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

Prospect Heights to get bioswales to control stormwater runoff

Posted: November 30, 2014 - 11:41am

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is undertaking a number of projects aimed at improving water quality in the Gowanus Canal. Several of these projects are intended to reduce combined sewer overflows (CSOs) into the canal. CSOs are prone to occur during heavy rains when stormwater overwhelms the capacity of the local sewer system.

Because Prospect Heights is part of the watershed for the Gowanus Canal, DEP plans to install a network of bioswales to absorb stormwater. Bioswales are tree pits with a curb cut to absorb runoff.

Community Board 8 General Meeting

Start Date: 
November 13, 2014 - 7:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Urban planning
Housing
Sustainability
Zoning
Landmarking
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Local development projects
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
Location: 
St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church
856 Pacific Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and Underhill Avenue
Brooklyn, NY
United States
Description: 

Community Board 8 represents all of Prospect Heights. General meetings of the Community Board provide an opportunity for community members to become informed as to issues related to land use, transportation, safety and security, economic development and other topics that affect the neighborhood. For more information, please see www.brooklyncb8.org.

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

Health and Harvest Fair

Start Date: 
October 27, 2012 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Sustainability
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Health and Harvest Fair Volunteer Team
Location: 
Underhill Avenue (between Sterling and St. Johns Places)
United States
Description: 

The Health and Harvest Fair is a fun, family-oriented event that will provide good food, medical screenings, and healthy living resources to our neighbors. There will be health screenings, local health practitioners, and resources to help you find healthy affordable food in your neighborhood. There will be FREE food giveaways, FREE massages, cooking demos, martial arts and yoga, live music, and children's games and activities. This a great opportunity for you to get to know your neighbors and meet local businesses and organizations committed to improving your health!

Please contact Jesse Alter at healthandharvestfair@gmail.com if you would like to help with outreach and invite your neighbors!

Please contact Alison Conforti at alison.conforti@gmail.com if you would like to participate as a health service provider and table at the Fair!

 

Open to: 
General public

Prospect Heights co-op completes 10 kw solar array

Posted: June 22, 2012 - 8:34am

The Vanderbilt Park co-op has just completed its 10.18 kilowatt solar array, which is the largest array in the neighborhood according the NYC Solar Map.  

The array provides green energy for approximately 85% of the power used in the co-op's common areas, as well as 100% of the power for one of the units in the building.  With federal and municipal rebates, the payback period is just over three years.  Being located in a landmarked district was an additional complication during construction, as the array was not allowed to be visible from the street, but Bret Heilig, the CEO of Fiveboro Solar as well as a resident of the co-op, embraced the challenge. 

"Putting solar where I live and work was a special project for me," he said. "We have local food and local beer in Brooklyn. Why not local power?"

Street tree day on Vanderbilt Avenue

Start Date: 
June 25, 2011 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Categories
Topic : 
Sustainability
Open space
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force and Vanderbilt Avenue Merchants District
Location: 
Southeast corner of Vanderbilt and St. Marks Avenues
United States
Description: 

The Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force has accepted the invitation of the Vanderbilt Avenue Merchants Association to work with the merchants to enhance the health, vitality and beauty of Vanderbilt Avenue street trees.
 
The Street Tree Task Force is a local volunteer organization committed to the care and maintenance of all our neighborhood’s street trees.
 
Volunteers will aerate, fertilize and mulch the tree pits and prune tree branches on Vanderbilt Avenue. In return, the Task Force only requests merchants to keep tree pits free of garbage and to water the trees on a regular basis.
 
Organizers would love to have as many Prospect Heights residents who can join them on June 25th to help with the tree care event. They will need the extra help  to cover Vanderbilt Avenue from Plaza Street to Pacific Street. If you have gloves or cultivators bring them along. Organizers will do their best to ensure that everyone has the tools needed to do the job. Please join in!

Open to: 
General public