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Locked area under pedestrian bridge

Information about this lot

Address: Fort Washington Park, Manhattan, 10032
Area: 0.00 acres (183 square feet)

Political Boundaries

City Council District 10 represented by Ydanis A. Rodriguez
Community District Manhattan 12 ( ebsmith@cb.nyc.gov / 212-568-8500 ), district manager: Ebenezer Smith
Find all elected officials for this lot at Who Represents Me? NYC

Government Agency

New York City Department of Parks & Recreation - building (public)
Contact: Sabina Saragoussi, Director, Partnerships For Parks (ssaragoussi@cityparksfoundation.org)

You can use this form to suggest uses that the community actually wants to see as concessions in this building:
https://www.nycgovparks.org/opportunities/concessions/suggest-idea

NYC Parks will consider your fantastic ideas and you should also share them as notes below and become an Organizer so you can connect with others to make the futures we imagine real! Keep in mind that NYC Parks isn't going to do your project for you.

Opening buildings costs money and NYC Parks' has a limited budget. HereĀ is a great guide to how to get money for your NYC Parks building stewardship project, created by the Center for Urban Pedagogy, New Yorkers for Parks and Partnerships for Parks: http://welcometocup.org/file_columns/0000/0613/improve_my_park.pdf. Follow the tips for "Capital Projects."

Getting your Council Member on board is key: they have money to give out every year via their discretionary budget; some Members allocate some of their discretionary money to Participatory Budgeting: https://council.nyc.gov/pb/. You can get involved to get the word out about the need to re-activate the building you want to steward.

The building might be landmarked. If it is, any work will need to comply with these rules: http://www1.nyc.gov/site/lpc/applications/applications.page

News feed

Dec. 17, 2016, 12:46 p.m.
Ira Gershenhorn posted
View of stairs down from pedestrian bridge
View of stairs down from pedestrian bridge The locked door is on the visible wall of the bridge. Photo taken on Sept 4, 2016.
Dec. 17, 2016, 12:43 p.m.
Ira Gershenhorn said

There is a door at ground level at the base of the pedestrian bridge on the north side. I have no idea what is inside. It is locked. There are windows too but they are bricked over. I have to assume there must be unused storage there.

I noticed this locked door on Dec 10, 2016.

Dec. 17, 2016, 12:42 p.m.
Ira Gershenhorn posted
View of pedestrian bridge from south
View of pedestrian bridge from south This is a view of the pedestrian bridge from the south. The George Washington Bridge is in the photo for context. The locked area is on the other side of this pedestrian bridge. One green trash can is in the foreground. Red trash cans in Fort Washington Park or intended for coals. Photo taken on Dec 10, 2016.