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.

Be alert: Once again, muggings on the rise during the holiday season

Posted: December 2, 2011 - 3:55pm
Neighbors should be aware of a recent string of robberies that have taken place in the area of Prospect Heights east of Vanderbilt Avenue and south of Park Place. In each case, one or two men, sometimes armed, have confronted individuals on the street during evening hours and demanded money and valuables.
The 77th Precinct has acknowledged a pattern, and has responded by deploying additional sergeants and officers on foot in the affected area. However, residents should exercise caution when walking outside at night.

New street signs for the Prospect Heights Historic District

Posted: August 3, 2011 - 9:49am

In July, the Department of Transportation installed new street signs throughout the Prospect Heights Historic District. Forty-nine existing signs within the district were replaced. The new street signs will more clearly indicate the boundaries of the Historic District to residents and visitors. Historic markers, each with a map and description of the district, will be installed later this year.

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

Posted: May 18, 2011 - 2:25pm
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 - 8:15am


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 - 3:27pm

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 - 7:59am


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.