Information about this lot
Why is this lot here?
We think this lot is vacant because:
We have a relationship with Ms. Zeng at Housing Preservation and Development of Brooklyn, who prefers that inquiries about specific lots come through 596 Acres because it's an efficient way for us to check up on the status of multiple lots at once. If you'd like to find out if this site might be available for community use, let us know and we'll contact HPD for you: firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-316-6092 ext 1. Remember: Take a look at the notes at the the bottom of this page first to see if your neighbors have already found out this information!
A neighbor identified this City-owned lot (it wasn't in our databases or the City's!) and reached out. We added it to the map and sent her the following directions:
LOT 146 is owned by NYC HPD (the City!). The records in ACRIS don't show a deed but here is the most recent tax bill: http://nycprop.nyc.gov/nycproperty/StatementSearch?bbl=3040830146&stmtDate=20161118&stmtType=SOA (addressed to NYC HPD!). I just added it to livinglotsnyc.org. It looks an illegal parking lot now, that isn't doing the City or the community much good: https://livinglotsnyc.org/lot/59304/
Let's get it transferred to NYC Parks for use as a community garden! Start by putting up a sign to see who else in the neighborhood is interested in working with you!
Here is a sketch of what a campaign for transfer will looks like: https://livinglotsnyc.org/pathways/access-nyc-hpd-land/
The things you will definitely need are:
- List of community members interested in the project (at least 10 names, addresses, phone numbers, emails)
- Sketch or rendering of project
- A mission or vision statement that lists benefits to the community;
- A letter of support from community board 5 ( email@example.com / 718-498-5711 ), district manager: Melinda Perkins;
- A name for the proposed garden/group being formed to look after the garden;
- List of partners/sponsors/endorsers (including churches, school, local business, city agencies, etc.)
- OPTIONAL but very nice: a letter of support from Council Member Inez Barron; once you have a group together and a short written proposal, we can introduce you to her staff
- OPTIONAL but very nice: Letters of support from other local organizations
She CC'ed these folks on her message so we did, too:
William.Pape@parks.nyc.gov, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and member of the BQLT board at his personal email