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The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Economic development
Efforts which result in a sustainable increase in living standards that implies increased per capita income, better education and health as well as environmental protection.

Prospect Heights community forum with elected officials

Start Date: 
February 25, 2013 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Housing
Sustainability
Zoning
Landmarking
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
Location: 
P.S. 9
80 Underhill Avenue (between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street)
United States
Description: 

Concerned about neighborhood schools, traffic, security, development and affordable housing?

Bring your questions about these and other local issues to a forum with your elected representatives in City and State government. Joining us will be

  • State Senator Velmanette Montgomery
  • State Senator Eric Adams
  • Assemblyman Walter Mosley
  • City Council Member Letitia James
Open to: 
General public

Community Board 8 general meeting

Start Date: 
October 11, 2012 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
Location: 
Concern for Independent Living
151 Rochester Avenue (between Prospect Place and St. Marks Avenue)
United States
Description: 

Community Board 8 represents North Crown Heights, Prospect Heights, and Weeksville.

Agenda:

  • Meeting Call to order
  • Roll Call
  • PUBLIC HEARING ITEM: Community Board No. 8 District Needs for the Capital and Expense Budget for Fiscal Year 2014. (Persons interested in viewing the budget items may do so at the District Office. Also, persons interested in speaking at the public hearing may register by calling the District Office at 718-467-5574. Testimony will be limited to three (3) minutes).
  • Acceptance of Minutes
  • Correspondence
  • Update by NYC Comptroller John Liu
  • Report from the following committees:
    • Aging/Health
    • Economic Development
    • Education
    • Environment/Sanitation
    • Fire/Safety
    • Housing/ULURP
    • Parks Police
    • Transportation
    • Youth & Family Services
  • Old Business
  • New Business
  • Public Comments
  • Acknowledgement of Elected Officials
  • Announcements
  • Adjournment

Please note: The order of agenda items are subject to change.

Open to: 
General public

CB8 SLA and Sidewalk Cafe review committee meeting

Start Date: 
October 1, 2012 - 6:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Economic development
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
Location: 
CNR-Center Light Healthcare Center
727 Classon Avenue (corner Park Place)
United States
Description: 

 The CB8 SLA and Sidewalk Cafe Review Committee has the following responsibilities:

  • Review and discuss both new and renewal applications for establishments seeking liquor licenses from New York State Liquor Authority for clubs, bars, restaurants, local grocery stores, and other establishments in the District
  • Review and discuss applications for Dept. of Consumer Affairs Sidewalk Cafe permits and Dept. of City Planning Enclosed Sidewalk Cafe permits.

The Committee meets on the first Monday of each month except for July and August at the CNR - Center Light Health Center located on Classon Avenue at the corner of Park Place.

Agenda items are posted on the CB8 calendar.

Open to: 
Residents of Community Board 8 (includes all of Prospect Heights)

Wash Ave Rocks! Street Fair

Start Date: 
August 18, 2012 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Economic development
Sponsored By: 
Washington Avenue-Prospect Heights Association
Location: 
Washington Avenue between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place
United States
Description: 

This summer, the Washington Avenue-Prospect Heights Association (WAPHA) invites the community to celebrate the history and the future of Washington Avenue with the third annual WASH AVE ROCKS! Street Fair on August 18, 2012.

From noon until 6pm on Saturday, August 18, Washington Avenue will come alive between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place to showcase the unique offerings of Prospect Heights and Crown Heights, which have served as Brooklyn’s cultural hub for generations. This year’s street fair celebrates the essence of the Mom-and-Pop shop, from the neighborhood’s pioneers to entrepreneurial newcomers.

The day will be jam-packed with a host of events and exciting entertainment for all ages to enjoy. Highlights from the day include:

  • A Food Taste-Off judged by food critics from Time Out New York, Saveur Magazine and Edible Brooklyn; the appetizer contest winner will receive a trophy from New York City Council Member Letitia James and bragging rights (1pm)
  • A Fashion Show featuring local hair salons and clothing shops strutting their stuff on the runway (4:30pm)
  • The nationally acclaimed Double Dutch group the Stan’s Pepper Steppers
  • A photo retrospective featuring images of the area through the decades

Throughout the day, vendors will highlight a host of flavorful foods and wares from the neighborhood. Kids can enjoy a special treat with water slides, spinning apples, Mexican ice pops, and face painting. There will also be free snacks and school supplies donated and distributed by local merchants. Along with the Avenue’s merchants, Heart of Brooklyn cultural institutions including Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and the Brooklyn Children’s Museum will be on site with activities and giveaways for the crowd.

WASH AVE ROCKS! promises something for everyone. “Our street fair is not to be missed!” notes Dana Ottey, President of WAPHA. “WASH AVE ROCKS! is a must see event for foodies, families and fashionistas!”

For a detailed lineup of the day’s events including a full list of vendors and participants, visit WAPHA’s website at www.washington-avenue.org.

Open to: 
General public

Community Board 8 Economic Development Committee

Start Date: 
April 10, 2012 - 6:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Economic development
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
Community Board 8
Location: 
Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
727 Classon Avenue (between Park and Prospect)
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Community Board 8's  Economic Development Committee will be holding its monthly meeting to review applications from local bars and restaurants for new liquor licenses, renewal of existing licenses and extension of licenses to permit alcohol to be served in rear yards.   On the agenda this month are 10 renewals or new applications for businesses in Prospect Heights. While the State Liquor Authority makes the final determination, input from the community board can help shape guidelines as to how these businesses operate in order to preserve the quality of life for residents in the community.  

Input from the community board is also significant in cases where a bar or restaurant is subject to the 500 foot rule, which restricts the approval of full liquor licenses if the location is within a 500 foot radius of three other businesses with full liquor licenses.  In those cases, the presumption is that the SLA will not grant a license unless it can be demonstrated that it is in the public interest to do so.  In addition to the community board's recommendation, a public hearing is required to make a determination for these applications. The public hearing agenda can be found on the State Liquor Authority's website.

The meeting will take place at 6:30 PM at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 727 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (between Park and Prospect).

The Prospect Heights area applications are below:

  • New liquor license applications:
    • Tooker Alley, 793 Washington Avenue/full license (St. John’s/Lincoln)
    • Gran Castillo, 345 Flatbush Avenue /beer/wine license (Park/Sterling)
    • Leonard Zella, 607 Vanderbilt Avenue/full license (tavern) (Bergen/St. Marks)
    • Milk River Café, 960 Atlantic Avenue/full license (Grand/Classon) 
  • Liquor license renewals:
    • B&B Sports Club, 644 Franklin Avenue/full license (Bergen/St. Marks)
    • B Hive Lounge, 990 Atlantic Avenue/full license (Grand/Classon)
    • Tao Palate, 329 Flatbush Avenue/beer/wine license (near Park)
    • Kombit, 279 Flatbush Avenue/full license (corner St. Marks)
  • Alterations to applications (rear yard use)
    • 606 R& D, 606 Vanderbilt Avenue/full license (St. Marks/Prospect)
    • Bearded Lady, 686A Washington Avenue/full license  (corner St. Marks)
  • Unenclosed Sidewalk Café application for Bearded Lady, 686A Washington Avenue
  • Enclosed Sidewalk Café application for Underhill Café & Grill, 760 Dean Street
Open to: 
General public

"Rolling Up The Gates" Storefront Stroll

Start Date: 
February 25, 2012 - 9:00am
Categories
Topic : 
Economic development
Sponsored By: 
Pratt Area Community Council, Washington Avenue-Prospect Heights Association, and Heart of Brooklyn
Location: 
Pratt Area Community Council office
896-900 Fulton Street (between Waverly and Washington Avenues)
United States
Description: 

Property Owners are “Rolling Up the Gates” for Fulton Street and Washington Avenue Storefront Stroll!

Pratt Area Community Council (PACC)’s Economic Development Department collaborates with Washington Avenue-Prospect Heights Association (WAPHA) and Heart of Brooklyn (HOB) to showcase approximately 25 available storefronts in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bedford Stuyvesant and Prospect Heights at the “Rolling Up the Gates” (RUG) Storefront Stroll on Saturday, February 25th.

Just as finding an apartment in New York City can be tricky, so too is locating the perfect retail space. “Each RUG Storefront Stroll is an exciting opportunity to combine our efforts with other organizations to assist local entrepreneurs by showcasing our community’s primary commercial corridors,” said PACC’s Director of Economic Development Dale Charles. The RUG Storefront Stroll will showcase vacant commercial spaces on Fulton Street, Bedford Avenue, Grand Avenue, Bergen Street, and Washington Avenue along two thriving corridors – Fulton Street between Flatbush and Bedford Avenues and Washington Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Eastern Parkway. These corridors are home to the Fulton Area Business (FAB) Alliance, Bed-Stuy Gateway BID and Washington Avenue-Prospect Heights Association (WAPHA).

In addition to simplifying entrepreneurs’ search for retail space while providing property owners with a means of cooperatively advertising their available commercial spaces, the event’ s program is designed to help attract new businesses to central Fulton Street and Washington Avenue. Ms. Charles states, “with each successful RUG Storefront Stroll, we also hope to help reduce the vacancy rates of participating organizations in our commercial corridors and to help create a local and thriving retail area that reminds neighborhood residents to shop local.” Dana Ottey, President of the Washington Avenue-Prospect Heights Association (WAPHA) and owner of AweDacity boutique agrees. Ms. Ottey states, “we are very excited to enhance business development along Washington Avenue. In keeping with the Shop Local campaign, we support local entrepreneurs and help attract prospective tenants to the emerging corridor.”

The free event will be held at the PACC office on 896-900 Fulton Street between Waverly and Washington Avenues and will begin at 9:00 A.M sharp with a welcome breakfast reception where numerous financial institutions and business resource organizations will enlighten entrepreneurs of the various business resources and services available to them. The breakfast reception is to be followed by a ride on “Molly the Trolley” for a guided tour of the available commercial spaces. At each of the available commercial spaces perspective tenants’ questions will be answered. Tour packets with a listing of available commercial spaces, maps and information on the advantages of owning a local business will be available only at the event.

For more information or to register for this event please call (347) 825-5700 x25 or email dale_charles@prattarea.org.

Open to: 
Local entrepreneurs