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Ashford Teaching Garden

Information about this lot

Known Use: community green space
Address: ASHFORD STREET, Brooklyn, 11207
Area: 0.05 acres (2250 square feet)
Block and Lot: Brooklyn, block 4000, lot 3
More information about this lot at OASIS

Political Boundaries

City Council District 37 represented by Rafael L. Espinal, Jr.
Community District Brooklyn 5 ( / 929-221-8261 ), district manager: Melinda Perkins
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)
Contact: GreenThumb Deputy Director Carlos Martinez ((212) 602-5329 /


This land is being stewarded by the following group:, 801-915-0052

News feed

Nov. 5, 2017, 2:16 p.m.
NYCommons Researcher said

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:

Dec. 30, 2015, 8:30 a.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!

Feb. 24, 2013, 11:48 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

In 2002, this land was offered for preservation under the Citywide Garden agreement as a garden run by Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church

March 16, 2012, 5:30 p.m.
Oksana said

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