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The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Open space
Open space refers to parks, playgrounds and other outdoor amenities located in or adjacent to Prospect Heights.

Community Board 8 general meeting

Start Date: 
April 9, 2015 - 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: 
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
856 Pacific Street (between Vanderbilt and Underhill Avenues)
United States
Description: 

Community Board meetings are an opportunity for community members to hear about neighborhood developments related to land use, economic development, social services, transportation, open space and more.

The agenda for the April 9 meeting is as follows:

1. Meeting Call to order
 
2. Roll Call
 
3. Acceptance of Minutes
 
4. Mr. Patrick Fergus from Dept of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DIOTT) will make a presentation on LINKNYC/CityBridge, a proposal to leverage old payphone infrastructure to build the world's largest, fastest free municipal
Wi-Fi network.
 
5. Dept. of Transportation and NYC Transit will give an update on the Utica Avenue Select Bus Service (SBS).
 
6. Committee Reports:
 
Action Items:
  • Housing/ULURP Committee
  • Transportation
  • SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee
  • Executive Committee
7. Other Committee Reports:
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Nominating
  • Parks
  • Public Safety 
  • Senior
  • Youth & Family Services
8. Old Business/New Business
 
9. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials/Agency Reps
 
10. Public Comments/Announcements
 
11. Adjournment
 
Please note: The order of agenda items are subject to change without notice.

 

Open to: 
General public

Stroud Community Partners meeting

Start Date: 
March 25, 2015 - 6:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Open space
Sponsored By: 
Partnerships for Parks
Location: 
CNR-Center Light Health Care Center
727 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Join the conversation to activate your park! Speak with neighbors who share an interest in building community stewardship around Stroud Playground and meet your Partnerships for Parks Outreach Coordinator, your direct community liaison to NYC Parks. They will introduce you to the tools and resources you need to make the most of your park experience.

If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Samantha Bernardine at 347-484-0193, or at sabernardine@gmail.com.

Open to: 
General public

MulchFest

Start Date: 
Repeats every day until Sun Jan 11 2015 .
January 10, 2015 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
January 11, 2015 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Open space
Sponsored By: 
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
Location: 
Prospect Heights Community Farm
254 St. Marks Avenue between Vanderbilt Avenue and Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 
Bring your holiday tree to the Prospect Heights Community Farm to be recycled into mulch that will nourish plantings across the city!
 
Join the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the New York City Department of Sanitation , and GreeNYC  to recycle your Christmas trees into wood chips. These wood chips are used to nourish trees and plants on streets and gardens citywide. Or, take home your very own bag of mulch to use in your backyard or to make a winter bed for a street tree . More than 30,000 trees were recycled last year. Help top this number!
 
For more information, see the NYC Parks & Recreation web site.
Open to: 
General public

Public meeting on Gowanus Canal green infrastructure

Start Date: 
December 22, 2014 - 6:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Sustainability
Open space
Sponsored By: 
New York City Department of Environmental Protection; Brooklyn Community Board 6
Location: 
78th Precinct Courtroom
65 6th Avenue
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Beginning in early 2015, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will styart construction of bioswales and stormwater greenstreets to improve water quality in the Gowanus Canal. Approximately 40 of the bioswales will be located in Prospect Heights. Join representatives from DEP at this meeting to learn about the program and its benefits.

Open to: 
General public

Prospect Heights to get bioswales to control stormwater runoff

Posted: November 30, 2014 - 11:41am

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is undertaking a number of projects aimed at improving water quality in the Gowanus Canal. Several of these projects are intended to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) into the canal. CSOs are prone to occur during heavy rains when stormwater overwhelms the capacity of the local sewer system.

Because Prospect Heights is part of the watershed for the Gowanus Canal, DEP plans to install a network of bioswales to absorb stormwater. Bioswales are tree pits with a curb cut to absorb runoff.

Stroud Playground scoping meeting

Start Date: 
December 8, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Open space
Sponsored By: 
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
Location: 
Elijah G. Stroud School (MS 353 / PS 316)
750 Classon Avenue (Entrance on Sterling Place between Classon and Washington Avenues)
United States
Description: 

Through Community Parks Initiative (CPI) kicking off this month, the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation is investing more resources- money, staff, recreational programming, and community partnership building- in parks in communities that need it the most. NYC Parks will spend $130 million to rebuild 35 community parks, including 6 parks in Brooklyn. One of those parks is Stroud Playground, on Park Place between Washington and Classon Avenues.

NYC Parks will be holding a public scoping meeting for the design of Stroud Playground. It invites community members to attend this scope meeting to provide community input and feedback on local needs and your ideas on Stroud Playground can better serve the neighborhood.

Please email emily.sherrod@parks.nyc.gov to RSVP for the Stroud Playground scope meeting.

Open to: 
General public (RSVP required)