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The Chestnut Street Garden

Information about this lot

Known Use: community green space
Address: 9 CHESTNUT STREET, Brooklyn, 11208
Area: 0.09 acres (3750 square feet)
Block and Lot: Brooklyn, block 4104, lot 23
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

Dec. 30, 2015, 8:27 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!

Nov. 23, 2015, 11:36 a.m.
meredith posted
This is what it looks like now!
Nov. 23, 2015, 11:35 a.m.
meredith posted
This is what the Chestnut Street Garden looked like in 2007 (courtesy of google)!
March 19, 2014, 1:31 p.m.
Lauren said

This lot will be unlocked by HPD on Thursday! We are looking forward to getting them cleaned up and growing!

Feb. 24, 2012, 5:51 p.m.
Oksana said

This lot is owned by HPD. Visit to check for any open Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for this lot.