Community Meeting (Thursday, June 20) to Present MTV Video Music Awards Event Planning

June 19, 2013

The following is from a flyer announcing a meeting to present event planning for the MTV Video Music Awards, scheduled for August 2013 in the Barclays Center Arena.  The flyer was distributed on Dean Street earlier this week.

Community Announcement

What: Community meeting to presetnt MTV Video Music Awards event planning for August 2013

Invited: Residents of Dean Street between Flatbush & Carlton Avenues

Where: Newswalk Building – enter at main gates at 535 Dean Street

When: Thursday, June 20th, 7:30pm

For questions, please contact the Barclays Center Community Affairs Manager, Terence Kelly, at 917-618-6136 or

Monthly Meeting, Monday Feb 18th @ 7:30

February 15, 2013

Monday, February 18th
7:30 – 9:00 pm
545 Dean Street


  • Changes to Pacific Street: loss of street trees, parking, lane direction
  • Update on the proposed Business Improvement District
  • Public Hearing on the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
  • Lighting: streets, playground, Vanderbilt Railyards



Notice of Public Scoping for Atlantic Yards Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

January 26, 2013

Dear Community,

Attached to this email is the Notice of Public Scoping for a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. A public scoping meeting has been scheduled to obtain comments on the draft scope of work for the DSEIS.  

The meeting will be held on February 27, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 182 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, New York.  [map]

Copies of the draft scope of analysis may be obtained from ESD’s Web site,, or may be requested through the contact information provided below.  Comments on the draft scope of work may be presented by members of the public or any interested party at the public scoping meeting or submitted in writing to: Empire State Development (Attn: Atlantic Yards), 633 Third Avenue, 37th floor, New York, NY 10017,  Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. on March 14, 2013.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions and thank you for your continued interest in the Atlantic Yards Project.



Derek Lynch | Manager, Atlantic Yards Project
Community/Government Relations
Empire State Development
(646) 581-6092: Cell
(212 803-3736: Office


November 28, 2012

Informational Meeting on B2 Design

Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Courtroom at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street 

Find out the details of B2, a new 35 story residential tower that will be located at the corner of Dean Street and Flatbush adjacent to the arena.  How is it going to affect the community in relation to sidewalks and open spaces, parking, housing affordability, construction impacts?


Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Committee Meeting 

Thursday, December 6, 2012 @ 6:30
78th Precinct, 65 6th Avenue (btwn. Dean and Bergen) 

This meeting is a forum for representatives from the community and civic groups to engage elected officials, Empire State Development, FCRC and arena operators regarding issues affecting the quality of life for residents and businesses in close proximity to Barclays Center.  Attend to help raise concerns about concert noise, unruly crowds, parking, idling limos and trucks, etc.


Dean Street Block Association Holiday Potluck

Sunday, December 16th   -  Save the date!

Everyone including family and friends are welcome to the block association’s annual holiday potluck.

Monthly Meeting – Monday, October 22 – 7:30PM

October 21, 2012

Held every 3rd Monday of the month except holidays

Invited guest:  Representative from the 78th Precinct

TIME:       Monday, October 22, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
PLACE:    638 Dean Street between Carlton & Vanderbilt Avenues


  • Alternative parking regulations now to be enforced on Dean Street between 6th Avenue and Carlton Avenue
  • Potential solutions for black limo standing and idling
  • Barclays Center impacts
  • Dean Playground issues
  • Beautification and tree bed guards
  • Potential development in neighborhood: 215 Flatbush Avenue, 594 Dean Street and Atlantic Yards


Annual Meeting – November 21 – 7:30PM

September 14, 2012

Held every 3rd Monday of the month except holidays

TIME:       Monday, September 17th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
PLACE:    545 Dean Street #1, between 6th & Carlton

  • Update on Barclays Center and parking lot implementation
  • Arena opening and protests
  • Annual Review
  • Election of officers

If you would like to be an officer, please respond by email to as soon as you can.  Thanks!


Barclays Center Neighborhood Protection Meeting – Tomorrow (September 5)

September 4, 2012

When:   Wednesday, September 5, 2012    7:00pm

Where: Iglesia Latina Evengelica, 506 Bergen St. (between 6th and Carlton Avenues)

Join Ashley Cotton and Jane Marshall of Forest City Ratner in a discussion about protecting the quality of life of those living and working near Barclays Center once it opens.  Issues include crowd control, safety, clean streets and sidewalks, traffic, parking and more. Bring your questions and concerns.

Read the proposed Neighborhood Protection Plan sponsored by local elected officials and civic groups representing areas surrounding Barclays Center:


Sponsored by 

Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council,

Park Slope Civic Council,

Boerum Hill Association,

Monthly Meeting – May 21, 7:30 PM

May 18, 2012

Held every 3rd Monday of the month except holidays

TIME:       Monday, May 21st, 7:30 – 9:00 PM
PLACE:    535 Dean Street, #313  (Newswalk)

  • Block Party Planning
  • Protecting the neighborhood during Barclays Center operation
  • Volunteers needed to be in a short community video (very little time commitment)


Monthly Meeting – April 16 – 7:30PM

April 15, 2012

Held every 3rd Monday of the month except holidays

TIME:       Monday, April 16th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
PLACE:    618 Dean Street, #1B

  • How will the Arena’s Satellite Uplink Parking Lot at 6th Avenue and Dean Street affect local residents?
  • Tree bed guards finally to be installed in the coming weeks and months.
  • We won!  The community’s legal victory: what does it mean for us?


Public Hearing: Barclays Center Liquor License

April 9, 2012

WHEN: Tuesday, April 10, 6:30 PM
WHERE: 78th Precinct, 65 6th Avenue (btwn. Bergen/Dean Streets)

Dear Neighbors:

The new operators for the Barclays Center arena are applying to the State Liquor Authority for a full liquor license to serve the estimated 18,000 patrons that will be at each arena event. But at this date, neither the arena operators nor the City has presented information to local residents about plans to control the sale and consumption of alcohol at the arena, or how such sales may affect the quality of life in surrounding neighborhoods. Keep in mind arena patrons are being routed from the arena patron parking lot to the arena via Dean and Pacific Streets.

Please go to the meeting and ask the State Liquor Authority to make Barclays Center’s operations safer for our neighborhoods with these steps:

  • Stop alcohol sales 45 minutes before the end of an arena event, after half time at an NBA basketball game, or at 11:00PM, whichever comes first.
  • Sales of alcoholic beverages should occur only during events.
  • No more than two twelve-ounce beers, or four and a half ounce wine or cocktails should be sold per purchase.
  • No sales of alcoholic beverages outdoors.
  • Ask the Community Boards for a public hearing before the license is renewed so problems can be addressed.


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