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Manhattan block 1718, lot 29

Information about this lot

Address: 21 WEST 119 STREET, Manhattan, 10026
Area: 0.03 acres (1150 square feet)
Block and Lot: Manhattan, block 1718, lot 29
More information about this lot at OASIS

Political Boundaries

City Council District 9 represented by Kristin Richardson Jordan
Community District Manhattan 10 ( / 212.749.3105 ), district manager: Andrew Lassalle
Find all elected officials for this lot at Who Represents Me? NYC

Why is this lot here?

We think this lot is vacant because:

  • In MapPLUTO the city lists this lot's landuse as vacant.
  • In MapPLUTO the city lists this lot's building class as vacant.

Government Agency

New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (public)
Contact: Miriam Gonzalez (212-863-6555 /

Housing Preservation and Development is not granting interim licenses now. The only way to have the community access this lot is by getting it transferred to another agency. Look below for Pathways that will guide you.

You can call Ms. Gonzalez at the number listed above and find out if there are any plans for this lot.

Urban Renewal

This lot is part of the Milbank Frawley Circle-West urban renewal plan.

News feed

Aug. 17, 2018, 1:22 p.m.
Amanda Monzon said

There are a few people in the buildings next to this lot that are interested in making it a community space. Hopefully we can gain access now that a new building went up on the 2 lots next to it.

Dec. 30, 2017, 8:35 p.m.
Rene Calvo said

HPD is trying to offer Nelson Mandela Community Garden this lot "in exchange". We are not interested in usurping local organizers. Please contact me if you are working on this space. 917 275 6577. We need a statement that it is being organized locally. Thanks! René

Sept. 17, 2016, 12:02 p.m.
mara, 596 acres said

I just met Lawrence who lives on the block and gardens next door at The Walter Miller III Memorial Garden:

He submitted an application to GreenThumb 2 or 3 years ago to gain access to this site for community gardening as well, but hasn't heard back. It's still vacant. Time to make it happen!

June 12, 2014, 11:39 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

This lot is part of the Milbank Frawley Circle–East Urban Renewal Plan. This plan was adopted in 1994, last revised in 2003, and expires in 2034. It delineates residential, commercial, public, and semi-public uses for lots in the plan but does not specify how this lot will be used. Frawley Circle-West

Sept. 12, 2013, 3:23 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

Come get advice about how to move this forward and support other aspiring Harlem land stewards this Sunday:

596 Acres New York City Land Access General Meeting

Sunday, September 15 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
At St Nick's Miracle Garden, West 127th Street and St Nicholas Ave in Harlem
Come trouble shoot your community land access campaign and meet other aspiring and active land stewards in one of NYC's newest community spaces -- the St. Nicholas Miracle Garden, which started with neighbors coming together around a 596 Acres sign on a rusty fence surrounding an unused municipal lot.

See how they've grown:

And get inspiration and practical advice to grow your own community!

May 24, 2013, 11:39 a.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said


Have you gotten an answer from the City Agency about their plans for this lot?

Oct. 9, 2012, 12:59 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

Have you had any luck with the city Agency?

May 23, 2012, 7:20 p.m.
Oksana said

This lot is owned by HPD. Visit to view any open Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the lot.