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.

Community Forest initiative to protect Prospect Heights trees

Posted: March 15, 2010 - 7:17pm

As New York City moves forward with plans to plant hundreds of thousands of new street trees throughout the five boroughs, residents of Prospect Heights are stepping up to the plate to care for our “urban forest.” The Prospect Heights Community Forest Initiative is working with our block associations, community gardens, and merchant groups, to provide residents and merchants with the knowledge, skills, material resources and organizational assistance necessary to become trusted stewards of their urban environment.

Eastern Parkway neighbors demand action on Washinton crossing, launch online survey

Posted: March 10, 2010 - 9:24pm

The intersection of Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue is one of the busiest—and messiest—in Brooklyn. A capital project to reconfigure the intersection and renovate the Eastern Parkway median between Washington and Grand Army Plaza has been in the works for five years, and will finally be breaking ground July 5, 2010.

The groundbreaking will be the beginning of an 18-month, three-phase project that will include water and sewer main upgrades and work on the main Eastern Parkway before the median and the pedestrian crossings at Washington are addressed.

Revised plan for Atlantic Yards street closures discussed at town hall meeting

Posted: February 27, 2010 - 5:08pm

On February 24, City Council members Letitia James, Brad Lander and Steven Levin held a town hall meeting at which representatives from NYC DOT, Forest City Ratner, and the Empire State Development Corporation discussed planned street closures related to the Atlantic Yards project and answered questions from attendees. Jane Marshall of FCR, Sam Schwartz of Sam Schwartz Engineering, and Chris Hrones of DOT discussed the revised plan for street closures.

Permanent street closures announced at Atlantic Yards site

Posted: January 11, 2010 - 11:12pm

Today, Forest City Ratner announced the permanent closing of the following streets in Prospect Heights, beginning on or about February 1.

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: