Information about this lot
Why is this lot here?
We think this lot is vacant because:
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.
This lot is part of the Milbank Frawley Circle-West urban renewal plan.
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.
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
I just met Lawrence who lives on the block and gardens next door at The Walter Miller III Memorial Garden: http://livinglotsnyc.org/lot/1017180031/
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!
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.
http://www.urbanreviewer.org/#map=16/40.8004/-73.9486&plan=Milbank Frawley Circle-West
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: http://www.stnicholasmiraclegarden.org/
And get inspiration and practical advice to grow your own community!
This lot is owned by HPD. Visit http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/my_community.jsp to view any open Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the lot.