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The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC) assesses and represents the needs and concerns of the Prospect Heights community in terms of housing, economic development, physical environment, safety and security, and social services.


phndc.org is a portal for the exchange of news, events and information among Prospect Heights community members interested in the development of this unique and historic neighborhood.


Landmarks Commission issues updated Rowhouse Manual

Posted: August 25, 2010 - 10:28pm

The NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission has updated and revamped its Rowhouse Manual, a handbook that assists owners of the buildings that lie within New York City’s 116 historic districts and extensions maintain their special properties. It also offers step-by-step instructions on how to work successfully and efficiently with the Commission throughout the permit process.

Owners of properties within the Prospect Heights Historic District are encouraged to download and review the updated Rowhouse Manual prior to planning remodeling or maintenance work on their buildings.

Latest step in Flatbush Avenue traffic safety: Pedestrian countdown signals

Posted: August 18, 2010 - 2:32pm

As part of the city’s recent Pedestrian Safety Study and Action Plan, and as a continuation of ongoing efforts to improve the pedestrian experience on Flatbush Avenue, NYC DOT will soon equip all Flatbush intersections between Fulton Street and Grand Army Plaza with safety-enhancing pedestrian countdown signals. These signals are among 1,500 the Department of Transportation plans to install at intersections selected for their above average roadway width, unique layout, and high rates of accidents involving pedestrians.

Forest City Ratner announces AY traffic change on Flatbush Avenue

Posted: July 26, 2010 - 7:13pm

To accommodate upgrades to the MTA vent structures along Flatbush Avenue, a part of the Atlantic Yards project, beginning on Friday, August 20, 2010, Forest City Ratner and the Empire State Development Corporation have announced that the traffic pattern on Flatbush Avenue (between Atlantic Avenue and Dean Street) will be altered.

DOT changes Flatbush signal timing for off-peak safety

Posted: July 19, 2010 - 5:18pm

In response to community requests to control speeding on Flatbush Avenue during off-peak hours, the NYC Department of Transportation recently implemented a “dual progression” pattern in which green lights are staggered, requiring additional stoppages for both directions of travel on Flatbush Avenue between Concord Street and Plaza Street.

Volunteers needed for Underhill Playground lock up

Posted: July 5, 2010 - 12:00am

Friends of Underhill Playground is organizing volunteers to help with locking up the playground at night.

Why lock up?

The Parks Department is coming by the playground to turn off the sprinklers (approximately 6:00 PM), but does not have the staff to do a later lock up. The Friends would like to help keep the playground open for everyone's enjoyment during the long summer days and lock-up at dusk when the park is officially closed.

Tell Albany it's time to reform Atlantic Yards oversight

Posted: June 23, 2010 - 12:00am

Assemblymember Hakeem Jeffries’ bill (A11431) reforming Atlantic Yards governance has passed the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee.

PHNDC and the other BrooklynSpeaks sponsors support the new legislation and are monitoring the legislative progress closely. "For the last three years, BrooklynSpeaks sponsors have advocated for transparency with respect to project governance, as well as for the involvement of the public in the decision-making process. This legislation is an important first step towards those goals,” said Jo Anne Simon, District Leader of the 52nd Assembly District. “We encourage all Brooklynites and New Yorkers concerned about accountability at Atlantic Yards to sign our online petition calling for swift passage of this legislation.”

The BrooklynSpeaks petition is available at http://www.PetitionOnline.com/reformay/petition.html.