NPHA March Monthly Meeting

When: Monday, March 18th at 7:30pm
Where: Newswalk, (535 Dean Street, community room, ground floor).
Purpose: Meet our new board officers, discuss our committees and the future of our association.

Everyone is encouraged to attend this meeting and give their input!  If you have ideas for agenda items, please email them to northprospectheightsassoc@gmail.com.

We have a large board of thirteen individuals spread geographically throughout our catchment area.  Our new board officers are:

Co-Presidents: Cathy Iselin and Elaine Weinstein
Vice President: Linda Wilson
Co-Secretaries: Sharlene Dantzler and Lynette Fields
Treasurer: Alyssa Keil

At this meeting we will discuss our new Communications and Community Development/Planning Committees as well as our existing Transportation and Sanitation Committees. We will give community updates and discuss expanding the association further.

Our association creates and maintains a platform for our neighborhood to discuss and debate community issues. We advocate on our neighborhood’s behalf through transparent communication and collaboration.

Next Steps for North Prospect Heights Association!

We are just getting started with our new geographic catchment area.  If you are interested in what we do, or live nearby and want to learn more, please email us at northprospectheightsassoc@gmail.com or attend one of our monthly public meetings.

We meet in the ground floor community room in the Newswalk Building at 535 Dean Street at 7:30 PM. The schedule we anticipate for the next year follows:

  1. Monday, March 18th
  2. Monday, April 15th 
  3. Monday, May 20th 
  4. Monday, June 17th 
  5. Monday, July 15th
  6. [no August meeting]
  7. Monday, September 16th 
  8. Monday, October 21st
  9. Monday, November 18th
  10. Monday, December 9th 

 

Dean Street Block Association is now North Prospect Heights Association!

We are happy to announce that after a nearly year long process of outreach, meetings and signature-gathering, Dean Street Block Association has voted to expand into the North Prospect Heights Association. A BIG thank you to all those who helped make this happen! We are now excited to start the next phase as an organization, which is to choose a board and continue our outreach.

Along with the name change, the number of board members was increased “up to 15” people, and the geographic parameters of the organization were expanded.

  • Southern boundary: St. Marks from Flatbush Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue
  • Northern boundary: Atlantic Avenue from Flatbush Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue
  • Western boundary: Flatbush Avenue from St. Marks Avenue to Atlantic Avenue
  • Eastern boundary: Vanderbilt Avenue from St. Marks Avenue to Atlantic Avenue
    The geographic boundaries will define eligibility for board membership and membership of the organization generally.

Our monthly public meetings will continue, typically on the third Monday of the month. We encourage everyone to come, check us out, and give input. You can also give us input via this link: http://bit.ly/npha-agenda.

Board elections will take place on Monday, February 25th. If you are interested in serving on our board, (there’s no experience necessary!), please let us know by sending an email to northprospectheightsassoc@gmail.com!

Special Meeting Notice

Time and Place: Monday, January 28th at 7:30 in Newswalk, (535 Dean Street, community room, ground floor).
Purpose: To vote on expanding Dean Street Block Association, 6th Avenue to Vanderbilt’s geographic parameters, and a name change to the North Prospect Heights Association, (NPHA).
Eligibility: We encourage everyone within the geographic parameters below to attend this meeting and give their input.  All members in good standing of the Dean Street Block Association will be eligible to vote. Your eligibility can be found here.
At this meeting you will be asked to vote on the following:
1) To change the name of Dean Street Block Association, 6th Avenue to Vanderbilt to North Prospect Heights Association.
2) To define the geographic parameters of the organization to:
  • Southern boundary: St. Marks from Flatbush Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue
  • Northern boundary: Atlantic Avenue from Flatbush Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue
  • Western boundary: Flatbush Avenue from St. Marks Avenue to Atlantic Avenue
  • Eastern boundary: Vanderbilt Avenue from St. Marks Avenue to Atlantic Avenue
    The geographic boundaries will define eligibility for board membership and membership of the organization generally.
3) To change the number of board members so that “up to 15” people can serve on the board.

Background:

We are asking stakeholders in our area of Prospect Heights to support our vision of a single organization for the area.  We think a single organization rather than a loose confederation will more strongly advocate for our shared community issues.

This is a special area with shared issues. We have a history of working together successfully.  Among the issues we have worked together productively to address recently are rodent problems, and the HPD lots located on Dean and Bergen Streets and abutting residents’ homes on St. Marks.

This potential expansion has been discussed at each of our monthly public meetings for a year.  We have held well-advertised and attended public meetings on St. Marks Avenue, Bergen Street and Dean Street for this purpose. We have collected numerous signatures on a letter of support and provided notice of this discussion on our website. We have also formed a working group comprised of residents on nearly every block increment included in our expansion.  At each meeting strong and consistent support for this idea has been expressed. We are dedicated to transparency, local accountability and participation.

Next Steps:

At our Monday, February 25th annual meeting we will elect a new board.  If you have interest in serving on this board, or questions about the meeting January 28th, please let us know by sending an email to northprospectheightsassoc@gmail.com!

JOIN US FOR OUR JULY MEETING!

Agenda

  • Why HPD lots matter to St. Marks, Bergen and Dean residents & next steps
  • Update on discussion about unified organization for our area.
  • What are your transportation related concerns?

Don’t forget! Movie Night at Dean Playground on Saturday, July 21st, from 8-10pm!

Meeting Details

Date: Monday, July 9th
Time: 7pm
Location: 87 St. Marks Ave, between Flatbush and Carlton, up the steps

Block Party this Saturday, June 23rd!

 

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ON SATURDAY, JUNE 23 1:30 – 7PM LOCATED ON DEAN STREET BETWEEN 6TH AVE AND CARLTON

The Dean Street Block Association is hosting their annual block party. Open to residents of Pacific Street, Bergen Street, St. Marks, Carlton, Vanderbilt and 6th Avenue. Join us for food, music, raffles, a bounce house, face painting, scavenger hunt, a fire truck and so much more!

SCHEDULE: Drop in for a variety of activities!

2PM Pet Talent Show – Bring your furry friends for a friendly competition of skills and cuteness.

3PM Cardio Sculpt – SevenBell Fitness leads this fun 30-minute blend of aerobic and calisthenic exercise.

4PM Zumba – Join Studio Maya for a Latin-inspired dance class. Beginners welcomed.

Scavenger Hunt run by local co-working space Industrious Brooklyn.

 

June Block Association Meeting

Our next meeting to discuss creating a unified neighborhood association for St. Marks, Bergen, Dean, Pacific, Carlton and 6th is Monday, June 11th at 7pm at 535 Dean Street (Newswalk) in the community room.  If you haven’t already, please sign this petition.
Agenda
  • Neighborhood association expansion
  • HPD Lots
  • Tree Guards at 656 and 652 Dean Street
  • NYPD Parking

HELP US WITH THE BLOCK PARTY ON SATURDAY, JUNE 23
We need foldable tables to use for the party. If anyone has one we can borrow, please respond to this email. We also need help organizing games for the kids.

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