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.

Have a suggestion, comment or correction?  Please contact us.


East Portal Work at Vanderbilt & Atlantic

Temporary changes to the roadway are scheduled to begin on:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

As part of the construction of the Long Island Rail Road East Portal project, the center median of Atlantic Avenue will be recongured at the intersection of Atlantic and Vanderbilt Avenues.

To accommodate this work, the west crosswalk of the intersection of Atlantic and
Vanderbilt Avenues will be closed beginning on on Wednesday, May 23rd. Pedestrian traffic across Atlantic Avenue will be detoured as per the diagram below.

Also, the westbound B45 bus stop on Atlantic Avenue will be relocated one block west, moving from the northwest corner of Vanderbilt Avenue to the northwest corner of Clermont Avenue.

Please note that this is the first phase of the East Portal MPT (Maintenance and Protection of Traffic). Additional notices will be issued when the next phase begins.

Traffic Enforcement Agents and flaggers will be on site to assist with vehicular and pedestrian movements. If you have any questions contact the CLO at 866 923 5315 or communityliaison@pacificparkbrooklyn.com

Member Meeting on Monday, May 14 — Discussion to Expand Neighborhood Representation

What do you think about a single neighborhood organization to represent northern Prospect Heights?

Dean Street Block Association would like to create a single neighborhood association that includes St. Marks, Carlton, and 6th Avenues, as well as Bergen, Dean and Pacific Streets. This is a special area with shared issues. We have a history of working together successfully.

In a neighborhood, legitimate representation requires genuine consultation and participation. We believe local civic organizations should be guided by their members, act transparently, and communicate openly and honestly. Please join us to discuss this idea as a way to more strongly advocate for our community and its shared issues and concerns.

Meeting Details
Date: Monday, May 14th
Time: 7pm
Location: Community Room at 506 Bergen St, Latin Evangelical Free Church

Please sign our online petition if you would like to expand the Dean Street Block Association but cannot attend the meeting on Monday, May 14th.

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.


  • 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


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.