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.
Check out this note from an organizer at http://www.nswcsi.org/ 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.
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!
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.