Vanderbilt Avenue Tree Care and Beautification

Start Date:
November 4, 2017 – 10:00am2:00pm
Sponsored By:
Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force
Location:
Meet at southeast corner of Vanderbilt Avenue and St. Marks Avenue

United States
Description:

The Prospect Heights Street Tree Task Force, along with NYC Parks Stewardship and Trees New York, will partner with neighborhood merchants and residents on Saturday, November 4 to clean, aerate, fertilize, and mulch Vanderbilt Avenue’s tree beds. Certified citizen pruners will be on hand to prune our street trees. Pitch in for an hour or so to ensure the survival of our street trees!

Our street trees have a tough life, but we can improve their lives, and that in turn will improve ours.

  • Volunteers will be provided garden gloves, cultivators, trash bags, compost, mulch and expert guidance.
  • Free daffodil bulbs will be available to volunteers compliments of the New Yorkers for Parks Daffodil Project.
  • “Curb Your Dog” signs will also be available for the street tree in front of your home or business

For more information, see www.facebook.com/groups/PHTrees or email phstreettrees@gmail.com.

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Specialized High School Admissions Info Session

Start Date: September 26, 2017 – 6:30pm
Sponsored By: NYC Department of Education
Location: Brooklyn Public Library, Central Library 10 Grand Army Plaza
Description:

Please join the New York City Department of Education to learn about the Specialized High Schools Admissions Test (SHSAT), find out about LaGuardia High School auditions, and speak to a DOE representative. At the session, families can learn about the Specialized High Schools and the admissions process, and they can ask any questions they may have. Space is limited and available first-come, first-served.

Open to: Families with high school-bound students

Schedule for the MTV Video Music Awards at the Barclays Center: Friday, Aug 23 – Sunday, Aug 25

A reminder that the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) will take place on Sunday, August 25th at Barclays Center. Here is the list of street closures and the expected impact on the community.  

The list below is a based on information provided by the 78th Precinct Community Council but it has been modified to add detail about amplified sound and viewer pens.

6th Avenue from Dean Street to Flatbush may also be closed to traffic partially or in total during this period.  Some of the time-frame for amplified sound will be used for intermittent sound checks.

Access inside the restricted area for residents will be allowed with ID.  Guests of residents can gain access by being met at a checkpoint by their host or by being escorted to their destination by security.

Friday, August 23rd 
• Set construction – 8:00 am – 12:00 am midnight
Street closure 6th Avenue (Atlantic Avenue to Dean Street) 12:00 pm – MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight – WILL PERIODICALLY INCLUDE PEDESTRIANS

Saturday, August 24th 
• Set construction activity – 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Street closure 6th Avenue (Atlantic Avenue to Dean Street) ALL DAY – WILL PERIODICALLY INCLUDE PEDESTRIANS 
• Street closure Pacific Street (6th Avenue to Carlton Avenue) 7:00 am – MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight 
• Street closure Dean Street (Flatbush Avenue to Carlton Avenue) 7:00 am – MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight 
• Red Carpet rehearsals with crew (no celebrities) 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
• MTA Bus re-routed – B45 (Dean Street) will, be re-routed around street closure TBD
AMPLIFIED SOUND: 12 PM – 3 PM  and 6 PM – 9 PM

Sunday, August 25th 
Street closure 6th Avenue (Atlantic Avenue to Dean Street) ALL DAY – INCLUDING PEDESTRIANS (Residents must show ID) 
• Street closure Pacific Street (6th Avenue to Carlton Avenue) ALL DAY – INCLUDING PEDESTRIANS (Residents must show ID) 
• Street closure Dean Street (Flatbush Avenue to Carlton Avenue) ALL DAY – INCLUDING PEDESTRIANS (Residents must show ID) 
• Street closure Pacific Street (4th Avenue to Flatbush Avenue) 2:00 pm – MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight 
• MTA Bus re-routed – B45 (Dean Street) will, be re-routed around street closure TBD 
• MTA Bus bypass Barcays Center stops (B41 & B67 will bypass Barclays Flatbush Avenue stops and B45 will bypass Barclays Atlantic Avenue stops) times TBD 
• Sidewalk closure of perimeter of Barclays Center (including partial closure of plaza – subway exit into plaza will remain open) 2:00 pm – MONDAY, 8/26 12:00 am midnight
AMPLIFIED SOUND: 12 PM – 4 PM and 6:30 PM – 9 PM

• Traffic will remain open on Flatbush Avenue and Atlantic Avenue.
• Viewer pens may be set up on Pacific Street at Flatbush Avenue; Flatbush Avenue between 5th Avenue & Dean Street; the plaza in front of Target; and the north east sidewalk of the Atlantic Avenue near south Portland.
• Barclays Center subway access will remain open.
• Variable Message Signs (VMS) will be installed on local arterial roads and significant intersections
• The Dean Street Park playground will be closed, however the basketball tournament will proceed with access from Bergen Street.