DSBA Statement about the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park Settlement Agreement

Our block association has learned more about oversight of this project than just about anyone else because we have had to.  Our priority is good governance because our lives are directly affected by the oversight that is provided.  We’ve learned that scrutiny and incredulousness are essential tools living near Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park.

As much as half of the input to the State during the 2014 SEIS process was personal testimony from our community about the failure of the State’s oversight to ensure the environmental commitments that are part of the Atlantic Yards/Pacific Park project agreements.  That testimony, as well as a general statement from our block association, calls for oversight reform of the project generally, and an independent, impartial and motivated Environmental Monitor on site when construction work takes place.

Moving forward, our focus continues to be improving oversight so that the community does not need to continue doing the job of ensuring the developer’s obligations are met. Community trust can be built with effective monitoring, transparency in real time and recourses against the developer when things go wrong.

General Block Association Statement CB8, October 9, 2014 (pdf)

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





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.

Monthly Meeting – Monday, October 22 – 7:30PM

Held every 3rd Monday of the month except holidays

Invited guest:  Representative from the 78th Precinct

TIME:       Monday, October 22, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
PLACE:    638 Dean Street between Carlton & Vanderbilt Avenues


  • Alternative parking regulations now to be enforced on Dean Street between 6th Avenue and Carlton Avenue
  • Potential solutions for black limo standing and idling
  • Barclays Center impacts
  • Dean Playground issues
  • Beautification and tree bed guards
  • Potential development in neighborhood: 215 Flatbush Avenue, 594 Dean Street and Atlantic Yards


Annual Meeting – November 21 – 7:30PM

Held every 3rd Monday of the month except holidays

TIME:       Monday, September 17th, 7:30 – 9:00 pm
PLACE:    545 Dean Street #1, between 6th & Carlton

  • Update on Barclays Center and parking lot implementation
  • Arena opening and protests
  • Annual Review
  • Election of officers

If you would like to be an officer, please respond by email to pkrashes@earthlink.net as soon as you can.  Thanks!


Barclays Center Neighborhood Protection Meeting – Tomorrow (September 5)

When:   Wednesday, September 5, 2012    7:00pm

Where: Iglesia Latina Evengelica, 506 Bergen St. (between 6th and Carlton Avenues)

Join Ashley Cotton and Jane Marshall of Forest City Ratner in a discussion about protecting the quality of life of those living and working near Barclays Center once it opens.  Issues include crowd control, safety, clean streets and sidewalks, traffic, parking and more. Bring your questions and concerns.

Read the proposed Neighborhood Protection Plan sponsored by local elected officials and civic groups representing areas surrounding Barclays Center:  http://www.atlanticyardswatch.net/node/836


Sponsored by 

Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, www.phndc.org

Park Slope Civic Council, www.parkslopeciviccouncil.org

Boerum Hill Association, www.boerumhillassociation.org

Barclays Center Arena Satellite Uplink Parking Lot

A “satellite uplink parking lot” for Barclays Center is to be located at the corner of 6th Avenue and Dean Street.  Tricia Martin of WE Design has put together the following short-term proposal until a better permanent location for the lot is identified.


26.6% of the land in New York City is made up of public streets and sidewalks.  Incredible opportunity exists to envision these narrow spaces as places of engagement and not just as conveyor belts for car and people.

The proposed vision for a sidewalk design at the corner of 6th avenue and Dean street demonstrates that even small interventions can serve an important purpose while beautifying our neighborhoods.  The proposal includes colorful planters with season plantings, a high-quality metal fence and some street trees.

Directly across the street from this rendering on 6th Avenue a new plaza is proposed for the Atlantic Yards Barclays Center Arena.  By adding a couple of benches and some planters the street is now captured by flanking public spaces providing a social amenity to the community.

Placemaking can be simple.  The simple addition of a bench invites a mother and child to sit and watch their surroundings, creates a safer street environment for residents and visitors to the arena, and provides welcoming color and green to our urban environment.