Cypress Hills, Brooklyn

From NYCwiki
Jump to: navigation, search
File:Cypress Hills.jpg
Rowhouses in Cypress Hills

Cypress Hills is a sub-section of the East New York neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City, lying north of City Line and south of Cypress Hills Cemetery, in the far northeastern corner of Brooklyn. It is bordered on the west by Bushwick and on the east, across the Brooklyn-Queens border, by Woodhaven and Ozone Park. It lies within the 37th City Council District of New York City.

The southern border of the neighborhood is Atlantic Avenue.



The part north of Atlantic Avenue is mixed, with Hispanic-Americans, South Asian-Americans, Caribbean Americans, Italian-Americans, Irish-Americans and other White ethnics.[1][2]

The southern part is composed of African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans and a scattered presence of South Asian-Americans.[1][2]


Cypress Hills is served by the J train and the Z train, BMT elevated rail lines of the Metropolitan Transit Authority (see the article on the Jamaica Line), and the A train and C train of the IND subway lines. Conduit Boulevard passes through the neighborhood.


Facing the Cypress Hills Houses in the south at 1197 Sutter Avenue (and Crystal Street) is the Cypress Hills branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, one of the newest branches. The Arlington branch is at 203 Arlington Avenue between Warwick Street and Ashford Street. Northeastward at 85-41 Forest Parkway in the Woodhaven neighborhood of Queens is a branch of the Queensborough Public Library.


Franklin K. Lane High School is at the northeast corner of the neighborhood, north of Jamaica Avenue, straddling the border between the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens (Kings County and Queens County). In December 2007 the Department of Education announced that Franklin K. Lane will phase out due to consistently poor performance. The school stopped accepting 9th graders in 2007 and will have no students after 2011.

PS 108 Sal Abbracciamento School is at 200 Linwood Street (on the corner of Arlington Ave).[3]

Blessed Sacrament Elementary School is on Euclid Avenue, between Fulton Street and Ridgewood Avenue.

Intermediate School (IS) 171 is on Ridgewood Avenue between Nichols Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. IS 218 and PS 72 are opposite the public houses.

Another public school is IS 302, on Linwood Street between Atlantic Avenue and Liberty Avenue. Due to lack of funding, PS 89, which is also known as Cypress Hills Community School and ranges from grades K to 8, is within this school.

PS 7 sits under the elevated J line between Crescent Street and Hemlock Street. PS 65, "The Little Red School House," serves 549 students in grades K to 5.

Housing projects of a related name

To the south, more properly in the City Line neighborhood, are the Cypress Hills Houses, under the authority of the New York City Housing Authority.

Notable residents

Zip code

The neighborhood is served by the United States Postal Service ZIP codes 11207 and 11208.

External links



Coordinates: 40°41′07″N 73°52′25″W / 40.68528°N 73.87361°W / 40.68528; -73.87361es:Cypress Hills (Brooklyn)

Personal tools

Flagship Projects