The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Recognition by the City's Landmarks Preservation Commission of the architectural significance of certain buildings or groups of buildings. Conveys protection from destruction or uncharacteristic alteration.

Landmarks Commission designates Prospect Heights Historic District

Posted: June 23, 2009 - 11:03pm

On June 23, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Prospect Heights Historic District. With approximately 850 buildings, the new district is the largest created in over twenty years, and ranks as the fifth largest historic district in New York City overall. “Prospect Heights is among Brooklyn’s most distinguished, cohesive neighborhoods because of its architectural integrity and diversity, scale, tree-lined streets and residential character,” said LPC Chairman Tierney. “These features lend the neighborhood its unique sense of place, making it a natural for historic district status.”

LPC distributes building descriptions for proposed historic district

Posted: May 6, 2009 - 8:48am

The New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission is in the process of preparing the designation report for the proposed Prospect Heights Historic District. Owners of buildings within the district's study area have received (or will receive shortly) descriptions of their properties. After designation, the building description will serve as the baseline against which all future changes to the exterior of the property will be evaluated by LPC.

In The NY TImes: Ask An Expert About Historic Preservation

Posted: March 24, 2009 - 8:00am

This week in The Times' City Room Blog, Simeon Bankoff, the executive director of the Historic Districts Council is answering readers' questions about historic preservation and rezoning in New York City. You can post a question by visiting the City Room Blog.

PHNDC general meeting

Start Date: 
March 3, 2009 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Social services
Local development projects
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
P.S. 9, room 134
80 Underhill Avenue (between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street)
United States

The March 2009 PHNDC general meeting will be open to the public so community members interested in finding out more about PHNDC's current projects will have an opportunity to hear updates and ask questions.

The agenda will be as follows:

  • Roll call
  • Committee reports
    • Historic designation
    • Transportation
    • Zoning
    • Atlantic Yards
  • Old business
    • "No flyers" signs for Prospect Heights
    • "Pedestrian Streets" initiative for Vanderbilt Avenue
    • Update to Prospect Heights neighborhood study
  • New business
  • Community questions and answers
  • Adjournment
Open to: 
General public

"This Old House" comes to Prospect Heights January 24

Posted: January 19, 2009 - 7:16pm

On January 24, the popular PBS television program "This Old House" will feature the renovation of a Prospect Heights brownstone. The house, located on Sterling Place between Underhill Avenue and Washington Avenue, was built in 1905 and is being completely remodeled by its present owners, Karen Shen and Kevin Costello.