Information about this lot
Why is this lot here?
We think this lot is vacant because:
Housing Preservation and Development is not granting interim licenses now. The only way to have the community access this lot is by getting it transferred to another agency. Look below for Pathways that will guide you.
This lot is part of the Edgemere urban renewal plan.
Here is your next chance to learn about New York City’s Edgemere Neighborhood Plan. You are invited to the Edgemere Organizing Team meeting on Tuesday, July 12 from 6:30-8:00pm at the Beach 41st Cornerstone Community Center at 426 Beach 40th Street. Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) plans to give updates about the planning process and share the Draft Neighborhood Plan and preview some featured projects. We know that gardening and greening projects are a prioritiy, but this will be the first chance to see the specifics of what the HPD team is including in the draft plan.
Please go, take notes and let us know what you learn.
Come to Housing Preservation and Development's Second Visioning Session will be Saturday, December 12, 11am to 2pm, at the Beach 41st St Cornerstone Community Center.
Come have lunch, meet your neighbors and speak up for this garden-to-be and other community controlled resources where City officials are ready to listen!
Dawn has been having a hard time organizing because she's super busy but also because her neighbors aren't too welcoming. She's going to talk to the two churches nearby when she gets a chance. I gave her the number for the community board so that she could find out if she's in the Franklin Avenue Civic Association, which is a block association in the area that I think she could team up with!
Dawn doesn't use the internet very much so I'm sending her more details about how to move forward. If you want to contact her to get involved, CALL HER! She would love the help.
Dawn was out of town for a bit but is back! She's going to keep working on her volunteer list and talking to neighbors.
-Mary 718-316-6092 ext 3
I just put a sign on this lot and met the next door neighbor, Clifford Granada, whose family runs a daycare with 16 kids out of the home. Clifford is already planting in his own yard and thinks a garden would be great for the kids. It would also give the people who live on the block a reason to get to know each other.
The block has no civic association but Clifford thinks he can get the neighbors to agree that a garden is a fine idea. And he thinks the parents of the daycare students would make a good initial core group of volunteers.