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Peter J Sharp Volunteer House

Information about this lot

Address: Riverside Park, Manhattan, 10025
Area: 0.05 acres (2378 square feet)

Political Boundaries

City Council District 6 represented by Gale A. Brewer
Community District Manhattan 7 ( / 212-362-4008 ), district manager: Penny Ryan
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Government Agency

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

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News feed

Dec. 17, 2016, 11:30 p.m.
Ira Gershenhorn said

The Peter J Sharp Volunteer House is used by the Riverside Park Conservancy. The building has three levels. The top level is used for meetings and has a bathroom. The middle level is used for starting plants. The lower level is for storage. The predominant use of the structure is storage. Next to the building is a locked open air storage yard.