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Richmond Terrace Storehouse

Information about this lot

Address: 1684 RICHMOND TERRACE, Staten Island, 10310
Area: 0.92 acres (40000 square feet)
Block and Lot: Staten Island, block 188, lot 33
More information about this lot at OASIS

Political Boundaries

City Council District 49 represented by Deborah L. Rose
Community District Staten Island 1 ( sicb1@si.rr.com / 718-981-6900 ), district manager: Joseph Carroll
Find all elected officials for this lot at Who Represents Me? NYC

Government Agency

New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (public)
Contact: Mitchell Silver, NYC Parks Commissioner

Parks are protected in New York State for the use of people as open space. A City in the State cannot decide to simply close down a park and use the land for something else without getting approval from the state government after land has been dedicated as parkland.

In order to convey parkland to a nonpublic entity, or to use parkland for another purpose, a municipality must receive prior authorization from the State in the form of legislation enacted by the New York State Legislature and approved by the Governor. “Once land has been dedicated to use as a park, it cannot be diverted for uses other than recreation, in whole or in part, temporarily or permanently, even for another public purpose, without legislative approval.” United States v. City of New York, 96 F.Supp.2d 195, 202 (E.D.N.Y. 2000). This clear law has been applied consistently since 1871.

The question is: what is parkland?

The term “dedicated” is often used in referring to municipal parkland subject to State alienation requirements. Common phrases include “lands dedicated for park purposes” and “dedicated parklands.” The dedication of parkland may be formal through an official act by the governing body of the municipality.

Dedication can also be implied. This may occur through actions which demonstrate that the government considers the land to be parkland or the public used it as a park. Examples include: a municipality publicly announcing its intention to purchase the lands specifically for use as a park, “master planning” for recreational purposes, budgeting for park purposes, or “mapping” lands as parkland. Kenny v. Board of Trustees of Village of Garden City, 735 N.Y.S.2d 606, 607 (App. Div. 2nd 2001)(property acquired for recreational purposes and used for recreation was instilled with public trust even though never officially dedicated).

Here is the State's handbook on alienation, updated September 2017: https://parks.ny.gov/publications/documents/AlienationHandbook2017.pdf

News feed

Nov. 5, 2017, 1:13 p.m.
NYCommons Researcher said

The Richmond Terrace Storehouse is part of the West Brighton Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA), designated in August 2016 as part of New York State's Brownfield Opportunity Area Program. The West Brighton BOA includes 120 acres along Richmond Terrace and Jersey Street on the North Shore waterfront of Staten Island. The West Brighton Community Local Development Corporation (WBCLDC) worked with the NYC Department of City Planning to develop the successful BOA proposal, which seeks to remediate historic industrial contamination, promote mixed-use development in historic neighborhood centers, strengthen the maritime industrial sector to create quality jobs, improve mobility through street and transit upgrades and greenway development, and increase public access to the waterfront. Read the full report: https://docs.dos.ny.gov/opd/boa/RichmondTerraceBOA.pdf

March 25, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
mara at 596 acres said

hi heather and mike!

first thing to do in order to get access to grow here: go by and see if the building is still standing. it was slated for demolition last June!

take photos and post them here. then we'll talk next steps.

Feb. 28, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
Alicia said

DOB records indicate that this building was scheduled for demolition in June 2016: http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/ComplaintsByAddressServlet?requestid=0&allbin=5103887

July 19, 2015, 8:16 p.m.
Robert K. Chin posted
The building
The building Photo date July 19, 2015
July 19, 2015, 8:15 p.m.
Robert K. Chin posted
The building
The building Photo date July 19, 2015 It's located on a pedestrian unfriendly speedway, but the S40 bus stops here.
July 19, 2015, 8:13 p.m.
Robert K. Chin posted
Loading dock?
Loading dock? Photo date July 19, 2015
July 19, 2015, 8:12 p.m.
Robert K. Chin posted
A peek through the broken windows
A peek through the broken windows Photo date July 19, 2015
July 19, 2015, 8:11 p.m.
Robert K. Chin posted
A peek through the broken windows
A peek through the broken windows Photo date July 19, 2015
July 19, 2015, 8:10 p.m.
Robert K. Chin posted
A peek through the broken windows
A peek through the broken windows Photo date July 19, 2015
July 19, 2015, 8:09 p.m.
Robert K. Chin posted
The driveway into the property, blocked in with a highway bumper
The driveway into the property, blocked in with a highway bumper Photo date July 19, 2015
July 19, 2015, 8:07 p.m.
Robert K. Chin posted
A day care center located nearby
A day care center located nearby Photo date July 19, 2015
July 19, 2015, 8:06 p.m.
Robert K. Chin posted
Some of the homes bordering this property
Some of the homes bordering this property Photo date July 19, 2015
July 19, 2015, 4:10 p.m.
Robert K. Chin said

Entrance to Heritage Park, and access to the Kill waterfront 2 blocks away

July 17, 2015, 4:26 p.m.
Robert K. Chin said

DOB
http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/PropertyProfileOverviewServlet?boro=5&block=188&lot=33

satellite
https://www.google.com/maps/place/1684+Richmond+Terrace,+Staten+Island,+NY+10310/@40.6383121,-74.1220139,916m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x89c24e0af0dd13c3:0x881c82ab28b2ef7!6m1!1e1

jan 2013 street view of the 1 story building bordering Richmond Terrace
https://goo.gl/maps/qiUiu

appears to be a 1 story building with huge park space behind it. building built 1949 as a garage,

recent DOB complaints dated april 2015 say building is vacant and unguarded with structural problems.
http://a810-bisweb.nyc.gov/bisweb/ComplaintsByAddressServlet?requestid=0&allbin=5103887

a bunch of residential 1 family houses border all around the property.