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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.


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.”

GAPCo seeks creative ideas for Grand Army Plaza events

Posted: June 10, 2009 - 10:13pm

 

Do you have:

An idea for an event that could take place in Grand Army Plaza?

Thoughts about how to use the wonderful but woefully underused spaces of GAP? How to draw people in?

Connections with organizations that would love the exposure of putting on a one-time or recurrent event in Brooklyn's most visible outdoor public space?

North Flatbush BID initiates streetscape project

Posted: May 6, 2009 - 11:02am

The North Flatbush Business Improvement District has secured the expertise of a landscape architect/urban planner to come up with a plan to improve the flow and functionality of Flatbush from Atlantic to Plaza Streets. A preliminary meeting was held on April 22, 2009 during which the firm offered preliminary ideas on what was possible and what other cities had done when confronted by similar circumstances.

DOT plans safety improvements for Carlton Ave./Park Place intersection

Posted: January 28, 2009 - 3:14pm

As a result of study requested by PHNDC in conjunction with the North Flatbush BID, Brooklyn DOT is planning safety improvements to the intersection of Flatbush Avenue, Carlton Avenue, and Park Place. The intersection has long been perceived by area residents as dangerous for pedestrians.