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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.


Pacifc Dean shelter to close January 15 for demolition; PHNDC establishes relief fund for affected families

Posted: December 23, 2009 - 11:41am

Residents of the Pacific Dean Annex shelter on Dean and Pacific Streets between Carlton and Vanderbilt Avenues were advised Monday, December 7 that the facility would close permanently on January 15 and begin demolition shortly thereafter as part of the Atlantic Yards project.

Shelter operators and NYC DHS are working to find permanent housing for the 88 families that currently occupy the shelter. Families unable to find permanent housing by January 15 will be transferred to another shelter. According to shelter officials, no relocation assistance is being provided to families by the developer.

Traffic changes and street closures announced around Atlantic Yards site

Posted: December 17, 2009 - 7:47pm

The Atlantic Yards Community Liaison has published a notice to the public that beginning on Monday, December 21, 2009, the following streets in Brooklyn will undergo directional changes:

Wrought iron gates stolen from Prospect Heights homes

Posted: July 17, 2009 - 10:40am

Prospect Heights residents should be aware that a significant number of wrought iron gates have recently been stolen. On Prospect Place alone, between Vanderbilt and Underhill, five gates have recently been stolen from homes and apartment buildings. It appears the thieves perform their nefarious deeds at night using a truck. Victims are urged to call 311 file a police report to increase police vigilance and to possibly retrieve their stolen gate.

Eastern Parkway renovation moving ahead in three phases

Posted: July 2, 2009 - 10:06am

Eastern Parkway is now a three phase project, set to begin int he fall of 2009 and complete all phases within eighteen months.

  • Phase 1 is replacement of the sewer/water main under the main roadway, to be done by DEP.
  • Phase 2 involves regrading of the main road, to be done by DOT. It is expected that most of the Washington Avenue/Eastern Parkway flow improvements will be incorporated in this phase.
  • Phase 3 includes the repair and widening of the median, from Washington to the Plaza. The NYC Department of Parks has the lead on this phase, but DOT will be involved as well.

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.”