Where is Prospect Heights?
Prospect Heights is a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, bounded by Flatbush Avenue to the west, Atlantic Avenue to the north, Washington Avenue to the east, and Eastern Parkway to the south. Prospect Heights includes parts of Brooklyn Community Boards 2, 6 and 8. It is home to approximately 19,000 residents, who are represented by elected officials from the 35th New York City Council district, the 20th and 25th New York State Senate districts, and the 52nd and 57th New York State Assembly districts. Prospect Heights is policed by the NYPD’s 77th and 78th Precincts.
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What is the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council?
Since its founding in 2004, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council (PHNDC) has been the leading civic organization providing advocacy for neighborhood-wide issues on behalf of the residents and businesses of Prospect Heights. Its programs have engaged and received the support of thousands of community members in Prospect Heights and its environs. Some examples of PHNDC’s successful advocacy campaigns include:
In addition, PHNDC holds public meetings on subjects of interest to residents of Prospect Heights, including historic preservation, transportation policy, and local development. PHNDC sponsors non-partisan public forums for candidates for local elected offices. PHNDC also provides technical and operational support to block associations and community organizations within Prospect Heights.
Structure and governance
PHNDC is a New York State not-for-profit corporation with tax exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Membership in PHNDC is open to all persons 18 years of age or more. (To become a member of PHNDC, click here.) PHNDC is governed by a board of directors elected by its members.
The current PHNDC board members and officers are:
- Rob Witherwax, Chair
- Laura Keith, Vice Chair
- Gib Veconi, Secretary
- Richard Roth, Treasurer
- Al Bass
- Ed Lai
- Danae Oratowski
PHNDC's By-Laws are available here.