Details on implementation plan provided by DOT

Some Details on implementation plan provided by DOT

Below is a link to an implementation plan provided to Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council from the Department of Transportation Atlantic Yards street closures. This is a draft prepared by Sam Schwartz Engineering, the traffic consultants for Forest City Ratner. Included in the plan are the mitigations for the street changes.

Construction delays for the project will make some temporary conditions last longer. Some examples:

-The 77th Precinct will be given twenty-four temporary surface parking spaces in two places in the second phase footprint. They will become permanent underground spaces when and if building #15 is built.

-Norman Oder reports today that DOT says the Carlton Avenue bridge is anticipated to be reopened just before the arena in 2012. That means the bridge may be closed as much as four years. It was originally anticipated to be closed for eight months. The bridge closure will necessitate Carlton Avenue between Pacific and 6th being turned into a 2-way and will include the temporary loss of street side parking there as well as the routing of Pacific Street traffic on to Carlton Avenue and Dean Street.

Please come to the Dean Street Block Association’s general meeting on Monday the 18th for more details and a discussion of the next steps.

Article is with link

Closure of Sections of Fifth Avenue and Pacific Street


Closure of Sections of Fifth Avenue and Pacific Street

Beginning on or around February 1, 2010

It is anticipated that beginning on or around Monday, February 1, 2010, the following streets in Brooklyn will be permanently closed:

•    Fifth Avenue (between Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues)

•    Pacific Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues)

•    Pacific Street (between Vanderbilt and Carlton Avenues)

Local and emergency vehicle access will be maintained as needed.

These streets are being closed to accommodate the Atlantic Yards project. Northbound traffic on Fifth Avenue can use Flatbush Avenue or Sixth Avenue to continue north; southbound traffic can use Sixth Avenue. Eastbound traffic on Pacific Street can use Dean Street; westbound traffic can use Bergen Street.

To facilitate vehicle circulation, Sixth Avenue (between Flatbush Avenue and Pacific Street) and the block of Carlton Avenue (between Dean and Pacific Streets) will become two-way. These changes necessitate the removal of the Cobble Hill-bound B63 bus stop on Fifth Avenue, between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue. Passengers can use existing bus stops on Fifth Avenue (at Bergen Street) and on Atlantic Avenue (at Fourth Avenue).

Advisory signs will be posted in advance of the closures and detour signs will be posted during the work. Traffic agents will be assigned to facilitate the flow of traffic and pedestrians.

Questions relating to this project may be addressed to:

Atlantic Yards Community Liaison Office (866) 923-5315
Empire State Development Corporation Office of the Atlantic Yards Ombudsman

(212) 803-3233

Dean Street Block Association Wins Grant!

Dean Street Block Association, 6th Avenue to Vanderbilt,  has been awarded a Love Your (NYC) Block award from the Citizens Committee for New York City in the amount of $500 to support our group’s block transformation efforts!

The grant will be applied to our continuing campaign to clean, green and make more safe Dean and Pacific Streets in our area. As part of the grant application process, the block association outlined a set of do-able concerns we would like addressed by City agencies in the future. To read the details of the block association’s application follow this link:

The grant will support a joint cleaning and greening event in late spring for Dean Street between 6th Avenue and Vanderbilt and Pacific Street between 6th and Carlton. The $500 grant will finance planters, window boxes, soil and plantings, a promotional flyer and garbage bags. The block association also identified a long term goal of putting in place tree pit guards.

As part of the grant, the block association will also be attending a workshop in which we will meet and discuss with representatives of City Agencies the services we have requested for our blocks.

At the next several block association meetings we will be discussing further ideas for the grant and our campaign to clean, green and make more safe our area. Please come to the meetings and join us in this conversation.

The November and December meetings of the Dean Street Block Association, 6th Avenue to Vanderbilt have been rescheduled.

The November meeting that normally would happen this coming Monday, November 16th has been canceled.

The December meeting has been moved forward, and will take place on December 14th. It will be our Annual Holiday Party. Location TBD

See you then!

Town Hall meeting with Prospect Heights Elected Representatives

Town Hall meeting with Prospect Heights Elected Representatives

Join the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council for a town hall-style meeting with

State Senator Eric Adams,

Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries

& City Council Member Letitia James.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Traffic and transportation (mass transit, street conditions, MTA)
  • Local economy (jobs, housing, small business)
  • Atlantic Yards (revised plan, new impacts)

The meeting will take place at 7:00PM on Thursday, 10/22 in the auditorium at

P.S. 9, 80 Underhill Avenue (between Bergen & St. Marks).

Please bring your questions and concerns for your elected representatives.

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Next Dean Street Block Association Meeting – Monday, October 19, 7:30-9:00

Come to the next Dean Street Block Association Meeting!

Time:  Monday, October 19, 7:30-9:00

Place: 638 Dean Street

Invite your neighbors!


1. Playground Astroturf is open!

Help plan a party for Saturday, Oct 24 to celebrate.
2. Atlantic Yards update:

The Court of Appeals of New York State heard oral arguments in the eminent domain lawsuit on Oct 14.  Another lawsuit was filed against the MTA by elected officials, DDDB, and other neighborhood organizations.

3. Street Trees:

Several dead trees will be soon be replaced by the Parks Department