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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.

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)

Rodent issues near Atlantic Yards site

Start Date: 
June 23, 2011 - 6:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Councilmember Letitia James, Dean Street Block Association
Location: 
Soapbox Gallery
636 Dean Street (between Vanderbilt Avenue and Carlton Avenue)
United States
Description: 

Many residents believe construction at the Atlantic Yards site is the origin of an acute rodent problem, through a combination of disrupted nests, neglected abatement and new food sources. Sources for food and water that sustain the rodents are also available in the nearby residential community, most particularly as a result of improperly contained garbage.
 
Please join the meeting sponsors for a discussion of what can be done to alleviate the problem.
 
The NYC Department of Health, the NYC Department of Sanitation, the Empire State Development Corporation, and Forest City Ratner Companies have been invited to participate.

Open to: 
General public

UNITY 4 Community Meeting

Start Date: 
June 15, 2011 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Housing
Sustainability
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn, Councilmember Letitia James, State Senator Velmanette Montgomery
Location: 
Atlantic Commons
388 Atlantic Avenue (between Hoyt and Bond)
United States
Description: 

Forest City Ratner is constructing the arena, but the rest of the demolished 22 acre site is a big questions mark...except for enormous "interim" surface parking lots.

In order to plan, set a better framework, and change the dynamic for the future development of the site Councilmember Letitia James, Senator Velmanette Montgomery and Develop Don't Destroy Brooklyn invite you to UNITY 4, a community meeting on Wednesday, June 15th to discuss the community's plans for the Atlantic Yards site, with the UNITY Plan and its principles as a jumping off point.

The meeting will include a presentation by UNITY Plan designers and architects Marshall Brown and Ron Shiffman, a discussion of the current and future status of the site and Q&A with a panel including elected officials. Your ideas, thoughts and input will be invaluable to the meeting.

Open to: 
General public