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Brooklyn block 3232, lots 55, 56, 57

Information about this lot

There are 3 lots grouped here:
  • Brooklyn block 3232, lot 55 (1297 DE KALB AVENUE). More details at OASIS.
  • Brooklyn block 3232, lot 56 (1295 DE KALB AVENUE). More details at OASIS.
  • Brooklyn block 3232, lot 57 (1291 DE KALB AVENUE). More details at OASIS.
Address: 1291 DE KALB AVENUE, Brooklyn, 11221
Area: 0.07 acres (3131 square feet)

Political Boundaries

City Council District 34 represented by Jennifer Gutierrez
Community District Brooklyn 4 ( / 718-628-8400 ), district manager: Celestina Leon
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 Police Department (public)
Contact: Jamie Kani, Facilities Management Division (646-610-7650 /

A good first step is to call NYPD Facilities Management Division (at the number above) and ask about their plans for the lot. Ask if the plans have a timeline. Ask if the NYPD might be willing to sign an interim use agreement through GreenThumb or license the land to a community group directluy. Take notes on your call. Get the name of the person you spoke to. Record your note below so that others who are interested in this lot can benefit from what you learned. We're all organizers together.

(Lt Patrick Malarkey was promoted. He used to be a great help.)


Here are some pathways you might follow to use this piece of land legally:

News feed

March 7, 2017, 8 p.m.
mara posted
Brooklyn block 3232 Lot 57 a few days ago
Brooklyn block 3232 Lot 57 a few days ago The third lot in the row (the left-most one when facing the fence) is littered. looks like it could use some neighborly love!
March 7, 2017, 7:57 p.m.
mara posted
Brooklyn block 3232 Lot 56 a few days ago
Brooklyn block 3232 Lot 56 a few days ago looks like neighbors are using this as open space!
March 7, 2017, 7:56 p.m.
mara posted
Brooklyn block 3232 Lot 55 a few days ago
Brooklyn block 3232 Lot 55 a few days ago There are three lots in a row here, and each has something different going on. This is the first from the right when facing the fences.
Nov. 22, 2015, 2:39 p.m.
Sandy said

We are the group of gardeners who opened Know Waste Lands just up the street. We are interested in turning this into a youth farm with the youth from BK ROT and others in the neighborhood. If you are interested in helping craft a proposal for this lot, email us at

We have been in touch with some of the gardeners using the space here and they are supportive of the project.

Oct. 20, 2015, 1:19 p.m.
someone posted
April 21, 2015, 3:36 p.m.
Mary @ 596 Acres said

Michael and Marissa (two folks watching) -

Are you interested in starting a project on this space? Reach out to me at or call 718-316-6092 ext 3. Our director Paula reached out the NYPD to see if they have plans for this space, but we haven't heard back yet. Still, it would be great to know if neighbors are interested in getting something going...

March 31, 2015, 5:34 p.m.
Mary @ 596 Acres said

Subject: Re: NYPD plans for Brooklyn Block 3232, lots 55, 56, 57?
Date: 2015-03-31 17:33
From: "Mary Prall, 596 Acres Organizer"
Cc: "Paula Z. Segal, Lead Facilitator, 596 Acres"

Mr. Kani,

I am following up on the email (below) that the director of our organization, Paula Z. Segal at 596 Acres, sent you in January. We'd love to be able to share if your agency has plans for the space at 1291 De Kalb Avenue with Council Member Reynoso and neighbors.

Thanks so much!

Mary Elizabeth Prall
596 Acres Staff Organizer

540 President Street, 2E
Brooklyn NY 11215

(718) 316-6092 ext 3

On 2015-01-30 10:17, Paula Z. Segal, 596 Acres wrote:

Mr. Kani,

I am working with the Council Member Antonio Reynoso and neighbors of
the City-owned site referenced above, which is in NYPD jurisdiction.
Can you tell me what plans the agency has for these lots? Are these
plans compatible with an interim use by the community?

If the agency has no plans, we will request to have them conveyed to
the Parks Department for use a community open space.

Thank you for all you do and for the prompt reply!


Paula Z. Segal, Esq.

Executive Director
Legal Director, 596 Acres' NYC Community Land Access Project596 Acres,
540 President St #2E
Gowanus, Brooklyn NY 11215 [1]
718-316-6092 [2] x 2

Aug. 5, 2012, 10:51 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

Contact Info

Name: Lenny Librizzi
Phone: 212-788-7900

Aug. 5, 2012, 10:43 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

Prior to 2002, the Mayaguez Assoc. had a garden here.