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102nd Street Fieldhouse

Information about this lot

Address: Riverside Park, Manhattan, 10025
Area: 0.29 acres (12472 square feet)

Political Boundaries

City Council District 6 represented by Helen K. Rosenthal
Community District Manhattan 7 ( office@cb7.org / 212-362-4008 ), district manager: Penny Ryan
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Why is this lot here?

We think this lot is vacant because:

  • The lot was added manually by site admins.

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. 18, 2016, 12:18 a.m.
Ira Gershenhorn posted
Northern corner
Northern corner Photo taken 8/23/2015
Dec. 18, 2016, 12:14 a.m.
Ira Gershenhorn posted
On a positive note, there are public toilets
On a positive note, there are public toilets Photo taken 12/26/2015.
Dec. 18, 2016, 12:13 a.m.
Ira Gershenhorn posted
The gated stairway is no longer how one enters
The gated stairway is no longer how one enters Photo taken 12/25/2015
Dec. 18, 2016, 12:10 a.m.
Ira Gershenhorn posted
Riverside Park Conservancy's sports camp nearby
Riverside Park Conservancy's sports camp nearby Photo taken 8/24/2016
Dec. 18, 2016, 12:09 a.m.
Ira Gershenhorn posted
Showing some of the arches
Showing some of the arches Photo taken 8/24/2016
Dec. 18, 2016, 12:08 a.m.
Ira Gershenhorn posted
View south showing nice windows on bathrooms
View south showing nice windows on bathrooms Photo taken 8/24/2016
Dec. 18, 2016, 12:07 a.m.
Ira Gershenhorn posted
View north showing blocked off stairs
View north showing blocked off stairs Photo taken 8/24/2016
Dec. 18, 2016, 12:05 a.m.
Ira Gershenhorn posted
Sign indicating that construction will be completed in late 2015
Sign indicating that construction will be completed in late 2015 Photo taken 8/24/2016.
Dec. 18, 2016, 12:01 a.m.
Ira Gershenhorn said

This structure has been in renovation status for probably 3 years. The latest I've heard is that its expected completion date is summer 2017. At that time it is supposed to be open to the community. We shall see. This site: http://cargocollective.com/kimberlytate/filter/NYC/102nd-st-Field-House has many photos of the structure and the plans for the structure.

I recommend googling Parsons 102 Fieldhouse

Also:

http://sce.parsons.edu/blog/des_workshop_event/2010

https://epay.newschool.edu/C21120_ustores/web/product_detail.jsp?PRODUCTID=91&SINGLESTORE=true

http://cargocollective.com/sienashaw/following/sienashaw/102nd-Street-Field-Housed

http://www.westsiderag.com/2015/04/27/city-to-renovate-old-field-house-in-riverside-park

This last article is interesting because it seems to have been written after a CB7 community board presentation that I attended only 20 months ago.  Fortunately as there is little to no vandalism (that has already changed with Trump's election win) in this area, this structure has survived its mothballed state.

I will repeat what website says in case it disappears:

"A facelift and new life for a fire-damaged, abandoned field house in Riverside Park, Manhattan: from individual, to pair, to small group, to one team design development, we were charged to transform a 1700sf Landmarks-designated Moses-era field house in Riverside Park to an updated event space with storage and public restrooms. Our team worked through schematic design to full construction documents, LPC and Community Board review, the permitting process, materials costing and selection, shop drawings, and pre-fabrication of designed components. Much of my attention fell to detailing and leading construction of the super cool aluminum ADA compliant exterior access ramp."