Cypress Hills is located in Brooklyn, New York. It was bounded by Atlantic Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue and Eldert Lane. It is a multi-racial area to people who strive hard to lead honest lives. The former and merged names of Cypress Hills include Union Place.
As of 2010 census, there were 17,970 people residing in the area. The median income for a household in the village is $46,056.
When taking a tour on Cypress Hills, everyone can see a lot of civic buildings, grand mansions, row houses and churches. The cemeteries are the main distinction in a neighborhood that can be proud. The Cypress Hills National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery that encompasses 18.2 acres, and as of the end of 2005, had 21,098 interments. It is administered by the Long Island National Cemetery. The Cypress Hills Cemetery was the first nonsectarian cemetery corporation organized in Brooklyn, New York. It was established in 1848 and a section of the cemetery was designated as the Cypress Hills National Cemetery in 1862 as a military burial ground for soldiers of the American Civil War.
In northeast Brooklyn, Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) has built nearly 100 homes and apartments in the last five years alone. It helps people who want to invest in homes while preserving the area’s affordability and established communities. The low-income families will be the ones benefiting most. The Pratt Center is currently conducting a survey to 20 census tracts in the area, lot by lot, property by property, to identify vacant land, derelict buildings, and other potential locations for new or rehabilitated homes. The survey is a big factor to a larger planning study that identifies strategies for neighborhood redevelopment in Cypress Hills which is gathered between East New York and Evergreen Cemetery. They also surveyed Cypress Hills residents to determine housing conditions and find out what kinds of resources and services need expansion or improvement including schools, transportation, employment services, and shopping.
The Cypress Hills Community School has over 200 students in Kindergarten and from Grades 1 to 8. It is a unique community-based, dual language school that was founded in 1997 by a group of dedicated parents and community leaders. The School offers a dual language program that provides instruction in both English and Spanish. It nurtures their students with linguistic role models in both languages. Cypress Hills uses a branch of the Brooklyn Public Library. Both the JFK and LaGuardia airports are not far away.