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Halsey Ralph & Howard Community Garden

Information about this lot

Known Use: community garden
Address: 774 HALSEY STREET, Brooklyn, 11233
Area: 0.06 acres (2525 square feet)
Block and Lot: Brooklyn, block 1493, lot 1
More information about this lot at OASIS

Political Boundaries

City Council District 41 represented by Alicka Ampry-Samuel
Community District Brooklyn 3 ( bk03@cb.nyc.gov / 718-622-6601 ), district manager: Henry Butler
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 / Carlos.Martinez@parks.nyc.gov)

Steward

This land is being stewarded by the following group:

News feed

March 13, 2018, 3:20 p.m.
Stephanie @ 596 Acres said

I hope this email finds you in good spirits!

596 Acres is hosting an event this Sunday in your neighborhood, and we'd love for you to join us:

What: Community Land Access Advocacy Sign Making with 596 Acres

When: THIS SUNDAY, MARCH 18 from 12pm to 3pm

Where: Bushwick's Earth Arts Center (936 Madison Street at Broadway)

Why: With signs, we can connect with our neighbors about the possibilities for transforming the vacant land in our lives, share the hidden City policies that are influencing places on the ground, and shape the city that we share.

Details: Folks of all ages and kids welcome. No stairs to get into the space. Light refreshments will be served. Spanish interpretation available.

MORE INFORMATION ON OUR WEBSITE: http://596acres.org/events/signs-at-earth-arts/.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/219223541977472/

Sending warm wishes. Hope to see you there!

Dec. 5, 2016, 8:27 p.m.
Hayward Prudhomme posted
Dec. 29, 2015, 9:28 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!

Jan. 16, 2015, 4:07 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 http://www.nyc.gov/html/hpd/html/developers/NIHOP-NCP-RFQ.shtml).

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 the "homeownership"' program:
1-4 unit homeownership OR
up to 14 unit coop program

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): http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20150116/morningside-heights/community-gardens-threatened-by-de-blasios-affordable-housing-plan

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.

Feb. 24, 2012, 5:38 p.m.
Oksana said

This lot is owned by HPD. Visit http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/my_community.jsp to check for any open Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for this lot.