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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.

Brooklyn Civics 2013 Mayoral Forum

Start Date: 
May 6, 2013 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Park Slope Civic Council, 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
Location: 
Congregation Beth Elohim
274 Garfield Pl. at Eighth Avenue
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

The Park Slope Civic Council and five other community groups are holding a public forum for candidates in the upcoming New York City mayoral race. 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.

The forum is an opportunity for residents to submit questions with a Brooklyn focus, on a range of topics that will include infrastructure, schools, emergency preparedness, city services, transportation and transit, parks, development, businesses, and local jobs.

All mayoral candidates as of March 2013 have been invited to attend the forum (Sal Albanese, Adolfo Carrion, John Catsimatidis, Bill de Blasio, Joe Lhota, John Liu, George McDonald, Christine Quinn, and Bill Thompson). The forum will be moderated by Andrea Bernstein of WNYC and will be strictly timed. There will be 1.5-minute opening statements and 2-minute closing statements. The Civic Council invites all interested voters to attend this forum and hear the candidates’ vision for the future of Brooklyn and New York City. Reporters from all local news outlets, publications, and blogs are also welcome to attend.

Please submit your questions through Google Moderator (separate log-in may be required) and vote on questions of importance to you by May 3.

The forum is free to the public. RSVP or tickets are not required (but you may respond through the event's Facebook page if you wish); seating is on a first-come-first-served basis. Bring friends and voters!

Open to: 
General public

PACC's Spring Tree Giveaway

Start Date: 
April 13, 2013 - 11:00am
Categories
Topic : 
Open space
Sponsored By: 
Pratt Area Community Council (PACC)
Location: 
PACC's Affordable Housing Building
Magnolia Plaza, 686 Lafayette Avenue (Between Marcy and Tompkins)
United States
Description: 

On Saturday, April 13th, PACC is giving out 200 FREE Trees! Individuals, families and community groups within NYC are eligible to receive a tree for planting on private property only. Trees will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis until supplies run out. Simple tree planting and care instructions come with your free tree. All you need is a place to plant it and access to water.

Go to www.nyrp.org/brooklyntrees to reserve your tree in advance.

Rain or shine, first-come, first-served—arrive early as trees will run out quickly!

Government issued ID is required. It is recommended that you bring a shopping cart or decent sized shopping bag to transport your tree. Reserved trees will be distributed from 11am-noon only, get there early!

For questions, contact Mike Mitchell at 212-333-2552.

To volunteer at this event contact PACC via email.

Open to: 
General public (must have government-issued ID)

Street Tree Care Class

Start Date: 
April 6, 2013 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Open space
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force
Location: 
Brooklyn Brainery
190 Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

As our street trees come back to life, the Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force thought it would be a good time to offer its first ever FREE street tree care class. It will be held at the new Brooklyn Brainery location on Underhill Avenue between Sterling and St. Johns, on April 6th from 11 - 12:30. All the details and registration are at http://brooklynbrainery.com/courses/street-tree-care-101-how-to-help-your-street-trees-thrive.

There'll be lots of information to share, some fun things to give away, and we'll even work together on the trees outside the Brainery. Please email phstreettrees@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Open to: 
General public

Prospect Heights community forum with elected officials

Start Date: 
February 25, 2013 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Housing
Sustainability
Zoning
Landmarking
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
Location: 
P.S. 9
80 Underhill Avenue (between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street)
United States
Description: 

Concerned about neighborhood schools, traffic, security, development and affordable housing?

Bring your questions about these and other local issues to a forum with your elected representatives in City and State government. Joining us will be

  • State Senator Velmanette Montgomery
  • State Senator Eric Adams
  • Assemblyman Walter Mosley
  • City Council Member Letitia James
Open to: 
General public

Friends of the Berms bulb planting and clean up

Start Date: 
October 13, 2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Open space
Sponsored By: 
Friends of the Berms
Location: 
Plaza Street and Vanderbilt Avenue
United States
Description: 

It's Daffodil Time! Not blooming time, of course, but time to plant bulbs that will bloom next spring. Your chance to add more color to the Berms, and a great time to bring the kids along. Friends of the Berms will meet for bulb planting and clean-up this coming Saturday, Oct. 13 from 10 am-Noon.  

Volunteers will meet at the usual spot - the corner of Plaza St. & Vanderbilt Ave. - and then move to the day's work area. Please try to arrive by 10:00 so we don't miss you! All hands are welcome - adults and supervised children, experienced or not. Gloves and tools are provided.

For more information, call 718-623-6768.

Open to: 
Parents and supervised children

Fall Bulb Planting Day on Washington Avenue

Start Date: 
October 14, 2012 - 12:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Open space
Sponsored By: 
WAPHA Street Beautification Committee
Location: 
Triangle on Park Place, Grand and Washington Avenues
United States
Description: 

The WAPHA Street Beautification Committee (SBC) is organizing a FALL BULB PLANTING DAY Sunday, October 14th.

Meet at NOON at the Triangle on Park/Grand & Washington Avenue. Come wearing GREEN! Sign up at http://www.HappyWashington.org.

ALL ARE WELCOMED TO JOIN IN!

This project is supported by:

  • Heart of Brooklyn
  • Million Trees NYC
  • CB8 Environment/Sanitation Committee
  • Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden
  • Prospect Heights Community Farm
  • P.S. 9
Open to: 
General public