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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.

"Battle For Brooklyn" screening in Fort Greene Park

Start Date: 
June 9, 2011 - 9:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Rooftop Films/Brooklyn Film Festival
Location: 
The Myrtle Avenue Hill in Fort Greene Park
Myrtle Avenue and North Portland Avenue (enter the park at Myrtle and N. Portland and walk up the path.)
United States
Description: 

Rooftop Films in partnership with the Brooklyn Film Festival present a free screening of Battle For Brooklyn in Fort Greene Park, Thursday, June 9 at 9PM.

A group of people in Rooftop’s beloved Brooklyn come together to fight the Atlantic Yards Project—a massive real estate development that threatens to destroy their homes and neighborhood—in this epic tale of how far people will go to fight for what they believe in.

More information at: http://rooftopfilms.com/2011/schedule/battle-for-brooklyn/.

Open to: 
General public

Civic associations launch web site to monitor impacts from Atlantic Yards construction

Posted: May 18, 2011 - 2:25pm
Civic organizations in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Park Slope and Prospect Heights today announced the launch of Atlantic Yards Watch (http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net), a web site which will monitor ongoing construction and operational impacts from the Atlantic Yards project on surrounding communities.

Atlantic Yards walking tour

Start Date: 
May 7, 2011 - 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Atlantic Yards Report/New York Like a Native
Location: 
Begin at One Hanson Place (Williamsburgh Savings Bank)
Hanson Place and Flatbush Avenue
United States
Description: 

Understand the context of Brooklyn’s most controversial development project, with Norman Oder, the journalist behind the Atlantic Yards Report and veteran New York City tour guide. The walk begins at the edge of Downtown Brooklyn, where one of the borough’s tallest buildings has been converted to luxury condos, dips into revitalized Fort Greene, and looks at decades of urban redevelopment before traversing the Atlantic Yards footprint itself in Prospect Heights.

The Barclays Center arena is going up, but the rest of the project remains in question. Thus, the tour provides an opportunity to discuss the challenge of fitting an arena into an area that bridges low-rise Brooklyn and edge of Downtown Brooklyn, and the plans for space adjacent to the arena. Beyond that, the tour will traverse the 22-acre site beyond the arena block, looking at, among other things, a planned superblock, historic preservation and conversion in the area, and plans for indefinite interim surface parking.

The history of Atlantic Yards also will be discussed, including the initial designs by Frank Gehry, the legal challenges, and promises of jobs/affordable housing.

For questions, please email AtlanticYardsReport@hotmail.com.

Open to: 
General public (reservations not required)

Carlton Avenue residents plant trees to counter construction blight

Posted: April 21, 2011 - 7:59am

 

With help from the Citizens Committee for New York City and PHNDC, residents of Carlton Avenue between Dean and Pacific Streets planted arborvitae trees along the eastern sidewalk of their block. The trees are a green addition that will help block the view of a parking lot being used by the Atlantic Yards project on the corner of Carlton Avenue and Pacific Street.

Hearing on PHNDC's challenge to 2009 Atlantic Yards MGPP

Start Date: 
March 15, 2011 - 2:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
New York State Supreme Court
Location: 
New York State Supreme Court
60 Centre Street Room 335
New York, NY
United States
Description: 

Judge Marcy Friedman will hear arguments from PHNDC and other BrooklynSpeaks petitioners challenging ESDC’s response to the court decision of November 9, 2010 ordering the agency to explain why it did not conduct an environmental impact study when it agreed to extend the construction schedule of the Atlantic Yards project from 10 to 25 years. Help support the fight for accountability at Atlantic Yards by attending this critical hearing!

Open to: 
General public

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.