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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.

Arts Festival for Children and Families

Start Date: 
May 19, 2012 - 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
Save Our Street Crown Heights
Location: 
Kingston Avenue Between Bergen and Dean Streets
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Save Our Streets Crown Heights is proud to announce the second annual Arts to End Violence Contest. The festival kicks off this year with an arts event for children and families. Come out to MAKE ART and to see the art submissions from the Arts to End Violence contest; enjoy live music and your neighbors' company! There will be art workshops and activities for children.

For more details, see artstoendviolence.tumblr.com, or call Crown Heights Community Mediation Center at 718-773-6886 and ask for Lizzie.

Open to: 
Children and families

Community Board 8 Economic Development Committee

Start Date: 
April 10, 2012 - 6:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Economic development
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
Community Board 8
Location: 
Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
727 Classon Avenue (between Park and Prospect)
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Community Board 8's  Economic Development Committee will be holding its monthly meeting to review applications from local bars and restaurants for new liquor licenses, renewal of existing licenses and extension of licenses to permit alcohol to be served in rear yards.   On the agenda this month are 10 renewals or new applications for businesses in Prospect Heights. While the State Liquor Authority makes the final determination, input from the community board can help shape guidelines as to how these businesses operate in order to preserve the quality of life for residents in the community.  

Input from the community board is also significant in cases where a bar or restaurant is subject to the 500 foot rule, which restricts the approval of full liquor licenses if the location is within a 500 foot radius of three other businesses with full liquor licenses.  In those cases, the presumption is that the SLA will not grant a license unless it can be demonstrated that it is in the public interest to do so.  In addition to the community board's recommendation, a public hearing is required to make a determination for these applications. The public hearing agenda can be found on the State Liquor Authority's website.

The meeting will take place at 6:30 PM at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, 727 Classon Avenue, Brooklyn, NY (between Park and Prospect).

The Prospect Heights area applications are below:

  • New liquor license applications:
    • Tooker Alley, 793 Washington Avenue/full license (St. John’s/Lincoln)
    • Gran Castillo, 345 Flatbush Avenue /beer/wine license (Park/Sterling)
    • Leonard Zella, 607 Vanderbilt Avenue/full license (tavern) (Bergen/St. Marks)
    • Milk River Café, 960 Atlantic Avenue/full license (Grand/Classon) 
  • Liquor license renewals:
    • B&B Sports Club, 644 Franklin Avenue/full license (Bergen/St. Marks)
    • B Hive Lounge, 990 Atlantic Avenue/full license (Grand/Classon)
    • Tao Palate, 329 Flatbush Avenue/beer/wine license (near Park)
    • Kombit, 279 Flatbush Avenue/full license (corner St. Marks)
  • Alterations to applications (rear yard use)
    • 606 R& D, 606 Vanderbilt Avenue/full license (St. Marks/Prospect)
    • Bearded Lady, 686A Washington Avenue/full license  (corner St. Marks)
  • Unenclosed Sidewalk Café application for Bearded Lady, 686A Washington Avenue
  • Enclosed Sidewalk Café application for Underhill Café & Grill, 760 Dean Street
Open to: 
General public

CB2/CB6 joint meeting on Barclays Center liquor license

Start Date: 
April 10, 2012 - 6:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Community Boards 2 and 6
Location: 
78th Precinct Station House
65 6th Avenue (between Bergen and Dean Streets)
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Community Boards 2 and 6 will convene a joint session of their respective Committees to review the application by the Barclays Center arena operators for a license to sell full liquor throughout the facility. The meeting will include a presentation by representatives from Forest City Ratner, and members of the public will be able to testify.

Open to: 
General public

77th Precinct Community Council

Start Date: 
October 8, 2012 - 7:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
77th Precinct Community Council
Location: 
Duryea Presbyterian Church
362 Sterling Place (Underhill Ave & Sterling Place)
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

The 77th Precinct Community Council is dedicated to improving relations between the police servicing Prospect Heights, Crown Heights and Weeksville.

Precinct Council meetings provide an opportunity for community members to share concerns about neighborhood security and quality of life with the precinct command.

(Note that the boundaries of the 77th Precinct have been adjusted to accommodate the opening of Barclays Center. The 77th Precinct now covers Prospect Heights east of Vanderbilt Avenue. West of Vanderbilt Avenue is now covered by the 78th Precinct. The next meeting of the 78th Precinct Community Council will take place on Tuesday, October 30 at 7:30PM at the 78th Precinct station house, 6th Avenue and Dean Street.)

Open to: 
General public

BK Gateway Transportation Workshop

Start Date: 
March 31, 2012 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
Council Member Letitia James, PHNDC, Park Slope Civic Council, Boerum Hill Association, and Tri-State Transportation Campaign
Location: 
YWCA
30 Third Avenue at Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

The neighborhoods of Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, downtown Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Northern Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights face significant transportation challenges. Existing traffic and parking congestion, demands on transit service and dangerous roads for cyclists and pedestrians already pose hurdles for residents, businesses and the environment. The upcoming completion the Barclay’s Center at Atlantic Yards will further compound these challenges. The BK Gateway Transportation Workshop will lay the groundwork for developing community driven solutions to the transportation issues facing the area.

  • Discuss transportation issues affecting your neighborhood
  • Share ideas with transportation experts
  • Learn about strategies to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety, reduce congestion, and improve transit
  • Help develop a plan for the future of transportation and transit in our community

Residents, business owners, and community organizations welcome! Due to limited space, participants must register by e mail to bsherman@council.nyc.gov.

Co-sponsored by: Council Member Stephen Levin, Council Member Brad Lander, Community Board 2, and Transportation Alternatives.

Open to: 
General public

Operation Take Back Our Community

Start Date: 
March 26, 2012 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Safety and security
Sponsored By: 
State Senator Eric Adams and Community Board 8 Police and Public Safety Committee
Location: 
Hope City Empowerment Center
650-656 Washington Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Operation Take Back our Community (TBOC) is a community event to meet and greet Community Board 8's residents, block association members, tenant association members and business owners to plan and implement a community policing program to safely monitor and report quality of life concerns and public safety issues.

Join your neighbors and get involved by identifying trouble spots, identifying block captains and alternates, recruting volunteers, creating quality of life task force groups, joining street canvass teams and working closely with community groups and organizations to monitor and implement Operation TBOC.

Operation TBOC is designed to create community accountability and responsibility to safely report public safety issues occurring in the community as well as addressing and monitoring quality of life issues such as sanitation, community beautification, law enforcement, merchant improvements and community unity.

The event will include food, music and resource information. For more information, contact Community Board 8 at (718) 467-5574, or email seandra8037@aol.com.

Open to: 
Residents and business people in Community Board 8