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

Grand Army Plaza "opening celebration"

Start Date: 
November 9, 2011 - 10:30am
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Open space
Sponsored By: 
Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPCo)
Location: 
Bailey Fountain
Grand Army Plaza
United States
Description: 

The New York City Department of Transportation has recently completed enhancements to street and bicycle networks around Grand Army Plaza, improving traffic and pedestrian safety and access around the plaza, and beautifying existing and new pedestrian islands. The Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPCo) is pleased to invite you to celebrate the recent enhancements to Grand Army Plaza on Wednesday, November 9 at 10:30AM, at the Bailey Fountain.
Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan has graciously accepted our invitation to view the enhancements, and will be present to hear our thanks in person.

Open to: 
General public

Friends of the Berms clean-up

Start Date: 
October 22, 2011 - 10:00am
Categories
Topic : 
Open space
Sponsored By: 
Friends of the Berms
Location: 
Grand Army Plaza berms
Meet at the corner of Plaza Street and Vanderbilt Avenue
United States
Description: 

Come join your neighbors as Friends of the Berms meets next Saturday, Oct. 22 for its monthly clean-up and beautification of our Plaza Street parks. Special attraction this time: they'll be planting DAFFODILS throughout the berms! This is a great event for children and adults, so hope you can join in!

Neighbors will meet at 10:00 at our usual spot - corner of Plaza St & Vanderbilt Ave. - and then move to the day's work area. Please try to arrive by 10:00 so the group won't miss you! All hands are welcome - adults and supervised children, experienced or not. Bring a friend and come!

For questions, call (718) 623-6768.

Open to: 
General public

Street tree day on Vanderbilt Avenue

Start Date: 
June 25, 2011 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Sustainability
Open space
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force and Vanderbilt Avenue Merchants District
Location: 
Southeast corner of Vanderbilt and St. Marks Avenues
United States
Description: 

The Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force has accepted the invitation of the Vanderbilt Avenue Merchants Association to work with the merchants to enhance the health, vitality and beauty of Vanderbilt Avenue street trees.
 
The Street Tree Task Force is a local volunteer organization committed to the care and maintenance of all our neighborhood’s street trees.
 
Volunteers will aerate, fertilize and mulch the tree pits and prune tree branches on Vanderbilt Avenue. In return, the Task Force only requests merchants to keep tree pits free of garbage and to water the trees on a regular basis.
 
Organizers would love to have as many Prospect Heights residents who can join them on June 25th to help with the tree care event. They will need the extra help  to cover Vanderbilt Avenue from Plaza Street to Pacific Street. If you have gloves or cultivators bring them along. Organizers will do their best to ensure that everyone has the tools needed to do the job. Please join in!

Open to: 
General public

Traffic calming improvements coming to Washington Avenue

Posted: May 2, 2011 - 4:27pm

The NYC Department of Transportation is planning to add traffic calming improvements to the intersections of Atlantic Avenue and Washington Avenue, and Washington Avenue and Park Place.

At Washington and Atlantic, improvements will include pedestrian refuge islands, neckdowns, expansions to Lowry Triangle Park and the triangle island to its east, as well as a ban on left turns eastbound on Atlantic to Washinton Avenue.

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.

DOT presents Grand Army plan at GAPCo meeting

Posted: April 19, 2011 - 8:43am

On April 16th, The Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPCo) held its annual meeting at 1 Grand Army Plaza. The agenda covered the (nearly) final DOT plan for Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park's plan to move Abraham Lincoln to the Plaza center berm and Heart of Brooklyn's update on its wayfinding project.