Prospect Heights

Vanderbilt Avenue

Location: Vanderbilt Avenue between Atlantic Avenue and Park Place
Hours of operation: Fridays 5PM–10PM; Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 12PM–10PM

During its operating season, Vanderbilt Avenue is fully closed to traffic on weekends to create over four acres of temporary public open space for outdoor dining, programming and events, passive and active recreation, and picnicking. Vanderbilt Avenue operates under DOT’s Open Streets program as a Full Closure street. It is one of the largest such volunteer-led Open Streets in New York City, and currently the only one in Brooklyn.

[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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Events

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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.”

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 »

Events

There are currently no events.
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