Information about this lot
Why is this lot here?
We think this lot is vacant because:
- The lot was added manually by site admins.
You can use this form to suggest uses that the community actually wants to see as concessions in this building:
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. Here 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
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
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."