July 18, 2013

Upcoming dates:

Saturday, July 20th
Saturday, August 17th

Time: 8:00 – 10:30 PM
Place: Astroturf in Dean Playground

Bring your own blanket!

Sponsored by Friends of Dean Playground

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

June 19, 2013

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

DEAN STREET BLOCK PARTY! Saturday, June 29th

June 19, 2013

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 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

See you on the 29th!

Monthly Meeting, Monday Feb 18th @ 7:30

February 15, 2013

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



Notice of Public Scoping for Atlantic Yards Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

January 26, 2013

Dear Community,

Attached to this email is the Notice of Public Scoping for a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. A public scoping meeting has been scheduled to obtain comments on the draft scope of work for the DSEIS.  

The meeting will be held on February 27, 2013 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at St. Francis College, Founders Hall, 182 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, New York.  [map]

Copies of the draft scope of analysis may be obtained from ESD’s Web site,, or may be requested through the contact information provided below.  Comments on the draft scope of work may be presented by members of the public or any interested party at the public scoping meeting or submitted in writing to: Empire State Development (Attn: Atlantic Yards), 633 Third Avenue, 37th floor, New York, NY 10017,  Written comments will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. on March 14, 2013.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions and thank you for your continued interest in the Atlantic Yards Project.



Derek Lynch | Manager, Atlantic Yards Project
Community/Government Relations
Empire State Development
(646) 581-6092: Cell
(212 803-3736: Office


December 15, 2012

Please come to our block association’s holiday party!  It’s a pot luck dinner with lots of food and drinks.

Everyone is welcome.  Bring your family and friends!

When:  Sunday, December 16th, 6:00 PM
Where:  638 Dean Street between Vanderbilt and Carlton


See you then!



November 28, 2012

Informational Meeting on B2 Design

Thursday, November 29, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Courtroom at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon Street 

Find out the details of B2, a new 35 story residential tower that will be located at the corner of Dean Street and Flatbush adjacent to the arena.  How is it going to affect the community in relation to sidewalks and open spaces, parking, housing affordability, construction impacts?


Atlantic Yards Quality of Life Committee Meeting 

Thursday, December 6, 2012 @ 6:30
78th Precinct, 65 6th Avenue (btwn. Dean and Bergen) 

This meeting is a forum for representatives from the community and civic groups to engage elected officials, Empire State Development, FCRC and arena operators regarding issues affecting the quality of life for residents and businesses in close proximity to Barclays Center.  Attend to help raise concerns about concert noise, unruly crowds, parking, idling limos and trucks, etc.


Dean Street Block Association Holiday Potluck

Sunday, December 16th   –  Save the date!

Everyone including family and friends are welcome to the block association’s annual holiday potluck.


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