phndc.org

The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC) assesses and represents the needs and concerns of the Prospect Heights community in terms of housing, economic development, physical environment, safety and security, and social services.


phndc.org 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.


Bike to work on Earth Day with Borough President Eric Adams

Posted: April 17, 2015 - 5:04pm

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is starting Earth Day with a special bike-to-work ride from Grand Army Plaza to Borough hall, and you're invited!

The event will begin with a press conference at 8:00AM Wednesday, April 22 at Grand Army Plaza. Following the press conference, participants will ride down Vanderbilt Avenue and turn left onto Bergen Street, then on to Borough Hall, showcasing the bike lanes added to Brooklyn neighborhoods over the last decade.

Bring your bike and join the fun. The ride is sponsored by Borough President Adams, CitiBike, Transportation Alternatives, PHNDC and other Brooklyn civic organizations.

Volunteer to help bring computer science to Brooklyn high school students with TEALS

Posted: April 8, 2015 - 2:57pm

Are you a technologist with an interest in giving back to youth interested in careers in programming and computer science? TEALS is a program funded by Microsoft and the New York City Foundation for Computer Science that helps high schools teach computer science by providing a team of trained volunteers to partner with a classroom teacher and deliver computer science to their students. TEALS will be holding an information session at the Brooklyn Public Library on Sunday, April 26 from 2:30PM to 4:00PM.

Prospect Heights Craft Fair returns to P.S. 9 on April 25

Posted: February 26, 2015 - 11:32am

The birds will soon be chirping and the butterflies will be whirling. With spring around the corner, welcome the Prospect Heights Craft Fair – now in its 7th year! Please join the P.S. 9 PTO on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11am – 6pm at P.S.9 for an always lovingly curated showcase of independent artists and designers from Brooklyn and beyond.

Grown up or child-like, you will find something for everyone at the Prospect Heights Craft Fair. Come explore and shop a wildly varied array of handmade treasures ranging from apparel, jewelry, stationery and so much more in between. And as always, there'll be delicious treats from local eateries. Browse, munch, shop and don’t miss out on a spectacular raffle and activities for kids!

Free tax assistance available at the Brooklyn Public Library

Posted: February 13, 2015 - 12:06pm

If you have children and earn $53,000 or less,, or have no children and earn $18,000 or less, you can receive free assistance filing your tax return at a Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) site operated by the City's Department of Consumer Affairs. For Prospect Heights residents, the closest VITA site is nearby at the Brooklyn Public Library, room 216.

VITA site preparers are IRS-trained and certified to help you file your taxes and claim credits like the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and the NYC Child Care Tax Credit (NYC CCTC).

Call (718) 230-2100 for more information.

Mayor's office issues moratorium on location filming in Prospect Heights

Posted: January 31, 2015 - 4:28pm

Due to the efforts of Community Board 8 relaying numerous community complaints regarding excessive filming in Prospect Heights, the Mayor's Office of Film, Theater, and Broadcasting has agreed to impose a moratorium on filming in Prospect Heights for the next six months. The moratorium will be effective beginning February 1, 2015, but will not include projects that are already contracted. 

Local elected officials, housing advocates protest tenant harassment

Posted: December 13, 2014 - 6:05pm

On December 11, local elected officials and affordable housing advocates demonstrated in front of the cooperative apartment building at 230 Park Place in Prospect Heights. Assembly Member Walter Mosley, City Council Member Laurie Cumbo, and members of the Fifth Avenue Committee and the Pratt Area Community Council protested the harassment of tenant Carmen Pineiro by the co-op's board.