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The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Atlantic Yards
A proposal by the developer Forest City Ratner to build 16 towers and an arena on a 22 acre site in Prospect Heights.

State Liquor Authority hearing on Barclays Center application for liquor license

Start Date: 
June 12, 2012 - 11:00am
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
New York State Liquor Authority
Location: 
New York State Liquor Authority
317 Lenox Avenue 4th floor
New York, NY
United States
Description: 

Barclays Center has applied for a license that would allow it to keep serving alcohol up to the 4AM State limit in an 18,000-seat arena. Sure, the NBA has a policy that requires liquor sales to end after the third quarter. But basketball only accounts for 40 of the expected 220 events to be held at the arena each year. And Barclays’ application isn’t even limited to serving drinks at arena events. (Arena plans include four club/lounge areas.)

We all know that the history of Atlantic Yards has been one blanket approval by government after another, with little oversight afterward. But isn’t this getting ridiculous? On Tuesday, June 12, the State Liquor Authority will hold a hearing on Barclays Center’s application. Join PHNDC and community organizations to tell the SLA that Barlcays’ liquor license must be appropriate for the residential neighborhoods in which it is situated, and through which patrons will travel on their way home.

And if you haven’t already stood with over 1,200 Brooklynites who have signed a petition to require drink sales to end after half time at a NBA game, 45 minutes before the end of an event, or 10PM, you’re not too late. Sign the petition now!

Open to: 
General public

Local elected officials and civic organizations announce Barclays Center Neighborhood Protection Plan

Posted: May 29, 2012 - 8:39am

BROOKLYN, May 29, 2012 – Today, City Council Members Stephen Levin, Letitia James and Brad Lander announced the Barclays Center Neighborhood Protection Plan (NPP), a set of coordinated initiatives aimed at mitigating safety and quality of life impacts expected to result from locating the Brooklyn arena within residential neighborhoods.

Press conference announcing Barclays Center Neighborhood Protection Plan

Start Date: 
May 29, 2012 - 9:30am
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Council Members Stephen Levin, Letitia James, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, other elected officials and community leaders
Location: 
Corner of Atlantic Avenue and South Portland Ave., Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Elected officials and community leaders will propose a nine point "Neighborhood Protection Plan," and will call on Mayor Bloomberg and developer Forest City Ratner to meet and endorse plan to protect the communities around the Barlcays Center arena.

Who:

Council Members Stephen Levin, Letitia James, Senator Velmanette Montgomery, other elected officials and community leaders

What:

Press Conference to call for a real plan to mitigate Arena impact on neighboring communities

When:

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 9:30a.m.

Where:

Corner of Atlantic Avenue and South Portland Ave., Brooklyn

Why:

The Barclays Center arena is opening in less than four months and there is still no acceptable plan to mitigate the impact of the arena and its thousands of patrons on the surrounding neighborhoods. We have put together a 9-point “Neighborhood Protection Plan” to address what our neighborhoods need to mitigate the impact of Barclay’s Arena. The Bloomberg Administration and Forest City Ratner have not explained to our communities how the impact of foot traffic and neighborhood disruptions will be handled after Barclays events. We have not heard a real plan to address parking and transportation needs. Council Members Levin and James are calling for a public meeting with the Mayor’s office and Forest City Ratner to present the Neighborhood Protection Plan and allow for the community to have real input in the decisions that will forever change our communities.

Open to: 
General public

Barclays Center Transportation Demand Management Plan

Start Date: 
May 22, 2012 - 6:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Empire State Development Corporation; Community Boards 2, 6 and 8
Location: 
Brooklyn Borough Hall
209 Joralemon Street
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

The Empire State Development Corporation and Brooklyn Community Boards 2, 6 and 8 invites the community to a meeting on the Barclays Center Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan.

The proposal aims to reduce vehicular traffic to the arena and minimize the effects of the cars that do come.

Representatives of the developer will make a presentation and answer questions.

For more information contact: Arana Hankin, Director, Atlantic Yards Project, AtlanticYards@esd.ny.gov.

Open to: 
General public

CB2/CB6 joint meeting on Barclays Center liquor license

Start Date: 
April 10, 2012 - 6:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Community Boards 2 and 6
Location: 
78th Precinct Station House
65 6th Avenue (between Bergen and Dean Streets)
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Community Boards 2 and 6 will convene a joint session of their respective Committees to review the application by the Barclays Center arena operators for a license to sell full liquor throughout the facility. The meeting will include a presentation by representatives from Forest City Ratner, and members of the public will be able to testify.

Open to: 
General public

Speak Up For Brooklyn! benefit for Atlantic Yards

Start Date: 
October 13, 2011 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
BrooklynSpeaks
Location: 
Piquant NYC
259 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 
Since the announcement of the Atlantic Yards project nearly eight years ago, civic organizations have come together to fight for a voice for our communities in the project’s outcome. The stakes are huge, and the fight hasn’t been easy. Forest City Ratner, the Atlantic Yards developer, has enormous financial resources and powerful political connections.
 
But our efforts are showing real progress. In June, the New York State Assembly passed legislation intended to reform oversight of Atlantic Yards—even after Forest City Ratner lobbied against it. And in July, a State Supreme Court ruled that the Empire State Development Corporation violated state environmental law when it approved changes to the Atlantic Yards plan that allowed Forest City to extend construction from 10 to 25 years or more.
 
We need your support to keep up the fight.  On Thursday evening, October 13, the BrooklynSpeaks sponsors (including PHNDC) are hosting a benefit dinner to raise funds for continuing advocacy towards accountability at Atlantic Yards. Internationally-renowned sustainable development advocate Majora Carter, host of the PBS series “The Promised Land” will be our special guest. It’s a great opportunity for you to show your concern for Prospect Heights’ future, while learning about what other communities around the world are doing to ensure their sustainability in the years ahead.
 
Please join us for a very special evening at Piquant NYC, Prospect Heights’ favorite southwestern restaurant. Tickets are $175 per person, include a two course dinner with a complimentary glass of wine, beer or soda. Space is limited, so don’t delay!

 

Get tickets NOW!

Open to: 
General public (tickets required)