The members of the Dean Street Block Association, 6th Avenue to Vanderbilt, have worked for many years to improve the conditions of our neighborhood in relation to the implementation of the Atlantic Yards Project.

Now, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, together with co-sponsors The Park Slope Civic Council and the Boerum Hill Association, are initiating a “Construction Watch” in order to collect important data about the impacts from construction of the Atlantic Yards Project.

A meeting to discuss the initiative will take place on Monday, September 27 at 7 pm.

Soon we are going to experience an increase in impacts from the construction of the project, and later a combination of impacts from the operation of the arena, it’s surface parking and an extended project construction schedule. This initiative will coordinate community volunteers to monitor these changes. The information acquired will be used to proactively engage those government agencies overseeing the project’s implementation to ensure they are doing their job effectively.  It will also put solid information in the hands of our elected officials and community boards which they can use to ask for both mitigations and project improvements when the opportunity arises.

This is an important meeting for everyone in our community who is concerned about Atlantic Yard’s impacts like air quality, noise or traffic. If you have an interest, but limited time and expertise, don’t worry.  This effort will have a wide range of tasks with varying degrees of commitment including simply reporting changing conditions on the street where you live.

If you have any questions, or have an interest but cannot make the meeting, please contact Peter Krashes at pkrashes@earthink.net

Monday, September 27th
7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Iglesia Evangelica Latina
506 Bergen Street
between Carlton and 6th Avenues


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