The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Traffic and transit
Issues relating to motor vehicle travel, as well as use of public transportation, in Prospect Heights.

PHNDC launches petition to keep Prospect Heights streets for people

Posted: September 25, 2023 - 2:58pm

A majority of residents surveyed support efforts to reimagine public spaces, yet intervention by a vocal but limited opposition has gained traction with the Mayor

BROOKLYN — PHNDC announced it has launched a petition to gather support for public space initiatives in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn—namely the Underhill Avenue Bike Boulevard, Underhill Plaza and the Vanderbilt Avenue Open Street—that increase safety, and provide economic, environmental and health benefits. Facing attacks from a vocal but limited opposition who fear neighborhood improvements may eliminate parking spaces, community organizers feel it is necessary to take preventative action to ensure these initiatives are not struck down by the Adams administration.

Residents, businesses discuss Open Streets in Prospect Heights at town hall meeting

Posted: August 26, 2020 - 11:31am

On Monday, August 24, PHNDC hosted a virtual town hall meeting with representatives from the New York City Department of Transportation to discuss Open Streets initiatives on Carlton Avenue, Underhill Avenue and Vanderbilt Avenue.

Update on Open Streets on Carlton Avenue and Underhill Avenue

Posted: August 15, 2020 - 12:56pm

This weekend’s realignment of Open Streets has raised concern among community members. PHNDC would like to offer some context:

Open Streets on Carlton Avenue and Underhill Avenue has been a boon in tough times. Although the program is authorized by DOT and uses barricades supplied by NYPD, the daily management of the barricades now relies solely on volunteer labor supplied by a small number of community members donating their free time. As barricades have deteriorated, no replacements have been provided.

Open Streets come to Prospect Heights

Posted: May 29, 2020 - 9:59am

The New York City Department of Transportation has approved PHNDC's request to include Carlton Avenue from Park Place to Bergen Street and Underhill Avenue from St. John's Place to Bergen Street in its Open Streets program during the COVID-19 emergency.

These blocks will operate as Open Streets from 8am through 8pm daily. The New York City Police Department (NYPD) will place barricades at the start of the day and remove them each evening.