Carroll Gardens
Neighborhood Association

Message From The President

The Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association, Inc., a Not-For-Profit 501(c)(1) Corporation, was organized in 1990 as the First Place Tri-Block and Summit Street Association, and meets monthly at 7:00pm on the second Monday of the month from September through June. The meetings are held at Hannah Senesh Community Day School, 342 Smith St (1st & 2nd Pl) in Brooklyn.

Over the years, the association has featured speakers on issues that effect the Carroll Gardens neighborhood at-large, as well as First Place and Summit Street. To reflect this neighborhood-wide focus, the association recently agreed to change its name to the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association. The CGNA will continue to be a forum to discuss important neighborhood issues.

If you have never attended a meeting, we urge you to come and participate and meet your neighbors. The meetings are always lively, and representatives from the local elected attend every meeting to listen to your concerns and to answer your questions. Safety officers from the Precinct also attend and report neighborhood crime statistics, warn us about anything that could be a public safety problem, and advise us on how to make our homes safer. We take pride in the association's accomplishments and are a testament to the fact that a small group of people can indeed make a real difference.

The association was formed in July 1990 as the First Place Tri-Block Association, with the help of the 76 Police Precinct CPOP unit, and as part of its crime stopper program. Our first meeting was at the Precinct, and we have been meeting monthly ever since. Since our inception, the association has worked with the Precinct on ways to make our streets and homes safer.

During our "Lights On Campaign", CPOP officers walked with us door-to-door to urge all home owners to help keep our street safe by leaving on adequate outside lighting from dusk to dawn. The City's Administrative Code requires that multiple dwellings have adequate lighting at the front entranceway of buildings [Link to Administrative Code for Lights}, and that street numbers (Link to Administrative Code for Street Numbers] are required to be plainly visible.

Our Executive Committee includes: Maria Pagano (President), Buddy Scotto (Vice President), Barbara Brookhart (Correspondance Secretary), Janet Zimmerman (Recording Secretary), John and Colleen Giunta, Glenn Kelly, John Hatheway, Mary Mattner, Gary Reilly, Mike Salvatore, Angela Vita.

You can be assured that the neighborhood association will continue to be committed to our mission of making this a caring and safe neighborhood. For information about the CGNA, please contact me at (718) 858-4699.

Maria Pagano

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The Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association, Inc. is a Not-For-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation