East Portal Work at Vanderbilt & Atlantic

Temporary changes to the roadway are scheduled to begin on:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018

As part of the construction of the Long Island Rail Road East Portal project, the center median of Atlantic Avenue will be recongured at the intersection of Atlantic and Vanderbilt Avenues.

To accommodate this work, the west crosswalk of the intersection of Atlantic and
Vanderbilt Avenues will be closed beginning on on Wednesday, May 23rd. Pedestrian traffic across Atlantic Avenue will be detoured as per the diagram below.

Also, the westbound B45 bus stop on Atlantic Avenue will be relocated one block west, moving from the northwest corner of Vanderbilt Avenue to the northwest corner of Clermont Avenue.

Please note that this is the first phase of the East Portal MPT (Maintenance and Protection of Traffic). Additional notices will be issued when the next phase begins.

Traffic Enforcement Agents and flaggers will be on site to assist with vehicular and pedestrian movements. If you have any questions contact the CLO at 866 923 5315 or communityliaison@pacificparkbrooklyn.com

Member Meeting on Monday, May 14 — Discussion to Expand Neighborhood Representation

What do you think about a single neighborhood organization to represent northern Prospect Heights?

Dean Street Block Association would like to create a single neighborhood association that includes St. Marks, Carlton, and 6th Avenues, as well as Bergen, Dean and Pacific Streets. This is a special area with shared issues. We have a history of working together successfully.

In a neighborhood, legitimate representation requires genuine consultation and participation. We believe local civic organizations should be guided by their members, act transparently, and communicate openly and honestly. Please join us to discuss this idea as a way to more strongly advocate for our community and its shared issues and concerns.

Meeting Details
Date: Monday, May 14th
Time: 7pm
Location: Community Room at 506 Bergen St, Latin Evangelical Free Church

Please sign our online petition if you would like to expand the Dean Street Block Association but cannot attend the meeting on Monday, May 14th.

Fifth Avenue Committee offers free tax preparation assistance through April 14

In association with The Financial Clinic, Fifth Avenue Committee is offering free tax preparation assistance every Saturday through April 14 from 10:00AM and 5:00PM. Assistance is by appointment only; to schedule, contact Yannerys Castillo at (718) 237-2017 ext. 164. Plan to bring a photo ID, SSN or ITIN cards for yourself, your spouse and dependents, all 2017 W-2 and 1009s, and bank routing and account information for direct deposit.

Vanderbilt Avenue Tree Care and Beautification

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

United States

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.


Please be advised that on/about Saturday, November 4, 2017 between 7:00 am and 6:00 pm and on Monday, November 6, 2017 between 7:00 am and 4:00 pm, (weather and field conditions permitting), the bus stop located on Seventh Avenue and Flatbush Avenue for NYC Transit Buses B67 and B69 towards Kensington Avenue will be temporarily closed. Please board at the next available location on Seventh Avenue and Sterling Place 1/2 block further west.