Information about this lot
Why is this lot here?
We think this lot is vacant because:
- The lot was added manually by site admins.
16 Court St., Brooklyn, NY, 11241
Borough Commissioner - Keith Bray
Fax: (718) 222-7256
We received a call from Linda who wants to organize this lot as a community space. Below is the information we sent her:
Stephanie Alvarado firstname.lastname@example.org
Nov 17 (5 days ago)
It was so great speaking with you today. Here is the information we spoke about today.
Brooklyn block 1687, lot 80:
Brooklyn block 1687, lot 76:
Brooklyn, unmapped lot #20
Your first call to the city agency that is responsible for land is to find out what their plans for are, and what their timeline is for those plans. You'll have time to convince the agency about your awesome ideas later -- your first task is to get as much information as possible.
You'll need the identifying information about the lot you are interested in the Block and Lot number is crucial; the address, if the lot has one, is also helpful. Start by asking if the person who answers is the person you should speak to about a vacant property in the specific section of a borough the lot is in. If they're not, ask who is.
Once you are speaking to the right person, tell them you are calling from a neighborhood organization. Describe the lot & how long it's been empty. Give the Block and Lot number and maybe the address. Say your group is interested in getting permission to do a temporary project/garden/playground/movie theater/farm/free school/etc. on that site. Emphasize that you realize the agency may have plans for the site that will eventually be implemented -- your group just wants to use it this year/ this season/ until the plans are solidified. If it’s clear that there is actually a plan, ask if an interim use plan would be compatible with the agency's timeline for the "real" plan. Say you would like to sign a license agreement that would be revocable at any time the agency wants to revoke it. Of course, if the agency doesn’t have plans, your call might be a great opportunity to make some and include the input of your group. One possible positive outcome would be to get the land transferred to the Parks Department or the Department of Cultural Affairs for a community use as a park or cultural space.
Stephanie J. Alvarado
Director of Advocacy
596 Acres, Inc.
540 President St #2E
Gowanus, Brooklyn NY 11215
718-316-6092 ex 2