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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.

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 - 8:59am

 

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 - 4:04pm

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.

'In the Footprint' benefit performance

Start Date: 
December 6, 2010 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
The Civilians/BrooklynSpeaks sponsors
Location: 
The Irondale Center
85 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 
Ready for a new perspective on the Atlantic Yards project? The CiviliansIn the Footprint has garnered praise from audiences and theater critics alike.
 
·         The New York Times says “…the company’s entertaining, insight-rich show about the controversial redevelopment plan in Brooklyn, restored my faith in the ability of theater artists to engage meaningfully with the world, here and now.”
·         The New York Post says, “’Footprint’ is as entertaining as it is enlightening."
(Now, if we could only get these papers to cover our recent court victory against Forest City Ratner and the Empire State Development Corporation!)
 
If you want to have a great night at the theater, hear the latest in the fight for public engagement on Atlantic Yards, and help the cause all at the same time, join BrooklynSpeaks for
 
a special benefit performance of
 
 
Monday, December 6
7:00PM
The Irondale Center
85 South Oxford Street, Brooklyn
 
 
Click here for tickets and enter code “FUTURE”!
 
The performance will be followed by a conversation with
 
Deb Howard, Pratt Area Community Council
Jo Anne Simon, District Leader, 52nd Assembly District
Gib Veconi, Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
 
on the current status of Atlantic Yards advocacy, the significance of the recent NYS Supreme Court decision, and where the fight goes from here.
 
A portion of the ticket cost will support continuing legal action challenging the Atlantic Yards development process.
 
 
For more information about In the Footprint, please visit
www.thecivilians.org/current/in_the_footprint.html
Open to: 
General public

Atlantic Yards traffic forum

Start Date: 
December 8, 2010 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
Location: 
P.S. 9
80 Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Can the traffic really get worse? Unfortunately, the answer is "yes." The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council presents a forum on traffic and transit issues raised by Atlantic Yards construction and the planned opening of the Barclays Center in 2012.

  • What impacts are already being felt?
  • What is coming from the arena and future construction?
  • What does the recent court decision mean to the community?
  • What can we do now?

Speakers include Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries, Councilmember Letitia James, and Ryan Lynch, Senior Planner with the Tri-State Transportation Campaign.

Open to: 
General public