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Allen Street Mall Comfort Station

Information about this lot

Address: (street address unknown), Manhattan
Area: 0.05 acres (2139 square feet)

Political Boundaries

City Council District 1 represented by Margaret S. Chin
Community District Manhattan 3 ( info@cb3manhattan.org / 212-533-5300 ), district manager: Susan Stetzer
Find all elected officials for this lot at Who Represents Me? NYC

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. 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

News feed

July 26, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
paula at 596 acres uploaded
NYC Parks RFP for vendors - due September 15, 2016 This Request for proposals includes some evaluation criteria that came directly from feedback that the community offered to NYC Parks staff during the drafting process:  Parks will view favorably proposals that include plans to cater to cyclist needs such as bike repair service, having healthy on-the-go options, and providing air pumps for bikers who may need it.  Parks will view favorably proposals which incorporate ethnically diverse and healthy food choices  Parks will view favorably proposals that demonstrate an awareness of the role of the concession as an integral part of the surrounding community. Parks will view favorably proposals that show a commitment to cooperate with and support park administrators, park users, and the community.
July 7, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
paula at 596 acres uploaded
Study of Adaptive Reuse of Buildings in CD3 From the document, which is linked above: Executive Summary In March 2013, American Asians for Equality (AAFE) and Hester Street Collaborative tasked Pratt Institute’s Fundamentals of Planning Seminar & Studio students with studying potential uses for three underutilized buildings in Manhattan Community District 3 (Manhattan CD 3) Lower East Side and Chinatown communities. The buildings include: the Stanton Street Building at Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Comfort Station on Delancey Street, and the Seward Park building. The clients requested recommendations for potential uses, community partnerships, programming, and implementation to address the needs of the area’s youth. Click above to read the rest of the report.
July 6, 2016, 5:39 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres posted
July 6, 2016, 5:38 p.m.
Paula at 596 Acres posted