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.

Help Our First Responders

November 17, 2012

Park Slope was incredibly fortunate during Hurricane Sandy. Most of us were able to stay in our homes with electricity, heat and cable. While there was some damage, it was minimal compared to much of New York City and the surrounding region. But not all of the police officers who work hard to protect our neighborhood were so lucky.

Five officers from the 78 Precinct and their families lost their homes and all their possessions to Sandy’s wrath. Many others lost power, but have left their families in the dark and cold to come to Park Slope and keep us safe. One of the officers who lost their home was working Monday night when he received the call that his wife and three month old baby daughter were trapped in their home and the water was rising. During their frantic phone calls his wife said she wanted him to know that, if the worst happened, she loved him. He waited hours to hear that his family had been rescued and taken to safety. Another officer has to drive across a bridge to get cell service to contact the precinct. With his gas tank running low he is not sure how much longer he will be able to call in.

We ask a lot of the police officers in our precinct, now the 78 Precinct Community Council is asking you to help our cops. The Council has set up a relief fund to help the homeless officers with immediate basic necessities including clothes and toiletries as well as future needs as the families rebuild their lives. Donations can be made payable to the:


78th Pct Community Council Relief Fund
c/o 78 Precinct Community Council
65 Sixth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

If you would prefer, you can drop off toiletries, gifts cards, etc at the 78 Precinct. The affected families consist of 10 adults (5 men, 5 women), a teenage boy and a 3 month old girl.

Monthly Meeting RESCHEDULED to November 26th

November 17, 2012

Due to the holiday week, the block association’s next meeting has been
rescheduled to Monday, November 26th.

The December meeting will be our usual holiday party.

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,

MOVIE NIGHTS! August 4th & September 1st

July 31, 2012

Saturday, August 4th


Saturday, September 1st

8:00 – 10:30 PM

Bring your friends, family, blankets and snacks for movie nights on the astroturf in Dean Playground



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