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.

Open Streets: Restaurants brings traffic-free dining to Vanderbilt Avenue

Posted: August 3, 2020 - 3:10pm

Vanderbilt Avenue will be closed to traffic, and open for dining and socially distant recreation as part of New York City’s Open Streets: Restaurants program.
The program will begin Friday, August 7, and is currently authorized through October 31. During this time, Vanderbilt Avenue will be closed to traffic from Pacific Street to Park Place, and parking not allowed, on the following days:

  • Fridays, 4PM – 11PM
  • Saturdays, 11AM – 11PM
  • Sundays, 11AM – 11PM

During these hours, the B69 bus will be rerouted along Washington Avenue.

Participating restaurants include:

Open Streets: Restaurants is a great opportunity to enjoy stretching out on Prospect Heights’ “main street” while supporting local businesses. We hope you enjoy outdoor dining and relaxation on Vanderbilt Avenue responsibly, observing safe social distancing practice.

You can help! If you are interested in volunteering as a community marshal during the program, we encourage you to sign up here .

If your business has not yet signed up to participate in Open Streets: Restaurants, but would like to, please complete this form.

You are welcome to send comments and questions to

Thanks very much for your support for local business and your commitment to the Prospect Heights community!

Office of Nightlife Listening Tour

Start Date: 
October 2, 2018 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Topic : 
Economic development
Sponsored By: 
NYC Media and Entertainment Office of Nightlife
Murmrr Theater at Union Temple of Brooklyn
17 Eastern Parkway
United States

Established in 2018 within the Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, the Office of Nightlife serves as a central point of contact between City agencies, the nightlife industry, and city residents, promoting a safe and vibrant nightlife scene beneficial to businesses and residents.

Ariel Palitz, Senior Executive Director of the Office of Nightlife, will take public comments, concerns and ideas regarding nightlife issues in Brooklyn as part of a five-borough listening tour.

Please RSVP here by October 1, 2018 at 5:00PM.

Open to: 
General public (online RSVP requested)

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