Community Board 4 denied their vote was closed and noted the borough president also approved the plan.
Bushwick's Community Board 4 has begun disclosing information after DNAinfo.com reported the practice.
Longtime residents said the city should first fix the lack of lights on major Bushwick streets.
Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council hopes to turn the space to affordable and supportive housing.
A 31-unit building slated for Broadway will bring affordable housing and a Dollar Tree.
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