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Queens block 12437, lot 75

Information about this lot

Address: LOVINGHAM PLACE, Queens, 11412
Area: 0.04 acres (1740 square feet)
Block and Lot: Queens, block 12437, lot 75
More information about this lot at OASIS

Political Boundaries

City Council District 27 represented by I. Daneek Miller
Community District Queens 12 ( qn12@cb.nyc.gov / 718-658-3308 ), district manager: Yvonne Reddick
Find all elected officials for this lot at Who Represents Me? NYC

Why is this lot here?

We think this lot is vacant because:

  • 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 Citywide Administrative Services (public)
Contact: Kyle Daniels (212-386-0486)

News feed

Dec. 12, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
Kat said

My number has changed to 516-270-7609. Feel free to call so I can tell you =
what I know about this lot.

Dec. 10, 2016, 8:02 p.m.
Mara at 596 Acres said

Hi Perry! It seems the lot is still vacant, but you can get together with your neighbors and organize to transform it into a community garden. To do this, you will need to create a campaign to have this public lot transferred from the Department of Citywide Administrative Services to NYC Parks, where you can steward it via GreenThumb. Here are some things you might consider gathering as you organize your neighbors, which will help you build a successful campaign:


  • A mission or vision statement that lists benefits to the community;

  • A letter from the local Community Board in support of the project and group (this information is found in the "Political Boundaries" section of the lot's page);

  • A name for the proposed garden/group being formed to look after the garden;

  • List of community members interested in the project (at least 10 names, addresses, phone numbers, emails)

  • Sketch or rendering of project

  • List of partners/sponsors/endorsers (including churches, school, local business, city agencies, etc.)

Some letters of support from elected officials are also helpful. You can use the "Political Boundaries" section on the lot's page to see the elected officials and community board for the lot. You might also be able to get a letter of support from GreenThumb.

More info about that pathway to land access here: http://livinglotsnyc.org/pathways/access-nyc-dcas-land/

Katia wants to make it grow too! Give her a call and start planning for the future of this spot together: katiadepass@hotmail.com, 570-269-1615 .

Dec. 5, 2016, 5:58 p.m.
Perry said

Are there any updates for this site? I'm a local and could lend a hand to get a community garden (and composting) started.

Jan. 19, 2016, 7:26 p.m.
paula at 596 acres said

From Katie:

"Kyle called and left me a message with the name of a contact person at Parks. His message made it sound so simple. I believe from his message that this property is available. My personal life has been unbelievably hectic over the past month. Now that things appear to be calmed down, working on the school garden is on my list of top priorities. I appreciate all of your help and support."

Dec. 21, 2015, 9:11 p.m.
paula at 596 acres said

Katia left a message for Kyle last week.

Dec. 15, 2015, 2:59 p.m.
paula at 596 acres said

Katia says, "This lot is adjacent to a school where I work. We would like to build a school/community garden." I spoke with her today and gave her directions for calling Mr. Daniels at DCAS to verify that there are no agency plans for this piece of public land. Katia told me that cars park here sometimes and there is a container on the lot but she is not sure who it belongs to. 

She is also in touch with the Grow to Learn program: http://www.growtolearn.org/