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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] Following Underhill Avenue crash, street safety advocates highlight efficacy of ‘bike boulevard’ treatment

Early yesterday morning, the FDNY responded to a motor vehicle crash on Underhill Avenue in Prospect Heights following reports that a sedan had collided with a dumpster on the street, according to FDNY incident filings. The collision, which involved a vehicle with a history of speeding, marks the first motor vehicle crash on Underhill Avenue in 2024, a street where Mayor Adams halted construction on a bike boulevard and corresponding safety improvements in September.

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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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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] Following Underhill Avenue crash, street safety advocates highlight efficacy of ‘bike boulevard’ treatment

Early yesterday morning, the FDNY responded to a motor vehicle crash on Underhill Avenue in Prospect Heights following reports that a sedan had collided with a dumpster on the street, according to FDNY incident filings. The collision, which involved a vehicle with a history of speeding, marks the first motor vehicle crash on Underhill Avenue in 2024, a street where Mayor Adams halted construction on a bike boulevard and corresponding safety improvements in September.

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.

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