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Queens block 15954, lot 53

Information about this lot

Address: 457 BEACH 37 STREET, Queens, 11691
Area: 0.06 acres (2667 square feet)
Block and Lot: Queens, block 15954, lot 53
More information about this lot at OASIS

Political Boundaries

City Council District 31 represented by Selvena N. Brooks-Powers
Community District Queens 14 ( / 718-471-7300 ), district manager: Jonathan L. Gaska
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 Housing Preservation and Development (public)
Contact: Gloria Farrell, Housing Development Specialist (212-863-6358)

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.

News feed

Sept. 19, 2014, 12:41 a.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

Check out this note from an organizer at on the north shore of Staten Island:

"We have been working to get the street end, waterfront City owned properties turned over to Parks. We refer to these sites as Blue Streets, so far we have accomplished in getting Van Name and Van Pelt street ends turned over to Parks and it is going to be developed through the NYC DOT Street Plaza Program. This will be the first street plaza project that is connected to a tidal wetlands that I know of. Which is pretty awesome."

Sounds like a path that some bayside street ends can follow, too.

Sept. 18, 2014, 2:10 p.m.
Mary @ 596 Acres said

Hi NBESG! We would love to see this property transferred to the Parks Department, but according to the Department of Finance's recent tax bill (from June 2014) this property is still under the jurisdiction of Housing Preservation and Development. Let us know if there's a way we can help!

Sept. 14, 2014, 8:54 p.m.
Norton Basin Edgemere Stewardship Group said

Contrary to popular belief, this parcel of lot is wetland and totally unsuitable for any kind of gardening. It functions as a migratory bird sanctuary and is part of the buffer the bay project. It should be removed from this website or be properly labeled. The land is currently stewarded by a dedicated group of volunteers. In addition the information about the ownership of this lot is erroneous. It is part of the NYC Parks department.

Aug. 31, 2012, 2:32 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

This lot is on the water's edge and seems to have some lovely critters in it.

Aug. 24, 2012, 11:52 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

We have heard from expert sources that housing development here is VERY unlikely, making this an excellent place to organize a garden and then rally for its permanence.