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Guide to the Eastern Parkway Coalition records 2007.016

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Collection processed by John Zarrillo

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 27, 2016
Finding Aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Eastern Parkway Coalition.
Title: Eastern Parkway Coalition records
Dates [inclusive]: 1952-2007
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1970-2007
Abstract: The collection is composed of the records of the Eastern Parkway Coalition, dating from 1952 to 2007 (bulk dates, 1970-2007). These records are primarily composed of subject files, which document many issues which affected the Crown Heights and Prospect Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn. These issues include community gardens, housing/tenant rights, mass transit, summer youth programs, drug abuse, environmentalism, mental health, public parks, and urban renewal. In addition to subject files, the records include a series of plans and maps for the reconstruction of Eastern Parkway and other streets in the area.
Quantity: 12.5 linear feet in nine record cartons, six rolled document cases, one oversize flat box, and one loose rolled item
Call Phrase: 2007.016

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Historical note

The Eastern Parkway Coalition (EPC) is a community organization based in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. Established in the 1970s, the organization ran summer youth programs, many of which focused on community improvement and gardening. The group established a community garden atop the Franklin Avenue Shuttle subway station at the Botanic Garden/Eastern Parkway/Union Street. In 1989, New York City Transit Police demolished the community garden with the intention of clearing the land for a parking lot. The garden was later reestablished due to community outrage. As of 2011, the EPC continues to sponsor community gardening programs in the Crown Heights and surrounding neighborhoods of Brooklyn.

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Scope and Contents note

The collection is composed of the records of the Eastern Parkway Coalition, dating from 1952 to 2007 (bulk dates, 1970-2007). These records are primarily composed of subject files, which document many issues which affected the Crown Heights and Prospect Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn. These issues include include community gardens, housing/tenant rights, mass transit, summer youth programs, drug abuse, environmentalism, mental health, public parks, and urban renewal. In addition to subject files, the records include a series of plans and maps for the reconstruction of Eastern Parkway and other streets in the area.

Arrangement note

The records are organized into two series:

Series 1: Subject files, 1952-2007

Series 2: Plans and maps, 1973-1988

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Lesold, Constance
  • Lesold, Helmuth

Document Type

  • Audiocassettes
  • Blueprints (reprographic copies)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Correspondence
  • Maps
  • Newsletters
  • Photographs
  • Posters
  • Reports

Subject Organizations

  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
  • Brooklyn Museum.
  • Brooklyn Tenants Union Incorporated (New York, N.Y.).
  • City University of New York. Medgar Evers College.
  • Community Board No. 8 (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Community Board No. 9 (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
  • Eastern Parkway Coalition.
  • Greens/Green Party USA.
  • Kingsboro Psychiatric Center.
  • New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Parks and Recreation.
  • New York (State). Metropolitan Transit Authority.
  • Parks Council (New York, N.Y.).
  • West Indian American Day Carnival Parade (Brooklyn, N.Y.).

Subject Topics

  • African Americans -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Community activists -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Community development -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Community gardens -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Drug addiction -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Dutch elm disease -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Environmentalism -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Haitian Americans -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Housing -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Local transit -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Mental health services -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Parks -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Social justice -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Streets -- New York (State) -- Kings County -x Design and construction
  • Subway stations -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Subways -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Tenants' associations -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • Urban beautification -- New York (State) -- Kings County
  • West Indian Americans -- New York (State) -- Kings County

Subject Places

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Crown Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • Eastern Parkway (New York, N.Y.)
  • Eastern Parkway Coalition Garden (New York, N.Y.)
  • Gateway National Recreation Area (N.J. and N.Y.)
  • Prospect Heights (New York, N.Y.)
  • Prospect Park (New York, N.Y.)

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access note

Open to users without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use note

The copyright status for photographs and recordings in this collection have not been evaluated. Please consult library staff for more information.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Eastern Parkway Coalition records, 2007.016, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Related Archival Materials note

Antonia Denis collection, 1948–1983 (1992.021)

Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation Oral History collection, 2007-2008 (2008.030)

West Indian Carnival Documentation Project records, 1993-1996 (2010.019)

Bedford-Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation publication and photograph collection, 1968–2007 (ARC.124)

Brooklyn neighborhood associations and civic organizations publications, 1881-2010 (ARC.167)

Junior League of Brooklyn records, 1910-2002 (ARC.304)

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of Constance Lesold, 2007.

Processing Information note

Collection processed to the file level.

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Container List

Series 1: Subject files, Bulk, 1970-2007 1952-2007. 11.0 linear feet in ten record cartons and one oversize flat box

Scope and Contents

The series contains subject files of the Eastern Parkway Coalition, and includes documents dating from 1952 to 2007.

The files were maintained by Constance Lesold, who was also an active member of other community groups, such as Community Board 8/9, the Brooklyn Tenants Union, and local block associations. Files related to those other organizations appear frequently in the series.

The series documents several issues relating to the Crown Heights and Prospect Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn from the 1970s to the early 2000s. These issues include community gardens, housing/tenant rights, mass transit, summer youth programs, drug abuse, environmentalism, mental health, public parks, the Haitian community, and urban renewal.

Community gardens are especially well represented in the files, especially the Franklin Avenue Shuttle Garden, which was demolished by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in 1989. Controversy over the Brooklyn Botanic Garden charging entrance fees is also addressed in the series.

Cultural affairs are also featured in the series, especially the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Public Library, and the New Muse.

The files are primarily composed of flyers, publications, correspondence, memoranda, and clippings. A small amount of files include photographs, slides, negatives, and audio cassettes.

Arrangement note

The files in this series were recieved in a disorganized state and are not arranged in any particular order. Unfoldered documents were placed in folders and labeled by the processing archivist. The titles for these folders have been enclosed in brackets.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 [Clippings, correspondence, and banner]
1981-1989
Box: 1 Folder : 2 [MTA correspondence]
1988
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Eastern Parkway news articles and publications
1973-1980
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Urban Park Rangers
1979-1980
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Tree Tips
1979-1984
Box: 1 Folder : 6 [Hand drawn garden map]
circa 1980s
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Air and noise pollution
1974-1978
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Growing herbs and vegetables
1975-1982
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Container gardening
1977
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Wild plants
1978
Box: 1 Folder : 11 House plants and poisonous plants
1977-1980
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Endangered species, birds, butterflies, zoos, dogs, and mouse care
1980-1983
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Planetaria
1952-1983
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Timed materials, flowers, insects and diseases, and tools
1979-1981
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Watering tips, soil and compost, ground covers and vines, and berries (strawberries)
1979-1981
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Eastern Parkway complaint form
circa 1980
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Other groups' on the parkway events
1978-1980
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Municipal Arts Society
1982, 1999
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Squibb and Van Vorhees Parks
1980-1981
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Community gardens, local group purchasing energy, horticultural society, and NY street tree consortium
1977-1984
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Gateway
1979-1984
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Al-Karim School, 274 St. John's Place and Grand Army Plaza, EPC and Community Board 8: Utica Avenue and EP substation, 1980 Boro budget meetings

General note

Crown Heights housing and landlord-tenant complaints

1979-1980
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Community Board 8
1978-1984, 1996
Box: 1 Folder : 24 [Flyers, publications, clippings]
1978-1980
Box: 1 Folder : 25 [Clippings]
1978-1980
Box: 1 Folder : 26 [Flyers, publications, clippings]
1977-2006
Box: 1 Folder : 27 [Earth Day and unidentified event photographs]
circa 2000
Box: 1 Folder : 28 [Lincoln Place and Eastern Parkway united neighborhood block association]

General note

Crown Heights housing and landlord-tenant complaints

1976-1977
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Obituaries
1983-1991
Box: 1 Folder : 30 [Mount Prospect Park]
1988
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Brooklyn Botanic Garden fees / protests
2002
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Prospect Park (1 of 2)
1980-2002
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Prospect Park (2 of 2)
1980-2002
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Park Slope and Brooklyn Greens
1998-1999
Box: 2 Folder : 2 [New York City Committee on Health / American Lung Association]

General note

Pediatric Asthma Center

1998
Box: 2 Folder : 3 [New York City Department of Environmental Protection meetings]
2006-2007
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Herbicides and Pesticides
1999-2006
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Pesticides and West Nile Virus (1 of 2)

General note

Green Party

1998-2006
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Pesticides and West Nile Virus (2 of 2)

General note

Green Party

1998-2006
Box: 2 Folder : 7 [Pesticides] (1 of 2)

General note

Green Party

2000-2001
Box: 2 Folder : 8 [Pesticides] (2 of 2)

General note

Green Party

2000-2001
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Black Music Association
1979
Box: 2 Folder : 10 New Muse
1973-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 11 [Lincoln Place United Block Association and New Muse]

General note

Includes material related to Arthur Miller and Nostrand Avenue Community Commerce Association

1974-1992
Box: 2 Folder : 12 [Lincoln Place United Block Association and New Muse]

General note

Includes photographs

1976-1980
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Maps

General note

District maps, Jimmy Carter, Woodrow Lewis, local politics, Medgar Evers College

1976
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Community Board 8 - Structure and membership
1978-1981
Box: 2 Folder : 15 CD V hearings material

General note

Community development grants, Community Board 8, New Muse, Arthur Miller, Nostrand Avenue Community Commerce Association

1978-1979
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Community Board 8 press release
1983
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Programs and proposals by various organizations

General note

Drug abuse prevention

1971-1973
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Drug abuse prevention

General note

77th Precinct Community Council, Crown Heights Youth Center

1972-1975
Box: 2 Folder : 19 [Eastern Parkway Coalition, Brooklyn Tenants Union, The Muse, and other organizations]

General note

St. John's Recreation Center, Haitian American Day Care Center

1977-1979, 1989
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Phoenix Center correspondence
1970-1973, 1981
Box: 2 Folder : 21 [League of Women Voters of the City of New York election booklets]
1978-1993
Box: 2 Folder : 22 [Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Dutch Elm Disease]
1978-1982
Box: 3 Folder : 1 [Eastern Parkway petition form, New Muse exhibition, 1977 Calendar of the Board of Estimate, and police clippings]
1977-1992
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Library kiosks - Brooklyn Tenants Union

General note

SNAP award, Jacob K. Javits correspondence

1978-1980
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Brooklyn Tenants Union - Meetings attended by board and staff members

General note

Various Crown Heights community groups, including The East (Jitu Weusi)

1977-1979
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Brooklyn Tenants Union - Publicity

General note

Includes reports on rent strikes

1979
Box: 3 Folder : 5 [Children's issues]
1978-1979
Box: 3 Folder : 6 [Newsletters, publications, clippings]

General note

Community groups and gardening

1973-1979
Box: 3 Folder : 7 [Flyers, publications, clippings]

General note

Brooklyn Botanic Garden fees

1999-2007
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Summer Youth Program (1 of 2)
1979
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Summer Youth Program (2 of 2)
1979
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Summer Youth Program - Garden time sheets
1979
Box: 3 Folder : 11 [Flyers, newsletters, clippings]

General note

Franklin Avenue Shuttle and garden; includes photographs

1981-1989
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Eastern Parkway

General note

Community Board 8

1978-1981
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Eastern Parkway Area Committee
1977
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Street tree pruning and maintenance course
1979
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Eastern Parkway Coalition - Notice of meetings and events on Parkway
1978-1987
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Eastern Parkway Coalition - Garden correspondence

General note

1979 Garden lease

1978-1989
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Eastern Parkway Coalition - Planning ideas
1977-1981
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Bills and receipts
1979-1984
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Community Board 8 - Parks Committee
1979-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Eastern Parkway Coalition stationary
circa 1979
Box: 3 Folder : 21 [Garden files]

General note

Copy of Franklin Avenue Shuttle Community Garden destruction petition

1978-1989
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Eastern Parkway Coalition applications
circa 1982
Box: 3 Folder : 23 [Community Board 8 - Environmental fairs, apartheid protest, and other events]
1984-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Merchant appeals
1980
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Dutch Elm trees pamphlets and survey
1973-1982
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Operation Greenthumb

General note

1984-1985 Garden lease

1979-1986
Box: 3 Folder : 27 Eastern Parkway Coalition - Correspondence and newsletters

General note

Dutch Elms and Franklin Avenue Shuttle

1979-1984
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Eastern Parkway Coalition - Meetings attended
1982-1985
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Franklin Avenue Shuttle Community Garden
1979-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Franklin Avenue Shuttle Community Garden - Summer programs
1982-1983
Box: 4 Folder : 3 West Indian Day Carnival
1979-1983
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Black Spectrum Theater and other Coalition groups
1978-1979
Box: 4 Folder : 5 [Crown Heights Board of Community Affairs]
1971-1979
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Grant Square
1980-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Grants information
1981
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Trust for Public Land and Neighborhood Open Space Coalition
1979
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Brooklyn Museum
1978-1981
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Parks Council

General note

Includes photograph

1978-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Magnolia Tree Earth Center
1975-1985
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Council on the Environment

General note

Greenmarket

1974-1983
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Environmental Defense Fund and Environmental Action Coalition
1974, circa 1980
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Weeksville, Cornell Extension, Green Guerilla, NY State Department of Environmental Conservation, Maps of area, Drug Abuse Prevention Proposal Committee, St. John's C.C. - CB 8 - Parks Committee
1973-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Children's projects
1977
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Other landmark groups
1978-1984
Box: 4 Folder : 17 [Crown Heights - Area Maintenance Program]
1972-1976
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Crown Heights newsletters
1971-1977
Box: 4 Folder : 19 [New York City Community Planning Districts]
1973-1977
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Registered Democrats
1976-1978
Box: 4 Folder : 21 [Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA)]

General note

New Muse, Brooklyn Tenants Union, Brooklyn Renaissance Coalition for Jobs

1977-1978
Box: 4 Folder : 22 [Clippings and flyers]
1969-1983
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Beware of Elms in Thunder audio recordings

General note

Two audio cassette tapes, also includes Gail Guillet, NYC Landmarks Commission, NPR, Bilingual Education Conference, and universal identity card

1980
Box: OS-30 Folder : - Artists of the Eastern Parkway Coalition - Beware of Elms in Thunder sign
circa 1980
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Kingsboro and Mental Health (1 of 3)

General note

Brooklyn Tenants Union, Brooklyn Association for Mental Health

1976-1981
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Kingsboro and Mental Health (2 of 3)

General note

Brooklyn Tenants Union, Brooklyn Association for Mental Health

1976-1981
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Kingsboro and Mental Health (3 of 3)

General note

Brooklyn Tenants Union, Brooklyn Association for Mental Health

1976-1981
Box: 5 Folder : 4 [Brooklyn Tenants Union - Rent strikes]
1966-1986
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Recent housing and CD materials
1981
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Brooklyn Tenants Union - Summer Youth Program
1979
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Notes of Executive Board meetings and membership

General note

Brooklyn Tenants Union

1978-1979
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Incorporation papers, by-laws, and finances

General note

Brooklyn Tenants Union

1977-1979
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Fire, Brooklyn Community Council and Black Community Congress of Central Brooklyn, Brooklyn Tenants Union, [CETA applicants], [Albany bus trip], Personnel information, BTU - Other current projects, People's Housing Network, census tracts, The East
1974-1991
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Old membership list, current material on Coalition, proposals writing, Campaign for Human Development, proposals, [SYEP time sheets], Progress Reports
circa 1976-1980
Box: 5 Folder : 11 [Calendar of the Board of Estimate of the City of New York]
1977
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Brooklyn Tenants Union stamp
circa 1978
Box: OS-30 Folder : - [New York City Housing Authority - Welcome to your Home]

General note

Children's activity book

circa 1978
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Fee issues (1 of 3)
1993-2002
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Fee issues (2 of 3)
1993-2002
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Fee issues (3 of 3)

General note

Includes photographs

1993-2002
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Lesold - Community Board 8 Parks Committee correspondence

General note

Includes garden photographs

1973-2002
Box: 5 Folder : 17 [Magnolia Tree Earth Center]
1990-1991, 1998
Box: 5 Folder : 18 [Flyers, newsletters, clippings]

General note

Medgar Evers College, Parks Department budget, Marty Markowitz photograph, community gardens, McCarren Park, and St. Johns Recreation Center

1997-2005
Box: 6 Folder : 1 [Calendar of the Board of Estimate of the City of New York and census]
1978
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Brooklyn 2000 - State of the Borough
2000
Box: 6 Folder : 3 [Youth Programs] (1 of 2)
1980-1984
Box: 6 Folder : 4 [Youth Programs] (2 of 2)
1980-1984
Box: 6 Folder : 5 [Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Haitians]
1986-2006
Box: 6 Folder : 6 [Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Haitians]
1986-2006
Box: 6 Folder : 7 [Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Haitians]

General note

Includes other Crown Heights organizations

1986-2006
Box: 6 Folder : 8 [Eastern Parkway Coalition exhibition at New Muse and photographs]

General note

Includes tree planting ceremony at the Franklin Avenue Shuttle Community Garden and other garden photographs/slides/negatives

1980
Box: 6 Folder : 9 [Haitians]
1987-1990
Box: 6 Folder : 10 [Brooklyn Botanic Garden and Haitians]
1986-1990
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Haitian-American Citizens for Action financial aid
1987
Box: 6 Folder : 12 [Brooklyn Botanic Garden and other group publications]
1981-1999
Box: 6 Folder : 13 [Eastern Parkway Coalition photographs]
1978-1980
Box: 6 Folder : 14 [Eastern Parkway Coalition flyers, memoranda, and tree records]
1979-1996
Box: 6 Folder : 15 [Visits to Haiti]
1996-1997
Box: 6 Folder : 16 [Visit to Haiti photographs]
1996
Box: 7 Folder : 1 [Eastern Parkway Coalition, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Haitian groups, and other organtizations] (1 of 2)

General note

Includes photographs of EPL garden party photographs

1980-2006
Box: 7 Folder : 2 [Eastern Parkway Coalition, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Haitian groups, and other organtizations] (2 of 2)
1980-2006
Box: 7 Folder : 3 [Grand Jury Repression]
1978
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Jackson Point Du Jour
1975-1978
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Haitian Coalition on AIDS cassette tape
1988
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Haiti Projects in Partnership
1998-1999
Box: 7 Folder : 7 [Haiti] (1 of 2)
1998-2005
Box: 7 Folder : 8 [Haiti] (2 of 2)
1998-2005
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Gateway
1978-1979
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Summer Youth Employment Program

General note

Includes garden sketches and plans

1979
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Community Gardens
1999
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Community Gardens
1998-2002
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Community Gardens
1999
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Community Gardens
1999
Box: 7 Folder : 15 Prospect Place Garden petition
1983
Box: 7 Folder : 16 Eastern Parkway Area Committee - Summer Youth Program - Sanitation
1978
Box: 7 Folder : 17 [Museum/Art censorship]
1999
Box: 7 Folder : 18 [Community Gardens and Parks]
1996-2006
Box: 7 Folder : 19 [Brooklyn - music and tourism]
1979, 2007
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Franklin Avenue Shuttle Garden

General note

Includes photographs and garden plans

1979-2001
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Underfunding of Black organizations
1976-1978
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Greenthumb NYC
2002
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Landmarks Preservation Commission

General note

Includes Community Board District 8 city program and project review

1978-1983
Box: 8 Folder : 5 [Franklin Avenue Shuttle and other subway issues]
1981-1991
Box: 8 Folder : 6 First Annual Conference on NYC Public Transit
1981-1982
Box: 8 Folder : 7 [Community Board 8 committees - Parks and NYC public transit]
1981-1994
Box: 8 Folder : 8 MTA - Rules of Behavior
1989-1992
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Franklin Avenue Shuttle
1981-1983
Box: 8 Folder : 10 [Subway clippings]
1986
Box: 8 Folder : 11 MTA - Hearing rules
1990
Box: 8 Folder : 12 Summer bus service to Gateway
1982-1989
Box: 8 Folder : 13 [Franklin Avenue Shuttle and other subway issues]
1986-1993
Box: 8 Folder : 14 MTA Board
1990-1991
Box: 8 Folder : 15 Community Board 9 - Transportation committee
1983-1990
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Franklin Avenue Shuttle
1981-1982
Box: 8 Folder : 17 [Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, Oliver Leeds, citywide strike]
1981-1994
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Scrapbook items

General note

Includes material relating to Haitians and other Crown Heights community issues; includes photographs

1987
Box: 8 Folder : 19 Transportation reports
1980s
Box: 9 Folder : - Transportation reports

General note

Includes Franklin Avenue Shuttle reports

1980s
Box: OS-30 Folder : - Eastern Parkway Coalition proclamation
1989

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Series 2: Plans and maps, 1973-1988. 1.5 linear feet in six rolled document cases, one oversize flat box, and one loose rolled item

Scope and Contents

The series contains plans and maps for the reconstruction and redevelopment of Eastern Parkway and other streets in the Prospect Heights and Crown Heights neighborhoods of Brooklyn, dating from 1973 to 1988. The series also includes district maps and plans for playground reconstruction. There are eleven sets of plans and maps in total, along with two folders of related documents. The plans and maps were produced by the City of New York.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Loose on shelf Folder : - New York Housing and Development Administration - Crown Heights Community Planning Districts No. 8 and 9 map
1973
Box: 12 Folder : - Reconstruction of Eastern Parkway plans
1983
Box: 10 Folder : - Reconstruction of the Playground and Comfort Station at Underhill Avenue and Prospect Place, Brooklyn
1984
Box: 12 Folder : - Eastern Parkway Maintenance of Traffic general plan
1986
Box: 15 Folder : - Reconstruction of Eastern Parkway from Ralph Avenue and Pitkin Avenue plans
1986
Box: OS-30 Folder : - Reconstruction of Eastern Parkway plans (1 of 2)
1986
Box: 10 Folder : - Reconstruction of Eastern Parkway plans (2 of 2)
1986
Box: 14 Folder : - Reconstruction of Eastern Parkway plans

General note

Plans for streelights, ornamentation, etc.

1986
Box: OS-30 Folder : - Reconstruction of Eastern Parkway plans (1 of 2)
1986-1988
Box: 13 Folder : - Reconstruction of Eastern Parkway plans (2 of 2)
1986-1988
Box: 10 Folder : - Bergen Street and Dean Street - Prospect Heights/Crown Heights maps
circa 1980s
Box: 11 Folder : - Reconstruction of Vanderbilt Avenue intersection at Atlantic Avenue, from Pacific Street to approximately 150 feet north of north building line
circa 1980s
Box: 11 Folder : - Reconstruction of Dean Street, from Flatbush Avenue to Rochester Avenue, and Bergen Street, from Flatbush Avenue to Albany Avenue, plans
circa 1980s

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