The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Traffic and transit
Issues relating to motor vehicle travel, as well as use of public transportation, in Prospect Heights.

North Flatbush BID initiates streetscape project

Posted: May 6, 2009 - 10:02am

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.

Eastern Parkway median reconstruction to be funded with stimulus

Posted: March 31, 2009 - 9:47pm

A list of transportation projects in New York City to be funded in whole or in part with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act published by the Mayor's office includes the renovation of the Eastern Parkway median between Washington Avenue and Grand Army Plaza.

Eastern Parkway Median Renovation Update

Start Date: 
April 6, 2009 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Topic : 
Traffic and transit
News and issues
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Park Alliance
135 Eastern Parkway Lobby
135 Eastern Parkway
United States

This project, started by a few dedicated residents of Eastern Parkway between Washington Avenue and Grand Army Plaza in collaboration with the Prospect Park Alliance, aims to restore the median and implement long-overdue safety measures.

Whether you are new to the community or a long-time resident, we invite and encourage you to join us and learn about the progress of this vital effort.

Come learn more about:

  • Project scope (sewer upgrades, roadbed repairs, median restoration, and improved pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular flow)
  • Project timeline
  • How it will impact you and your community.

Bring your questions for representatives from the Prospect Park Alliance and Community Board 8 - your input on this project, and any community matter, is welcome!

Co-sponsored by GAPCo - The Grand Army Plaza Coalition

Open to: 
General public

GAPCo Annual Meeting

Start Date: 
March 7, 2009 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Topic : 
Urban planning
Traffic and transit
Sponsored By: 
Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPCo)
Trustees Room, Brooklyn Public Library
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn
United States

Come join your neighbors and learn about GAPCo!

Everyone who has an interest in Grand Army Plaza, its surrounding neighborhoods, or in community-driven public projects should come to the Annual meeting.

  • GAPCo’s Successes in 2008
    • The Ideas Competition and Exhibition in Grand Army Plaza
    • Neighborhood Outreach
  • Plans for 2009: Next Steps
    • Eastern Parkway Renovation
    • Traffic Flow Study
    • Design study/community workshops
  • New opportunities for community involvement:
    • Help design a new Grand Army Plaza
    • Develop your ideas for programming events in Grand Army Plaza
    • Pitching in to help clean up Grand Army Plaza
  • Ask questions of the GAPCo leadership:
    • Civic groups, Merchants Association, and Community Board members
    • Reps from the Cultural Institutions and City Agencies
    • Leading Advocates for public place, parks, and traffic planning policy
    • City, State, and Federal elected officials

This is also our big chance to hear what YOU think about what we have done, and what YOU would like to see in Grand Army Plaza.


Open to: 
General public (RSVP required)

PHNDC general meeting

Start Date: 
March 3, 2009 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Social services
Local development projects
Atlantic Yards
Sponsored By: 
Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council
P.S. 9, room 134
80 Underhill Avenue (between St. Marks Avenue and Bergen Street)
United States

The March 2009 PHNDC general meeting will be open to the public so community members interested in finding out more about PHNDC's current projects will have an opportunity to hear updates and ask questions.

The agenda will be as follows:

  • Roll call
  • Committee reports
    • Historic designation
    • Transportation
    • Zoning
    • Atlantic Yards
  • Old business
    • "No flyers" signs for Prospect Heights
    • "Pedestrian Streets" initiative for Vanderbilt Avenue
    • Update to Prospect Heights neighborhood study
  • New business
  • Community questions and answers
  • Adjournment
Open to: 
General public

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

Posted: January 28, 2009 - 2:14pm

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.