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.


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

Posted: February 26, 2015 - 10:32am

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.

"Gridlock" Sam Schwartz to present Move NY plan at public forum Thursday 2/19

Posted: February 18, 2015 - 9:39am
A coalition of neighborhood groups, merchants associations, and elected officials representing Downtown and brownstone Brooklyn today announced a town hall meeting to discuss how to address the challenge posed to all New Yorkers by crumbling transportation infrastructure, growing congestion, and rising tolls and transit fares. The focus of the town hall meeting will be a plan put forward by Move NY, a transportation policy group.
 
“Gridlock” Sam Schwartz – a former NYC Traffic Commissioner – will present the Move NY plan, a leading proposal to address New York City’s numerous transportation needs in a comprehensive fashion.  Members of the community will have the opportunity to discuss the plan during break out sessions to take place after the initial presentation.  The town hall meeting is open to the public and will be held on February 19 at 6:00 PM EST at Brooklyn’s 3rd Avenue YWCA. Interested New Yorkers are encouraged to participate in the conversation on social media using the hashtags #MoveNYBK and #fillthegapNY.
 

Free tax assistance available at the Brooklyn Public Library

Posted: February 13, 2015 - 11:06am

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 - 3:28pm

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. 

Job opportunities at FC Modular for Brooklyn residents

Posted: January 26, 2015 - 6:29pm

FC Modular is working with Brooklyn Workforce Innovations and the Brooklyn Navy Yard Employment Center to hire trade associates with experience in construction.

In order to be considered, you must attend an Information Session on one of the following dates:

  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:00AM
  • Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 10:00AM
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 10:00AM

The sessions will take place at the Brooklyn Navy Yard Employment Center, Building 92, 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY  11205. (Enter at the intersection of Flushing and Carlton Avenues.)

 

Local elected officials, housing advocates protest tenant harassment

Posted: December 13, 2014 - 5:05pm

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.