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Brooklyn Academy of Music's Bike Park

Information about this lot

Known Use: community green space
Address: 31 LAFAYETTE AVENUE, Brooklyn, 11217
Area: 0.05 acres (2150 square feet)
Block and Lot: Brooklyn, block 2108, lot 20
More information about this lot at OASIS

Political Boundaries

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 green space.
  • Neighbors got access to it with the help of 596 Acres.
  • 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 Citywide Administrative Services (public)
Contact: Kyle Daniels (212-386-0486)

Steward

This land is being stewarded by the following group:

Brenda Duchene
isabahlialoef@aol.com, 718-498-3174

News feed

Sept. 24, 2013, 6:10 p.m.
someone posted
This lot is owned by nyc's DCAS (dept of citywide administrative services). Come check it out and find out how BAM got permission to build Bike Park at 630. 31 lafayette. Bklyn.
Sept. 8, 2013, 7:59 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

BAM has built it's proposal and unveiled it 4 days ago. Here's the press release: http://www.bam.org/media/2505121/bam_bike_park_final.pdf

And an image: http://green-label.com/sound/kaws-x-david-byrne-bike-parking-bam/

It has added new bike parking opportunities to a block that really needs them but we wonder what's behind the screen (look at the picture or walk by the site and you'll see that the installation is only about six feet deep). Most of the lot? Storage? A future dog run?

April 26, 2013, 12:43 a.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

We heard from folks at Community Board 2 that BAM has a proposal moving forward for this space that includes an art wall. It might have room for more community ideas, too! Call BAM (718.636.4100) and find out who's in charge. And connect with the community board at the democracymap link above!

Sept. 12, 2012, 6:43 p.m.
Trevor Hipp said

I'm a nutrition grad student who lives around the corner on Saint Felix Street. While a dog run and a skate park both sound like great ideas, keep in mind Layfatte is a busy street. The ocassional stray dog or skateboard could have some serious implications. With that said, I'm interested in a green space with a cute garden. Maybe a few picnic tables where the community could have a weekend BBQ, an early morning coffee social, or an afternoon outdoor yoga class. I think a space that brings in all citizens of the community is key in a space like this.

Regards,
Trevor
928 920 6351

Aug. 8, 2012, 11:14 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

All dog runs in NYC are created and managed by local dog run groups. The first step is to put a group together. This guide might be helpful: http://nycdog.org/NYCdogFreeserver/park.html

July 12, 2012, 11:18 a.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

We put a sign on this very visible lot last Saturday July 7!