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Brooklyn block 1755, lot 40

Information about this lot

Address: 890 MYRTLE AVENUE, Brooklyn, 11206
Area: 0.06 acres (2500 square feet)
Block and Lot: Brooklyn, block 1755, lot 40
More information about this lot at OASIS

Political Boundaries

City Council District 36 represented by Chi Ossé
Community District Brooklyn 3 ( / 718-622-6601 ), district manager: Henry Butler
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: Lin Zeng, Deputy Director (212.863.5327)

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

Aug. 27, 2016, 5:52 p.m.
Mara @ 596 Acres uploaded
Here's the proposal that Food Oasis/BCOPAAT made in May 2014 for a community garden on this site "The Food Oasis Pilot Group / BCOPAAT was formed in February 2011 among 11 residents of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights to create a garden that would serve as an oasis of fresh, healthy, organic food in a food desert. Through the collaborative, hands-on work on the garden itself, as well as through the weekly food distribution process, the Group aspires to cultivate a sense of sharing and empowerment in the community." Click link above for the full proposal.
Feb. 3, 2015, 1:32 p.m.
Mary @ 596 Acres said

I know that one of the leaders of Food Oasis/BCOPAAT is out of town until spring but will then be interested in exploring getting access again!

Jan. 16, 2015, 4:13 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

This site was included in a list of sites that developers are being asked to apply to build housing on by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development. (see

The list was published on January 14, 2015 and developers' responses are due on February 20, 2015. The fact that this site was included DOES NOT necessarily mean that housing will be developed here, but it does me that HPD is encouraging housing development and is not likely to consider other uses for the time being. If no one applies for this site, it may again be available in March!

The list and RFQ are products of HPD, under the direction of the Mayor's office. Development is not certain - this is simply a request for developers to apply to become qualified to build in these sites.

This site has been slated for the "homeownership"' program:
1-4 unit homeownership OR
up to 14 unit coop program

with a preference given to developers who propose to have 1/3 of the units going to people making 80-90% of the Area Median Income (AMI; about average income for New Yorkers) and the rest being market-rate or affordable to those making more.

This article sums things up pretty well (and has the voices of folks from across the 596 Acres network):

You can let your City Council member, the mayor's office and HPD know if you have feedback about the program or the selection of this site.

June 4, 2014, 10:53 a.m.
Mary @ 596 Acres said

The organizers from a nearby lot
are also working on incorporating this lot into their plans! Check it out:

March 13, 2012, 3:28 p.m.
Oksana said

This lot is owned by HPD. Visit to view any open Request for Proposals (RFPs) for the lot.