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!
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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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East Portal Work at Vanderbilt & Atlantic

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

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LETS JOIN TOGETHER TO CREATE A BETTER, STRONGER NEIGHBORHOOD VOICE
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.

Meet Comptroller Scott M. Stringer on April 16th

Meeting Details

When: Monday, April 16th
Time: 7:30-8:30pm
Where: Industrious, 594 Dean Street between Carlton and Vanderbilt, 2nd Floor

Few NYC neighborhoods are as affected by development as our own. Vertical construction at Atlantic Yards / Pacific Park has been stalled for a year and a half, and future ownership is uncertain.

Raise your questions and concerns with the city’s Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, one of only three directly elected citywide officials in New York City. Among the Comptroller’s roles is reviewing city contracts for integrity, accountability and fiscal compliance. In February, Comptroller Stringer issued an audit of HPD calling for it to develop its vacant city owned properties into affordable housing.

FAQ:

  • What are the potential options forward for Pacific Park project and two HPD lots also now being considered for affordable housing projects?

  • What should our goals be?

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