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!

Our Block Party

2012 Dean Street Block Party

Despite the heat, many came out to our annual block party last Saturday, June 30th.

We’d like to thank all of the volunteers, donors and sponsors who made it happen!

Special thanks to:

Check out a few photos below and more here.  Do you have photos or video you’d like to share?  If so, please contact Tracy (tc@threeceemedia.com).

See you all next year!!

2012 Dean Street Block Party

2012 Dean Street Block Party

2012 Dean Street Block Party

Monthly Meeting – May 21, 7:30 PM

Held every 3rd Monday of the month except holidays

TIME:       Monday, May 21st, 7:30 – 9:00 PM
PLACE:    535 Dean Street, #313  (Newswalk)

  • Block Party Planning
  • Protecting the neighborhood during Barclays Center operation
  • Volunteers needed to be in a short community video (very little time commitment)

YOUR INPUT IS ESSENTIAL
EVERYONE IS WELCOME

One of the last block parties?

For years we’ve held block parties on Dean Street, between 6th and Carlton Avenues (See photos from 20112010, 2009, 2008 and 2007). Closing the street to traffic, we’ve enjoyed grilling, face-painting, games, music and dancing, literally in the street. Could our annual party soon become a thing of the past?

The under-construction Barclays Center Arena of the Atlantic Yards project is scheduled to officially open on September 28, 2012. Forest City Ratner, the developer of the 18,000-seat arena, hopes to host more than 200 events per year. A temporary surface parking lot, with a capacity of 1100 cars, is planned for the block bounded by Dean, Carlton Avenue, Pacific Street and Vanderbilt Avenue. The parking lot and the arena will “sandwich” the block of Dean Street between Carlton and 6th Avenues where we’ve held our block parties.

Will we be allowed to close Dean Street for a block party once the arena opens?

Our 2011 Block Party was a great time!

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Click here to see photos

Thanks to everyone who came out and made our block party a success, with special shout outs to the organizers, BBQ grillers, face-painters, game-organizers, raffle-ticket-sellers, street-cleaners, Millie & Ed Barreto, Brad White of Primerica and DJ Felix!

Thanks to the following businesses and organizations for their generous donations!

Ample Hills Creamery
Beast Tapas Bar, Restaurant, Lounge
Cataldo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria
Christie’s Jamaican Patties
Dubai Mini Mart
FDNY Engine Co. 219 & Ladder Co. 105
James Restaurant
Kaz An Nou French Caribbean Restaurant
Maya Taqueria
Met Foods
Tracy Collins Photography
Wine Exchange

Block Party! This Saturday, June 25

Dean Street Block Party

Saturday, June 25, Noon – 6PM

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!

There will be a firehouse and ambulance tour for the kids, as well as games and always popular face painting!

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!  (I’ll give them a proper shout-out when I know the full list)

We have lots of great donations for our raffle so far, including many from local restaurants. Tickets are only $1.

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

More information? Want to help?
Please contact Rhona Hetsrony, 516-509-3890 or rbk888@aol.com

See you Saturday!

 

 

 

 

 

Monthly Meeting – May 23, 2011 – 7:30PM

Held every 3rd Monday of the month except holidays

TIME: 

Monday, May 23rd  7:30 – 9:00 pm

PLACE: 

545 Dean Street #1, between Carlton and 6th

AGENDA:

  • Block Party: SAVE THE DATE: June 25th!

Block Party preparation

  • Our Neighborhood Streets:

How our streets will be affected by the new Barclays Center traffic mitigation and roadway improvement plan.

YOUR INPUT IS ESSENTIAL – EVERYONE IS WELCOME

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This Thursday, May 19th, the traffic mitigation and roadway improvement plan for the Barclay’s Center’s opening will be presented publicly for the first time.  It is our understanding an additional ESDC conducted public forum and/or presentation will be made in June.

The changes they are likely to announce are described in the Project’s FEIS. As outlined there, the largest single change is the elimination of northbound traffic on 4th Avenue from Pacific Street to Atlantic. The plans also include the widening of 6th Avenue so that it can be turned into four lanes, and the widening and creation of two of lanes of traffic on Pacific Street between 6th and Carlton. The widening of 6th Avenue has apparently been set aside for the time being.

What will be implemented will affect traffic and pedestrian circulation in significant ways in our immediate area.  We believe representatives from ESDC and NYC DOT should come directly to our community to answer our questions and address our concerns. Together with the Carlton Avenue Association, we have invited them to attend a joint meeting ASAP. If such a meeting occurs, it will now be in June.

In the meantime, we are proceeding with our May meeting one week late. Our focus will be preparations for our block party and the traffic mitigations/roadway improvement plan.

Thanks,

Peter Krashes
President