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Lucille McClarey Garden

Information about this lot

Known Use: community garden
Address: 499 WEST 150 STREET, Manhattan, 10031
Area: 0.03 acres (1471 square feet)
Block and Lot: Manhattan, block 2082, lot 127
More information about this lot at OASIS

Political Boundaries

City Council District 7 represented by Mark Levine
Community District Manhattan 9 ( / 212-864-6200 ), district manager: Eutha R. Prince
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.
  • The lot was imported from GrowNYC's community gardens database


New York Garden Trust / New York Restoration Project (private)


This land is being stewarded by the following group:

Lucille McClarey Garden

News feed

Feb. 10, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
paula @ CDP said

This garden is included in the list of properties with past-due tax debt that is headed for the 2017 tax lien sale in May 2017. This means that there is a problem with the tax exemption paperwork that New York Restoration Project has on file with the NYC Department of Finance.

The list of "vacant" lots eligible for the lien sale as of 2/9/2017 is here:

Not-for-profit corporations hold property in service of their missions: they own buildings that house day cares and mosques, arts organizations and churches, food pantries and theaters; they own land for community gardens, playgrounds and farms. State Law is clear that they are all entitled to property tax exemptions from the date they purchase the property.

But New York City’s taxation system puts community property at risk: when such organizations do not apply for and annually renew the tax exemptions they are entitled to get from the City under New York State law, the City sells the accumulated debt to private entities for collection and potential foreclosure.

More information on non profit tax exemptions is here: