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Long Island City Roots Community Garden

Information about this lot

Known Use: community garden
Address: 47 AVENUE, Queens, 11101
Area: 1.54 acres (67300 square feet)
Block and Lot: Queens, block 115, lot 86
More information about this lot at OASIS

Political Boundaries

City Council District 26 represented by James G. Van Bramer
Community District Queens 2 ( / 718-533-8773 ), district manager: Debra Markell Kleinert
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 garden.
  • 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 Transit (MTA) (public)
Contact: John Coyne, MTA Real Estate (212.878.7158 /

John Coyne is the MTA real estate fellow.


This land is being stewarded by the following group:

Long Island City Roots Community Garden


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News feed

Nov. 14, 2017, 10:47 p.m.
NYCommons Researcher said

This lot is part of the Long Island City Industrial Business Zone (IBZ): The IBZ program is intended to protect manufacturing businesses and jobs from the pressures of the residential and commercial real estate markets by creating zones in the outer boroughs where manufacturing is incentivized, commercial uses are limited, and residential rezoning is not allowed. These protections are not enshrined in law, however, and depend on the priorities of politicians for enforcement.

Nov. 7, 2017, 12:29 a.m.
NYCommons Researcher said

This lot is part of the Newtown Creek Significant Maritime and Industrial Area (SMIA). SMIAs are intended to protect and encourage concentrated working waterfront uses, and are regulated by the NYC Waterfront Revitalization Program (WRP):

Most SMIAs are located in environmental justice communities and in storm surge zones, making places that are already overburdened by contamination especially vulnerable to more pollution due to climate change. The New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA), through its Waterfront Justice Project, has successfully campaigned to update local regulations to address community resiliency and climate adaptation in SMIAs, and continues to research ways to build climate resilient working waterfronts. Read more about the Waterfront Justice Project:

March 6, 2015, 2:35 a.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

A small Northern portion of this lot is a community garden.