Alternate Side Parking Public Hearing


Community Board 8 is hosting a public hearing seeking public comments on the proposal to reduce street cleaning days throughout the district.  Currently, the Dept. of Sanitation cleans the street 4 times a week and the reduction will scale the cleaning to twice a week.  Please come out and let your voice be heard.

If you are unable to attend the public hearing, please email your comments to  Please indicate the neighborhood that you live in and whether you are for or against the proposed change. Please put ASP in the subject line.

Click here for more information or contact Community Board 8 at 718-467-5574.

Atlantic Action Community Walk!


On September 27, join fellow community members to support a safer, more vibrant Atlantic Avenue for everyone. We’ll have our kickoff at the Brooklyn Christian Center, where we’ll present ways to build a safer street and gather public feedback that will be delivered to NYC’s Transportation and City Planning departments. Then we’ll walk along Atlantic as a group, through Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, and Crown Heights, taking stock of problem areas and a recently redesigned intersection, as well as key organizations, businesses, and block associations working to make their communities stronger.

Start: September 27, 2014 – 1:00pm
End: September 27, 2014 – 3:00pm
Location: Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Ave (btwn Franklin and Classon)

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Atlantic Yards Community Notice


 Community Notice

Temporary Changes to the Roadway Network on Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Street

On or Around Thursday, July 10, 2014

As part of construction related to the Atlantic Yards project, the following temporary changes will be made to the roadway network:

1. Pacific Street, between Sixth and Carlton Avenues, will be converted from two-way to one-way westbound. Vehicles will be able to access this block from both northbound and southbound Carlton Avenue.

2. The north sidewalk on Pacific Street, near Sixth Avenue only, will be closed to pedestrian traffic.

3. Parking and loading along the north side of Atlantic Avenue, between Ft. Greene Place and Cumberland Street, will be prohibited. Parking along the north side of Pacific Street, near Sixth Avenue only, will be prohibited.

4. The westbound B45 bus stop on the north side of Atlantic Avenue, at S. Portland Avenue, will be temporarily removed. Passengers can use the previous stop on Atlantic Avenue, at Carlton Avenue.

The Pacific Street direction changes will be in effect for approximately 4 months.

The Pacific Street sidewalk closure and parking prohibition will be in effect for approximately 12 months.

The Atlantic Avenue parking prohibition and bus stop removal will be in effect for approximately 24 months.

MPT installation and roadway striping on Atlantic Avenue will occur overnight and should take two nights to complete. Following that, work to remove the concrete median on Atlantic Avenue will be during daytime hours.

Please see attached flyer for map and more information.

Questions related to this project may be addressed to:

Atlantic Yards Community Liaison Office
(866) 923-5315

ESD Atlantic Yards
Government & Community Affairs Manager
(212) 803-3736

CB8 Transportation Committee Meeting Tonight!


The Transportation Committee of Community Board 8 will be meeting on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at CNR-Centerlight Health Care Center (in the Atrium) located at 727 Classon Avenue corner Park Place, Brooklyn, N.Y.  at 7:00 p.m.


7-8:00 p.m.  – Discussion of Bike Corrals

The Dept. of Transportation is considering the following locations to install Bike Corrals.   The Bike Corral program includes clusters of bicycle racks installed in the street by the curb, surrounded by two large planters, taking  over one parking space.  Each bike corral can hold up to 8 bikes. Bike Corrals require a partner who agrees to keep the corral clean of debris and snow.

The following are the partners and locations:

A)  Bar Chuko- 565 Vanderbilt Avenue near Pacific Street

B)  Milk Bar – 620 Vanderbilt Avenue near Prospect Place

C)  Branded – 603 Vanderbilt Avenue near Bergen Street

D)  Bar Corvo – 791 Washington Avenue near Lincoln Place
8-9:00 p.m. –  Pedestrian Improvements for Atlantic Avenue

The Dept. of City Planning’s Transportation Unit would like to kick-off  a discussion regarding a transportation study for Pedestrian Improvements along Atlantic Avenue from Ralph Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue.

Come out and add your input on safety and travel issues you experience while traveling, biking, walking, etc., along Atlantic Avenue.


Upcoming Meeting of the CB8 Transportation Committee


Please be advised that there will be a meeting of the Transportation Committee on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at CNR-Center Light Healthcare Center located at 727 Classon Avenue (Board Room) at 7:00 p.m.

  1. NYC Department of Transportation will provide an update on the Franklin Avenue Safety Plan
  2. Representatives from Transportation Alternatives are requesting CB8’s support of a feasibility study to bring pedestrian, bicycle and public transit improvements to Atlantic Avenue from Ralph Avenue to Vanderbilt Avenue.
  3. Old Business
  4. New Business

A Message from our friends at the Dean Street Block Association


The next weeks are very important for the future shape of our community, perhaps the most important in years. If we all work together, we can make a difference.

In 2009 New York State and Forest City Ratner broke the law when they failed to assess how our community may be negatively impacted by twenty-five years of Atlantic Yards construction instead of ten. They chose to put us at risk in order to secure expiring federal tax abatements for the arena. Together, with the Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, we sued and won.

Finally, as part of a court ordered process, a hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday evening, April 30th, and we can submit written statements until May 12th. Our block association is coordinating an effort to get local residents to speak at the hearing on the 30th, and also to write personal statements for the 12th.

Our quality of life is directly impacted by the way the project is implemented and operated, whether built quickly or slowly. For years residents have documented violations of environmental commitments related to negative impacts like air quality and noise that the State of New York has failed to enforce. For years we have looked at chain link fences and watched our street trees cut down without a credible replacement timetable. The first demolitions related to Atlantic Yards took place nine years ago, and construction of the sixteen high rises, affordable housing and open space in the project has just barely begun. Construction may take a generation or more.

Together with other local civic organizations, Dean Street Block Association has identified a few specific goals we think moving forward will most help those of us impacted by the project. First, we seek new oversight for the project by a dedicated public development corporation or subsidiary with a board that includes directors appointed in conjunction with local elected officials. We also seek improved oversight of environmental impacts, most especially those related to construction. Forest City Ratner is attempting to sell 70% of the project to the Chinese developer Greenland. Decisions will be made by a 5 member board, with 3 votes for Greenland and 2 for FCRC. We believe poor responsiveness to community concerns, and lack of accountability to the public, may only get worse.

You do not have to be an expert on Atlantic Yards to come and speak. We want you to come and show you care about our community. Talking about where you live, who you are, and that you care about our quality of life will make a difference.

If you can attend the hearing on the 30th and/or you are able to prepare a written statement, please contact If you need help getting to the hearing, let us know. And please encourage your friends and neighbors to come as well.


Brooklyn Town Hall for Vision Zero


The New York City Council Speaker MELISSA MARK-VIVERITO
Brooklyn Borough President ERIC ADAMS
Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez Chair, Transportation Committee
Council Member Vanessa Gibson
Chair, Public Safety Committee
Council Member Corey Johnson
Chair, Health Committee
Council Member Daniel Dromm
Chair, Education Committee


Inez Barron, Robert Cornegy, Laurie Cumbo, Chaim Deutsch, Rafael Espinal, Mathieu Eugene, Vincent Gentile, David Greenfield, Bradford Lander, Stephen Levin, Alan Maisel, Darlene Mealy, Carlos Menchaca, Antonio Reynoso, Mark Treyger, Jumaane D. Williams

AND The NYC Department of Transportation

TUESDAY • APRIL 1 • 7:00PM – 9:00PM (Registration begins at 6:30PM)
209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

In New York City, approximately 4,000 New Yorkers are seriously injured and more than 250 are killed each year in traffic crashes. The Vision Zero Action Plan is the City’s foundation for ending traffic deaths and injuries on our streets.

Vision Zero Will Save Lives – But We Need to Hear From YOU!

Come out and give us your feedback, concerns and legislative ideas on Mayor de Blasio’s Vision Zero Plan! We need your ideas to improve street safety, to identify problem locations, and to hammer out site-specific solutions that match realities on the ground.

TO RSVP OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, Please call: (212) 341-2644 or email


Dept. of Transportation Workshop: Traffic Safety Improvement Along Franklin Avenue


The Dept. of Transportation is considering traffic safety improvements on Franklin Avenue in Community Districts 8 and 9.

A workshop will be held at Medgar Evers College,1650 Bedford Avenue (President’s Conference Room, 1st floor) Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Come out and add your input on safety and travel issues you experience while traveling, biking, walking, etc., on Franklin Avenue.

Franklin Avenue Public Workshop

Franklin Ave. Bike Lane Proposal Update


The below is from the CB 8 meeting minutes for Feb. 25, 2014…


On Wednesday February 12, DOT met with CB 8/9 representatives to solicit input on problems and issues with a Franklin Avenue bike lane between Atlantic Av and Empire Blvd, preliminary to a community-involved planning process. The next step will be a public forum. Attending the DOT meeting were representatives of CB 8 (District Manager Michelle George, transportation Committee Dr. Frederick Monderson, Robt. Witherwax, Holly Fuchs) and of CB 9 (District Manager Pearl Miles, Transportation Committee Ed Fanning). ACTION : DOT will put out flyers for a public forum CB8/CB9, to be held somewhere in the middle of the community (Brooklyn Museum, Central Library, etc.). The Flyers will probably come out around 3/12, the meeting might be week after 3/22. Pearl Miles will work with DOT to find an appropriate venue.

Transportation Workshop

ATTENTION: CM James and Community Groups Host Transportation Workshop; 3/31; 10AM; YWCA

It’s time to get serious about a transportation plan for the 21st century!
Please join New York City Council Member Letitia James, The Boerum Hill Association, The Park Slope Civic Council, The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council, and The Tri-State Transportation Campaign for the BK Gateway Transportation Workshop.

The neighborhoods of Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, Carroll Gardens, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights face significant transportation challenges- existing traffic and parking congestion, demands on transit service and dangerous roads for cyclists and pedestrians already pose hurdles for residents, businesses and the environment. The opening of the Barclays Center at Atlantic Yards will further compound these challenges. The BK Gateway Transportation Workshop will lay the groundwork for developing community driven solutions to the transportation issues facing the area.

Discuss transportation issues affecting your neighborhood
Share ideas with transportation experts
Learn about strategies to increase pedestrian and cyclist safety, reduce congestion, and improve transit
Help develop a plan for the future of transportation and transit in our community

Residents, business owners, and community organizations are welcome!

When: Saturday March 31, 2012  * 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Where: YWCA (First Floor Community Room): 30 Third Avenue (at Atlantic Avenue)

RSVP: Due to limited space, participants must register by e mail to

Co-sponsored by: Council Member Stephen Levin, Council Member Brad Lander, Community Board 2, and Transportation Alternatives.