North Prospect Heights Association, (NPHA)
535 Dean Street, #706
Brooklyn NY 11217


The North Prospect Heights Association, (NPHA), is an association of residents, businesses and institutions dedicated to the improvement of our community in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

Our current geographic parameters are:

  • Southern boundary: Prospect Place from Flatbush Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue
  • Northern boundary: Atlantic Avenue from Flatbush Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue
  • Western boundary: Flatbush Avenue from Prospect Place to Atlantic Avenue
  • Eastern boundary: Vanderbilt Avenue from Prospect Place to Atlantic Avenue

This is a special area with shared issues, and we have a history of working together successfully. We are dedicated to transparency, local accountability and participation.

Please add your voice to our monthly public meetings which generally take place on the third Monday of every month.  We are an expanding association!  We hope to expand our western boundary to Washington Avenue.  Join us as we discuss how best to represent our neighborhood in a cooperative and effective way.


The purpose of the Association is to achieve, and maintain, the aesthetic quality and general safety of the neighborhood it encompasses and represents, balancing the needs of the community’s residents, businesses, property owners, and government, through the use of an open process of communication and collaboration, whereby all of the neighborhood’s members may involve themselves in the affairs of the neighborhood and remain in contact with other neighborhood and block associations.


Leslie Dann, Secretary and Communications Officer
I have been a resident in North Prospect Heights since 2009.  I am a media producer and filmmaker interested in history, social justice, culture, and equity-centered design.  I hope to continue to support NPHA with my organizational and communication skills.  I especially would like to focus on preserving diversity and inclusion in our neighborhood, human-scale living, historic preservation, and sustainable reuse of structures and community spaces.
Sharlene Dantzler
I have resided at 535 Carlton for the last 3 years.  I have been the TA President of my building for 3 years.  I have worked for NYCHA for the last 23 years, in management for 12 years, and now I’m in litigation in the courts for the last 11 years.  I’m looking forward to some new changes the board will bring to the community.

Lynette Field

I have been a resident of Dean Street for close to 20 years, and grew up in nearby Fort Greene. I am an advocate for clean, rodent free streets, and want to help keep our neighborhoods safe, community-minded, inclusive and caring.

Cathy Iselin, Treasurer

A Bergen Street resident since 1997, I have participated in community affairs for the last eight years, first as a member of the Dean Street Block Association, then as a member and former co-president of the North Prospect Heights Association. In addition to serving on the NPHA board, I am currently a member of the Community Board 8 Land Use Committee. My community activism centers around improving the quality of life for North Prospect Heights residents.

Alyssa Keil, President

I have been a resident of Prospect Heights since 2017, and consider myself very lucky to have the opportunity to live in this neighborhood. I have worked in many different nonprofit settings in New York City since 2014 and currently work at the intersection of domestic violence and affordable housing. I believe that Prospect Heights can be a welcoming and vibrant community for everyone, and am excited to continue working towards this goal on the board of NPHA.

Peter Krashes, Secretary and Communications Officer

I have lived in Brooklyn for thirty years and on Dean Street for nearly twenty.  I am an artist and I hope to work together to achieve a vital neighborhood.  I believe that requires broad participation, ongoing active outreach, and openly shared goals.  I am a founder of North Prospect Heights Association.  Over the years I have worked with numerous local neighborhood associations and initiatives including Dean Street Block Association, Atlantic Yards Watch, PHNDC, BrooklynSpeaks and BCIZA.

Robert Puca

I have lived at Newswalk for the last 19 years and have been a Community Board 8 member for the last 15 years. I’m also a current member of the Board of NPHA and a current member of the 78th Pct. Community Council and PHNDC. I’m a former member of the following organizations: Dean St. Block Association, Newswalk Condo Board, DDDB, Park Slope Neighbors. I look forward to continuing to serve on the Board of NPHA.

Carl Riddle

Carl Riddle has lived in Prospect Heights since 2001.  He is currently a member of the New York City Loft Tenants (NYCLT) steering committee and is a public member of CB8’s Land Use Committee.

Michael Rogers, Secretary and Communications Officer

I’m a writer and public speaker who has lived at 535 Dean Street since 2001; starting in 2004, I’ve been involved with the efforts to make the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park project work for our community.

Beulah Townes

I am an 80 year old widow and I’ve lived in my apartment for 42 years.  I have been retired for 18 years.  Since retirement, I’ve been a 7-A administrator for several buildings on Fulton Street and Dean Street.  I look forward to helping in any capacity for the upkeep of our community and its housing.  Before living on Dean Street I lived in Midwood.

Elaine Weinstein

I have been a resident of Prospect Heights for the past 5 years and a resident of Brooklyn my entire life. I am a product of the NYC school system, as are my two sons, who also live in Brooklyn. I am one of the founders of the North Prospect Heights Association (NPHA) and have served on the board since its inception. I have spent the majority of my career in fortune 100 companies, managing human resource functions. I hope to continue my work on the NPHA board and contribute to the development of the greater Prospect Heights community.

North Prospect Height’s Association’s Bylaws can be found here:  NPHA Bylaws 20190331_lvg