Topics Discussed (October 17th)

Thanks to the 50+ community members that joined with the 78th Precinct and Councilwoman Cumbo on October 17th at Terra CRG.

Many topics were discussed including:

  • Issues with drunken Barclays Center patrons (example)
  • Dogs on Dean Street Park turf
  • Triangle at Flatbush, Dean and 5th Avenue
  • Potential middle school within Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park

If you’d like more information, please leave your e-mail address and question in a comment to this post.

October 17th – Block Association Meeting

Dean Street Block Association invites you to meet with Council Member Laurie Cumbo.

WHEN:     Monday, October 17th, 7:00 to 9:00 PM

PLACE:     634 Dean Street (Terra CRG)

We are hosting this meeting specifically for those who live or work near Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park.  The focus will be on the new school planned for Dean Street, 6th Avenue and Pacific Streets as well as on quality of life and safety issues.  

Please come to share your ideas and concerns.  And bring your neighbors!  Children are welcome.


DSBA Attends CEC

From Elaine Weinstein:

As a representative of the Dean Street Association I attended the July 2016 meeting of  Community Education Council 13. The main effort of the Committee that evening was to interview a  potential replacement for an opening on the Committee. Additionally, the CEC reviewed the treasurer’s report and discussed project teams going forward.
I introduced myself as a representative of our group and asked whether the council had produced any reports that could be important to our block association. They said there were no reports issued but that if there were they would be posted on their website I plan to attend the next meeting scheduled for August 9th.

Going forward our goal is to encourage further transparency so that the community is informed of their process and decision making authority.

If anyone is interested in joining me feel free to email me.

Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Meeting: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 6 PM

Please attend the upcoming Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Meeting for information, or if you have questions about the significant changes to our neighborhood anticipated to start in weeks. It is an opportunity to speak directly to the architects of some of the buildings in the project, and raise any concerns you may have about impacts from construction. This will be your only opportunity before work is anticipated to accelerate.

The architects of 19-story 535 Carlton and possibly taller 17-story 550 Vanderbilt Avenue, (both between Dean and Pacific Streets), will be in attendance. The construction of these buildings will be added to the ongoing work on the arena roof, the tunnel under Atlantic Avenue, LIRR rail yard work, and stalled B2. Details of construction will be provided including temporary elimination of on and off-street parking, narrowing of streets, sidewalk closures, nighttime work, construction staging and potential cutting of street trees.

Details of the changes are attached in two community notices [see here and here] addressing changes in the east and west parts of the project. For additional information feel free to contact our block association using this link:

Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Meeting
Hosted by Forest City Ratner and Empire State Development.
The meeting will have a presentation on upcoming construction activities and a question and answer period.
When: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 6 PM
Where: Brooklyn Hospital,
Auditorium, 3rd Floor
121 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11205 (map)

Community Meeting (Thursday, June 20) to Present MTV Video Music Awards Event Planning

The following is from a flyer announcing a meeting to present event planning for the MTV Video Music Awards, scheduled for August 2013 in the Barclays Center Arena.  The flyer was distributed on Dean Street earlier this week.

Community Announcement

What: Community meeting to presetnt MTV Video Music Awards event planning for August 2013

Invited: Residents of Dean Street between Flatbush & Carlton Avenues

Where: Newswalk Building – enter at main gates at 535 Dean Street

When: Thursday, June 20th, 7:30pm

For questions, please contact the Barclays Center Community Affairs Manager, Terence Kelly, at 917-618-6136 or

Monthly Meeting, Monday Feb 18th @ 7:30

Monday, February 18th
7:30 – 9:00 pm
545 Dean Street


  • Changes to Pacific Street: loss of street trees, parking, lane direction
  • Update on the proposed Business Improvement District
  • Public Hearing on the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement
  • Lighting: streets, playground, Vanderbilt Railyards