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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.

Plaza Street Parks Clean-up

Start Date: 
June 15, 2013 - 10:00am
Categories
Topic : 
Open space
Sponsored By: 
Friends of the Berms
Location: 
Corner of Plaza Street and Vanderbilt Avenue
United States
Description: 

Tired of the litter in the grass, the plastic bags in the bushes? Come join your neighbors from Prospect Heights & Park Slope Plaza Street, Butler and St Johns Place for Friends of the Berms' monthly green-up day!

Meet at the corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and Plaza Street. Gloves and tools will be provided.

Co-sponsored by Volunteers in Prospect Park.

For more information call (718) 623-6768, or email wr.nyc@hotmail.com.

Open to: 
General public

Prospect Heights Spring Street Cleaning

Start Date: 
June 2, 2013 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Open space
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force
Location: 
269 Prospect Place (between Vanderbilt and Underhill Avenues)
United States
Description: 

New York City Streets are dirty. But it doesn't have to be that way! Pick up a broom, grab a glass of lemonade, and join your neighbors as we sweep the streets to clean our neighborhood, and our planet. Volunteers from the Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force will be on hand to teach tree care essentials. Coffee and donuts will be served, care of The Prospect Place of Brooklyn Block Association, Inc.

All are invited to attend, whether you live in Prospect Heights, or want to learn how to start a street cleaning event of your own. Come out and see how together we can make NYC a greener, cleaner place. All cleaning tools will be provided, care of the New York City Department of Sanitation.

Tip #1: This would be a great day for stoop sales! We anticipate good foot traffic, so you may want to show your wares that day.

Tip #2: Less garbage in the sewer means less burden on city infrastructure, and healthier oceans.

Tip #3: Safer healthier neighborhoods are good for residences and businesses. Start by greeting your neighbors, and getting to know each other with some street cleaning!

To sign-up or for more information, contact Diana Pangestu at 626-375-7145, or email dianity27@gmail.com.

Open to: 
General public

Neighborhood civics host forum for 35th City Council District candidates June 5

Posted: May 9, 2013 - 8:35am

 

The last ten years have brought tremendous change to our neighborhoods. How will our next City Council member help maintain and improve quality of life, encourage development of affordable housing and creation of jobs, promote the safety and security of our communities, improve the education of our children, and ensure critical City services are maintained?

Join the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, the Crown Heights North Association and the Crow Hill Association for a discussion of issues affecting our communities with the candidates who hope to be the next City Council member representing the 35th District. Come and hear where the candidates stand on issues important to you.

Olanike Alabi, Laurie Cumbo, Ede Fox, Jesse Hamilton, F. Richard Hurley, and Jelani Mashariki will answer questions from community members from 7-9PM on Wednesday, June 5 at P.S. 9, 80 Underhill Avenue (between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street). The discussion will be moderated by Mark Winston Griffith, Executive Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center.

Residents and business owners of Crow Hill, Crown Heights and Prospect Heights are encouraged to submit questions for the forum online using Google Moderator. We look forward to seeing you on June 5!

Meet & Greet with the Candidates

Start Date: 
May 20, 2013 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Local development projects
Sponsored By: 
Brown Community Development Corporation
Location: 
Sanders Studios
525 Waverly Avenue (between Atlantic Avenue and Fulton Street)
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Join Brown CDC for an opportunity to meet the candidates for City Counicl Districts 35 and 36, Brooklyn District Attorney and Brooklyn Borough President. Talk to them one on one, share your stories, find out why they are running for office and how they plan to represent you!

The event is free. Refreshments and beverages are available. Space is limited. Tickets are available starting May 1. Please call (347) 464-8850 or email bcdcommunications@gmail.com to reserve tickets.

Invited candidates:

  • Ken Thompson
  • Charles Hynes
  • Abe George
  • Robert Waterman
  • Conrrad Tillard
  • Kirsten J. Foy
  • Robert Cornegy
  • Akiel B. Taylor
  • Jelani Mashriki
  • Jesse Hamilton
  • Laurie Cumbo
  • Olanike Alabi
  • Frank R. Hurley
  • John Gangemi, Sr.
  • Eric Adams
  • Ede Fox

For more information, email jones.marjona@gmail.com.

Open to: 
General public (tickets required)

Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force salvages tree guards for Vanderbilt Avenue

Posted: April 27, 2013 - 1:52pm

When the Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force heard that Forest City Ratner Companies would cut twenty trees from the northern sidewalk of Pacific Street between Sixth Avenue and Carlton Avenue to make room for construction in the Vanderbilt rail yard, its members joined a chorus of other community members and elected officials in protest. 

Brooklyn civics sponsor Mayoral Forum

Posted: April 15, 2013 - 10:26pm

The Park Slope Civic Council and five other community groups are holding a public forum on May 6, 2013 for candidates in the upcoming New York City mayoral race. The forum will be held at Congregation Beth Elohim, 274 Garfield Place betweem 7th and 8th Avenues). The challenging array of candidates and issues in this year’s New York City mayoral election has been the impetus for this forum, which is also being sponsored by the Brooklyn Heights Association, the Boerum Hill Association, the Crown Heights North Association, the Fort Greene Association, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, and the Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association.