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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.

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

Support strong for slow zone in Prospect Heights

Posted: February 6, 2012 - 11:25am

Elected officials, local residents cite speeding through traffic, coming impacts of Barclays Center as requiring new solutions

 

The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council today announced that its application to the New York City Department of Transportation for a Neighborhood Slow Zone (NSZ) in Prospect Heights has received the support of Community Board 8, Councilmember Letitia James, Assembly members Hakeem Jeffries and Joan Millman, and State Senators Velmanette Montgomery and Eric Adams.

PHNDC submits application for a Neighborhood Slow Zone in Prospect Heights

Posted: February 5, 2012 - 12:59pm

Proposed Neighborhood Slow Zone for Prospect Heights

On February 3, 2012, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council submitted 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. In addition, PHNDC has asked the DOT to include the Eastern Parkway service road from Washington Avenue to Plaza Street as part of the Slow Zone after receiving strong support in a petition from residents living on or near Eastern Parkway. 

 

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. 

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