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Brooklyn block 1230, lots 49, 50, 51

Information about this lot

There are 3 lots grouped here:
  • Brooklyn block 1230, lot 49 ( PROSPECT PLACE). More details at OASIS.
  • Brooklyn block 1230, lot 50 ( PROSPECT PLACE). More details at OASIS.
  • Brooklyn block 1230, lot 51 ( PROSPECT PLACE). More details at OASIS.
Address: PROSPECT PLACE, Brooklyn, 11213
Area: 0.11 acres (4647 square feet)

Political Boundaries

City Council District 36 represented by Robert E. Cornegy, Jr.
Community District Brooklyn 8 ( info@brooklyncb8.org / 718-467-5574 ), district manager: Michelle George
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 Citywide Administrative Services (public)
Contact: Kyle Daniels (212-386-0486)

News feed

May 3, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
mara at 596 acres uploaded
draft proposal for the community garden and art center here just saw this in an email from mandy. awesome!
May 2, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
mara at 596 acres said

Janice is collecting signatures! The best way to put together a proposal to share with the community board is to have a meeting with the main stewards-to-be and come up with a vision together! As you put together your proposal, here are some things you might consider including:


  • A name for the proposed garden/group being formed to look after the garden;

  • A mission or vision statement that lists benefits to the community;

  • List of community members interested in taking care of the space (at least 10 names, addresses, phone numbers, emails)

  • Sketch or rendering of project

  • List of partners/sponsors/endorsers (including churches, school, local business, city agencies, etc.)

Some letters of support from elected officials and local businesses/organizations (like the daycare two doors down!) are also helpful. You can use the "Political Boundaries" section on the lot's page (here: https://livinglotsnyc.org/lot/59081/) to see the elected officials for the lot. You might also be able to get a letter of support from GreenThumb - (212) 788-8070 or greenthumbinfo@parks.nyc.gov. And attach your signatures too!

As examples, here are two proposals from other community land access campaigns:

Let me know if you have any questions!

Feb. 20, 2017, 8:43 p.m.
Mandy Kordal said

Hey Everyone!

We are planning to attend the next CB8 Parks Committee on March 7th! In order to move forward we need to collect 200 signatures. Let us know if you're able to help with signature collection and we can arrange a time to gather all signatures before the meeting!

Thanks!
Mandy
5133174457

Jan. 26, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Janice said

Hi everyone! Now that the holidays are over, it's time to collect signatures! It would be great if we all tried to collect about 50 each so we can present the signatures to the CB8 Parks Committee. I was told by a Committee Member that we need 200, so the more we have the better. I have collected signatures of the residents on my block and those who have visited Brower Park events. The next 2 Committee meetings are February 7 and March 7. Just let me know when you guys have collected the signatures and I can present the originals to the Committee. Thanks!

Jan. 23, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
mara at 596 acres said

hi mandy, janice and all! any updates on this project?

Oct. 5, 2016, 12:24 a.m.
Paula said

How did tonight's community board meeting go?

Sept. 29, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Janice said

Hi all - I am attending my block association meeting tonight (turns out all CB8 needed was an updated address for their records), where I plan to discuss the community garden. I will request a letter of support from the Block Association.

The CB8 Parks Meeting will be at St. John's Rec Center this upcoming Tuesday, October 4 at 6. Is anyone else planning on attending? I plan on bringing the signatures in support of the garden.

Sept. 11, 2016, 10:20 p.m.
Mandy Kordal said

One of our organizers Janice attempted to go to our community board meeting for parks and rec on Tuesday but it had been postponed.

We are working to collect signatures from the neighborhood, pass out surveys or how people would like to use the space and get endorsements from local non profits in the area. The next parks & rec meeting is in October so we are hoping to have all of this together in time for that meeting!

Sept. 1, 2016, 10:13 a.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

Great to meet a group of folks coming together around this project last night!

Here are some photos of the inside of the lot, taken when it was an active Lots for Tots space: http://www.grownyc.org/openspace/gardens/bk/albanyave

Aug. 31, 2016, 7:26 p.m.
Mandy said

We are set up in the backyard! For now it's just me, I'm wearing a denim jumpsuit. At the first table on the right side when you enter!

Aug. 31, 2016, 5:44 p.m.
paula at 596 acres said

See you at Nostrand Pub at 7:30pm (658 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216)!

Aug. 29, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
paula at 596 acres said

Wonderful! The address for Nostrand Pub is 658 Nostrand Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11216. The meeting is Wednesday August 31st at 7:30pm.

Aug. 29, 2016, 11:19 a.m.
Meet Up! said

Hi Everyone!

We are planning a meet up to discuss next steps and get an idea of who is interested in working to organize this beautiful space! If you'd like to get involved we'd love to see you at the meeting!
Where: Nostrand Pub (Backyard picnic table)
When: Wednesday August 31st
Time: 7:30pm

Here is my cell incase you have any trouble finding us! 513-317-4457.

See you then!
Mandy

Aug. 24, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

I got in touch with the community board to ask for the local clock association and was told there is none listed by Michelle George, District Manager.

Talk to the residents to find out if there is one that's simply not listed and let us and the board know:
Brooklyn Community Board No. 8
1291 St. Marks Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11213
(P) 718-467-5574
(F) 718-778-2979

Aug. 24, 2016, 8:26 a.m.
Paula at 596 Acres said

Be sure to reach out to the daycare two doors down to be part of the organizing and to divmkt a letter of support for the GreenThumb application. You can find their contact here:

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?id=153960657974085

Aug. 22, 2016, 4:31 p.m.
Mandy Kordal said

Hi Everyone!

We are so excited to draw up some plans for this beautiful space and would love to set up a time to meet with other organizers! Please feel free to contact me directly with your information so we can hopefully set up a time that works best with everyone's schedule. Ideally we would like to set up a meeting for the week of 8/29/16, so please shoot me an email with your availability by end of week if possible!
Thanks!
Mandy Kordal
kordalknitwear@gmail.com

June 30, 2016, 4:56 p.m.
Francisco (596 Acres) posted
We went to visit the lot over the weekend and hanged this sign! Hopefully members of the community will take notice and work together towards regaining public access to the land!
June 25, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
paula at 596 acres said

Here is a flier template that you can print and use: http://596acres.org/media/filer_private/2012/07/23/community_garden__template.pdf

June 25, 2016, 11:16 a.m.
paula at 596 acres said

This used to be a Lots for Tots lot - it even still has the murals and equipment in it! But it's no longer managed as one. In fact, the whole Lots for Tots program closed about 20 years ago. Now, this lot stays locked until the weeds get so heigh that one of the neighbors calls 311 and asks for them to come clear it out. They do that, but no one keeps it open.

It's a great place to organize - a new community space here could take advantage of the nice murals and some of the furniture that is already here. A group could decide to make changes, too!

Currently, the land is being held by the Department of Citywide Administrative Services. It will need to be transferred to NYC Parks for community stewardship.

The group will need to create a plan for how the space will be reconfigured and managed, then get the support of Community Board 8 for the transfer. It should not be very hard to do! There is no competing use or plan at this time.

A great place to start is to connect with the block association that is active on the block. Stop by and ask anyone you see when the next meeting is. Or put a sign on the fence and plan your own meeting.

Let us know how we can help: organizers@596acres..org

June 25, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
paula at 596 acres posted
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June 25, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
paula at 596 acres posted
Aug. 9, 2012, 9:48 a.m.
Helen said

Are there 3 lots here? Where the playground is?