NPHA’s April Meeting

Join us Monday, April 19th at 7:30 PM to meet Brian Paul, Senior Project Manager in New York City Council’s Land Use Division.  

North Prospect Heights is moving toward a number of significant changes in zoning that will affect the density of our area including the HPD lot developments and three current proposals for buildings of 17 stories or more on Atlantic Avenue between Vanderbilt and Grand Avenues.  The city’s process for reviewing changes is the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP).  How does ULURP work?  Are there ways ULURP can be improved? 

Mr. Paul has been at New York City Council since 2014.  In his current position he performs analysis of ULURP applications as well as undertakes broader studies of key planning issues.  The Land Use Division is the group of planners and land use attorneys that assist all Council Members in addressing land use and planning issues in their districts. This includes dealing with ULURP applications as well as working with the Speaker, Land Use Committee, Zoning Subcommittee, Landmarks Subcommittee chairs and other members to advance community planning efforts in individual districts and citywide policy solutions.

He will make a presentation on the ULURP process generally, as well as a City Council proposal to modify the ULURP process called PLANNING TOGETHER.  The presentation will be followed by a discussion about ULURP and its relationship to potential changes in our neighborhood.

Would you like to share questions in advance?  Please submit them here.  


When: Apr 19, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Prospect Heights Gets Scrubbed!

Residents pitch in to clean Pacific Street.

A very big thank you to all the residents and businesses who worked to make our second Prospect Heights Community Clean Up Day such a success!  

In addition to the many neighbors who cleaned their blocks, at least 125 organized volunteers worked to clean a wide range of targeted areas in Prospect Heights.  The volunteers collected approximately 135 BAGS of garbage.  

Let’s keep up the cooperative efforts!  

The clean up day was co-sponsored by Carlton Avenue Association, Cultural Row Block Association, Friends of the Berms, Greater Prospect Heights Mutual Aid, North Flatbush Business Improvement District, North Prospect Heights Association, Park Place between Carlton and Vanderbilt Block Association, Park Place / Underhill Block Association, Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, Plaza Street Block Association, Prospect Heights Community Farm, Prospect Place Block Association, and St. Marks Avenue Prospect Heights Community Garden.  

We’d especially like to thank Detective Brian Laffey and P.O. Brian Ferguson from 78th Precinct Community Affairs, the 78th Precinct Explorers, Daniela Adams from Chick-fil-A, and the Department of Sanitation (DSNY) for all of their efforts.  

The photos below show the clean up in five target areas in Prospect Heights: the 78th Precinct self-enforcement zone/Pacific Park construction area; Vanderbilt Avenue; the Park Place/Carlton Avenue intersection, Underhilll Playground, and the southern Underhill Avenue environs.

Neighborhood Clean Up This Saturday!

Join your neighbors for a community wide clean up tomorrow from 9 to 12 AM!  You can register HERE.

Clean in front of your own building or help clean another area.  The more neighbors pitch in the better.  To join the clean up of a targeted area, meet here at 9 AM:  535 Dean Street, Carlton Avenue/Park Place, 550 Vanderbilt, Underhill Playground, Underhill Avenue/Lincoln Place.

Bring tools and gloves if you can.  Social distancing and masks are required.

To enable street cleaning, parking WILL NOT be allowed in the following locations between 9 and 12 AM on Saturday:

  • Pacific Street between Sixth and Carlton Avenues
  • Bergen Street between Sixth and Carlton Avenues
  • Carlton Avenue between Dean and Pacific Streets
  • Note: Because of street work, it is no longer necessary to remove parking on Dean Street.

Please spread the word.  DSNY has arranged for a street sweeper to assist the clean up during this period. It is essential vehicles be moved in order for the streets and sidewalks to be cleaned successfully.

Remember to save the date for North Prospect Heights Association’s next monthly meeting on Monday, April 19th at 7 PM.  Details to follow.