community developmnt efforts.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Historic District Designation for Crown Hts North

CHNA works to keep the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission abreast of developments in the area by providing photos of buildings, among other communications; and stay abreast of relevant actions by the Landmarks Preservation Commission. CHNA submitted an application to the Landmarks Preservation Commission on 4/14/03. The area was mapped for landmark designation in 1978 and again in the mid-1980s. As needed, members of the Political Support and Zoning Committees notify the Commission of any construction or rehabilitation projects in the area that appear to be out of character with the architectural heritage of the neighborhood.

Category

Historic Preservation & Conservation

Population(s) Served

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Blacks

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$14,500.00

Program 2

National Register Certification for Crown Heights North Historic District

Completed National Register certification to permit property owners in qualifying economically disadvantaged census tracts to take advantage of preservation tax credits for rehabilitating their properties. Project requires conducting meeting, holding an annual house and garden tour; and disseminating materials on the benefits and burdens of historic district designation to the affected property owners in order to generate a consensus for moving forward. Historic district designation will preserve the architectural jewels in the area for posterity while maintaining a neighborhood sense of place.

Category

Historic Preservation & Conservation

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens

Disabled, General or Disability Unspecified

Budget

$14,200.00

Charting Impact

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Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    Achieve Historic District designation for Crown Height North Phase III. This will include another 450 historic brownstones in the District and preserve a unique sense of place in Central Brooklyn NY. Once the area is designated as a historic district, it will become eligible for inclusion in the National Register
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Work with the NYC Council member to secure designation with the recommendation of the Community Board, the approval of the City Council, the Borough President and the Mayor.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Hold Town Hall meetings to demonstrate property owner support for the Historic District designation and the benefits and obligations associated with designation.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Increased attendance at bi-monthly general membership meetings help to demonstrate community engagement in the program goals.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    A number of old and new property owners in the Phase III target area have joined CHNA and one owners has joined the Board of CHNA
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Crown Heights North, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY

Funding Needs

CHNA is seeking funding for preparing a nomination to include the area's historic districts in the National Register of Historic Places.  Such inclusion makes State and Federal tax credits of up to 20%  available to property owners. The credits are for exterior and interior work done on contributing properties where the scope of work has been approved by a preservation agency; and at least 5% of the work is done on the exterior.  The NYS Preservation League is supportive of the project at a funding level of $5000 to retain a consultant to prepart the nomination application.

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Crown Heights North Association Inc

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Principal Officer

Deborah Young, LMSW

BIO

Chairperson, Deborah Young, is a Lic. Masters in Social Worker & retired Deputy Director of the NYSOMH Brooklyn Children's Center. Founder.

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BOARD CHAIR

Deborah Young MSW

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