The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC) brings Prospect Heights community members together to build a safer, more just and sustainable neighborhood. is a portal for the exchange of news, events and information among Prospect Heights community members interested in the development of this unique and historic neighborhood.

Civic associations launch web site to monitor impacts from Atlantic Yards construction

Posted: May 18, 2011 - 3:25pm
Civic organizations in the Brooklyn neighborhoods of Boerum Hill, Park Slope and Prospect Heights today announced the launch of Atlantic Yards Watch (, a web site which will monitor ongoing construction and operational impacts from the Atlantic Yards project on surrounding communities.

Water main reconstruction on Atlantic Avenue to begin in May

Posted: May 4, 2011 - 9:15am


The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is beginning a capital construction project on Atlantic Avenue project from Carlton Avenue to Classon Avenue and on Washington Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to Fulton Avenue. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2012.

There are several work operations slated to occur as part of this project including:

Traffic calming improvements coming to Washington Avenue

Posted: May 2, 2011 - 4:27pm

The NYC Department of Transportation is planning to add traffic calming improvements to the intersections of Atlantic Avenue and Washington Avenue, and Washington Avenue and Park Place.

At Washington and Atlantic, improvements will include pedestrian refuge islands, neckdowns, expansions to Lowry Triangle Park and the triangle island to its east, as well as a ban on left turns eastbound on Atlantic to Washinton Avenue.

Carlton Avenue residents plant trees to counter construction blight

Posted: April 21, 2011 - 8:59am


With help from the Citizens Committee for New York City and PHNDC, residents of Carlton Avenue between Dean and Pacific Streets planted arborvitae trees along the eastern sidewalk of their block. The trees are a green addition that will help block the view of a parking lot being used by the Atlantic Yards project on the corner of Carlton Avenue and Pacific Street.

City DOE issues revised plan to co-locate charter at P.S. 9

Posted: April 19, 2011 - 8:59am

After its previous decision to co-locate Brooklyn East Collegiate Charter School at Prospect Heights' P.S. 9 was overturned by the New York State Commissioner of Education David Steiner, the City's Department of Education has issued a revised plan it says addresses the issues raised by Commissioner Steiner.

The new plan, which parents and local elected officials have vowed to oppose, will be voted on by the DOE's Panel for Education Policy on May 18.

DOT presents Grand Army plan at GAPCo meeting

Posted: April 19, 2011 - 8:43am

On April 16th, The Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPCo) held its annual meeting at 1 Grand Army Plaza. The agenda covered the (nearly) final DOT plan for Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park's plan to move Abraham Lincoln to the Plaza center berm and Heart of Brooklyn's update on its wayfinding project.