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Eastern Parkway reconstruction to begin 2/23

Posted: February 19, 2011 - 11:17pm

Beginning on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, and continuing for approximately one and a half weeks, the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) will continue excavating test pits along Eastern Parkway between Grand Army Plaza and Washington Avenue/Underhill Avenue (mid-block) Service Road. The work will cause short-term interruptions to curbside parking and driveway access along the affected section of Eastern Parkway. The contractor's working hours are Monday – Friday between the hours of 7:00AM and 6:00PM.

 

DOE panel votes to close M.S. 571, replace with charter school

Posted: February 4, 2011 - 10:00am

At a meeting Thursday evening that stretched into early Friday morning, the Department of Education Panel on Education Policy voted to close M.S. 571, located at 80 Underhill Avenue in the P.S. 9 building. The PEP further voted to co-locate the Brooklyn East Collegiate charter school in the P.S. 9 building. Brooklyn East Collegiate currently serves the East New York neighborhood.
 

PHNDC hosts forum on Atlantic Yards traffic concerns

Posted: December 9, 2010 - 3:04pm

On Wednesday, December 8, PHNDC presented a public forum on traffic issues experienced since the start of arena construction at Atlantic Yards, as well as those impacts expected to occur at the time of the Barclays Center opening in 2012. Representatives from PHNDC were joined by Ryan Lynch, senior planner from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, as well as Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Councilmember Letitia James.

Court says State failed to properly consider impacts of extended Atlantic Yards construction

Posted: November 10, 2010 - 6:31am

New York State Supreme Court Justice Marcy Friedman found that the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) unreasonably failed to properly assess the impacts of twenty-five years of extended construction at the Atlantic Yards site in Brooklyn. Judge Friedman’s ruling was entered following a motion by BrooklynSpeaks petitioners to reargue an earlier decision by the Court in favor of ESDC and Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC).

New high school to open in District 13 office

Posted: August 26, 2010 - 7:01pm

A new charter high school, The Academy for Health Careers, will be opening this September in the District 13 office on the corner of Park Place and Underhill Avenue. The school will phase in this year with approximately 100 ninth grade students. The District 13 location is intended to be a one-year, interim site while the school awaits renovation of another building in District 19. The administrative offices for the district will remain in the same building.

Latest step in Flatbush Avenue traffic safety: Pedestrian countdown signals

Posted: August 18, 2010 - 1:32pm

As part of the city’s recent Pedestrian Safety Study and Action Plan, and as a continuation of ongoing efforts to improve the pedestrian experience on Flatbush Avenue, NYC DOT will soon equip all Flatbush intersections between Fulton Street and Grand Army Plaza with safety-enhancing pedestrian countdown signals. These signals are among 1,500 the Department of Transportation plans to install at intersections selected for their above average roadway width, unique layout, and high rates of accidents involving pedestrians.