The 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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Street Paving on Dean Street
Friday, September 22 & Monday, September 25
As part of construction for the Pacific Park Brooklyn project street paving is planned to take place on Friday, September 22 and Monday, September 25 on Dean Street between Carlton & Vanderbilt Avenue.
No parking signs have been posted indicating the areas where parking will be temporarily restricted.
Pacific Park Brooklyn Community Liaison Office
Empire State Development
Hope everyone has a good Rosh Hashanah.
Please plan to join us on Monday, October 2nd at 7pm for our monthly block association meetings. Location – 535 Dean Street, #706.
On the agenda:
- Board elections
- Updates on key topics such as 587 Bergen, rodents, and neighborhood construction
A certificate will be provided to all participants
Come and learn about:
• Lead poisoning and sources of lead
• Preventing and getting rid of bedbugs
· How to control pests safely
· Listing of Locations:
· Bronx- West Farms Library, Tremont Library, and Pelham Bay library
· Brooklyn-Bushwick Library, Eastern Parkway Library, Flatbush Library, Crown Heights Library, Sheepshead Bay Library, and Brighton Beach library
· Queens- Woodside library, Rosedale library, Central library, Lefferts library, Queens Village library, Ozone Park library, South Jamaica library, and Richmond Hill Library
· Manhattan- Columbia Community Partnership for Health, Seward Park Library, and Chatham Square library
· For times and dates, you can call 646-632-6022
[This is a singe riders experience without supportive data.]
This morning I biked to the lovely Red Hook Swimming Pool for early bird lap swim. This ride is sixteen minutes from our block. Below are my two routes (left – to the pool; right – back to our block).
I’ll be the first to admit I’m not the most comfortable city biker. 95% of my rides involve getting to Prospect Park and doing loops. This morning I learned, first-hand, how unnerving bicycling on Dean Street is. To me, the most anxiety-riddled part of the ride is crossing Hamilton Avenue (under the BQE). Next though is riding Dean Street between 6th and Vanderbilt. On my way home, I encountered:
- FDNY pulling out and going the wrong way on Dean to get to 6th Avenue
- 3 different double-parked vehicles in front of 535 Dean, syncopated with double parked automobiles (presumably) associated with Temple of Restoration creating a slalom-like experience
- 2 construction works unloading materials on Dean Street for 535 Carlton Avenue
- 4 illegally parked USPS vehicles narrowing the street and frustrating the driver behind me as we form a bike-to-car caravan
DOT: let’s not be regressive and await accidents (like these on Vanderbilt Avenue and the original MPT reducing sight lines). Let’s also not discuss the inability for the DOT to enforce. The DOT has high-quality planners that have expertise on improving these situations. Please assist.