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The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Safety and security
The application of public services to reduce crime, prevent damage due to fire, and improve the quality of life in Prospect Heights.

Neighborhood Slow Zones and Safer Streets

Start Date: 
January 21, 2012 - 11:45am
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
Park Slope Civic Council
Location: 
Congregation Beth Elohim
274 Garfield Place (at Eighth Avenue)
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Is 20 mph plenty for Park Slope, Prospect Heights, and other local communities?

NYCDOT is looking at locations in all five boroughs to install Neighborhood Slow Zones (NSZs), a community-based program that reduces speed limits from 30 mph to 20 mph within a select area and adds safety measures in order to change driver behavior. The department is currently accepting applications from neighborhood groups and individuals for these zones.

Come to this informational meeting to find out more about the program from local civic organizations and elected officials. The session is co-sponsored by Councilmember Letitia James, Councilmember Brad Lander, Councilmember Stephen Levin, P.S. 10, and Park Slope Neighbors.

If you can't make it to the meeting, be sure to check out PHNDC's proposal for a NSZ for Prospect Heights, and sign our online petition!

Open to: 
Park Slope and Prospect Heights community members

Frequently-asked questions about a Neighborhood Slow Zone for Prospect Heights

Posted: January 7, 2012 - 7:27pm

What are the boundaries of the proposed Prospect Heights NSZ?

PHNDC will request the Prospect Heights NSZ to be implemented within the area bordered by the following major arterials:

PHNDC to request a Neighborhood Slow Zone for Prospect Heights

Posted: January 7, 2012 - 7:20pm

Proposed Neighborhood Slow Zone for Prospect Heights

The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council plans to submit an application to the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) for a "Prospect Heights Neighborhood Slow Zone". The streets to be included in the slow zone are shown in blue on the map above.

Neighborhood Slow Zones (NSZ) are a DOT program that reduces the speed limit from 30 mph to 20 mph and adds safety measures within a select area in order to change driver behavior. The ultimate goal of the Neighborhood Slow Zone program is to lower the incidence and severity of crashes and to improve pedestrian and bicyclist safety. Slow Zones also seek to enhance quality of life by reducing cut-through traffic and traffic noise in residential neighborhoods. The application deadline is February 3, 2012.

77th Precinct Community Council meeting

Start Date: 
January 9, 2012 - 7:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Social services
Sponsored By: 
77th Precinct Community Council
Location: 
Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
727 Classon Ave. (Park Place and Prospect Place)
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

The next 77th Precinct Community Council meeting will take place at 7:30 PM on Monday, January 9 at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation. Precinct Council meetings enable community members to raise issues and voice concerns about crime and quality of life problems in their neighborhoods to the commanding officer of their local police precinct. You’ll also find out more about police activities in and around your area.

Open to: 
General public

New traffic signals for the intersection of Park Place and Carlton Avenue

Posted: December 7, 2011 - 10:11pm

The New York City Department of Transportation recently installed a traffic signal and pedestrian crossing signals at the intersection of Park Place and Carlton Avenue. The intersection had long been considered dangerous by pedestrians due to the propensity of cars turning on to Carlton from Flatbush Avenue to roll through the stop sign at Park Place, and also due to the lack of a crosswalk across Park Place east of Carlton Avenue. The latter crossing is frequently used by people headed for the B and Q subway entrance.

Be alert: Once again, muggings on the rise during the holiday season

Posted: December 2, 2011 - 4:55pm
Neighbors should be aware of a recent string of robberies that have taken place in the area of Prospect Heights east of Vanderbilt Avenue and south of Park Place. In each case, one or two men, sometimes armed, have confronted individuals on the street during evening hours and demanded money and valuables.
 
The 77th Precinct has acknowledged a pattern, and has responded by deploying additional sergeants and officers on foot in the affected area. However, residents should exercise caution when walking outside at night.