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The Walter Miller III Memorial Garden

Information about this lot

Known Use: community garden
Address: 13 WEST 119 STREET, Manhattan, 10026
Area: 0.02 acres (950 square feet)
Block and Lot: Manhattan, block 1718, lot 31
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 posted this lot because:

  • The lot is being used as a community garden.
  • 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 Parks and Recreation (public)
Contact: GreenThumb Deputy Director Carlos Martinez ((212) 602-5329 /

Urban Renewal

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


This land is being stewarded by the following group:

News feed

Dec. 29, 2015, 10:45 p.m.
paula at 596 acres said

I wonder if our sign got the ball rolling here. It seems it did...

Dec. 29, 2015, 10:44 p.m.
paula at 596 acres said

Thanks to amazing organizing by gardeners and supporters, this community space was taken off the list of potential development sites and TRANSFERRED TO THE PARKS DEPARTMENT TODAY!

Nov. 9, 2014, 10:38 a.m.
Mary @ 596 Acres said

This lot looks like it's being used as a community garden. There's a sign posted that the NYC Compost Project gave them some compost! Of the several vacant lot in a row, it's the lot that's the most east, next to an apartment building.

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 26, 2013, 4:45 p.m.
Kaitlin said

Great Spot! Posted a sign here today.

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.