The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC) brings Prospect Heights community members together to build a safer, more just and sustainable neighborhood. 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.

"Invest in Prospect Heights," says PS 9 to neighbors

Posted: November 28, 2012 - 8:45pm

On Tuesday, November 27—billed this year as "Giving Tuesday" after Black Friday and Cyber Monday—the PS 9 Parent-Teacher Organization kicked off its 2012 Holiday Fundraising Challenge. In addition to seeking new donors from within the school community, the PTO is addressing the larger Prospect Heights community with the slogan, "Invest in Prospect Heights.

Pedestrian improvements coming to Flatbush Avenue

Posted: October 17, 2012 - 4:57pm

Starting this week, NYC DOT will be making short-term improvements on north Flatbush Avenue to provide pedestrian safety benefits in anticipation of an upcoming capital construction project (in 2014) that will expand curb lines and sidewalks. The short-term improvements include:

No Slow Zone this year in Prospect Heights, but other traffic calming measures possible

Posted: July 25, 2012 - 4:47pm

On July 12, 2012 the NYC Department of Transportation announced the selection of 13 Neighborhood Slow Zones for implementation across New York City in 2012. Prospect Heights was not selected. On February 3, 2012 PHNDC had submitted a Slow  Zone Application to DOT with more than 1200 petition signatures and 35 letters of support from locally elected officials, block associations, schools, daycare centers, parent organizations, houses of worship, and service and residential facilities. Although PHNDC is very disappointed that Prospect Heights was not selected, we expect to be ready to apply again in 2013.

Prospect Heights co-op completes 10 kw solar array

Posted: June 22, 2012 - 7:34am

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?"

Local elected officials and civic organizations announce Barclays Center Neighborhood Protection Plan

Posted: May 29, 2012 - 7:39am

BROOKLYN, May 29, 2012 – Today, City Council Members Stephen Levin, Letitia James and Brad Lander announced the Barclays Center Neighborhood Protection Plan (NPP), a set of coordinated initiatives aimed at mitigating safety and quality of life impacts expected to result from locating the Brooklyn arena within residential neighborhoods.

Support strong for slow zone in Prospect Heights

Posted: February 6, 2012 - 10:25am

Elected officials, local residents cite speeding through traffic, coming impacts of Barclays Center as requiring new solutions


The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council today announced that its application to the New York City Department of Transportation for a Neighborhood Slow Zone (NSZ) in Prospect Heights has received the support of Community Board 8, Councilmember Letitia James, Assembly members Hakeem Jeffries and Joan Millman, and State Senators Velmanette Montgomery and Eric Adams.