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The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Sustainability
The ability to fulfill human needs while maintaining the quality of the natural environment indefinitely.

Bike to Work with BP Eric Adams

Start Date: 
April 22, 2019 - 8:30am - 9:30pm
Categories
Topic : 
Sustainability
Traffic and transit
Sponsored By: 
Borough President Eric Adams
Location: 
Zion Triangle
Legion Street, Brooklyn
United States
Description: 

Bike to Work with Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams and Council Member Alicka Ampry-Samuel! Meet up at Zion Triangle at the Pitkin Avenue entrance.

Please RSVP to anthonydrummond@brooklynbp.nyc.gov.

You can also join the ride at Eastern Parkway, Kingston Avenue, Bergen Street, Court Street, Warren Street, Henry Street, or Remsen Street. Email for more information.

 

Open to: 
General public

SAFE Disposal Event

Start Date: 
April 7, 2019 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Sustainability
Sponsored By: 
NYC Department of Sanitation
Location: 
Prospect Park, Park Circle
Corner of Parkside Ave & Prospect Park SW Cars enter along Parkside Ave from Ocean Ave & Lincoln Rd
United States
Description: 

The NYC Department of Sanitation hosts SAFE Disposal Events (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables, and Electronics) throughout the year in all five boroughs to give residents a location to drop off their harmful household products safely.

Only New York City residential waste is accepted at SAFE Disposal Events. No commercial vehicles are allowed. Residents must provide proof of NYC residency, such as a NYS driver’s license or utility bill.

What to Bring

  • Automotive products such as motor oil, transmission fluid, and batteries
  • Personal care items like unwanted medicines or cosmetics
  • Thermometers
  • Syringes (clearly labeled and packaged in a “sharps” container or other leak-proof, puncture-resistant container)
  • Household products such as pesticides, paint, hazardous cleaners, compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Electronics – check the list of items that are considered electronics, here.

For more information, visit https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/dsny/site/services/harmful-products/safe-disposal.

 

Open to: 
New York City residents

Is Prospect Heights ready for an emergency? PHNDC volunteers and interns want to find out

Posted: August 15, 2017 - 4:06pm

The PHNDC Emergency Disaster Management (EDM) Committee has been actively building its outreach and knowledge of community preparedness since its establishment in May. Committee members believe that our community needed to know what resources and needs exist in Prospect Heights with respect to disaster preparedness. So, they started with the basics.

In partnership with the Brooklyn Neighborhood Improvement Association, the committee launched its first activity in July, conducting a door-to-door survey of commerical enterprises and many multifamily residential buildings in Prospect Heights. Through the BNIA, 12 Summer Youth Employment Program interns worked with PHNDC to conduct one of the largest disaster preparedness surveys done by community-based groups in NYC. The survey was drafted and designed by members of the EDM committee and continuously improved by the interns as they went door to door. The survey was also extended to selected commercial avenues in Crown Heights later in the summer. The initiative drew upon the elements of Community Assessment/Preparedness Planning toolkit offered by the City of New York Office of Emergency Management.

SAFE Disposal Event

Start Date: 
April 2, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Sustainability
Sponsored By: 
NYC Department of Sanitation
Location: 
Prospect Park
Park Circle (corner of Parkside Ave. and Prospect Park Southwest)
United States
Description: 

The NYC Department of Sanitation is holding a series of SAFE Disposal Events (Solvents, Automotive, Flammable, Electronics) to provide NYC residents with a one-stop method to get rid of harmful household products.

Materials accepted include common household products such as auto fluids, batteries, electronics, strong cleaners, medications, paint and more.

View map for this event.

Open to: 
General public

Electronic Waste Recycling

Start Date: 
January 15, 2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Sustainability
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Park Alliance
Location: 
Prospect Park
Prospect Park West and 3rd Street entrance
United States
Description: 

Join the Prospect Alliance and Lower East Side Ecology Center, which is bringing its annual "After the Holidays" E-waste event to Prospect Park to help you responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets. Spread the word to your friends and neighbors. Visit the center's website to view a list of acceptable items.

Open to: 
General public

Fall is a busy season for Prospect Heights streets as bioswales and NSZ are rolled out

Posted: October 15, 2015 - 11:47am

Starting this month, two projects that have been anticipated for quite some time are hitting the streets in Prospect Heights.

Signage and speed humps for Prospect Heights' Neighborhood Slow Zone (NSZ) are now being installed (like the signs pictured above at the corner of Park Place and Carlton Avenue). Prospect Heights was one of 15 communities chosen for a NSZ by the Department of Transportation in October 2013. PHNDC's application was among 74 received by DOT, and received the strong support of location elected officials and more than 1,300 residents. DOT's plan for the Prospect Heights NSZ was approved by Community Board 8 in June 2015.