Brooklyn Community Board 12

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Brooklyn Community Board 12 is a local governmental body in the New York City borough of Brooklyn that encompasses the neighborhoods of Borough Park, Kensington, Ocean Parkway, and Midwood. It is delimited by 61st Street on the west, 8th Avenue, 37th Street and Caton Avenue on the north, Coney Island Avenue, 18th Street, MacDonald Avenue and Long Island Rail Road on the east, as well as by Avenue P on the south.

Its current chairman is Yidel Perlstein, and its district manager Mr. Wolf Sender.

As of the United States Census 2000, the Community Board has a population of 185,046, up from 160,018 in 1990 and 155,903 in 1980.
Of them (as of 2000), 120,697 (65.2%) are White non Hispanic, 5,398 (2.9%) are African-American, 26,030 (14.1%) Asian or Pacific Islander, 206 (0.1%) American Indian or Native Alaskan, 2,089 (1.1%) of some other race, 6,224(3.4%) of two or more race, 24,402 (13.2%) of Hispanic origins.
44.1% of the population benefit from public assistance as of 2004, up from 25.6% in 2000.
The land area is 2,304.1 acres (9.324 km2).

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