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Tell elected officials: Keep Prospect Heights streets for people

Street safety and public space initiatives on Underhill and Vanderbilt Avenues serve thousands of New Yorkers each week, creating safer streets for cyclists and pedestrians, offering several acres of new temporary and permanent open space, and providing a venue for more than a hundred free events each year.

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[Press Release] Adams names vague influence of “those outside the community” as reason why street safety projects are being halted

Yesterday afternoon, Mayor Adams addressed a question regarding the status of the stalled Underhill Avenue Bike Boulevard at his in-person media availability. His response, which negated rumors that he secretly met with opponents of the project, had extremely misleading implications tied to it, including that “those outside the community” might be “dictating what is going to happen on a local level.”

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[Press Release] Street safety advocates FOIL City Hall, citing lack of transparency around streets projects

Fighting continued interference from City Hall in public space revisioning and street safety projects in Prospect Heights, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council has submitted a FOIL request to City Hall to obtain the results of the most recent Underhill Avenue redesign survey. City Hall has yet to release any survey outcomes following a written request from PHNDC earlier this month.

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[Press Release] PHNDC demands City Hall release results of Adams’ “door-to-door” Underhill Avenue survey

Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council is asking Mayor Adams to release the results of the most recent Underhill Avenue redesign survey. Mayor Adams insisted on conducting this survey in November — using City Hall’s Community Affairs Unit to go door-to-door in Prospect Heights — after ordering work be stopped on the nearly complete project and despite years of previous outreach showing support for redesign. The group wrote in their request that they feel transparency is necessary after countless street safety projects were derailed in 2023 or changed based on the whims of City Hall staffers overruling his own Department of Transportation.

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Open Streets Celebration and Rally at City Hall Park

Open Streets advocates from across the city rallied at City Hall Park this week to celebrate the success of 2023’s Open Streets and call on Mayor Adams to fully fund Open Streets in 2024. Highlights from the 2023 season include the completion of the permanent Berry Street bike boulevard in Brooklyn and 103rd Street in Manhattan, car-free Summer Streets in all five boroughs, the return of the Fifth Avenue holiday Open Street, and the creation of a permanent outdoor dining program.

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Tell elected officials: Keep Prospect Heights streets for people

Street safety and public space initiatives on Underhill and Vanderbilt Avenues serve thousands of New Yorkers each week, creating safer streets for cyclists and pedestrians, offering several acres of new temporary and permanent open space, and providing a venue for more than a hundred free events each year.

Read More »

[Press Release] Adams names vague influence of “those outside the community” as reason why street safety projects are being halted

Yesterday afternoon, Mayor Adams addressed a question regarding the status of the stalled Underhill Avenue Bike Boulevard at his in-person media availability. His response, which negated rumors that he secretly met with opponents of the project, had extremely misleading implications tied to it, including that “those outside the community” might be “dictating what is going to happen on a local level.”

Read More »

[Press Release] Street safety advocates FOIL City Hall, citing lack of transparency around streets projects

Fighting continued interference from City Hall in public space revisioning and street safety projects in Prospect Heights, the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council has submitted a FOIL request to City Hall to obtain the results of the most recent Underhill Avenue redesign survey. City Hall has yet to release any survey outcomes following a written request from PHNDC earlier this month.

Read More »

[Press Release] PHNDC demands City Hall release results of Adams’ “door-to-door” Underhill Avenue survey

Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council is asking Mayor Adams to release the results of the most recent Underhill Avenue redesign survey. Mayor Adams insisted on conducting this survey in November — using City Hall’s Community Affairs Unit to go door-to-door in Prospect Heights — after ordering work be stopped on the nearly complete project and despite years of previous outreach showing support for redesign. The group wrote in their request that they feel transparency is necessary after countless street safety projects were derailed in 2023 or changed based on the whims of City Hall staffers overruling his own Department of Transportation.

Read More »

Open Streets Celebration and Rally at City Hall Park

Open Streets advocates from across the city rallied at City Hall Park this week to celebrate the success of 2023’s Open Streets and call on Mayor Adams to fully fund Open Streets in 2024. Highlights from the 2023 season include the completion of the permanent Berry Street bike boulevard in Brooklyn and 103rd Street in Manhattan, car-free Summer Streets in all five boroughs, the return of the Fifth Avenue holiday Open Street, and the creation of a permanent outdoor dining program.

Read More »
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