Welcome to the DSBA Website!

dean_panoThe Dean Street Block Association (DSBA),  between 6th and Vanderbilt Avenues, is an association of residents, businesses and institutions dedicated to the improvement of our community in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Check this site (or subscribe to its newsfeed) and join our Yahoo! Group, Dean6thtoVanderbilt, for upcoming events and information about our neighborhood as well as to share opinions and information with your neighbors.

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Meet Comptroller Scott M. Stringer on April 16th

Meeting Details

When: Monday, April 16th
Time: 7:30-8:30pm
Where: Industrious, 594 Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt, 2nd Floor

Few NYC neighborhoods are as affected by development as our own. Vertical construction at Atlantic Yards / Pacific Park has been stalled for a year and a half, and future ownership is uncertain.

Raise your questions and concerns with the city’s Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, one of only three directly elected citywide officials in New York City. Among the Comptroller’s roles is reviewing city contracts for integrity, accountability and fiscal compliance. In February, Comptroller Stringer issued an audit of HPD calling for it to develop its vacant city owned properties into affordable housing.

FAQ:

  • What are the potential options forward for Pacific Park project and two HPD lots also now being considered for affordable housing projects?

  • What should our goals be?

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Street Closures

COMMUNITY NOTICE

Continued paving and striping operation.

Changes to the Roadway Network:
Overnight Work
April 10, 11, 12, 13 through 14
Work begins at 10pm and finishes at 5am April 14

**Weather and permits permitting we will have continued paving and striping of Dean & Flatbush.

As part of the close out construction at 461 Dean Street, paving work will require temporary road changes.

Starting Tuesday night April 10, every night until Sunday April 15, between 10pm to 5am the next morning, construction crews will fully close Dean Street between 6th Avenue in front of 461 Dean Street for street paving and striping operations.

In addition, construction crews will close 2 to 3 north bound lanes on Flatbush Avenue between Dean Street and 5th Avenue for street paving and striping operations. All impacted street areas will be reopened each morning at 5 am to regular traffic.

Flaggers and signage will be provided, as applicable, to redirect traffic and pedestrians around the work areas.

 

Street Closure Coming

Please see this link for full detail.

COMMUNITY NOTICE
Changes to the Roadway Network:
Overnight Work
From Monday, March 19th, 2018 at 10pm
through Friday, March 23, 2018 at 5:00AM
As part of the close out construction at 461 Dean Street, paving work will require temporary road changes.
Starting Monday night March 19th, every night until March 23rd, between 10pm to  5am the next morning, construction crews will fully close Dean Street between 6th Avenue and Flatbush Avenue in front of 461 Dean Street for street paving  and striping operations.
In addition, construction crews will close 2 to 3 north bound lanes on Flatbush Avenue between Dean Street and 5th Avenue for street paving and striping operations. All impacted street areas will be reopened each morning at 5 am to regular traffic.
Flaggers and signage will be provided, as applicable, to redirect traffic and pedestrians around the work areas.

MORE DEVELOPMENTS ARE COMING RIGHT NEXT DOOR! Meeting on 3/15

devlots2-bwThe former HPD sites on Bergen and Dean are slated to be developed as affordable housing by the city. Join your neighbors to discuss building size, local infrastructure, open space and housing related issues.

FAQ:

  • Do the developments have to conform to the same size as
    neighboring buildings? Not necessarily.
  • Can the size be reduced to expand our playground? Maybe.
  • How many affordable housing units? Unknown.
  • How deep will the degrees of affordability be? Likely greater than on
    sites owned by private parties.
  • Do we have the infrastructure to support additional new development?
  • What’s your opinion?

MEETING:

When: Thursday, March 15th
Time: 7pm
Where: 535 Dean Street (between 6th Ave and Carlton Ave)
on the main floor, community room

 

 

Fifth Avenue Committee offers free tax preparation assistance through April 14

In association with The Financial Clinic, Fifth Avenue Committee is offering free tax preparation assistance every Saturday through April 14 from 10:00AM and 5:00PM. Assistance is by appointment only; to schedule, contact Yannerys Castillo at (718) 237-2017 ext. 164. Plan to bring a photo ID, SSN or ITIN cards for yourself, your spouse and dependents, all 2017 W-2 and 1009s, and bank routing and account information for direct deposit.