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.

City DOE issues revised plan to co-locate charter at P.S. 9

Posted: April 19, 2011 - 7:59am

After its previous decision to co-locate Brooklyn East Collegiate Charter School at Prospect Heights' P.S. 9 was overturned by the New York State Commissioner of Education David Steiner, the City's Department of Education has issued a revised plan it says addresses the issues raised by Commissioner Steiner.

The new plan, which parents and local elected officials have vowed to oppose, will be voted on by the DOE's Panel for Education Policy on May 18.

DOT presents Grand Army plan at GAPCo meeting

Posted: April 19, 2011 - 7:43am

On April 16th, The Grand Army Plaza Coalition (GAPCo) held its annual meeting at 1 Grand Army Plaza. The agenda covered the (nearly) final DOT plan for Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park's plan to move Abraham Lincoln to the Plaza center berm and Heart of Brooklyn's update on its wayfinding project.

Eastern Parkway reconstruction to begin 2/23

Posted: February 19, 2011 - 11:17pm

Beginning on Wednesday, February 23, 2011, and continuing for approximately one and a half weeks, the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) will continue excavating test pits along Eastern Parkway between Grand Army Plaza and Washington Avenue/Underhill Avenue (mid-block) Service Road. The work will cause short-term interruptions to curbside parking and driveway access along the affected section of Eastern Parkway. The contractor's working hours are Monday – Friday between the hours of 7:00AM and 6:00PM.


DOE panel votes to close M.S. 571, replace with charter school

Posted: February 4, 2011 - 10:00am

At a meeting Thursday evening that stretched into early Friday morning, the Department of Education Panel on Education Policy voted to close M.S. 571, located at 80 Underhill Avenue in the P.S. 9 building. The PEP further voted to co-locate the Brooklyn East Collegiate charter school in the P.S. 9 building. Brooklyn East Collegiate currently serves the East New York neighborhood.

PHNDC hosts forum on Atlantic Yards traffic concerns

Posted: December 9, 2010 - 3:04pm

On Wednesday, December 8, PHNDC presented a public forum on traffic issues experienced since the start of arena construction at Atlantic Yards, as well as those impacts expected to occur at the time of the Barclays Center opening in 2012. Representatives from PHNDC were joined by Ryan Lynch, senior planner from the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, as well as Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries and Councilmember Letitia James.

Court says State failed to properly consider impacts of extended Atlantic Yards construction

Posted: November 10, 2010 - 6:31am

New York State Supreme Court Justice Marcy Friedman found that the Empire State Development Corporation (ESDC) unreasonably failed to properly assess the impacts of twenty-five years of extended construction at the Atlantic Yards site in Brooklyn. Judge Friedman’s ruling was entered following a motion by BrooklynSpeaks petitioners to reargue an earlier decision by the Court in favor of ESDC and Forest City Ratner Companies (FCRC).