District 35
Central Brooklyn

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District 35 - Letitia James
67 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
212-788-7081 City Hall
718-260-9099 fax

The Work Begins

We have come this far by faith. It has been a mighty long journey but we did it through faith, family and friends - my rock, my foundation, and my trinity. We have suffered the agony and anguish of defeat, but that has taught us humility and grace.

There is a time and place for all seasons. We all witnessed the loss of a warrior, the late Councilman James Davis, whose shoes I cannot fill, but whose legacy, vision, and spirit I will keep alive.

Now we come to this place and to this day and we recognize that this victory was born out of tragedy. It is difficult for me to celebrate. But it is essential that we bring about unity. Unity is the greatest need of this hour.

My colleagues, my friends, my family, we must be united in a movement to transform the discord of the past into a powerful coalition of progress. We must create public policy that prioritizes the need for:
- affordable housing in the district
- quality health care in the district
- and an educational system that extends knowledge, increases power, enriches literature, and elevates thought.

We can build the coalition together working together to improve the condition of mankind, creating employment in places such as Ingersoll, Whitman, Farragut, Atlantic Terminal, and Ebbets Field. We can create opportunities for all, a sense of security for working families, and a society where want is abolished. A coalition that respects the dignity and humanity of all God's children - black and white, men and women, young and old, rich and poor, gay and straight.

The victory is not won. We have a lot of work to do and it starts today. Today, I will be too calm for worry, too noble for anger, and too strong for defeat. Today, I will believe that anything is possible. I will walk through fear without hesitation. Today, I will stand for justice, for righteousness, for peace and prosperity. Today, you and I will make a difference. Let's get to work.

Text of speech given by Letitia James at her swearing in ceremony on November 19, 2003

Community Boards for District 35
Community Board No. 2
350 Jay St., 8th Fl., Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 596-5410
Acting Ms. Shirley McRae, Chair
Ms. Olanike Alabi, District Manager
Community Board No. 8
1291 St. Marks Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11213
(718) 467-5574
Mr. Robert Matthews, Chair
Ms. Doris Alexander, District Manager
Community Board No. 9
80 Nostrand Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225
(718) 778-9279
Rabbi Jacob Z. Goldstein, Chair
Ms. Pearl R. Miles, District Manager

Community Plans for District 35 (PDF format)
Economic/ Commercial Revitalization Plan (Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project LDC)

Old Brooklyn District Plan [197-a] (Brooklyn Community Board 2)

Ethnic Makeup and Political Registration

Ethnic Makeup

Political Registration

Public Schools

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

To find out what school district you live in, call the Board of Education at 718-935-2000 or link to Public School Reports

Police Precincts

Although many precincts cover areas solely within one City Council district, there are many which overlap with other districts. In most cases the overlap of precincts among districts is no more than a few blocks. Wherever there is overlap, we have made sure to alert you.

City Parks
Click thumbnail for larger image of parks in this district

Learn more about the condition of the city parks in your district at the New Yorkers for Parks (PDF file).

Community Gardens

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Find out more about community gardens from
the Council on the Environment of New York City

Historic Districts and Landmarks
Learn more about the historic districts and landmarks in this area.

The Waterfront

map listing suggestions for use and improvement of the waterfront in this district from the Metropolitan Waterfront
Alliance. (pdf format only)