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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

BK Gateway presentation and panel

Start Date: 
March 16, 2013 - 10:30am
Categories
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
Sponsored By: 
Tri State Transportation Campaign, Council Member Letitia James, Boerum Hill Association, Park Slope Civic Council, PHNDC
Location: 
YWCA of Brooklyn
30 Third Avenue (corner of Atlantic Avenue)
Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Tri-State Transportation Campaign — in collaboration with the Office of New York City Council Member Letitia James, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, the Park Slope Civic Council, the Boerum Hill Association and Transportation Alternatives — will be hosting a panel discussion on the BK Gateway Vision Plan on Saturday, March 16 at the YWCA, 30 Third Avenue in Brooklyn. The event will take place from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Registration for the event will begin at 10:30 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.

The BK Gateway plan, which seeks to address major transportation and land use challenges facing central Brooklyn, grew out of community input and has been in development for over half a year. The event will feature a presentation about the plan, followed by a response panel from federal, state and local elected officials. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Ryan Lynch (rlynch@tstc.org), or on the event's Facebook page.

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

Underhill Avenue to get traffic signal adjustments

Posted: January 10, 2013 - 4:48pm

In response to community concerns following a string of car accidents on Underhill Avenue between Park and Prospect Places (the most recent one from December 2012 is pictured above), the New York City Department of Transportation has investigated ways to adjust the signal timing to promote slower speeds and plans to implement the following no later than March of this year:

Civic groups, elected officials and transportation advocates announce BK Gateway Transportation Vision

Posted: December 15, 2012 - 12:52pm

A group of elected officials, civic groups and advocates have come together to highlight Downtown Brooklyn’s transportation challenges. Population and transit ridership have skyrocketed over the last twenty years in Brooklyn, but New York City Department of Transportation and City Plan have yet to develop a plan to accommodate increased demand on the borough’s transportation infrastructure.

The groups, including the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, the Office of New York State Assemblymember and Congressman-elect Hakeem Jeffries, the Office of New York City Council Member Letitia James, Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, Park Slope Civic Council, and the Boerum Hill Association, released a report, the “BK Gateway Vision: Planning for Now and the Next Generation of Downtown Brooklyn,” that lays out potential solutions to the transportation-land use challenges in the BK Gateway area.  The area includes the downtown neighborhoods bounded by the East River, Nostrand Avenue, Empire Boulevard and 9th Street. 

Pedestrian improvements coming to Flatbush Avenue

Posted: October 17, 2012 - 5:57pm

Starting this week, NYC DOT will be making short-term improvements on north Flatbush Avenue to provide pedestrian safety benefits in anticipation of an upcoming capital construction project (in 2014) that will expand curb lines and sidewalks. The short-term improvements include: