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Brooklyn block 3555, lot 46

Information about this lot

Address: 254 HERZL STREET, Brooklyn, 11212
Area: 0.05 acres (2000 square feet)
Block and Lot: Brooklyn, block 3555, lot 46
More information about this lot at OASIS

Political Boundaries

City Council District 41 represented by Darlene Mealy
Community District Brooklyn 16 ( / 718-385-0323 ), district manager: Viola D. Greene-Walker
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: Lin Zeng, Deputy Director (212.863.5327)

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.

News feed

Jan. 16, 2015, 4:23 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 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):

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.

Oct. 21, 2013, 3:20 p.m.
Mary at 596 Acres said

An organization called Project Eats has a license to begin a garden.
You can contact them if you'd like to learn more or get involved:
Project Eats - Active Citizen Project
230 West 39th Street, Suite 705
New York, NY

May 14, 2013, 1 p.m.
Rose said

Hello!! There are fresh signs up on this fence so feel free to stop by and check them out and send your neighbors :D

Aug. 5, 2012, 10:23 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

Prior to 2002, the Herzl St. Bl. Assoc. had a garden here.