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61 Franklin Street Garden

Information about this lot

Known Use: community green space
Address: 61 FRANKLIN STREET, Brooklyn, 11222
Area: 0.04 acres (1750 square feet)
Block and Lot: Brooklyn, block 2571, lot 21
More information about this lot at OASIS

Political Boundaries

City Council District 33 represented by Lincoln Restler
Community District Brooklyn 1 ( / 718-389-0009 ), district manager: Gerald A. Esposito
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 Parks and Recreation (public)


This land is being stewarded by the following group:

We are a community-tended garden and open space at 61 Franklin Street in Greenpoint. Meetings are held the first Saturday of every month at 2:00pm.

News feed

Sept. 30, 2014, 11:17 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

Hey land stewards in district 33!

Your council member, Steve Levin, will be saying nice things about your spaces at our event on Thursday evening. Please let me know if you'd like me to add you or other members of your group to the guest list. It would be great to see lots of your faces in the room. Here's what Steve has agreed to speak about:

We'd love to have him attend and would really love to have him talk about the vacant-lot reclamations in his district: Java Street Community Garden, 61 Franklin Street Community Garden, the Vinegar Hill Community Garden, La Casita Verde, Myrtle Village Green, A Small Green Patch and the new GreenSpace on 4th Avenue. We'd love to feature Mr. Levin talking about the value of communities having space to determine their own programming and draw resources to themselves as part of our event. We know that groups who newly have access to space with our help and support have raised over $150,000 for building and programming these spaces in the last year.

If you send me photos, we'll project those too!

Event info is here:

Aug. 16, 2014, 9:56 p.m.
aligardens70 said

Isn't this the lot where a mentally ill man lived and the City tore his house down? He was living in the lot a few years ago. Does anyone know his whereabouts?

Oct. 6, 2013, 4:22 p.m.
someone posted
Oct. 6, 2013, 4:21 p.m.
someone posted
Oct. 6, 2013, 4:16 p.m.
someone posted
May 16, 2013, 12:35 p.m.
someone posted
We're IN!! Thank you everyone who has helped. Please come by this Saturday to begin the fun. Woohoo!
May 16, 2013, 12:53 a.m.
someone posted
Our starting point. Day One: 5/15/2013
March 1, 2013, 1:29 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

This lot has been pre-approved for admission into the GreenThumb program by HPD! HURRAY!!!

The group organizing around it is having a meeting tomorrow, March 2 at 2pm at GoodYoga, 73 Calyer.

& it is on the agenda for the full Community Board 1 meeting on March 12:
Brooklyn 1 Community District Information
435 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11211

Jan. 31, 2013, 2:12 p.m.
Forrest said

I'm in greenpoint and would be interested in helping with the lot too

Jan. 31, 2013, 11:54 a.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

We've heard that a group is coming together here and planning a trip to the lot! Does anyone have details yet?

July 6, 2012, 11:43 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

There are 4 people watching this lot! Neat! It would be great if everyone who knows anything about the city's or the community's plans for it would write a note. You don't have to reveal your name but a note is a great way to share information with the rest of the folks who are engaged here. When you write your note, everyone will get an email - just like you just got! If you want to know more about this lot, you can call the city agency listed on the lot's page to ask them about it. Here are some tips for your phone call:

March 1, 2012, 10:08 p.m.
Oksana said

This lot is owned by HPD. Visit to view any open Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the lot.