The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Economic development
Efforts which result in a sustainable increase in living standards that implies increased per capita income, better education and health as well as environmental protection.

Intersection | Prospect Heights report highlights community reaction to neighborhood gentrification

Posted: February 27, 2017 - 2:47pm

How has gentrification affected the way community members feel about Prospect Heights, and what do they want for the neighborhood's future?

To answer these questions, Intersection | Prospect Heights collected oral histories and survey responses from over 500 current and former residents of Prospect Heights. The results are discussed in a new paper, "We're All Part of the Neighborhood," available for download from the Intersection | Prospect Heights web site.

The report describes how a surge in development since 2000 coincided with a sharp increase in housing cost. In the process, a large segment of Prospect Heights' population was displaced as more affluent residents moved in. While residents' perceptions of public education and security from crime have improved, the sense of community that many cherish may be threatened.

Prospect Heights’ Vanderbilt Avenue to receive historic street lighting

Posted: December 6, 2016 - 11:14pm

Historic fixtures to be installed on Vanderbilt Avenue (left) closely resemble lights installed a century ago (right, near M.S. 340 at Sterling Place).


BROOKLYN, NY, December 7, 2016: Today, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC) and the Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams announced that Vanderbilt Avenue, the central boulevard of Brooklyn’s Prospect Heights neighborhood, will be enhanced with historic street lighting. Fifty historic M type fixtures will replace all existing lamps, traffic and pedestrian signals from Atlantic Avenue to Plaza Street.

Wash Ave. Rocks!

Start Date: 
August 21, 2016 - 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Topic : 
Economic development
Sponsored By: 
Washington Avenue Prospect Heights Association
Washington Avenue
between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place
United States

Join the Washington Avenue Prospect Heights Association at its 7th Annual WASH AVE ROCKS! Street Festival. The event takes place on Washington Avenue between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place.

Come out and enjoy kids activities, local food, music, crafts, and more!

Open to: 
General public

Community Board 8 general meeting

Start Date: 
April 9, 2015 - 7:00pm
Topic : 
Urban planning
Economic development
Traffic and transit
Safety and security
Open space
Social services
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
856 Pacific Street (between Vanderbilt and Underhill Avenues)
United States

Community Board meetings are an opportunity for community members to hear about neighborhood developments related to land use, economic development, social services, transportation, open space and more.

The agenda for the April 9 meeting is as follows:

1. Meeting Call to order
2. Roll Call
3. Acceptance of Minutes
4. Mr. Patrick Fergus from Dept of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DIOTT) will make a presentation on LINKNYC/CityBridge, a proposal to leverage old payphone infrastructure to build the world's largest, fastest free municipal
Wi-Fi network.
5. Dept. of Transportation and NYC Transit will give an update on the Utica Avenue Select Bus Service (SBS).
6. Committee Reports:
Action Items:
  • Housing/ULURP Committee
  • Transportation
  • SLA and Sidewalk Café Review Committee
  • Executive Committee
7. Other Committee Reports:
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Environment/Sanitation
  • Health
  • Nominating
  • Parks
  • Public Safety 
  • Senior
  • Youth & Family Services
8. Old Business/New Business
9. Acknowledgement of Elected Officials/Agency Reps
10. Public Comments/Announcements
11. Adjournment
Please note: The order of agenda items are subject to change without notice.


Open to: 
General public

Job opportunities at FC Modular for Brooklyn residents

Posted: March 10, 2015 - 4:01pm

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, March 11, 2015 at 10:00AM
  • Wednesday, March 18, 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.)


CB8 SLA Committee meeting

Start Date: 
February 2, 2015 - 6:30pm
Topic : 
Economic development
Sponsored By: 
Brooklyn Community Board 8
CNR-Center Light Health Care Center
727 Classon Avenue (corner of Park Place)
Brooklyn, NY
United States

The Community Board 8 SLA Committee reviews applications for liquor licenses and sidewalk cafes. Community comments are heard. At the February 2 meeting, the following applications will be presented:

Renewal liquor license applications
  • The Saint Catherine, 660 Washington Avenue (corner Bergen) 
  • Eve’s Lounge, 769 Washington Avenue (Sterling/St. John’s)
  • Basil, 268 Kingston Avenue (corner Lincoln)
  • Inaka, 597 Vanderbilt Avenue (Dean/Bergen)
  • Kimiya, 708 Washington Avenue (St. Marks/Prospect)
  • Chuko, 552 Vanderbilt Avenue (corner Dean)
  • Crown Heights Supper Club, 1082 St. John’s Place
  • Gladys, 788 Franklin Avenue (corner Lincoln)
  • Nostrand Pub, 658 Nostrand Avenue (Bergen/St. Marks)
New liquor license applications
  • Entity to be formed, 722 Nostrand Avenue (between Park and Prospect)
  • Benevolent & Protective Order of the Whales LLC, 619 Classon Avenue (Atlantic/Pacific)
  • Sumi Sushi, 287 Flatbush Avenue (St. Marks/Prospect)
  • Oaxaca Prospect Heights LLC, 417 Prospect Place (corner Grand)
  • Tom’s Restaurant, 782 Washington Avenue (corner of Sterling)
Method of Operations Change applications
  • The Saint Catherine, 660 Washington Avenue (corner Bergen) – seeking extension of hours
  • Island Cz, 743 Franklin Avenue (corner Sterling) – upgrading from beer/wine to full
Open to: 
General public