PHNDC “Accountability and Atlantic Yards” Meeting: Thu, Oct 30, 8PM

From the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (phndc.org):

ACCOUNTABILITY AND ATLANTIC YARDS

A special meeting for the residents near the Atlantic Yards (Pacific Park) site

Learn more about the settlement reached between the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC), Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC), and community advocates.

  • Shorter construction duration
  • New affordable housing commitments
  • Public oversight with local representation

Hear about what to expect next and how to get involved.

Thursday, October 30, 2014, 8:00PM

Soapbox Gallery
636 Dean Street (between Vanderbilt and Carlton Avenues)

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.

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.
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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 tkelly@brooklynse.com

DEAN STREET BLOCK PARTY! Saturday, June 29th

Dancing in the street

Invite your family and friends! Bring out your lawn chairs, grills, coolers, frisbees, footballs and games!  The block will be closed to traffic so we can enjoy the space! DJ Felix will be providing the music.  Work on your moves for the dance contest!

Local stores and restaurants are generously donating food or funds.  Thank you!

We have lots of great donations for our raffle from many local businesses, including Kaz An Nou, Chuko, 606 R&D, Beast, Stocked, Wayne Agassi’s Spa, Broccolino, Passage de la Fleur, Milk Bar, The Usual, Branded Saloon, Ample Hills, Le Gamin, Cataldos, Weather Up, Vinnie’s, Wine Exchange, Empire Mayonnaise Co., Postal Mailing and Shipping, Woodland, and Pequena. Other donations to be announced.

Raffle tickets are only $1. Email dbsatickets@gmail.com to buy tickets. Tickets will also be available at the block party. You do not need to be present to win.

NOTE: There will be NO PARKING on Dean Street between 6th & Carlton Avenues during our block party.

Need more information? Would you like to help? Please contact Rhona Hetsrony, 516-509-3890 or rbk888@aol.com

See you on the 29th!