Information about this lot
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.
This land is being stewarded by the following group:
This garden is part of the Cypress Hills Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA), designated in August 2016 as part of New York State's Brownfield Opportunity Area Program. The Cypress Hills BOA encompasses 307 acres in the Cypress Hills/East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn. The Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (CHLDC) led the successful BOA proposal, which seeks to rezone the area and redevelop properties to create jobs and affordable housing, improve access to parks and open space, and increase availability of fresh food in the neighborhood. Read the full report: https://docs.dos.ny.gov/opd/boa/CypressHillsBOA.pdf
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!
This lot will be unlocked by HPD on Thursday! We are looking forward to getting them cleaned up and growing!