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Manhattan block 1918, lot 53

Information about this lot

Address: 130 W134 ST, Manhattan, 10030
Area: 0.07 acres (2998 square feet)
Block and Lot: Manhattan, block 1918, lot 53
More information about this lot at OASIS

Political Boundaries

City Council District 9 represented by Bill Perkins
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.

News feed

Jan. 16, 2015, 5:46 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

This site was included in a list of sites that developers are being asked to apply to build housing on by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development. (see

The list was published on January 14, 2015 and developers' responses are due on February 20, 2015. The fact that this site was included DOES NOT necessarily mean that housing will be developed here, but it does me that HPD is encouraging housing development and is not likely to consider other uses for the time being. If no one applies for this site, it may again be available in March!

The list and RFQ are products of HPD, under the direction of the Mayor's office. Development is not certain - this is simply a request for developers to apply to become qualified to build in these sites.

This site has been slated for one of 2 programs:

A rental housing program: 15-30 units of housing going to people making less than 165% of the Area Median Income (AMI); this means rents in these units could be more than $3,000. per month for a family of four.

Or a "homeownership"' program:
1-4 unit homeownership OR up to 14 unit coop with a preference given to developers who propose to have 1/3 of the units going to people making 80-90% of the Area Median Income (AMI; about average income for New Yorkers) and the rest being market-rate or affordable to those making more.

This article sums things up pretty well (and has the voices of folks from across the 596 Acres network):

You can let your City Council member, the mayor's office and HPD know if you have feedback about the program or the selection of this site.

Dec. 9, 2014, 3:36 p.m.
Mary @ 596 Acres said

We heard Harlem Grown right down the block might be interested!

Nov. 9, 2014, 10:17 a.m.
someone posted
Nov. 9, 2014, 10:16 a.m.
Mary @ 596 Acres said

This lot is snuggled between two churches. Labeled again!

May 26, 2013, 4:53 p.m.
Kaitlin Dougherty said

There's a garden that backs into this lovely space. Posted a sign here today.