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.

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.

Bulletin delivery problems for Verizon, AOL and Yahoo customers

Posted: October 3, 2021 - 9:44am

We have become aware that people subscribing to our bulletin email with Verizon, AOL or Yahoo email addresses are having delivery blocked by their mail servers. Mail servers for all three ISPs are operated by Verizon. The rejected emails, in turn, cause our listserv to disable the subscribers' subscriptions.

If you are one of these Verizon, AOL or Yahoo customers, you may receive an email from our bulletin listserv (named PHNDC-discuss) with a cryptic subject line such as "confirm cca760e0a17d06c020a597f88d7cf105895cxx77" and message,

"Your membership in the mailing list PHNDC-discuss has been disabled due to excessive bounces The last bounce received from you was dated [__]. You will not get any more messages from this list until you re-enable your membership."

Several subscribers have contacted us asking if this email is genuine. It is. You may follow the link provided and re-enable your subscription. However, it is likely your email provider will once again block our bulletin.

We regret the inconvenience, and are working on a solution to this problem. Please stay tuned. In the meantime, consider following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. You may also want to contact customer support at Verizon, AOL, or Yahoo.

Thank you.

Open streets return to Prospect Heights April 2

Posted: March 24, 2021 - 12:06pm

After a successful first year, the Vanderbilt Avenue open street is back! On weekends beginning Friday, April 2, join your friends and neighbors for outdoor dining, relaxation and socially-distant fun on Prospect Heights’ Vanderbilt Avenue (between Atlantic Avenue and Park Place). Vanderbilt Avenue will be opened for pedestrian and cyclist use only Fridays 5PM to 10PM; and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays 12PM to 10PM. The street will close to traffic one hour before for setup and remain closed one hour after for breakdown.

Update on Open Streets on Carlton Avenue and Underhill Avenue

Posted: September 23, 2020 - 11:55am

Based upon volunteer resource constraints, the following updates are announced for Open Streets on Carlton Avenue and Underhill Avenue:

  • The Carlton Avenue Open Street will be decommissioned after Friday, September 25.
  • The northern extent for the Underhill Avenue Open Street is now St. Mark's Avenue. PHNDC's Livable Streets Committee will review the level of volunteer resources again on October 5 to ensure the Open Street continues to maintained consistently and safely. Those interested in helping to maintain the Open Street on Underhill Avenue can volunteer here.

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.